Canyoning in Malaga: five descents that will raise your emotions

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The hinterland Malaga is an excellent land for practicing the abseiling. The karstic nature of the area has favoured an impressive orography, especially in the Serrania de Ronda, where the mountains, the unevenness and the rivers between canyons abound. An ideal scenario for descents. Here you have the five best proposals to enjoy canyoning in Malaga.

 

Tajo de Ronda

If there is an emblematic place to practice abseiling, this is the Tajo de Ronda. It's not long (about 1,969 feet) but you'll find a descent of up to 115 feet in height. Practicing adventure sports in the heart of an iconic spot like this… is priceless.


Cañon de las Buitreras, in Cortes de la Frontera

Located in the Serrania de Ronda, in the municipality of Cortes de la Frontera, the Cañon de las Buitreras is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular canyons of Andalusia. In addition to the natural beauty of the landscape, you’ll be amazed by its unevenness and the sheerness of its walls, a bit more than 328 feet steep.

Sima del Diablo, in Juzcar

In the heart of the Serrania de Ronda, in the surroundings of Juzcar (also known as the "Smurf Village", because of its houses painted in blue), you will find a perfect place to enjoy sport and nature: Sima del Diablo (The Chasm of the Devil). Don’t be scared by its name. With about 4,921 feet in length, the Sima del Diablo tour is a fun repertoire of jumps, abseils and slides ideal for you to start in the canyoning world.

Barranco de Zarzalones, in Yunquera

The Sierra de las Nieves offers one of the most unique natural environments in the hinterland Malaga. In this limestone area, is located the lower Barranco de Zarzalones, a ravine also recommended for your initiation into abseiling.

Arroyo Majales, in Juzcar

Going back from the Sima del Diablo - Zua River, you will reach the Barranco Arroyo Majales, a 1.2 mile long ravine of about 525 feet above sea level. This route offers exceptional views and during the rainy months, you can also enjoy beautiful waterfalls.

  

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