Rafting in Granada and Benamejí

In Cordoba and very close to the province of Malaga, SaltaRios offers the following rafting descents:

Genil River (Rafting Benamejí)

Complete stretch Benameji – Palenciana:

A stretch of rafting water which comes down from the River Genil, running through the province of Cordoba. The closest cities are Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Seville, in that order; due to it being situated in the geographical centre of Andalusia. There are ideal conditions for river descent between May and October, with a medium grade of difficulty which can be enjoyed by everyone. If you wish to go rafting in other months of the year, please consult us regarding reservoir water levels and overspill.

Distance with respect to the closest cities:

  • Antequera: 20 minuts by car (30 kilómetres).
  • Málaga: 40 minutes by car (65 kilometres).
  • Cordoba: 50 minutes by car (90 kilometres).
  • Granada: 60 minutes by car (108 kilometres).
  • Seville: 90 minutes by car (173 kilometres).

 

Familiar strethc (Benamejí-Benamejí)

Running between the source of Ecilla and the Arabic water mill. This stretch is appropriate for small children. The only requirement is to know how to swim.

SaltaRíos will provide you the following Materials to practice the activity safety and comfortable:

  • Full Neoprene (Breastplate and jacket).
  • Shovel.
  • T-shirt..

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  • Swimsuit and sport sneakers for dipping, it is important that the sole has a good drip (e.g. sport shoes or hiking shoes). Not sandals or flip-flops.
  • Dry dumb.

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  • Changing rooms.
  • Vehicles for transport to the place of activity (from meeting point).
  • Photos and videos.
  • Certificated and qualified guides, with extensive experience and knowledge of the environment in which the activities take place
  • Ratio of one monitor for each 7/8 persons maximum.
  • Personal attention.
  • Sure R.C. and assistance for each staff.
  • Approved and in good condition group and personal material.
  • Logistics unhurried or waiting in the river. The groups we work with are small, no crowds and we are focused on environmental sustainability.
  • Security and kayak team rescue support. SaltaRíos assumes no unnecessary risks.
  • Wetsuits and individual and collective material cleaned with Neosoft, bactericidal disinfectant..

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Specific footwear for rafting: only by reservation. Cost: 6 euros.

 

The river Guadalfeo: Orgiva-The Alpujarras

 

Complete stretch

The duration is approximately 4 hours. Leaving from the Cortijo del Granaillo and finishing up at Los Limones. The complete down river journey is about 11 kilometres long. The trip is available in winter and spring. The level of the river is III-IV.

Distance with respect to the cities closest to the camp site at Orgiva (starting point):

Motril: 25 minutes (25 kilometres by car).

Granada: 45 minutes (55 kilometres).

Malaga: 80 minutes (110 kilometres).

Almería: 105 minutes (115 kilometres).

 

Family stretch

Easy level descent, starting from the Cortijo del Granaillo and ending up at the Orgiva Bridge. It is a level II stretch which is also offered in winter and spring and it is for people of all ages. It is about 5 kilometres long.

Distance with respect to the cities closest to the camp site at Orgiva (starting point):

  • Motril: 25 minutes (25 kilometres by car).
  • Granada: Granada: 45 minutes (55 kilometres).
  • Malaga: 80 minutes (110 kilometres).
  • Almeria: 105 minutes (115 kilometres).

 

White water canal on the River Genil (Granada centre)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2018″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text el_class=”dificultad-activ”]Difficulty[/vc_column_text][vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Easy%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2235%22%2C%22color%22%3A%22green%22%7D%5D” options=”animated” title=”Difficulty” el_class=”.dificultad-activ”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Situated in the heart of Granada, the white water canal presents itself as an ideal descent for school children. It is about 620 metres long and is of medium grade difficulty. Its use as a rafting river depends on the overspill of water from local reservoirs. Due to its characteristics this stretch of water is appropriate for school children.

SaltaRíos will provide you the following Materials to practice the activity safety and comfortable:

  • Full Neoprene (Breastplate and jacket).
  • Shovel.
  • T-shirt..

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  • Swimsuit and sport sneakers for dipping, it is important that the sole has a good drip (e.g. sport shoes or hiking shoes). Not sandals or flip-flops.
  • Dry dumb.

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  • Changing rooms.
  • Vehicles for transport to the place of activity (from meeting point).
  • Photos and videos.
  • Certificated and qualified guides, with extensive experience and knowledge of the environment in which the activities take place
  • Ratio of one monitor for each 7/8 persons maximum.
  • Personal attention.
  • Sure R.C. and assistance for each staff.
  • Approved and in good condition group and personal material.
  • Logistics unhurried or waiting in the river. The groups we work with are small, no crowds and we are focused on environmental sustainability.
  • Security and kayak team rescue support. SaltaRíos assumes no unnecessary risks.
  • Wetsuits and individual and collective material cleaned with Neosoft, bactericidal disinfectant..

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Specific footwear for rafting: only by reservation. Cost: 6 euros.

 

High Guadalquivir

 

The stretch between Puente Agustines and Puente Ortega

The activity begins in the High Guadalquivir, as it passes through the province of Jaen. The rafting stretch is 9 km long and is appropriate for beginners. The descent is available between June and August.

SaltaRíos will provide you the following Materials to practice the activity safety and comfortable:

  • Full Neoprene (Breastplate and jacket).
  • Shovel.
  • T-shirt..

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  • Swimsuit and sport sneakers for dipping, it is important that the sole has a good drip (e.g. sport shoes or hiking shoes). Not sandals or flip-flops.
  • Dry dumb.

[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Also included”]

  • Changing rooms.
  • Vehicles for transport to the place of activity (from meeting point).
  • Photos and videos.
  • Certificated and qualified guides, with extensive experience and knowledge of the environment in which the activities take place
  • Ratio of one monitor for each 7/8 persons maximum.
  • Personal attention.
  • Sure R.C. and assistance for each staff.
  • Approved and in good condition group and personal material.
  • Logistics unhurried or waiting in the river. The groups we work with are small, no crowds and we are focused on environmental sustainability.
  • Security and kayak team rescue support. SaltaRíos assumes no unnecessary risks.
  • Wetsuits and individual and collective material cleaned with Neosoft, bactericidal disinfectant..

[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Optional material”]

Specific footwear for rafting: only by reservation. Cost: 6 euros.

 

Rafting in Málaga

SaltaRios recommends to those who are looking to go rafting in the province of Malaga to consult the link for rafting in Cordoba, as the closest descent to the Malaga capital is on the River Genil (Benameji). (It is in another province but it is at the geographical point where rafting take place closest to Malaga).

Rafting in Cuevas de San Marcos:

This route is ideal for school children. This route runs through a landscape of incomparable beauty and is ideal for children to come in contact with the natural world

SaltaRíos will provide you the following Materials to practice the activity safety and comfortable:

  • Full Neoprene (Breastplate and jacket).
  • Shovel.
  • T-shirt..

[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”You should to bring”]

  • Swimsuit and sport sneakers for dipping, it is important that the sole has a good drip (e.g. sport shoes or hiking shoes). Not sandals or flip-flops.
  • Dry dumb.

[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Also included”]

  • Changing rooms.
  • Vehicles for transport to the place of activity (from meeting point).
  • Photos and videos.
  • Certificated and qualified guides, with extensive experience and knowledge of the environment in which the activities take place
  • Ratio of one monitor for each 7/8 persons maximum.
  • Personal attention.
  • Sure R.C. and assistance for each staff.
  • Approved and in good condition group and personal material.
  • Logistics unhurried or waiting in the river. The groups we work with are small, no crowds and we are focused on environmental sustainability.
  • Security and kayak team rescue support. SaltaRíos assumes no unnecessary risks.
  • Wetsuits and individual and collective material cleaned with Neosoft, bactericidal disinfectant..

[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Optional material”]

Specific footwear for rafting: only by reservation. Cost: 6 euros.

 

Rafting is one of the most popular adventure tourism activities in the world. Traditionally belonging to the sphere of multi-adventure, it is an ideal sport for everyone which consists in going down rivers on board inflatable rafts with a capacity of 6 to 10 people. The raft then goes down the river navigated by an experienced monitor or guide who has knowledge of the surroundings, making good used of the rapids and currents to assure an unforgettable experience for the group.

 

The difficulty of the rafting depends on the conditions of the river chosen for the activity. Generally speaking, it is a dynamic multi-adventure activity which allows the group to get into contact with nature, and whose duration depends on the stretch of water chosen by the group. The rafting experience begins with a safety briefing by the monitor, in which, amongst other things, the group is told how they should sit (at the sides of the dinghies, to which they are held by anchoring attached to the floor of the boat), the correct rowing position, or how to rescue a team mate who has fallen into the water.

In Andalusia, white water rafting takes place on three rivers: the Guadalfeo (in the Granadian Alpujarra (Granada province)), the Genil (in Cordoba, in a stretch in the city of Granada and in Cuevas de San Marcos, in Malaga) and on the Guadalquivir (in the Cazorla Natural Park, in the province of Jaen). All three offer good conditions for white water rafting and are ideal destinations for business incentives, stag and hen parties, school programmes and to enjoy contact with nature. They are also perfect for birthday celebrations or simply for some adventure time. Rafting in Benameji and rafting in Granada (Guadalfeo) are our two specialities.

 

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