Canyoning in Rio Verde
Get ready for the fusion of adventure and nature!
Undeniably one of the crown jewels of Andalucia – this canyoning experience takes place in one of the most beautiful canyons in our country: Río Verde Canyon.
Jump, descend, climb, and rapel … all while enjoying crystal clear turquoise waters surrounded by nature, nature and even more nature.
We’ll try not to get too excited telling you about it, it won’t take long.
Canyoning in Rio Verde in four points
Wow, just writing this is making us want to jump straight into the water… But no, no: on we go!!
The experience includes the following
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This canyoning experience in Rio Verde, within the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara, and Alhama Natural Reserves (near the border between Malaga and Granada), is one of our favorite and most sought after canyoning experiences in the region.
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Canyoning in Rio Verde, step by step
Meet in Nerja in the morning, and from there we’ll take you in our van to the starting point, in a protected area of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park. Nice places, we know.
We load the equipment and begin walking the path that we’ll later descend by canyoning down the river. Our guide will share stories, anecdotes, and curiosities with you about the fauna and flora of the mountains.
Once at the top, we´ll have a snack, put on our wetsuits, and take our first swim. Your guide will tell you everything you may encounter on the way, so you don’t have to do the jumps if you don’t feel comfortable (we always offer an alternative route, in case you suffer from vertigo). Additionally, there are springs on the way from which you can drink water directly. We’ll also show you the proper technique when rappelling, how to slide down the slides, plus any other important instructions.
Let the show begin!
With the support and instruction of your guide, the descent of the canyon begins and the adrenaline begins to pump! It manifests itself via several meters-high jumps, the feeling of merging with nature’s exuberance as you pass through the river, the camaraderie of connecting with your group of fellow trekkers, and above all, the feeling of overcoming obstacles – the satisfaction of challenging yourself and succeeding.
The last jump is a real highlight and we won’t spoil it for you here; we want you to come and see it for yourself.
After finishing the descent with the final jump (about 2-3h), we return to the van to have a great picnic with locally produced snacks, a beer, and talk about the high of having completed the experience. Then we take you back to the meeting point in Nerja and there we say goodbye, but from our own experience we can tell you that it is not a goodbye, but rather a “until next time”.
Photos and videos will be sent to you in a link the same day (or the next day at the latest).
A few more things you need to know about this canyoning experience in Rio Verde
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 to have a special permit to enter this area of the Rio Verde. Not just anyone can enter... Well, we do have one 😉
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Heads up! You can upgrade the difficulty of this experience in case you're looking for a challenge!
Yes, there is a higher difficulty option that is only available upon request. It consists of an experience along the same section but from a higher point, with more jumps and more rappelling – it is much more intense. We leave the van in an upper part of the river, walk 25 minutes and the descent through the canyon takes approximately 5h30m. However, the end remains the same: eco-picnic and drinks.
This option is much more physically demanding, we recommend it only for experienced trekkers who already possess an exceptional level of physical fitness.
The higher difficulty option has a cost of 75€/person and it is only available upon request. Below you can find the option to reserve:
Who are we?
David and Fernanda, at your service
Sevillian and Brazilian. One of those couples who love each other and love having a good time. We love nature in all its forms.
We are official guides, adventurers, travelers, and are determined to enhance the value of rural areas, with all their stories and traditions.
We turn clients into friends, and we’re not just saying that.
What others have said about the experience
Canyoning in Rio Verde is an incredibly exciting experience! If you’re unsure, just look at what some of our friends from all over the world have to say about it:
A few common questions about the Rio Verde canyoning experience
No, as long as you can move well at a moderate pace, that’s enough. To do the higher difficulty experience, on the other hand, you do have to be in very good shape, as it is physically very demanding.
The van takes us to a higher point on the river. The trail until we start canyoning is only 25 minutes but the actual canyoning in the river takes 5:30 hours. The van will be waiting for us at the end of the river. It is a much more physically demanding activity and in no case will be in a group larger than 7 people. Request it here.
Swimsuit or bikini, sneakers (no crab shoes, no booties, no sandals), other spare footwear (you will get wet!) and clothes to get changed into when you finish. Although we provide food and drink for the eco-picnic, you are welcome to bring any other snacks or beverages you need. We especially recommend you bring something extra to drink – the water we provide is a half liter plastic water bottle. In short: if you can bring your own drink, all the better (and if it’s in a sustainable container, that would be peeeeerfect).
Everything will be safe in the van, in a secure place.
No, you will have to arrive at the meeting point in the morning (Nerja bus station at 08:00h, Cepsa gas station in Frigiliana at 08:10h if you come by car, Almuñécar firestation parking at 08:20h or El Capricho Restaurant in Otívar at 08:30h) and leave from there once the activity is over. We’ll go from the meeting point to the Natural Park and back in our van. We do offer, however, transportation from Malaga, 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).
We organize canyoning in Rio Verde on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as long as there is availability and we reach the minimum number of participants (5). Just let us know what date you would like and we will confirm quickly. If you have another day and time in mind, ask us, we are quite flexible in that regard.
Yes, about 15 people more or less. If there are more than 8 we take two guides. We like to “make a group” and get to know our adventurers, and that is impossible when there are too many 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.
That all being said, we hope to hear from you soon and are looking forward to having a great time together!