River walking below the Puente de Villacantal
In the Sierra de Guara between Lecina and Alquezar, the Rio Vero flows through a deep canyon – the Canon del Vero. The canyon has some good swimming holes and lots of river walking.
The river emerges from springs just below Lecina and flows as a small river through the canyon. In most places it’s shallow, but there are deep holes and slots at various points. You can walk/swim all the way from Lecina down to Alquezar, or enter the canyon from the bottom at Alquezar.
You’ll need a wet suit as the water is cold. In the canyon you either walk along the bank under tall cliffs or wade through the water.
GR1 follows a narrow section of the canyon near Alquezar along steel walkways. You can walk from Alquezar to Puente de Villacantal, and then walk/swim down the canyon. There’s a swimming hole just above the bridge in a slot section of the canyon, and various deep pools under the steel walkway section.
Deep hole below Lecina
Walkway above Weir Pool below Alquezar
Canyon above Alquezar
Pool above Puente de Villecantal