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Via Ferrata in Spain

Conquer the Spanish summits with thrilling climbs and sublime landscapes

Spain’s rocky terrain in the north east and extreme south creates a natural playground for climbers of all levels, from first-timers to seasoned climbers. The steel cables, footholds and ladders of the via ferrata make it easier to navigate steep and rocky landscapes. Which means you don’t need to be a professional climber to conquer some of the great summits of Europe. Visit in autumn, winter and spring.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Juliane Heil

5.00

September, 2022

Half-day Via ferrata routes near Barcelona

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Ilse van Vliet

5.00

August, 2022

Via ferrata “El Chorro” near Ardales (Caminito del Rey) in Málaga, Spain

My partner and I had an amazing day! It was our first Via Ferrata and Antonio told us everything we should know to climb this track, and even more. He was very friendly and funny, we would definitely recommend to join Antonio on a guided Ferrata! The track itself was moderately demanding for us, we are both fit and did not experience any strength difficulties during the track. We felt safe all the time. The views were stunning!

Simon George

5.00

July, 2022

Via ferratas in the Tena Valley in the Pyrenees (Aragon, Spain): Santa Elena, Sorrosal, Foradada del Toscar

Alfredo is a professional mountaineer and guide, very friendly and had far better English than our Spanish! Provided all the equipment needed and he has excellent local knowledge. We were a mixed family group and he put us all at ease making everyone feel confident with great safety and clear tuition. We cannot recommend Alfredo highly enough, this guy lives and breaths climbing and it was a pleasure to spend the day with him - we all had a great time and will be back again for sure!

Tomáš Boros

5.00

June, 2022

Via ferrata “El Chorro” near Ardales (Caminito del Rey) in Málaga, Spain

Amazing experience with an experienced guide.

Shih Han Wang

5.00

April, 2022

Via ferrata “El Chorro” near Ardales (Caminito del Rey) in Málaga, Spain

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Jami Vibbert

5.00

April, 2022

Via Ferrata in Cala Molí, Girona

Wonderful guide, great views. Loved it!

Inbal Namir

5.00

April, 2022

Via Ferrata in Barcelona

Amazing Via Feratta rout with the most professional guid Marc Vilaplana

Melissa Langley

5.00

December, 2021

Via Ferrata in Cala Molí, Girona

Carlos was an excellent guide for the Cala Moli Via Ferrata. He did a great job ensuring we were safe, while allowing the space to explore and enjoy the route. He is extremely knowledgeable about climbing, and knew when to step in a lend a hand (or knee). The route itself is stunning, and I can't recommend it enough to others. Additionally, going in a private group with Carlos was well worth the slightly higher costs than the tours with 10+ people because it allowed for dedicated help, and not to mention - he took some wonderful photos for us. I can't wait to return, so we can do another climbing adventure with Carlos.

Arushi Acharya

5.00

November, 2021

Via ferrata “El Chorro” near Ardales (Caminito del Rey) in Málaga, Spain

We had a great trip!Antonio is a fantastic guide. He was very caring and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tough climb.

Karen Demorin

5.00

October, 2021

Via ferrata “El Chorro” near Ardales (Caminito del Rey) in Málaga, Spain

The experience was great. We had Antonio as our guide and he was the best! He was very professional and fun at the same time. He was so chilled yet you know you’re safe all throughout. He was even helping the others that were in a different group without neglecting us at all. As long as you don’t have a fear of heights or if you can overcome it somehow then you’d enjoy the via ferrata experience as much as we did.

terry ng

5.00

September, 2021

Via ferrata “El Chorro” near Ardales (Caminito del Rey) in Málaga, Spain

We had asked for many changes to make my trip work, but Antionio had been excellent in accommodating us. He is very kind. The trip is very demanding to me as a first-timer, but it is the best breakthrough I like. We did it non-stop within 3 hours. I recommend taking the pace and allow for break time, say 4 hours. I recommend it to all if you like a challenge.

Richard Redfern

5.00

September, 2021

Via ferrata “El Chorro” near Ardales (Caminito del Rey) in Málaga, Spain

Antonio was a great guide!

Rasa Rumbaitienė

5.00

August, 2021

Boca del Infierno, Half-day via ferrata near Madrid

Thank you so much for arranging this adventure perfectly. The guide Dani was very kind, polite, communicative and punctual. The track was exactly what I wanted. So, I definitely recommend your service and this via ferrata to everyone. Thank you very much again! :)

Razvan Barsan

5.00

July, 2020

Catalonia via ferrata for beginners

Fantastic trip and highly recommended

Shoshana

5.00

October, 2019

Via Ferrata in Barcelona

He was incredibly kind, helpful and taught us so much during our tour! We had a fantastic time!

George

5.00

October, 2019

Extreme Via Ferrata in Catalonia, 1-day program

Marc was an awesome guide. I highly recommend anyone in Costa Brava to check out Via ferrata. I had the best time and I owe that to Marc.

Kay Stowell

2.00

August, 2019

Guided Via Ferrara tour in Moclin, Granada

Booked half day Via Ferrata - it turned out to be 1.5 hours via Ferrata and 1.5 hours travelling. Was disappointed with the amount of time actually doing the activity

Lorinda Franklin

5.00

July, 2019

Catalonia via ferrata for beginners

Marc was very polite and responsive to our questions and needs about directions and scheduling. Gave great advice about doing via ferrata.

Jeff Oja

5.00

June, 2019

Via Ferrata in Cala Molí, Girona

Explore-share service was just what we needed. Hooking us up with a qualified guide that knows the area is invaluable when you are traveling out of country. I will use your service again!

Tony Porfilio

5.00

June, 2019

Extreme Via Ferrata in Catalonia, 1-day program

Marc is a professional and very knowledgeable tour guide. He ensured: we had the proper equipment; we understood the trek; we were safe; we had fun.

SABRINA SHAULIS

5.00

May, 2019

Via Ferrata Barcelona

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Lena

5.00

January, 2019

Via Ferrata in Barcelona

Marc’s via Ferrata tour was amazing, and Marc was very accommodating and patient. First off I think you really need to be adventurous and have some level of fitness. It’s strenuous but all is worth the thrill and views along the way. I totally recommend this tour. I have been looking forward to exploring other via ferrata tours as well.

Molly

5.00

January, 2019

Extreme Via Ferrata in Catalonia, 1-day program

I would absolutely recommend Marc to anyone looking for adventure in the Barcelona/Costa Brava area. We had an amazing and one of a kind experience and were able to see the coastline from an incredible perspective. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and FUN! I can’t recommend this experience enough!

David Banner

5.00

January, 2019

Via ferrata half-day adventure in Archidona

Rafa, is a terrific guide. My family had a fantastic time on the via feratta route he took us on in Archidona. I found Rafa to be professional, friendly, client-centered and safe. You will have to initiate the majority of the contact, but the experience is likely to be the highlight of your trip to southern Spain. I plan on recontacting Rafa when we are next in the area. He provides all the needed equipment.

Yaron Sela

5.00

December, 2018

Catalonia via ferrata for beginners

My girlfriend and I had Marc as a Via Ferrata instructor. Even though we were new and a little slow, not once did he rush or hurry us. All he focused on was safety and encouragement. This review will not do Marc justice. Truly an outstanding instructor

Stephanie Dudash

5.00

September, 2018

Via Ferrata Barcelona

My husband and I visited Spain in August and made sure to add a via ferratta to our 'to do' list. Franscec was a wonderful guide. We loved his geology knowledge (we're both geoloigsts), as well as his knowledge about the flora and fauna. The trip was fun, but we would have loved to have gone on a longer trip. Next time! We highly recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for a fun outside adventure.

Tim Fink

4.00

August, 2018

Via Ferrata in Cala Molí, Girona

Great day, Mark is a fantastic guide.

Celia Suarez

5.00

July, 2018

Extreme Via Ferrata in Catalonia, 1-day program

Hicimos la vía ferrata de Sant Feliu de Guíxols y todo fué perfecto. Marc transmite toda la seguridad y confianza que necesitamos los primerizos. Además, dejarte guiar por alguien que ves que lleva las montañas y la naturaleza dentro enriquece más la experiencia. Ya estamos pensando en repetir porque nos ha enganchado!

Madelyn Smith

5.00

July, 2018

Catalonia via ferrata for beginners

I had one of the coolest experiences of my life on the Via Ferrata with Marc! He made sure that we felt safe and let us choose the level of difficulty that we wanted. He also took pictures of us climbing which I thought was really nice! Highly recommend

Helena Holts

5.00

July, 2018

Extreme Via Ferrata in Catalonia, 1-day program

Me and my boyfriend had a perfect climbing via ferrata experience with Marc as our guide in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. As we have not been doing via ferrata in Spain before Marc made us feel safe about the whole thing. To find a guide that could customize the trip for just us two was exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend him!

Matt Lucchesi

5.00

July, 2018

Via Ferrata in Montserrat, near Barcelona

Marc was awesome! My wife and I couldn't have asked for a better guide! He made everything so fun and he was patient, had a great attitude, is knowledgeable about climbing and the Montserrat area, everything needed for an amazing experience!

Alin Sitoe Diatta

5.00

June, 2018

Catalonia via ferrata for beginners

Molt agraïda al marc per la seva feina! Va ser un dia espectacular vaig assolir molt més del que em pensava i em vaig sentir molt ben acollida en tot moment. La seva tècnica docent és excelent i és molt pacient a la hora de explicar-te les coses. Gràcies Marc!!!

Sarah Edwards

5.00

June, 2018

Extreme Via Ferrata in Catalonia, 1-day program

two friends and I did a via ferrata trip at Costa brava and he was a great guide!! He was encouraging and a great teacher. He even picked us up from the train station! overall a really fun experience, I would highly recommend going on a climbing trip with Marc!!

Anonymous

5.00

June, 2018

Via Ferrata in Barcelona

It was amazing and unforgatable day in rocks near Barcelona. Very exсiting view during the all route. Marc is the best guide ever, communicative, cheerfull and very responsive. Thanks him to share this greate experience with us. No fear anymore ;)

Roxana Ursu

5.00

May, 2018

Via Ferrata Barcelona

Both Explore-Share and Francesc gave us exactly the info we needed in a very short time, due to our program in Barcelona and around. There were no delays of any kind in our collaboration with both of them.

Margriet de Visser

5.00

March, 2018

Via Ferrata guided tour in Los Vados, Granada

It was great! We had a great day with Rafa, he is very relaxed. This Via Ferrata is a perfect ferrata if you are a starter of not very experienced yet.

Robert H

5.00

March, 2018

Barcelona Via Ferrata day trip

Nothing but positive reviews, Carlos has a calm personality and he really pushed the pace for me, which I appreciated. Would do this anytime again

Brian Huynh

5.00

January, 2018

Via Ferrata Barcelona

The via ferrata at las damas was amazing! The route is easy for people who have rock climbing experience, but also doable for everyone else!

Kelly Morr

5.00

October, 2017

Pyrenees, Spain, Guided Via Ferrata

The via ferrata trip to Cala del Moli was amazing! Carlos was a great guide who was very kind and supportive and able to manage the different ability levels in our group. Would highly recommend.

Deb Frincke

5.00

October, 2016

Pyrenees, Spain, Guided Via Ferrata

I had a terrific time. Carlos did an excellent job of organizing the day - making sure I had proper equipment, and knew how it differed from climbing gear. He did a great job of assessing my skill level as a first time via ferrata/intermediate climber, and had me tackle increased challenges as my confidence grew. Because I finished more rapidly than planned, we also did an enjoyable hike. He was excellent company; I would recommend him to others, and happily  climb ir do via ferrata with Carlos guiding again. Carlos also made a great suggestion when he pointed me to Montserrat as a place to stay. Overall, just what I was looking for.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Via Ferrata in Spain

The Iberian country is home to stunning natural scenery from the Pyreness in the north east to the Sierra Nevada in the southern region of Andalusia. The latter is blessed with some of the most beautiful and mountainous scenery in the whole of Spain. The former has a collection of climbs in Catalonia, some just a short drive from Barcelona.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+34

Currency

Euro

Language

Spanish

Best time to visit

Visit in autumn, winter and spring

What's the weather like?

Spain is characterized as a Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers, and mild and rainy winters

More info about Via Ferrata in Spain:

Located in the Iberian Peninsula in the southwest of Europe, Spain is home to almost 47 million people. It is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea, to the west by Portugal, to the northeast by France and Andorra, and northwest by the Bay of Biscay. The Pyrenees Mountain range extends the northern borders from the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Biscay. In the south, the main mountain rangs are the Sierra Morena and the Baetic System

 

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