The BEST River Excursion, Pools, Jumping, Hiking
The BEST River Excursion
Why do we say “The BEST place”?
I can assure, that you have never seen a place like this before. This place is AMAZING with Natural Pools and lakes, Huge waterfalls, Mountains, and Cliff Jumping of 3, 5, 7, 10 & 12 meters. If you want(Optional) to walk further in the mountains, sometimes you will have to swim to pass through one to another lake.
Where is this place?
This place is 180 kms from Valencia towards Madrid, in the mountains, middle of nowhere.
What can we do there?
(Activities are optional)
– You can enjoy different activities (Down mentioned), or you can stay relaxed, next to a natural river, and enjoy the waterfall or go behind the waterfall and get a natural massage.
– Cliff Jumping of 3, 5, 7 12 metres,
(there is one jump of 14 meters, but you need to be professional to do that jump)
– River hiking,
– Dive under rocks (Check the last video)
There are some restrictions this year please check them at the end.
Some important points you should consider…
Suitable shoes: Take right type of shoes (shoes that can go in the water and that you can walk comfortably with them). Some people take two pairs: one sport shoe and another aquatic shoes (escarpines in Spanish). We personally recommend you sports shoes, the ones that can go in the water (can be wet).
Water: Take a good quantity of water. Even if we will be in the water, we will need fresh water to drink. Better to take almost 2 litres of water.
Suncream: the sun is very intense take suncream and if it is waterproof, better.
Towel and spare clothes: when we will be back to initial point, we will change clothes, so take extra pair of clothes with you.
Food: There is nothing over there, so please take your food/drinks with you. otherwise you will be hungry whole day.
Single: 20€ (Bus + Hiking + Guide + Organisation) + 1 euros of acuatic insurance.
Group of 5 people or more: 18€
A special discount until Tuesday 13/07/21 of 10% with code: “LANGUAGEEXCHANGE”)
How can you book the trip?
We prefer if you can reserve it online,. But if you can’t, please come to office 9:00 – 14:00 (Only with already email confirmation about time) or in one of our Language Exchange Meetings:
Monday and Thursday in Bigben. Plaza Honduras 36 (20: 00-22: 00)
Tuesdays in Veles E Vents
Wednesdays in Mercado San Valero
Click here to see the photos of the last years:
A long video from 2014
If you like Cliff jumping: Video of 2016
INSTRUCTIONS FOR VISITORS
-You are in a protected natural area in which activities for public use are regulated by an Order from the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development.
As a visitor to the space, you should know:
- Activities for public use have an implicit component of risk, as they are carried out outdoors, on uneven and even slippery terrain; and above all because of the flood risk that being downstream of a dam implies. You must assess these risks and decide whether or not to carry out these activities under your sole responsibility. To assess the risks, you should also consider your age and physical condition.
- There are (or will be) two trails enabled in the natural monument: the PR-CU-53, and the interpretive trail. It is not allowed to leave the trail or the marked rest areas. If you want to rest or eat, and you have no place in a rest area, you must continue walking to the next area where there is free space.
- You can bathe in the river, but only in the pools. It is strictly forbidden to bathe outside the pools, slide down the ramps, walk inside the channel and step on the tufa formations. The tuff formations and the active stromatolite ramps (which are within the channel) are very valuable, perhaps the best representations of these geomorphological elements in the Iberian Peninsula, and they are very fragile. The natural monument has been declared mainly to protect them.
- You should not use soaps, detergents or the like in the river. Sunscreens are also a source of water pollution, make reasonable use of them (for example by not applying them to the water or allowing them to be absorbed by the skin before bathing).
- It is strictly forbidden to make a fire at any time of the year or to use stoves and the like. In addition, between June 1 and September 30, smoking is prohibited in the mountains.
- You cannot use umbrellas, awnings, tents and similar objects, which must be anchored or secured to the ground, vegetation or rocks. Other items such as chairs or refrigerators are not prohibited, but it is not advisable to take them to the natural monument: remember that you are in a natural monument, not in a water park.
- Both for conservation reasons of tuffs and stromatolites, as well as for your own safety, the use of floats, tire rims, inflatable boats and the like is prohibited. In addition, the use of cuffs and floats for children is discouraged: they give a false sense of security in the water, increasing the risk of drowning. Remember that the Cabriel River is not a bathing area: there is no lifeguard, and there is a strong current in some sections and waterfalls several meters high.
- It is mandatory to collect and take with you any waste that you generate: from containers and food scraps to cigarette butts and tissues.
Todos nuestro viajes están organizado por agencia de viaje COACAD, con numero de licencia. CV-m-1881-V
All our trips are organised by Travel agency, COACAD, under licence number CV-m-1881-V.