Ferratas in Málaga
Comares – Vía Ferrata
Just outside Comares, the highest village in the Axarquia region, is an area with three Via Ferrata routes, a 430 meter long zip line, and lots of excellent climbing and hiking. The area is North-facing, so is an ideal place to stay cool and have fun on hot summer days. The routes, while lots of fun, are only moderately difficult so are ideal for beginners and children, and the Via Ferrata can be combined with other activities such as some easy climbing, hiking or a spin on the zip line for a perfect day out!
Average time to do the routes and zip line is 4 hours, with a short descent.
Los Vados – Via Ferrata
Highly recommended and very challenging, Los Vados is not a typical Via Ferrata, being more like a multipitch sport climb with bolted protection and belay stations, but with the added bonus of lots of iron steps and several sections with chains to help us reach the summit. With 12 pitches and almost 300m of ascent Los Vados is as close to “real” rock climbing as you can get, and ropes and climbing techniques are used throughout. Very comfortable belays and incredible views make this a must-do!
Average time to do the route is 5 to 6 hours, plus a 45 minute descent.
Torcal de Antequera- Via Ferrata
The “Sierra del Torcal” is a small limestone mountain range that separates the cities of Antequera and Malaga and gives us 3 amazing zones of Via Ferrata to play in. The eroded limestone forms some incredible “karst” formations that have to be seen to be believed, and the equally incredible Via Ferrata are made up of cables, iron steps, chains and even zip lines. The climbing is challenging but accessible to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness, and the panoramic views from the summit of El Camorro are unbelievable!
Average time to do the routes is 5 to 6 hours, plus a 30 minute descent.
Los Albercones El Chorro – Via Ferrata
Not to be confused with the nearby “el Caminito de Rey”, this Via Ferrata was opened in May of 2017. Whereas “el Caminito” is basically just a suspended walkway that you now have to pay to access, the Via Ferrata is a fun-filled and thrilling adventure, with a “Tibetan bridge”, a “Monkey bridge” and a zip line all adding to the fun and sense of excitement. The Via Ferrata is of medium difficulty so is suitable for anybody with a decent level of fitness that wishes to challenge themselves. At the end of the route you can either walk down or abseil/rappel (under the careful guidance of Luis) if you prefer to “live dangerously”.
Average time to do the route is 4 hours, with a half hour descent.