Canyoning Estrets de Castellar

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Estrets de Castellar

The proximity to the city of Barcelona and the low difficulty of this ravine invites most people to choose it as their first experience in the world of canyoning. Ideal for those who want to break away from the routine!

Season: Spring – Summer
Location: Castellar del Vallès (Vallès Occidental, Barcelona)
Duration of the activity: 1-2 hours
Activity level: Initiation / Easy
Recommended minimum age: To be consulted.
Groups: Maximum of 8 people per guide.
Price: 40€ per person.

  • The duration of the activity is approximate, as it will always depend on the group’s level and the number of people present on the route.
  • The season is also indicative, as it will depend on the current weather conditions.
  • The minimum recommended age is approximate, if you have any doubts, consult with us and we will personally attend to your request.

For any questions regarding this activity, consult with us.

  • What's included:

    • Certified professional guide
    • Technical safety equipment (full wetsuit, booties, canyoning harness with descender, and helmet)
    • Accident and liability insurance
    • Photos and videos of the activity

    *All equipment has undergone proper disinfection and is delivered with hygienic guarantees.

  • What's NOT included:

    • Transportation to the meeting point
    • Meals
  • What to bring:

    • Closed-toe sports shoes (preferably hiking shoes)
    • Swimsuit or shorts and a technical sports shirt (*read activity instructions)
    • Water
    • Spare dry clothes and footwear (to be left in the car for after the activity)

The activity in 1 minute


Canyon’s detailed description

Among cities and hidden in a corner of Castellar del Vallès (Vallès Occidental, Barcelona), we find the Castellar Gorge.

The Barranc dels Estrets is located in the municipality of Castellar del Vallès, in the region of Vallès Occidental, in the province of Barcelona. This area is formed by a narrow gorge created by the Ripoll River through the cliffs that flank it, with a length of about 200 meters and a width that in some points does not exceed 10 meters.

The gorge is an impressive geological phenomenon, formed by the erosion of the materials that have created the cliffs over the centuries. Additionally, the Ripoll River, which runs through the middle of the gorge, has contributed to shaping the terrain with its water action. This has created a natural space of great scenic beauty and a perfect place for activities such as hiking, canyoning, or climbing.

One of the most prominent features of the Barranc dels Estrets is its vegetation. In this area, you can find different species of plants that have adapted to the extreme conditions of the gorge. In this sense, you can see trees and shrubs such as the white pine, cypress, oak, ash, and sarsaparilla, among others. There are also several species of Mediterranean flora, such as lavender, thyme, rosemary, and myrtle.

Likewise, the Barranc dels Estrets is also home to different species of animals, such as birds of prey like the booted eagle and the peregrine falcon, as well as mammals likewild cats, wild boars, and genets.

Located near an old textile factory that we can see at the end of the descent, it is a gorge that surprises with its rocky formations and its proximity to large cities. Here, we can enjoy various jumps, rappelling, and… the most fun part: a final 15-meter slide! It is amazing to find a place with these characteristics so close to Barcelona. It is a dynamic, simple, and fun gorge, suitable for all audiences.


Activity operation

We will meet at the meeting point, usually where we will leave the vehicles or from where we will depart with the minimum number of vehicles to the nearest parking lot to the activity.

There, all participants will meet with the guide, we will distribute personal equipment to each person and provide the necessary explanations.

From there, we will all set out to do the activity together. For longer approaches, we ask that you wear comfortable walking clothes, which will be worn under the wetsuit when descending the canyon. We recommend swim trunks or shorts and a sports fabric shirt.

After the activity, we will return to the same point where we left the cars.

Once there, we will change and return the equipment to the guide’s vehicle.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Send us a WhatsApp message with the activity you want to do, the number of people, the preferred day, and an email. Once we have checked our availability, we will send you an email with all the information to book the activity, payment details, etc., along with all the relevant information about the chosen activity.

No, but we accept Bizum or bank transfers.

Yes, everyone is welcome at Brollats. If you come alone, please note that we will likely add you to an activity with an existing group. Therefore, check the agenda and choose the activity that interests you the most.

It depends on many factors: age, type of activity, the people accompanying us... You know your children, but we don't know them yet. If you call us and tell us a bit about their age, if they are afraid of heights, and some information about them, we can provide advice.

Activities suitable for children will be marked with the following icon . There are plenty to choose from!

Once the activity is finished, we will send you a link with the photos. If you have taken your own photos, we will ask you to add them to the folder so that all participants can access them.

Certainly, we won’t prohibit it. However, if it gets damaged or lost, Brollats is not responsible for the items you bring. Nonetheless, you can request the images you want from the guide accompanying you. They will do their best to provide you with the best memories!

Days before the activity, you will need to fill out a form with your details. It’s important to provide your weight, height, and shoe size. With these variables, we can determine the wetsuit size for you.

Absolutely! We recommend starting with simpler activities and gradually increasing the difficulty as you gain confidence. You can begin with hiking, snowshoeing, or water treks and challenge yourself.

If you notify us with more than 24 hours in advance, there’s no problem, we will refund 100% of the payment and deposit you have made. However, if you notify us with less than 24 hours in advance, we will evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis.

Certainly! Contact us at 644.433.597, let us know your size, and we will arrange it for you.

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