Day 1. Transfer to Ronda (Málaga). Arrival at midday and reception of participants travelling by other means of transport. Lunch. Briefing and start of the activity.
Vía Ferrata Tajo de Ronda I y II
These are two perfect ferratas to start off or to warm up and go over basic aspects about progression and security for this type of itineraries.
They are located under the new bridge of Ronda, where in the past there was a canal that served a few mills of the area. One of the rewards in the spectacular views of the Tajo River and Ronda.
Tajo de Ronda I. Difficulty: Easy, K2. Ascent: 56 m. Itinerary: 74 m. Time: 40 m.
Tajo de Ronda II. Difficulty: Easy, K2. Ascent: 50 m. Itinerary: 75 m. Time: 30 m
Day 2. Ferratas Atajate and Banalauria.
Situated very close to the village, this is a very varied ferrata, combining short vertical sections with some small plumbs, a lateral traverse, a monkey bridge and a Tibetan bridge. The views over the village and the valley are impressive. Once we have finished, we can have a beer with some tapas in this tranquil place.
Difficulty: Somehow difficult, K2-3. Ascent: 40 m. Itinerary: 87 m. Time: 40 m.
Vía Ferrata Benalauria
Located at the upper part of the Genal Valley, this is one of the most complete and beautiful ferratas. It goes into a natural crevice where after a good vertical climb and two monkey bridges, we could enjoy the magnificent views, and if it is a clear day, we could see Africa. This is the perfect place for a sunset.
Difficulty: Difficult, K3. Ascent: 80 m. Itinerary: 100 m. Time: 2 h.
Day 3. Vía Ferrata Gaucín el Castillo and Gaucín el hacho.
Just being in this wonderful natural setting makes it worth it for a visit. Gaucín is the typical village of white houses and narrow streets and enjoys a privileged location over the valley.
Gaucín. Castillo del Águila.
Ferrata very varied and exposed. The itinerary starts with a clear descent where we will have to cross a monkey bridge followed by an aerial traverse. We will cross another monkey bridge that will take us to the top of a crag where we will get ready for a quick zip line of 30 metres. We will finish with a Tibetan bridge, completing one of the most popular itineraries.
Difficulty: Difficult, K3. Ascent: 30 m. Itinerary: 182 m. Time: 2 h 30 min.
Gaucín. El Hacho.
Beautiful location and a spectacular itinerary for this ferrata. Situated far from the small villages of the area, we will go along an elegant ridge following a circular route that combines a stretch of ferratas with a gorgeous return through a forest of cork trees. Excellent views over the mountains of Sierra de Grazalema and las Nieves.
It has a high grade of difficulty due to a section of narrow metallic stairs that require some agility and strength to get over it. This section is optional so it can be skipped.
Difficulty: Difficult, K3/K4. Ascent: 100 m. Itinerary: 300 m. Time: 3 h 30 min.
Day 4. Visit to Torcal de Antequera.
The Natural Park of Torcal de Antequera is situated between the villages of Antequera and Villanueva de la Concepción. Formed of limestone has been shaped by the water for many years, giving place to very curious formations. They form a big labyrinth of rocks that will impress us as we walk through it.
We will cover part of this labyrinth in a circular route, discovering the most isolated corners and where we will find mountain goats and unique rock formations.
Distance 6 Km. Ascent +300 m. - 300m.
Lunch in Antequera and return trip.
- Certified mountain guide.
- Security equipment for the group.
- 3 nights in a hotel with breakfast in Ronda or nearby, in a double room (consult for single room).
- Accident insurance
- Management of the activity.
- Transport to the starting point. Exploring Spain can manage travel arrangements under request.
- Lunches. They Will take place in the countryside (sandwich, fruit, etc.) or in a bar.
- Dinners. They will be in Ronda. Rich gastronomy and low prices.
- Via Ferrata set (two carabiners and a lanyard) climbing harness and helmet. You can hire the equipment for the entire trip for 20€.