Close to Abella de la conca are the really nice canyons of Boixols, Barranc de Gavarra (Boixols), Barranc del Gurp (Talarn), Barranc del Infern and Sant Pere (Collegats). They all offer a great day of canyoning among some spectacular scenery. A little further a field but still reachable from the Eco-Refugi as a day trip you will find another 30+ canyons including the more famous Viu de Llevata.
If you need to rent equipment or use a guide you can get in touch with us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website www.catalunyacanyon.com (under construction) . Topos are available to borrow in the Eco Refugi. We can arrange pick up and drop off for up to 8 people to the start and end of each of the above mentioned canyons. Prices including guide, equipment, insurance start at 50 euro per person for the St Pere and the amazing Rialb descent all the way to the famous Forat del Buli (no ropes required) , 55 euro per person for Boixols, 60 euro per person for Gurp, Infern, Viu de levata. Other Canyon available on request, minimum 3 participants. Starting age 8 year old.
Canyons are fragile natural environments which can be easily disturbed. Disposal of human waste is a particular issue due to the proximity of water. Please consider the following guidelines from the Centre for Outdoor Ethics:
Urine: If the water is deep and fast flowing and you cannot easily reach dry land pee directly into the water – dilution is the aim. If water is shallow or still do not pee in or near the water as it can cause severe contamination. Pee in a bottle, seal it and empty it in a suitable place at least 60m away from any water source.
Poo: ALWAYS pack out your poo when in a canyon environment. The proximity to water means burying it is not a suitable option. Water contaminated with human and animal waste can cause severe disease risk. For more information on how to safely dispose of human waste visit Trail Space .