Vías Ferratas in Picos de Europa, the most exciting way to discover the area

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The via ferratas in the Picos de Europa are undoubtedly one of the best ways to get to know the area. Getting into these will allow you to know in depth the Picos de Europa, one of the natural wonders of Spain.

Did you know what a via ferrata is? They are routes that have elements that make them safer, such as belay devices or wall clamps. They are classified according to their difficulty, using the Hüsler scale. The k1 routes are the easiest and the k6 are extremely difficult. In this post we analyze some of the most outstanding ones.

Via ferrata Valdeón

If you are looking for a different route we recommend the vía ferrata Valdeón. This route is composed of a route formed by incredible Tibetan bridges, many slopes and spectacular views.

tibetan bridge in valdeon

The route is adaptable according to its difficulty. That is why there are sections with easier paths and others that are more for the “addicted” to risk. Each section has a greater difficulty than the previous one, but the first one is suitable for almost everyone.

Fuente Dé and La Hermida

A relaxing walk is offered by Fuente Dé, famous for its cable car ride to contemplate the peaks with another perspective. Very popular in the area is the gorge of La Hermida, recognized as the largest in Spain.

After trekking in the Picos de Europa you may want to relax in La Hermida Spa. Having walked through the largest gorge in Spain it is normal that you need a break. Is one of the most popular via ferratas in the Picos de Europa.

Camaleño via ferrata

Between the town of Potes and Fuente Dé are Los Llanos. Its route includes all kinds of “tests”. From the classic vertical climbing with clamps, through the famous Tibetan bridges to a k5 route.

via ferrata of calameno
Photo by Cantabria Rural

Despite the fact that the via ferrata are always equipped with facilities to transit through these, it is important to have a good physical preparation. This via ferrata for example contains positive slopes that can reach up to 400 meters. Not suitable for people with vertigo.

Los Beyos

This is undoubtedly the most different route of all. Through the Beyos gorge run the waters of the river Sella. They do so through a river canyon 12 kilometers long, leaving breathtaking views.

This area shows very clear signs of erosion, caused by the force of the Sella. The limestone blocks surrounding the area are one of the evidences of the riverbed. The vegetation in the area is abundant and very lush.

Dare you dare to discover these via ferratas in Picos de Europa? Which one would you like to do first?

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