Via Ferrata Holidays Spain
Via Ferrata Holidays in Spain 2017: 23-26 March; 27-30 April; 21-24 September; 19-22 October £495
Action-packed Thursday to Sunday long weekends in the stunning Andalucian springtime!
Andalucia - land of sunshine, tapas, the famous white villages and the wonderful limestone Sierras. Now it's also a land of Via Ferrata and rock climbing. Recent years have seen the construction of a range of top quality new Via Ferrata in the region, most of which are suitable for beginners and those with a little experience.
You'll be able to enjoy a full programme of Via Ferrata alongside the opportunity to try out some easy climbing on the delightful limestone slabs at Benaojan. Full training is provided, alongside coaching in technique.
WHAT'S A VIA FERRATA? - Via Ferrata are protected 'climbing paths'. Rungs, ladders and bridges allow you to climb rock faces that would normally be the preserve of the rock climber. Cables run alongside the routes, to which you are always clipped - providing protection in the event of a slip. The guide always has a rope and other spare equipment to provide additional protection as and when required. It's a great way of experiencing the thrills of rock climbing without the same levels of risk. Following instruction and guidance, most people of average fitness with a head for heights will be able to do all the Via Ferrata on this holiday.
The Via Ferrata Holiday price includes:
- Self-catering accommodation in the delightful mountain village of Montejaque near Ronda
- Transfers from Malaga airport and all local transport
- Instruction, coaching and guiding
- Use of technical equipment
- Rock climbing session on local crags
These long weekend holidays meet at Malaga airport at 1.00pm on the start day. Cheap flights to Malaga are available from most regional airports. We use a comfortable, air conditioned people carrier to travel across to Ronda - it's about 2 hours, but with some beautiful scenery. After dropping your luggage at the accommodation, we'll get straight out to Benajoan for a training session and time permitting, an ascent of the Benaojan Via Ferrata.
On the following days we will visit a range of the recently installed Via Ferrata, including the dramatic route out from the gorge in Ronda itself. We'll also have some time for an introductory rock climbing session, in which you can learn some useful techniques and skills that are also applicable to Via Ferrata. On the last day, we will drop you at Malaga Airport in the afternoon, allowing some time for a final Via Ferrata, so return flight should be booked for 4pm onwards.
If you want to arrive early or leave later, there is plenty of accommodation in and around Malaga.
Accommodation is in good quality self-catering houses. Food for breakfast and lunch can be purchased locally, and the group normally eats out most nights, though you're welcome to self-cater.
You'll have some time to visit Ronda - a beautiful city at the heart of Andalucia, and Montejaque - one of the most beautiful of the mountain villages.
OUR EXPERIENCE: John White and his team have been running Via Ferrata holidays to the Dolomites, the Stubai Alps, Lake Garda and Spain for over 20 years.
THE ROUTES: A great selection of new Via Ferrata, with the usual bridges and ladder sections. Always well-equipped and with lots of iron! The route out of the Gorge at Ronda is very different - taking a modernised version of the ancient route used by workers accessing the gorge.
YOU NEED TO PROVIDE:
Flights, spending money for food and drink;
It's best if you have your own Via Ferrata lanyard and helmet, but these can be loaned.