Adventure Pursuits


El Geco Verde is situated between two fabulous natural parks which provide the perfect terrain for a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

There is no set itinerary; you choose the activities to suit your interests, level of experience and budget.

We communicate with the local activity companies to make sure you get exactly what you want, drawing up a unique activity timetable for all our guests.

Our most popular outdoor activities are Kayaking, Horse riding and Canyoning, but there are many others to choose from including mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing, abseiling, archery and paintball, Just let us know what you would like to try and we will do the rest.

Our most recently added activity is Rafting, which takes place in the summer months only. It´s great for the family (up to five participants in a single raft) and while not exactly “white water” there are a few exciting descents and some spectacular scenery, plus several places to stop and swim. Neoprene suits are provided. Water fights are encouraged! This is great value at €29pp for a three hour experience.


KayakingKayaking
Two-person kayaks; front and rear passengers have a paddle each. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are not enclosed in the kayak, so it is easy to get in and out, and life jackets are provided. The nearby lakes are usually very flat and calm with gorgeous turquoise waters backed by pine forests and mountains.

Top tip; Wear your swimming costume, take a hat, shades, suncream and a towel.
Cost; €18 per person for two hours on the lake.

Horse Riding

 

Horse riding
Enjoy a hack through wonderful scenery around the quaint little cave village of Hinojares, 30 mins by car from El Geco Verde. No experience is necessary. The horses are calm and well trained and helmets are provided. It is useful to know the weights, ages and experience of participants in advance to ensure a really satisfying ride.

Top tip; Ask us for a map showing the best way to get to the stables.
Cost; €30 per person for 90 minutes.

 

 

 

Canyoning
Frequently mentioned as a holiday highlight. We are lucky enough to have one of Andalusia´s best canyoning sites only 15 mins away by car. Canyoning is a thrilling journey downstream through the bottom of a gorge, wading through fast-flowing waters, jumping into crystal clear pools and making rope descents throught the many cascades and waterfalls.

Canyoning and River WalkingThe scenery inside the gorge is surreal and spectacular. Expert guides ensure safety, provide equipment and look after all the technical aspects.

No previous experience is necessary. Canyoning is thrilling but not difficult, though it can be tiring; passing through the gorge can take between three and five hours. It is not necessary to be a strong swimmer as the neoprene suits (provided) give bouyancy making it possible go canyoning from March to October. Some climbing and jumping is necessary. If you suffer from vertigo or your level of fitness is low, it is better to skip this activity.

Top tip; Wear sturdy trainers or boots with plenty of grip.
Cost; €45 per person.
Duration; 3-5 hours.
Min age; 6, but stamina required!