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La Bolera guided canyoning tour for beginners from Granada

La Bolera

Join Rafael, a certified guide as he introduces you to the basics of canyoning in La Bolera in Spain. Have fun rappelling, jumping and sliding in the water on this half-day trip.


1/2 Day

All year




  • Brave the famous marmite trap.
  • Enjoy the combined activities of rappelling, jumping and sliding in water.
  • The trip is ideal for beginners.


Join me as I take you on a half-day guided canyoning tour of fun and adventure at one of the most spectacular sites in Spain.

Located in the town of Pozo Alcón in the natural park of Sierra de Cazorla, La Bolera is one spot that cannot be missed. The park is the largest protected area in Spain and has one of the most beautiful ravines in the region. You’ll have several opportunities to jump, rappel and slide in its clear water. 

We’ll begin this adventure from the city of Granda. This beautiful city is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain’s Andalusia region. From here, we’ll head towards our canyoning site, La Bolera, a reservoir on the Guadalentín river. Here, I’ll brief you about the techniques and the use of the equipment and then begins your adventure!

Experience the thrill and adrenaline rush as you rappel and brave the famous “marmite trap”. You’ll also enjoy spectacular landscapes all along!

And the best part, you don’t need previous ravine experience to enjoy this trip. It is ideal for beginners and you will learn everything you need with me.

So, give your canyoning a jump start! Book now for an incredible experience of rappelling and sliding in La Bolera. Looking for some more adventure? I also guide this caving and rappelling trip in the Sima de Nivar.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price per person. Includes: Insurance & Permissions.


More info

Please bring along: Comfortable shoes Swimsuit

For groups of more than 9 people the price per person is 35 euros.

About the guide

I'm a lover of adventure sports, with 23 years of experience in almost all its modalities. My passion is climbing, although my profession is more focused on another of my passions: the canyoning. I'm ICOpro Instructor (the only one in Spain), which allows me to join my two passions, sport and teaching.
I have climbed and done canyoning in many countries of the world like Indonesia, Morocco, Argentina, France, Switzerland and India. And what my travels have truly taught me is that what really matters is the people and what they can teach me. I learn from each of the people I lead and I love that.


Portuguese | Italian | French | English

What people are saying about Rafael Guerrero Melgar

Kristina Hammermann


October, 2019

Es hat wirklich viel Spaß gemacht! Und auch wenn ich etwas ängstlich bin, habe ich mich immer sicher und in guten Händen gefühlt. Die Sprünge sind wirklich nicht verpflichtend, aber die Gruppe ("La Familia") hat mir Mut gemacht und ich habe mir alles zugetraut :) Man kann auch immer erst einmal schauen, wie es die anderen machen ;) Die Guides geben einem stets die Möglichkeit, einen anderen Weg zu gehen. Das war jedoch nicht nötig. Wichtig: Unbedingt die Packliste ansehen! Schuhe für's Wasser sind verpflichtend und Wechselschuhe für danach sind wirklich gut. Wenn der Van geparkt hat, geht's in Badesachen etwa 45min bergauf bevor man die Wetsuits anzieht und das Canyoning startet. Good to know: Die Guides haben eine wasserfeste GoPro dabei, um Fotos von der Tour und der Gruppe in Action zu machen ;)

Mehdi Ammour


September, 2019

Excellente journée avec nos deux hôtes. Les paysages sont époustouflants et les guides ont rendu l’activité accessible et amusante. Merci!

Kay Stowell


August, 2019

Booked half day Via Ferrata - it turned out to be 1.5 hours via Ferrata and 1.5 hours travelling. Was disappointed with the amount of time actually doing the activity

Matt Keown


August, 2019

More information required from Rafa before the trip - we did not know that we would have to drive for 30 mins off-road to get to the start point. We were in a hire car and I was very concerned about damaging the car. We also had 21 people in our group - this is far too many. The trip took about 7 hours because we moved so slowly with so many people.

Thomas Nielsen


July, 2019

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David Banner


January, 2019

Rafa, is a terrific guide. My family had a fantastic time on the via feratta route he took us on in Archidona. I found Rafa to be professional, friendly, client-centered and safe. You will have to initiate the majority of the contact, but the experience is likely to be the highlight of your trip to southern Spain. I plan on recontacting Rafa when we are next in the area. He provides all the needed equipment.

Margriet de Visser


March, 2018

It was great! We had a great day with Rafa, he is very relaxed. This Via Ferrata is a perfect ferrata if you are a starter of not very experienced yet.


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