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Via Ferrata in Andalucia : discover 2 renowned via ferrata

Discover 2 via ferrata experiences in Andalucia

In this article, you will find the essential information to carry out a Via Ferrata route in Andalucia with David, a certified guide:

  • What is a via ferrata?
  • 2 magnificent via ferrata in Andalucia to book online
    • via ferrata of Zafarraya
    • Via Ferrata of Caminito del Rey (not to be confused with the walk)
  • Another idea to connect with nature
  • Some useful links

Photos of via ferrata are very “telling”. That’s why in this article you’ll find many photos instead of words.

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.

2 magnificent via ferrata routes in Andalucia

David, the guide who offers these activities, speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.

The via ferrata of Zafarraya in the province of Granada

This via ferrata is called “John Hogbin” and located in Granada province.

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:

Ideas for visits : 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 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.

The Caminito del Rey walk is one of the most popular activities in the whole of Andalucia.

However, few people know about the via ferrata of the Caminito del Rey. We can say that it is the sporty version… Here, a via ferrata to discover or rediscover this unique site.

Caminito del Rey Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata Caminito del Rey

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

Two other ideas for connecting with nature:

Canyoning in the Rio Verde

Here’s a great activity to discover. It is offered by the same guide, David :

Hiking in the rio Chillar

This is an extraordinary hike near Nerja. You’ll be walking with your feet in the water in a canyon!

Some useful links (car hire, ideas for visits)

Easy and economical bookings

Continue your trip to Andalucia


Seville, the capital of Andalucia, is a city full of treasures to discover and monuments to visit.

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Here you will find everything you can see in Seville in 3 days. And for those who will stay longer you will also find information on secret Seville and the Santa Cruz and Triana districts.


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Visit Cadiz, a city with an incredible past and great beauty, on the Costa del la Luz.


When you reach the Costa del Sol you will find in this link all must-sees in Malaga :

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Discover what to see in Granada, and visit the Albaicin and Sacromonte districts:



And of course, visit Cordoba, the caliphate city, and the Juderia district


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