Descent of the Barranco la Zarza (Rappel and Descent of Barrancos)
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This is a route that passes a shadowy mountain and where different calderas that box in the riverbed of the barranco predominate. They form vertical walls that make this descent a true adventure for the participants, who can also enjoy the rural landscapes splattered with Canarian dragon trees (dragos), rock art, ancient springs and aboriginal caves.

Important note: this route is an initiation to descending barrancos and rappelling will be done under supervision of experienced guides. Therefore registration will be limited to 10 persons.


Approximate duration: 3 hours


Departure point: Parque Arqueológico de La Zarza (Garafía) (960m)


Distance: 5 kilometres


Arrival point: Cruz del Gallo (Garafía) (790m)




  • For the security of the participant and the good course of the route, it is recommended to bring following items: drinkable water, headwear, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, something to eat (dry fruits, fruit, sandwiches, chocolate, …), something of warm clothing (the weather might get cold and/or wet) and a mobile phone.
  • Due to the specific characteristics of this route, minors of age and people who suffer from vertigo are not allowed?
  • Because the safety of the participant is fundamental, the participant of this activity must obey at all times to the personnel of the organisation. When they see fit, the specialist climbing guides can cancel the activity because of meteorological circumstances and can prohibit the participation of anyone not fulfilling the minimal norms of security.

Do not leave the track, the terrain can be unstable.