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!
From the forested foothills enveloping the valley to the rugged and rocky mountain peaks that tower far above, the Tena Valley is home to some simply incredible scenery. Combining the approaches with the via ferrata ascents is the perfect way to see as much of this incredible scenery as you can.
Best time to climb:
May to October
What’s the weather like?
During the climbing season, average daily temperatures in the Tena Valley are quite pleasant, ranging from 15 ºC to 25 ºC. Summer is also the driest time of year in the Tena Valley
How to get there:
Any trip to the Tena Valley likely begins with a flight into Zaragoza Airport (ZAZ), which can be reached from several major European Airports and all of Spain’s largest airports. From here, it is possible to rent a car and make the 1.5 hour drive northeast. It is also possible to get there by bus, but this takes slightly longer
Situated on the southern side of the Pyrenees Mountains, in the province of Huesca, the Tena Valley is home to some of Aragon’s highest peaks and most impressive via ferratas. Boasting numerous options to climb, including the Santa Elena, Sorrosal and Foradada del Toscar, among others, there is plenty here to keep even the most avid via ferrata climbers occupied. With so many different options to choose from, there are plenty of great climbs for participants of ever level. This makes the Tewna Valley the perfect holiday spot for families with young children and adrenaline-seekers alike! Regardless of the choice you make, one thing is certain: enjoying incredible views of some of the iconic peaks that surround the valley, including Balaitus, La Gran Facha and Los Infiernos
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