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Discover the via ferrata Cala del Molí

Discover the via ferrata Cala del Molí

01.06.2023 Sport

On the Costa Brava is one of the most spectacular via ferratas in the world, the via ferrata Cala del Molí. Enjoy the incomparable Mediterranean landscape accessing places that are difficult to access thanks to metal steps, Tibetan bridges, zip lines, walkways, and cables. We tell you everything you need to know about this route so that you can discover every corner of the Costa Brava!



What is a via ferrata?

Via ferratas are vertical and/or horizontal itineraries equipped with nails, staples, dams, handrails, chains, suspension bridges and zip lines that allow you to safely reach areas that are difficult to access for hikers or those not used to climbing.

Via ferrata can be found in many places in Europe, for example in the Dolomites, the Italian Alps, France, Switzerland, Germany, or Spain.

Initially, via ferratas were used for military purposes, so that soldiers could more easily reach areas that were difficult to access. Currently, these trails are used for leisure and recreation purposes.

 

How to do a via ferrata?

Via ferrata is an activity that requires basic training. If you don't have this type of training and you want to get started, contact people who do this activity regularly so they can teach you how to proceed.

To do a via ferrata it is also essential to use the appropriate safety equipment: helmet, harness, via ferrata heatsink, anchor bags, gloves, and safe footwear.

Via ferratas are equipped with a steel cable, also called a lifeline, to which you must always be insured. At the beginning of the route, there must be the two carabiners of the heatsink anchored to the steel cable.

Advance with your hands and feet on the iron steps or on the rock if there are none. Never change the two carabiners of the heatsink at the same time, one of them must always be anchored. To prevent the carabiners from being able to open by rubbing against the rock, they must be coloured facing away from the rock wall.

It is also important to mention that there are not two people anchored to the same section of cable, especially in vertical sections, since one could drag the other in the event of a fall.

via ferrata Cala del Molí Sant Feliu de Guíxols

 

Where to do a via ferrata?

One of the most spectacular via ferratas in the world is the via ferrata Cala del Molí, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Baix Empordà). It is a unique route since its route of almost three kilometres runs over the cliffs of the Mediterranean Sea on the Costa Brava. The route, equipped with steps, cable and iron bridges, can be completed in approximately two hours.

Via ferratas are classified into different levels of difficulty, depending on the verticality, the number of grips installed, the distance between them, the length of the track or the terrain where it runs. In Spain, the most common system classifies them into six groups: K1 being the easiest and K6 being the most difficult.

The via ferrata Cala del Molí is especially recommended for people who want to begin on this type of route, since it is a relatively simple route. It is classified as K3 and is divided into two parts: the first, simpler, could be classified as K2 difficulty, and the second, somewhat more complex, could be classified as K4.

It is advisable not to do this route when there is a storm since some sections run very close to the sea and could be dangerous. It is also recommended to avoid the high season period, since there are quite a few crowds of people. In general, the best time to do it is during the week and in the evenings.

Don't think twice and come and enjoy a unique experience on the Costa Brava!

via ferrata Cala del Molí sea Costa Brava

 

Hotels for athletes on the Costa Brava

At Rosamar Hotels we have the perfect hotels in Lloret de Mar for you to enjoy your holidays practicing sports on the Costa Brava.

Hotel Rosamar & Spa is a 4-star superior hotel located on the seafront, in a very quiet area and at the same time close to the centre of the town of Lloret de Mar. It has a wellness area equipped with a sauna, Hammam, sun loungers thermal, and sensation showers.

Hotel Rosamar Es Blau Adults Only +21 is a 4-star superior hotel for adults only located very close to the city centre. It also has its own spa, with an indoor heated pool, sauna, Hammam, hydromassage pool, heated loungers, and showers.

Book your accommodation at Rosamar Hotels and discover unique corners on the Costa Brava!

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