Challenge your limits in a via Ferrata

A via ferrata is both a vertical and horizontal route equipped with a variety of equipment: spikes, clamps, holds, handrails, chains, suspension bridges and zip lines, which allow safe access to areas that are difficult to reach for hikers or those not used to climbing.

Posada in Valdeón

The Via Ferrata de Valdeón begins with a spectacular suspension bridge over the Cares River 35 meters long, leading to a vertical rock face 100 meters high. After the bridge there is a short flank and then a grassy ramp where we will see the aerial character of the whole itinerary. The second part stands out for the vertical wall of 60 meters that allows us to reach the top of the needle of Maria del Carmen. It continues along the hidden face of the wall to reach the approach of the third and last point, the needle of the Pica del Castro. The estimated time to complete the route is approximately three hours.



Difficulty: High 

Kilometers: 1,5 

Location: Picos de Europa (León)

Molí Cove

Well known because it is the only ferrata in Europe that runs along the sea and between beautiful cliffs. It is equipped with cables and iron steps, designed to facilitate the progression and safety of the practitioners. It consists of two sections of difficulty: low and medium. It includes 5 bridges, 3 Tibetan, 1 Nepalese and 1 trunk. The main point is still the slightly steep ascent that leads to the exit of the Cala del Moli, halfway. The estimated time to complete the route is approximately two hours.




Difficulty: Low 

Kilometers: 2,7 

Location: Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Gerona)

La Hermida

The first via ferrata of Cantabria has a drop of 800 meters over the Desfiladero de la Hermida. It has four routes of varying difficulty, the infant for children and initiation, the medium with some overhanging step and the most demanding integral to the cave Ciloña, has a Tibetan bridge of 45 meters, and the longest wooden footbridge in Spain in a ferrata (90 meters) and more than 100 meters high. The estimated time to complete the route is approximately three and a half hours.






Difficulty: Medium

Kilometers: 5,5

Location: Peñarrubia (Cantabria)


It is built on the cliffs near the Malalmuezo Cave, in the municipality of Moclín. It consists of a series of iron rungs or steps by which you can climb the cliff walls, has throughout its route a “life line” or steel cable that allows us to secure ourselves to it with a double anchor line called dissipator. It also has a Thai bridge, a monkey walk and a zip line. The tour is completed in about three hours.



Difficulty: Medium-Low 

Kilometers: 7,9 

Location: Pedriza de la Solana (Granada)

La Trona

The via ferrata de la Trona is a very good via ferrata for beginners. The approach and return are short and easy to find, the route of the via ferrata is very accessible. Especially the end of the first part stands out when we advance laterally along an overhanging ledge with no clamps within reach. The holds on the rock are numerous and easy to find. It ends in the shelter of the Carlistas, located in a hollow next to a squalid tree. It is finished in fifty minutes.




Difficulty: Low

Kilometers: 0,9

Location: Peñarrubia (Cantabria)