CANYONING IN BASQUE COUNTRY

Leze canyon

Entry Intermediate section Abseiling Exit La Leze La Leze
Entry
Intermediate section
Abseiling
Exit
La Leze
La Leze
LEVEL: Intermediate | ADVENTURE SPORTS: CANYONING IN BASQUE COUNTRY

La Leze, a spectacular descent that crosses the Sierra de Altzania underground. One of the best canyon in hte Basque Country.

La Leze Cave is a large cavity 80 meters high, which crosses from north to south the Sierra Altzania massif. A cave carved out of limestone rock with abundant fossils. Unique in Europe for its geological characteristics, with only 7 caves in the world.

The origin of this cavity is found in the natural outlet of the water from the valley on the other side of the mountain, known as the "Hoya de La Leze", where our descent down the river will begin. The Artzanegi river, which crosses the Altzania mountain range from one side to the other, made its way through the karst system, transforming into an underground river that has its natural outlet at the entrance of the cave in the municipality of Ilarduia, Álava.

There are several waterfalls that are recorded inside the endokarst to bridge the large gap between the entrance and exit mouths. Enter the gap carved by the Artzanegi river and cross the mountain avoiding all the difficulties that we will encounter in our path.

Jumps, rappels, descents, etc. that we will carry out in the most absolute darkness, only altered by the light of our frontals. More than 6 rappels between 3 and 25 meters in length that will put our skills and balance to the test. 2 jumps of about 3 meters high where we will show our courage and cold blood. 3 fun slides will give us the perfect combination for a cocktail that will refresh all our instincts.

Enjoy the descent of La Leze, a ravine dominated by the roar of the water and the embrace of darkness.

Dare to awaken all your senses!

DETAILS LEZEA
LOCATION: Ilarduia / Egino (Araba).

DURATION: 5-7 hours approx.Depending on the group.

LEVEL: II  - Medium.

SEASON: All year. The best time April - October.

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 6 people.

MINIMUM AGE: From 12 years.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Open form as a pdf

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open form as a pdf

MEETING POINT LEZEA

BACK