Level 1: Beginners Via Ferrata

Beginners Via ferrata (Level 1) in Spain

 Description

Via Ferrata is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, and metal, staple like, rungs, which can be used for hands and feet to help climb up and down. They are also equipped with occasional ladders, chains, tirolinas and tibetan bridges. Via Ferratas, allow walkers who are not rock climbers, but enjoy the feel of the mountains, to safely access difficult to reach areas.

Participants make use of a steel cable installed along the route to secure themselves. On steep or exposed sections of the route participants attach themselves to the steel cable with a safety cord which includes a device to disperse the energy produced in a fall and therefore protect the person from the potential impact of a fall. A Level 1 Via Ferrata alternates vertical sections with easier horizontal sections of the path.

Via Ferrata. Requirements

  • No previous experience is required. This makes it an ideal activity for families as well as for those wishing to experience the sensations of mountaineering and alpine climbing for the first time.
    It is essential not to suffer from vertigo.
  • Participants should be 7 years old or over. Children need the permission of a parent or guardian. To ensure that children enjoy the trip it is important that they are keen on sports and nature, outgoing, sociable and able to get along well with the guide.

Location: Via Ferratas in the Sierra de Guara and Pyrenees

Via Ferratas are traditionally popular in the Dolomites and other areas of the the Italian Alps although there are also many in France, Switzerland, Germany and increasingly in Spain.

In our area we have the Santo Cristo Via Ferrata in the Congosto de Olvena (on the Barbastro - Graus road). This route is great for a first experience, with spectacular views over the gorge. The final stretch (optional) is a little more exposed for those who are looking for a little extra emotion.

Prices

Half-day Via Ferrata

  • 3 participants: 48 euros
  • 4 participants: 44 euros
  • 5 to 7 participants: 39 euros

Full day Via Ferrata

  • 3 participants: 62 euros
  • 4 participants: 58 euros
  • 5 to 7 participants: 52 euros
  • Via ferratas in  Rodellar, Olvena and Eresué are considered full-day activities.
  • The via ferrata in Bierge is considered a half-day activity.
  • Special Trips: Canal del Palomo, Oliana and other unspecified routes that we don’t commonly offer - please consult for information on prices and availability.
  • The via ferrata in Rodellar can be combined with a descent of the Virgen Canyon at no extra cost.
  • Prices for groups of 8 to 15 only apply when the group book together.
  • Prices include: a specialized guide, mandatory insurance and technical equipment necessary for the activity. Transport to and from the activities is not included.
  • We can provide a taxi service to the activities. (Prices on enquiry)
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