GENERAL INFORMATION - A FANTASTIC DAY OUT

All our guided routes are located no more than 2 hours drive from Gibraltar, no experience is necessary. Participants are required to be mobile, however the activity can be tailored to different level of fitness and confidence. Safety on these routes is my major concern so we only use UIAA certified energy absorbing lanyards,climbing helmets and harnesses specifically designed for this purpose. Beginners are welcome and will receive full instruction on the equipment and assistance as needed. Some of the vias require a walk in and out that can take from 10 to 40 minutes. 

You need to bring, comfortable running shoes or walking boots and comfortable clothes, you might also want to bring a pack lunch and water is a must. I do reserve the right to postpone any activity in the interest of safety and inclement weather conditions (because of the safety wire makes an awesome lightning rod! Saying that the weather in the area is very predictable).

Cost for a tailored via ferrata day out are as follows:

Group of 4 to 5 - £55 Per person.

Group of 6 to 8 - £45  Per person.

Via Ferrata days will be tailored to the group dynamic, fitness and confidence level. We can discuss your requirements. A typical itinerary for a day could look like this:

0800 - Meet at the Border

0800 - 1000 - Arrive at Tajo de Ronda.

1000 - 1030 - Issue and Instruction on Via Ferrata equipment.

1030 - 1230 - Via Feratta Tajo de Ronda. (Group ability will be assessed in order to select afternoon activity).

1230 - 1430 - Lunch and drive to next location.

1500 - 1700 - Via Ferrata de Atajate or Benalauria. (This depends on group ability).

1700 - Drive home.

Have  look at our photo gallery and some of our Via Ferrata videos.

Please download and read our Terms and Conditions. Each participant must fill in the information request form in order to take part in our activities.

Via ferrata

BENALAURIA

Summary - ​Located near the village of Benalauria, this Via is set in a large crag just above the Ronda mountain

road. Situated in a spectacular canyon, the Via has two rope bridges spanning the highest points. 

Difficulty - Medium. Although anyone with an average fitness level and a head for heights will be able to do this

Via with there is a vertical area where some strength will be needed.

(To give you an idea my 11 year old son can manage this with no problems!)

Time - About 2 hours, there is a little walk in.

Fitness - Anyone with average fitness will be able to do these Vias, can be tough on the arms and a head for

heights is needed.

MONTEJAQUE

Summary - ​Located close to the village of Montejaque, this very interesting Via offers a great experience

for anyone interested in pushing their limits. Starting on a vertical slab the going is reasonably easy but

exposed until you hit a 70m chasm that must be crossed by the means of an exhilarating tyrolean traverse.

The opposite side presents us with the crux, an overhanging slab of rock with a difficult climb to the summit.

Not for the faint of heart!

Difficulty - Very High/High.  This Via is difficult so requires upper body strength and due to the level

of exposure, a good level of confidence at height is needed.

Time - About 3.5 hours.

Fitness - A high level of fitness and strength needed. Tough on the arms you will feel it once you finish!

ATAJATE

Summary - ​Located in the whitewashed village of Atajate, this Via starts on a path at the base of the village.

Easily accessible a nice intermediate Via. Ideal for these that have done this before or confident beginners

Difficulty - Easy/Medium. Anyone with an average fitness level will be able to do this Via it has some overhangs a

hard traverse and a mono bridge with reasonable exposure.

Time - About 2 hours.

Fitness - Anyone with an  average level of fitness will be able to do this Via.

CASTILLO DEL AGUILA (GAUCIN)

Summary - ​Located in the whitewashed village of Gaucin, this Via starts at the castle and works its way round

some needles. A technical Via that requires some experience as there is one mono bridge, a couple of

Tibetan bridges and a tyrollean traverse (zip line) the initial approach on to the needles is demanding.

Difficulty - High. Although anyone with an average fitness level will be able to do this Via it is quite hard and

upper body strength will be needed. Not for those that suffer from vertigo!

Time - About 3 hours.

Fitness - Anyone with average to high level of fitness will be able to do these Vias, can be tough on the arms

and a head for heights is needed. 

El HACHO (GAUCIN)

Summary - ​Located near the whitewashed village of Gaucin, this Via starts  at the at the prominent hill behind

the village, starting near the road to El Columnar and ending at the summit. Quite a technical Via that requires

some experience there are a number of overhangs and a wire ladder that requires upper body strength and

confidence. (Although that bit can be bypassed).

Difficulty - Very High/High.  This Via is demanding so requires upper body strength especially to climb the

wire ladder although it is not as exposed as some of the others.upper body strength will be needed.

Time - About 3.5 hours. Why not combine both Vias around Gaucin? You will need to be quite fit though!

Fitness - A high level of fitness and strength needed. Tough on the arms you will feel it once you finish!

BENADALID

Summary - ​Located near the village of Benadalid, this Via is set just past the Benalauria Via above the Ronda mountain

road. A spectacular vertical 90m slab, with amazing views of the valley and Gibraltar, Morocco and Sierra de las Nieves. 

Difficulty - Medium/High. Although anyone with an average fitness level will be able to do this Via it is quite vertical with

 some overhangs and upper body strength will be needed. Not for those that suffer from vertigo!

Time - About 3 hours, there is a little walk in.

Fitness - Anyone with average fitness will be able to do these Vias, can be tough on the arms and a head for

heights is needed.

BENAOJAN

Summary - Located just outside the village of Benaojan, this Via Ferrata is slightly tougher than Ronda, but still accessible to most people. With some exposure and a Tibetan bridge this is an ideal place to test your head for heights.

Difficulty - Easy/Medium. Some sustained arm movement needed around 2 areas of vertical rock. However nothing that most people of average fitness would have trouble with. The Tibetan bridge will test your courage, in a safe environment.

Time - About 2 hours

Fittness - ​Anyone with average fitness will be able to do this Via. can be a little tough on the arms.​​

TAJO DE RONDA

Summary - ​Located in Ronda under its famous bridge, there are 2 Via Ferrata which are ideal for beginners,

an impressive and exhilarating place to initiate your Via Ferrata experience.

Difficulty - Easy. Anyone with an average fitness level and a head for heights will be able to do this Via with no

major issues.

Time - Under 2 hours, a little longer if we combine both routes. 

Fitness - Anyone with average fitness will be able to do these Vias, easy on the arms.