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Andalucia is a superb location for rafting and white water rafting

By Nick Nutter | Updated 5 Mar 2022 | Andalucia | Extreme Sports | Login to add to YOUR Favourites or Read Later

Andalucia is a superb location for rafting and white water rafting. Groups of normally six people sit on the sides of inflatable dinghies armed with paddles. A guide in the boat knows the best route through the currents and rapids. It is a fantastic activity for families. There are three rivers on which this sport is practiced.

The Rio Genil starts high in the snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and flows through the provinces of Granada, Málaga, Córdoba and Seville. There are four centres from which you can enjoy this exciting activity: Cuevas Bajas and Cuevas de San Marcos (Malaga), Benamejí (Cordoba) and Badolatosa (Seville).


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The Upper Guadalquivir that flows through the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park is particularly notable. It is where one of the longest rivers in Spain and it offers a section with extremely beautiful natural surroundings.


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The Rio Guadalfeo flows off the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevadas. The river in the vicinity of Orgiva is perfect during the spring thaws when this activity is most in demand. Here, the River Guadalfeo offers a setting of great scenic value, with stunning mountain views thanks to its location in the heart of Granada's Alpujarra region.


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