When talking about outdoor sports canyoning, or canyoneering, is in our opinion one of its greatest expressions, demanding the best of us to adapt to an environment that changes within every meter. It is without any doubt one of the most complete activities to enjoy in Mallorca.
The firsts canyoning explorations in Mallorca began in the mid XX century and it has not been until the XXI century when this practice has consolidated like a sport, gaining in popularity over the recent years. Therefore the number of canyons explored and equipped with abseiling (rapelling) points have considerably increased.
The canyons of Mallorca have a special character since they are mostly in our mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2011 by UNESCO.
The Serra is largely composed by carbonate rocks (limestones and dolomites) that over the years have been sculpted giving rise to a very particular orography.
If we also add that many of the canyons of Mallorca end up in the sea, we have many ingredients to make this practice an unforgettable experience in a unique environment.
In short, within the more than 40 sport canyons that we can practice in Mallorca, there are some easy and fun for beginners and perfect to enjoy with friends or family. There are others with higher technical and / or physical requirements that will demand us to give our best, allowing us to learn new techniques and tricks.
Finally we have Sa Fosca Canyon (Torrent des Gorg Blau), highly regarded amongst well experienced canyoneers, and considered one the best in Europe by many specialized publications. An exceptional canyon for its beauty, the number and quality of its rock formations with such a variety of light and shade, and the high and close walls that make us to find ourselves, during part of the descent, in total darkness (This is the meaning of ‘Sa Fosca’). The ultimate experience of canyoning in Mallorca!
Canyoning is outdoor adventure and fun! But do not forget that for its practice It is required to know the environment and the necessary techniques. Enjoy safely leaving all the issues in the hands of professionals to make your outdoor adventure comes true!