Away from the cosmopolitan metropolis and brilliant beaches that comprise Barcelona’s city centre, is an entirely different world of via ferrata routes. Climbing the ‘iron path’ in and around the city is the best way to get incredible views that hiking could not provide by itself without the technical nous required for rock climbing! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Via Ferrata trips in Barcelona. The mountains are calling!
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What should I know about Via Ferrata Spain?
Barcelona is known for many things from Gaudi to paella, but that is soon bound to change. The city is a veritable paradise for via ferrata climbing enthusiasts and boasts innumerable routes, some of which are just outside the city and others that are a bit farther away.
Whether it is your first time climbing the iron rails or you are a seasoned pro, the perfect route is waiting for you here.
For those looking for some introductory level via ferratas, look no further than Cala del Molí in nearby Girona. Offering easy and stunning routes that take climbers up above the Mediterranean Sea, there is no better place to get acquainted with the sport. Various routes, just west in Montserrat, are also perfect for beginners.
Climbers looking for a bit more of a challenge may opt to head out of the city and to De les Dames or Teresina. Both of these climbing options are perfect for intermediate climbers looking for a slightly more technical challenge paired with incredible views too, of course.
Why should I choose Spain for my Via Ferrata adventure?
With both the Montserrat Mountains and Pyrenees within striking distance of Barcelona, there is plenty of stunning scenery to experience. Head out into the alpine wilderness, surrounded by snow-covered peaks in the heart of the mountains or try out a via ferrata by the turquoise-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. There’s no shortage of natural beauty.
Plenty to do
While there is plenty to see and do around Barcelona, in general, you could spend months of your life just climbing all of its via ferratas. From easy seaside cliff climbs just outside of the city to longer and more intense mountain routes a few hours away, every type of climber is bound to find their perfect route. Whet your appetite with a course for beginners then come back for more complicated and stunning routes on your next trip back!
Everyone can do it
Part of what makes via ferrata so popular is its ease of access. It provides a way to the summit of mountains that hiking cannot achieve alone. And the best part is that little to no technical experience is required to get out on the rocks and have a blast. Just about every skill you need to climb can be taught the day of and, based on the via ferrata, routes are perfectly suited to slightly older children and adults of all ages.
What can I expect from the weather during my Via Ferrata trip in Spain?
Average daily temperatures in Barcelona range from 12 ºC (54 ºF) during the winter to 25 ºC (77 ºF). Rainfall is also pretty infrequent year-round with autumn and spring being the wettest (but still comparatively dry) times of year.
How can I get to Spain?
Any trip to Barcelona begins with a flight into Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN). Most guides will opt to meet you in the city and provide transport to the start of the trip. Otherwise, it is easy enough to get to nearby mountains by bus or rental car.
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When is the best time to travel to Spain for Via Ferrata?
May to October, but many guides offer trips year-round
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Marc was very polite and responsive to our questions and needs about directions and scheduling. Gave great advice about doing via ferrata.
Fantastic trip and highly recommended
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.
Amazing Via Feratta rout with the most professional guid Marc Vilaplana
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