The “black beast” of the western Pyrenees. A wild, isolated and huge canyon that will leave you speechless


Cañón Olhadubie. Barranco. Barranquismo en Kakueta, Holtzarte, Navarra, Isaba, Belagua, Iparralde. Guías de Montaña y Barrancos. Mountain nad Canyon Guides. Mendi eta Arroila Gidariak.





Going through the Olhadubie canyon involves facing one of the largest descents in the Pyrenees. The enormous dimensions of its walls, covered by a primitive plant landscape, barely allow the sun’s rays to penetrate, creating a unique light and shadow show. A technical descent, demanding, and sometimes shocking; and an exceptional canyoning experience.





LOCATION: Holtzarte (Zuberoa). map

SEASON: From 1 july to 30 september.


Approach 1h 30′

Descent 6-7h

Return 30′


Sport difficulty: v5 a3

  • It is essential to have experience in level 4 descents (Intermediate) and to know abseiling with ease and fluency.

  • At all times you are accompanied and secured by a professional canyon guide.

  • Abseils (max 40m) with delicate access, in which trajectory can be difficult or obligatory. 

  • Difficult traverse-lines.

  • Low difficulty rock climbing  (III/IV).

  • Technical march that requires to pay attention on slippery, unstable, steep or wet terrain.

  • Easy toboggans (2m), not obligatory.

  • Technical jumps (4m), not obligatory.

  • There are no escapes throughout the entire descent.

  • There are the specific objective risks associate to any practice in a natural environment (weather, stone falls, fauna…).


  • Minimum age 16 years. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

  • To have experience in intermediate descents and to know how to abseil with skill and swiftness.

  • To have very good physical condition.

  • To know how to swim.

  • To communicate to the guide before startig the activity any health problem, physical / psychological condition, or personal characteristic that may affect individual or collective safety during the activity.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING for the activity

  • Footwear for the descent, shoes or boots with good sole, if possible mountain ones.

  • Swimsuit.

  • T-shirt and fine trousers or tights for the approach (it is important that they are not cotton), take into account that these clothes will get wet during the descent.

  • Towel, dry clothes and shoes to change.

  • Something to get a bite during the descent (cereal bars, fruit, chocolate …), to taste but it is important that they are foods not too bulky and with many calories.

  • 1 litre of water per each participant.



2 to 4 participants: 175€/pax

1 participant: 350€/pax



  • V.A.T. (21%).

  • Professional Canyon Guide (Técnico Deportivo en Barrancos – official qualification).

    Maximum ratio: 1 guide per 2 participants.

  • Individual canyoning equipment (helmet, harness equiped for canyoning, wetsuit 5mm, neoprene socks 3mm).

  • Group canyoning equipment (1 canyoning backpack and 1 waterproof drum per 2 participants).

  • Safety and emergency kit.

  • Accident insurance.

  • Civil liability insurance.

  • Organization and logistics.


  • Transport.

  • Accomodation and meals.

  • Anything that does not appear in INCLUDES part.

Do not hesitate to contact for more information, make a reservation, or ask for a proposal. 

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Barranquismo, descenso de cañones, cayoning, Esukal Herria. Pais Vasco, Euskadi, Navarra, Basque Country. Guías Profesionales de Barrancos. Valle de Hecho, Sierra de Guara