Zafarraya en Andalucia

Via Ferrata in Andalucia : 3 wonderful offers

What is a via ferrata?

A via ferrata in Andalucia (as elsewhere) is a route located in a rock face, equipped with specific elements (cables, ladders, steps…). On most via ferrata there can also be Tibetan bridges, pendulums and zip lines. This is also known as “vertical hiking”.

The origin of this word is Italian, even if the first via ferrata were born in Austria in the 19th century.

In Italy, the first “vie ferrate” appeared in the Dolomites around 1914. They had a military function for moving soldiers and equipment.

Today it has become a very popular sporting activity, in direct contact with nature.

The via ferrata is accessible to anyone in good physical condition and not prone to vertigo. These routes are often possible from the age of 10.

Here are 3 beautiful routes in Andalucia

The via ferrata of Zafarraya in the province of Granada

This via ferrata is called “John Hogbin”. This via ferrata lasts about 3 hours and 30 minutes and is very complete. In addition to the steps to climb in the cliff, you will take a pendulum, 3 zip lines, a Tibetan bridge, a monkey bridge and a metal ladder. Most of the photos on this page were taken on this route.

For more information and/or to book this activity (from Nerja or Torrox) here is the link:

Via ferrata of Zafarraya

If you stay several days in the province of Granada, I invite you to discover Alhama de Granada . It’s about 30 minutes away from this via Ferrata).

Don’t miss the fabulous villages of Pampaneira and Capileira in the Alpujarra granadina.

The via ferrata of Comares in Axarquia Costa del Sol

Comares is a beautiful village located in Axarquia – Costa del Sol. Axarquia is one of the small regions (comarca) of the province of Malaga. The village is high up on a mountain. It offers absolutely spectacular views, both of the sierras and of the sea.

For more information and/or to book this activity (from Nerja or Torrox) here is the link:

Via ferrata of Comares

In Comares, don’t miss an extraordinary hike. It ends with a visit to a treasure from the Al-Andalus period: the mesa de mazmullar hike in Costa del Sol.

The Via Ferrata of the Caminito del Rey in the province of Málaga

The Caminito del Rey has become one of the main tourist attractions in the province of Malaga. It must be said that the site is absolutely majestic.

There is also a sporty version… A via ferrata to discover or rediscover this unique site. It might be one of the most famous Via Ferrata in Andalucia.

To find out more, see photos and/or book this activity (from Nerja or Torrox) here is the link:

Via ferrata of Caminito del Rey

Another idea to connect with nature: 5 beautiful hikes in Andalucia

For nature and hiking lovers, there are 5 incredible hikes in Axarquia (just outside Malaga). Three of them are in the water!

You will find in this link: 5 hikes in Axarquia – Costa del Sol not to be missed.

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