Descent of the Almanchares Canyon

Adventure in the breathtaking nature of Canillas de Aceituno

Canyoning in Canillas de Aceituno, Málaga

The adrenaline you’ll feel while canyoning in this wild natural environment throughout this beautiful enclave is amazing… and if you add the (optional) cultural visit to Canillas de Aceituno, then you get the complete package!

This experience has a little bit for everyone… and we are going to prove it to you. Just keep on reading and find out for yourself.

Descent of the Almanchares cliff in four points

Let’s take a look to stoke your curiosity:

This is what is included in the experience

Book now your adventure

Choose if you’re coming solo or with a group, pick a date, fill the form with your details and finish your booking.

If our schedules do not suit your needs, do not hesitate to contact us to check availability

Qué, ¿hay ganas o no?

Y es que esta experiencia de barranquismo en Río Verde, en pleno Parque Natural de la Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama (cerquita de la frontera entre Málaga y Granada), además de ser una de las más buscadas, es la que más disfrutamos nosotros.

Y no es para menos; todo lo que hemos puesto en esa lista de ahí arriba es verdad. Mira->

Material de calidad

Y homologado. Te damos todo lo necesario para que vivas esta experiencia a tope y de forma segura.

Un guía...
que es más que eso

Queremos que entiendas la zona como lo hacemos nosotros. ¿Guía o amigo? Al final ya veremos 😉

Fotos y vídeos muy cañeros

Fotos y vídeos muy cañeros Desde el primer momento te grabamos vídeos y echamos fotos que puedas llevarte como recuerdo. Con una GoPro.

Ecopicnic final

Cuando acabemos, cervecita y productos de proximidad para recuperar energías… Con el subidón de haber superado el reto.

Developed in Malaga, this experience has everything you could want: adventure, culture, environmental awareness, friendship, and lots of fun!

Let’s break it down step by step.

This is the experience

We leave from Nerja at 09:00h and make a brief stop in Velez-Malaga at 09:20h (you can choose where to be picked up). Once everyone’s in the van, we head towards our adventure, the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.

We arrive and begin with a 45 minute walk. The first 20 minutes are a nice warm up because we’ll be going uphill, but believe us: it will be feast for the senses.

We’ll see one of the longest suspension bridges in Spain, which may not sound extremely exciting, but can you imagine the views? We could show you some pictures, but we will behave ourselves for now…

When we get to the point from which we will start canyoning, we will make a brief stop to have a small snack, put our wetsuits and gear on and listen to some guidelines for the descent.

Then, we start the descent. It will be 3 hours of rappelling and swimming in crystal clear waters while you discover everything about the wild nature that surrounds you at every step.

And that is part of our role: to teach you and explain it in a fun and interesting way. The value of the nature that surrounds us is priceless.

When we finish the descent, with a few peaks on top, a delicious and ecological picnic awaits us, with locally produced snacks, and some beer, of course.

Sometimes depending on how the group feels about it, we offer the possibility of making a cultural visit to the Mozarabic village of Canillas de Aceituno, which is as beautiful as they come. We will walk through the village, talk about local history and culture and, if we feel like it, we will have some tapas somewhere (those come at your own expense).

When we finish we will return to the meeting points in Nerja and Vélez-Málaga and that same evening (or the next day at the latest) we will send you the photos and videos that we have taken during the whole experience, so you can take a great souvenir of your visit to this natural enclave.


This is what previous adventurers are saying about the experience

Views of the suspension bridge and the Almanchares cliff, its descent, rappels, guided tour of Canillas de Aceituno (optional and depending on the group)… yes, this experience has it all, and this is what some adventurers say about it:

What we need from you for this experience in the Almanchares cliff

It’s very easy, but necessary:

You have to possess a minimum level of physical fitness

Because although the experience is of medium difficulty, it is necessary that you move with some agility.

You have to bring a swimsuit and sneakers (or boots) for the descent

And dry clothes and shoes for when the experience is over.

If you'd rather bring your own food and drinks for the ecopicnic at the end

We will keep everything in the van.

Wallet, cell phone, keys... we'll keep everything you need in the van

So you don't have to worry about it getting wet during the descent.

Do you wear glasses?

Bring your contact lenses and if you can't/have them, make sure to bring something to keep your glasses secured at all times so you don't lose them.

You must choose and be at one of the two meeting points at the indicated time:

Below are some additional details also included in the experience, but they weren't exciting enough to list above

Environmental permit from the Junta de Andalucía

You need a special permit to enter this area of the Natural Park. Not just anyone can enter. Well, we DO have it 😉

Civil liability and accident insurance

You have to have it, by law; not that we doubt your skill in descending rivers. Well, we also include it.

Why book this experience from this website

Best price guaranteed

You won't find it cheaper anywhere else. It's our experience, remember 😉

Flexible cancellation

Get your money back if something happens (hopefully not!) and you can't come at the end.

Directly managed by us

Of everything related to your reservation. Say goodbye to the middleman.

Is this experience for you?

Sure thing! All kinds of adventurers are welcome: 

Groups of friends



Solo Adventurers

But this is what sets the tone:

This is for you if...

It is not if...

And if you like it, what do you have to do?

It is a very simple process:


You click on the button and complete your reservation

(dates, personal data and the 50€/person payment).


We will confirm it immediately with an email

and send you the information about what you have to bring, the schedule, meeting point, etc.


We pick you up at the meeting point you have chosen

and we go in the van to the starting point in the Natural Park.


We all enjoy the experience

that we have told you above like little kids.


We return you to the above-mentioned meeting points.


We send you a link with the photos and videos we’ve taken.

You’ll want to remember this adventure, trust us.

Nivel Avanzado

¡Al loro! Puedes subirle el nivel a esta experiencia y hacerla mucho más exigente

Sí, existe una opción superior que solo aceptamos bajo petición expresa. Consiste en una experiencia por el mismo tramo pero desde un punto más arriba, con más saltos, más rápeles y más intensidad. Dejaríamos la furgoneta en una parte superior del río, andaríamos 25 minutos y el descenso por el barranco sería de 5h30m aproximadamente. El final es el mismo: ecopicnic y bebidas.

La exigencia física es muuucho más alta, así que solo te recomendamos que nos la pidas si estás muy en forma y ya tienes experiencia haciendo barranquismo.

Esta opción exigente tiene un coste de 75€/persona, solo está disponible bajo petición y lo puedes hacer desde aquí:

Who is behind all this?

Local guides, who like a quiet life but with its dose of adventure, cooking, contributing to a global awareness promoting respect for local traditions, beer, traveling and our Andalusia. And more, but we wanted to be brief.

Lo que dicen de la experiencia

Vistas al puente colgante y al barranco de Almanchares, su descenso, rápeles, visita guiada por Canillas de Aceituno (opcional y dependiendo de cómo esté el grupo)… sí, esta experiencia tiene de todo, y esto es lo que opinan algunos aventureros de ella:

Frequently Asked Questions (yes, there are some)

No, but you do have to be physically prepared. You just have to be “fit”.

There is no way to avoid them. In any case, we always provide safety ropes so that the descent can be done with confidence. There is absolutely nothing to worry about.

No: after the descent and the ecopicnic, we will ask you if you want to do it. It’s not a must, but we think you’ll enjoy it.

Swimsuit or bikini, sneakers (no crab shoes, no booties, no sandals), other spare footwear (the experience is going to get wet) and clothes to get changed when you finish. And only if you want, because it is included, food and drink for when we do the ecopicnic. We especially recommend you the drink, because we will give you a half liter bottle that is also made of plastic. In short: if you can bring your own drink, all the better (and if it’s in a sustainable container, that would be peeeeerfect).

Nope: you will have to arrive at your preferred meeting point in the morning (Nerja bus station at 09:00h or Vélez-Málaga at 09:20h) and leave from there when the activity is over. We go from the meeting point to the Natural Park and back in our van. We do offer, however, transportation from Málaga, but only on request and with an additional cost.

The bus company ALSA has daily tickets with multiple schedules from both cities to the bus station of Nerja (and vice versa).

This experience only takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays or another day upon request, and only between June 15 and January 15, due to the protection of some species of birds.

Yes, 10 people more or less. And if we are more than 8, we take two guides. We like to “make a group” and get to know our adventurers, and that is impossible with a certain amount of people. There is also the option to make the experience totally private; you just have to ask us.

If you let us know 5 days in advance or more, yes: the full amount. And if it is due to a medical reason, if you give us proof of cancellation, we will refund the money even if you don’t let us know 5 days in advance.

Of course. We can make a voucher with it, so you can surprise whoever you want.

So, are you coming to enjoy the wild nature and the most sustainable sport?

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