Valle de Valdeón’s via ferrata is a primarily aerial route located in the heart of Picos de Europa.
In this activity, we will go through the highest section of the route, with a 500 meter route and a 150 meter slope.
Although it has some aerial sections, it’s the easiest part to overcome, so it’s perfect for all of those who have never enjoyed a via ferrata before, or for those who have never been in the mountain.
It’s not necessary to have a very good fitness level, though it’s best if you are usually active.
It does not require to have very good physical condition, but to be people who habitually do workout, the difficulty is average (it is equivalent to a K3).
Inaugurated in July 2016, via ferrata of valdeon is the first via ferrata within the territory of the Picos de Europa National Park.
Due to its length, the unevenness, the demanding route and the spectacular nature of its aerial route in the Picos de Europa, it is already one of the reference ferratas of the whole Cantabrian coast.
The location of the Valdeon via ferrata is in Cordiñanes, in the Valdeon Valley itself, and was built between the Aguja de María del Carmen and the Peña Castro.
You have access to via ferrata from the Tombo viewpoint, on the Cordiñanes to Caín road.
When we enter the road at the base of the Aguja de Mar del Carmen, we will do it by an incredible tibetan bridge, which is a hanging and narrow bridge, 35 meters long that will test your vertigo sensation, and is located at 30 meters high on the river Cares, with spectacular views of the landscape of Picos de Europa.
To access the via ferrata of Valdeon you have to request authorization from the Posada de Valdeón City Council. We take care of the bureaucracy :) filling in the booking form via ferrata.
The via ferrata is cataloged only in a section like K4 on the Hüsler scale, that is, of high difficulty. But in this case we will not do it, since it requires a medium-high level of preparation.
We will provide all the equipment needed:
This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.
After this time, Tobaventura S.L. has established that you have up to 2 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.
If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.