A via ferrata is a mountain route that has previously been assembled with several materials like steps, staples, handrails, chains, hanging bridges (Tibetan bridges) and zip lines. In this way, it’s possible to access difficult areas for hikers or people not used to climbing.
The via ferrata of Valdeón is the first one in a National Park. It’s located in the town of Cordiñanes (León), Picos de Europa, in the area of Peña de Castro and Aguja de María del Carmen, finishing the path at Rienda, which takes to Collado Jermoso.
It has 1,200 meters of route, 300 meters of positive slope over vertical rocky ground, with 600 staples and 1200 meters of wire. It has two exits of 200 and 150 meters respectively. In addition, this infrastructure is complemented by an amazing 35 meter long Tibetan bridge, located 30 meters over río Cares.
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We offer professional guide service for this activity. There are 5 existing routes, all of them with its guaranteed and exclusive safety measures for ascents in via ferratas.
The Integral route has its entrance through the hanging bridge and the exit through the path of La Rienda. It has 5 to 6 hours duration with a positive slope of 315 meters. Its level of difficulty, according to the Küsler scale, is K4 (difficult).
Timing is always based depending on the group (being this group of 3 people maximum, plus the guide), in a always safe route using ropes.
The guide will be able to use the exits or simply return, ending the activity, in case we are involved in some unexpected weather conditions, excessive duration or in case the group doesn’t feel comfortable with the route anymore.
This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.
After this time, Espeleo-Aventura has established that no one can cancel the activity once the booking is placed.
If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.