DISCOVER THE DIFFERENT RAVINES
BARRANCO DE LOS CERNÍCALOS
Join us on a unique adventure that takes place in the cozy Los Cernícalos ravine, one of the lushest ravines on the island, and one of the few that has running water throughout the year. During the activity, we will visit the magical Laurisilva forest while discovering native plants and enjoying its great biodiversity.
In this ravine, ideal for beginners, we carry out a total of 4 rappels, the largest being about 17 meters, and it also has 4 small natural slides. All this by making a journey of less than 2 km through the interior of the forest and with a drop of about 430 meters in total.
The descent of the ravine lasts approximately 2-3 hours, although if the transport time and the approach on foot are taken into account, the activity has a total duration of between 4 and 6 hours.
Upon reaching the ravine, we equip ourselves with wetsuits and downhill equipment. Once the initial briefing was explained, we began to enter the laurel forest.
A few minutes walk we find the first natural water slides where we can get wet and start with the fun.
Then we begin with the first simple abseil where we learn the basic techniques of descent.
Once this is done, we continue walking, and we find the longest and funniest natural slide, which can be repeated and have a good time.
Following the course of the water, we continue until we reach the second abseiling point. This is the longest abseil of the activity and has a length of about 17 m in height. Here we will have to put ourselves to the test, overcome fears, and enjoy the adrenaline of this great experience.
After advancing a few minutes, we arrive at another gorge in which to descend, we will abseil short, securing ourselves in a tree that is next to the channel.
After this, we will continue walking for a few minutes until we reach the last abseiling point, which is the most slippery. Will you be prepared to descend without slipping? Without a doubt, someone is going to get wet =)
At the end of this last descent, we take the opportunity to regain energy, eat and drink something and take a photo to share or upload to social networks.
To finish, we return along a small path surrounded by beautiful vegetation, which leads us uphill back to our starting point.
BARRANCO DE LA MANTA
Whether you already have experience doing ravines or are looking for an activity where you can enjoy adrenaline, the La Manta ravine will make you fall in love. Better known as Barranco de Los Azulejos, it has innumerable jumps to natural pools of crystalline waters, which can be done from different heights. Will you dare to jump from the top?
This ravine located in the municipality of Mogán, is one of the most popular due to the formation of the different natural pools and its incredible views of the colorful “Montaña de Los Azulejos” and the Barranco de Veneguera.
The La Manta ravine has at least 5 rappels and a multitude of jumps into pools. A short route of 400 meters and a large drop of 430 meters make this activity a frenetic experience and suitable for people with a beginner level. And for the more daring, the activity can be completed with an incredible rappel flown from about 50 meters of altitude.
The descent of the ravine lasts approximately 3-4 hours, although if the transport time and the approach on foot are taken into account, the activity has a total duration of between 8 and 10 hours.
* This ravine can only be done a few weeks after the rainy season.
At the beginning of the activity, we leave all the essentials in the Climbo van, take the equipment and begin the ascent through an arid path that will take us about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, we enjoy beautiful views of the mountain known as “Los Azulejos” for its incredible blue tones.
Once at the top of the ravine, we put on our wetsuits and downhill equipment. Once the initial briefing is given where the safety measures are explained, we learn the technique of jumping into the pools and we take the first bath in the morning.
We began to walk following the watercourse and in a few meters, we found the first meeting where we mounted the first rappel descent.
At this point, the guide explains in a practical way the procedure and techniques to follow for abseiling.
This first rappel can be done entirely by rappelling to the end or jumping into the water from the middle of the descent. At the end, you can do several jumps from different heights, just as you can go back to repeat the rappel.
From this well, we find ourselves directly at the next abseiling point from where we descend a height of about 12-14 meters. This abseiling can be done in its entirety until reaching the next pool, or it can be stopped in the middle, to jump down a natural slide or jump directly into the water.
Once in this pool, you can do several jumps from different heights and even repeat the descent.
When leaving this pool we find the third point of abseiling, which is done in two sections. The first section of about 5 meters, which ends in a pool, and the second section of vertical descent of about 10 meters in height. The descent ends at the edge of a pool, from which we can stop and jump into the water.
Shortly after leaving the pool, we find the fourth abseiling point, with a descent of about 15 meters of unevenness with certain irregularities, in which you will have to put the techniques learned to the test. This rappel ends on firm ground, from where we can climb a rock and jump into a pool of about 7 meters high. For the less daring, an alternative path can be taken in which this jump is avoided. From this pool we can jump from various heights as it is an ideal place to recharge, eat and drink something and relax enjoying nature. At this point, the companions can wait, if any.
To conclude, and only for the most daring people, we finish with a dry rappel of about 50 meters high in which you can enjoy a good adrenaline rush.