The Basender is actually the name of the higher part of the river before it enters the canyon. The true name of the final stretch described here is the Cruchiacha.

The Basender is a small tributary that flows into the River Vero.  The shady riverbanks create an attractive vegetal environment, one of the highlights of which is the Pyrenean Violet, which flourishes in the spring.

This canyon offers a spectacular descent through narrow stretches excavated from calcareous rock.  It is dry through most of the year, although its beauty is no less for having no water. This delightful route, with its curved chambers and understated recesses, offers wonderful displays of light and shade throughout the day.  It is ideal for the beginners to the technique of abseiling and is essential for lovers of canyoning.  

Technical information

Approach: 20 min Nearest village: Lecina

Descent: 2h - 2h:30 min    KM: 650m

Return: 20 minutes from the River Vero car park

Escape routes: There are no escape routes from the fourth rappel onwards (even though it is difficult as climbing is necessary.)

Car combination n/a

Difficulty level: Medium throughout the year

Minimum equipment requirements

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Anchoring sling
  • Ropes
  • Equipment for abseiling (figure-of-eight descender)
  • 1 rope of at least 30m in length.

Puntos de interés

  •   Villa Medieval de Lecina
  •   Cuevas rupestres de Gallinero y Lecina superior
  •   Ermita de San Martín

Photo gallery 

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