Aquatic Adventure in Madrid’s Canyons

Madrid | Spain
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Top three reasons to go canyoning near Madrid

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    Explore the venturesome side of the Spanish capital

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    Learn the basics of canyoning, a fun, yet technical water adventure

  • Trip Highlight

    Get enthralled by impressive river scenery with waterfalls and gorges

Take a break from the crowded streets of Madrid and plunge into refreshing nearby canyons! Swapping the city center for the gorges of the Duratón river, you’ll find a perfect natural venue for an action-packed aquatic adventure. Brace yourself for a charged canyoning descent brimming with everything from energizing waterfalls and fun 30-ft slides, to more technical vertical rappels spanning 100-ft granite walls. Jump, scramble, and swim surrounded by gorgeous river scenery and get to know what makes barranquismo (canyoning) one of the most exciting water sports. Join your guide and discover the adventurous side of Madrid.

Season

March through November

Nearest city

Madrid, Spain is 1 hour away

Duration

1 day

Skill level

Beginner

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Guided Canyoning Adventure near Madrid

Half-Day

Mere miles from Madrid you can find an oasis for those seeking a refreshing adventure. A one-hour ride from the city center will take you to the municipality of Somosierra and the top of a canyon hiding the gorges of the meandering Duratón river. During your 3-hour descent into the canyon you will uncover its hidden wonders as you manage its demanding terrain by employing various canyoning techniques—aided by the expertise and instruction of the local guide.

Reviews

Reviews (5)

Nice experience with professional tour guides
Mccloud78 about Dreampeaks on Tripadvisor

Very nice experience with Dreampeaks. We had a guide who made sure everything was secure and safe. Very professional. Besides that it was an adventure to experience the canyoning in such a nice surroundings. Would really recommend this for an alternative trip outside the busy center of Madrid when visiting.

Make memories and enjoy the beauty of Madrid
Traveller HW about Dreampeaks on Tripadvisor

A really memorable family experience. Great for a family who enjoys adventure and challenge. The dream peaks team are fantastic!

Great day with the family
Lester about Dreampeaks on Tripadvisor

The family had an amazing day with Danielle and José… really out of the comfort zone for the kids (ages 12 and 14), but felt completely safe and guided through the canyon. These guys were great with the kids and they had a blast! Highly recommend it to someone looking for a break from the typical sites of Madrid. It’s truly an unforgettable experience!

Great experience canyoning
Eilish A about Dreampeaks on Tripadvisor

We had a great time canyoning with Dreampeaks. The whole experience was very simple and convenient from start to finish. The guides were very experienced and helped us to feel very safe and comfortable. I would definitely recommend Dreampeaks!

Wonderful experience
Maoudé F about Dreampeaks on Tripadvisor

Thank you for this amazing experience! We had the best guide, polite and funny. We’ll be back again !

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Covid measures in Madrid

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Madrid, Spain, please refer to Madrid’s official tourism website.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included?

What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, local canyoning guide with extensive knowledge of the area
    • A half day of canyoning 
    • Transportation to and from the trailhead (from Madrid)
    • Group safety equipment and gear: ropes, abseil devices, carabiners, waterproof case and first aid kit
    • Brief safety instruction course
    • Individual canyoning equipment: helmet, harness, neoprene wetsuit and thin neoprene socks

What’s not included:

    • Transportation to and from Madrid
    • Lunch (can be included for an additional fee)
    • Accommodation

How fit do I need to be?

To participate in this adventure you need to have a standard level of fitness, but no previous experience in canyoning is required. This tour involves relatively strenuous sections involving mountain trails, river courses, flowing water, and slippery rock. The tour is not suitable for people who can’t swim, those with fear of heights, and pregnant women.

What do I need to bring?

Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

    • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
    • Lightweight hiking boots or sport shoes with grip sole (can be rented from the guide for an additional fee)
    • Casual clothes and shoes to change after the activity
    • Sunhat
    • Water 
    • Light snacks/energy bars
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Camera — optional (but recommended)

Helmet, harness, wetsuit and thin neoprene socks will be provided by your guide. Don´t wear rings or non-waterproof watches. As for before the canyoning itself starts, we suggest you dress comfortably and appropriately for the season—layers are best and don’t wear jeans!

Group sizes and age requirements

Group sizes and prices:

    • For this canyoning adventure, the maximum number of clients per group is 15.
    • The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to go canyoning with friends and family! 

Canyoning near Madrid can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 10, you’re good to go.
    • Minors joining the canyoning tour must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

Getting there and meeting location

To get to Madrid, most people fly into Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport, a few miles from the city center. From there, you can take a shuttle service to get to the city.

To get to the location of your canyoning adventure, your guide will pick you up somewhere in the city (customizable for larger groups), most often at Hotel Abba, Avenida de América, 32, 28028 Madrid.

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