The Boixols forat ravine is located in Bóixols, a small, practically uninhabited town located between three imposing mountain ranges: La Serra de Boumort, Serra Mitjana and Serra d’Aubenç i Roc de Cogul, in Lérida.
Without a doubt, one of the best known ravines to practice canyoning in Organyà. The Rialb river forms just below the town of Bóixols, this being one of the rivers with the most tributaries in all of Catalonia. For this reason, canyoning in the Forat de Boixols is sometimes complicated, due to the great flow that it can withstand. But in the months of July and August, the Boixols ravine is perfect for canyoning with children in Catalonia.
This pre-Pyrenean aquatic ravine offers a complete itinerary full of adventure, where rappels, jumps and slides will not be lacking. The descent through this initiation ravine offers a wild environment and turquoise waters that give the Forat de Boixols ravine the appearance of an amusement park rather than a completely natural ravine.
ITINERARY FOR BEGINNERS BARRANC DELS BOIXOLS
The excursion through the Forat dels Boixols ravine initiation level begins in the parking lot of the Bóixols church, where you can leave the car and follow the paved road that branches directly to the Boixols ravine. This ravine is characterized by its multiple jumps and waterfalls.
You will find many of these jumps right at the beginning of the ravine. Being an aquatic ravine, the Forat dels Boixols ravine allows you to either jump or climb down the waterfalls. It also allows swimming or being carried away by the current depending on the flow. Although the Forat dels Boixols ravine is an initiation level, we must not ignore the difficulty involved in doing a risky sport for the first time. Being an optimal ravine for canyoning as a family, the best option will always be to be accompanied by a guide who offers you the skill, confidence and technical knowledge to carry out this Organyà ravine.
If there is a point of the route that characterizes the Boixols ravine, it is undoubtedly the large pool that you will find halfway through the route, which will force you to walk a little on solid ground, until you start again with more jumps and climbs. To finish off this spectacular canyoning route in Catalonia, it simply remains to say that the highest jump comes at the end; 12 meters high that will culminate the Forat dels Boixols ravine.
Without a doubt, the Boixols ravine is ideal for practicing beginner canyoning and spending a day of family adventures with the little ones in the house!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT MATERIAL IS NEEDED TO MAKE THE BOIXOLS CANYON?
To practice canyoning in Lleida and fully enjoy the experience, it is necessary to have specific technical material to carry out the activity. This material is classified as:
- Neoprene suit: It is essential as it protects from bumps and scratches as well as serving as thermal insulation.
- Canyoning helmet: Protects against possible blows and the impact of possible rockfalls.
- Aquatic canyoning harness: It is important that it is a special harness for aquatic use and that it has a single, solid anchor point.
- Anchor lines, carabiners and eight descenders to carry out rappels correctly. Regarding personal clothing, it is essential that canyoneers have:
- Trekking-type footwear: It is essential to have two pairs, the first one to wet it when canyoning and the second one as a spare, to use it on the way back.
- Spare clothes.
- Towel Swimsuit
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO DO CANYONING IN FORAT DELS BOIXOLS?
The best time of the year to practice canyoning in Catalonia is during spring and summer, due to the low water temperatures of the rivers. However, dry ravines can be made where the water does not interfere at any time along the route and they are suitable for enjoying at any time of the year. There are also aquatic ravines with hot springs suitable for winter.
IS PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO DO CANYONING IN FORAT DELS BOIXOLS?
Although the Forat de Boixols ravine is ideal for beginner canyoning, which is why previous experience is not necessary, with the help of a certified guide the activity will always be safer and the canyoneer will be able to enjoy a more pleasant and reliable.
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