Via Ferrata of Cala del Molí

Do you like adventure activities? Well, read on because today you will discover an activity to do in the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, which will undoubtedly put you in contact with nature and bring out all the adrenaline you have inside. Let’s go!

The Via Ferrata of Sant Feliu de Guíxols 

On the outskirts of the municipality of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, in the Cala del Molí residential area, there is a fantastic via ferrata called “Via Ferrata de la Cala del Molí”.

What’s that you say? You don’t know what a via ferrata is?

Don’t worry, the Campsites of Girona will fill you in straight away. A Via Ferrata is a route that goes one step further than hiking, but it is not as adventurous as climbing. It is arguably the middle ground between the two sports.

Specifically, it is a route marked out with clamps, chains and cables to cover very vertical paths or cliffs in complete safety, as the adventurers are fastened at all times with chains that trace the entire route.

Read on to find out what it’s all about!

Via ferrata Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Source: Via Ferrata Cala del Molí

Opinion of the Via Ferrata of Sant Feliu de Guíxols

This is our opinion, but it is probably common amongst many of whom have done the Cala del Molí Via Ferrata.

The steep-walled cliffs, the orange granite rocks, a great amalgam of blues and the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks, all make for an intrepid panorama, and an adventurous one. If you feel like walking along these cliffs, while taking in the landscape, this is the Via Ferrata for you.

The Via Ferrata of Cala del Molí, is considered to be of medium difficulty, thus accessible to all levels of hikers who have a minimum level of physical fitness and good arm and hand strength. On the other hand, it is not advisable for people with vertigo or other health impairments, unless under professional supervision.

Details of the Via Ferrata of Cala del Molí

This freely accessible Via Ferrata of the Costa Brava , consists of various features including 5 bridges: 3 Tibetan, 1 Nepalese and 1 log; and is divided into two sections with different difficulties

The first section, of medium-easy difficulty, is categorised as K2 on the Hüstler staircase (which categorises this type of route from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest level and 5 the most demanding) and the second section, of medium difficulty, with a K3. At the end of the first section, halfway along the via, users who do not wish to continue along the second section will find an escape path on the left, which will lead them back to the starting point.

One of the unique features of the Via Ferrata de Sant Feliu de Guíxols, which has made it one of the main attractions, is its location overlooking the sea, which makes it unique and has given it the title of being one of the most beautiful Via Ferratas in Europe.

In essence, what makes this via ferrata on the Costa Brava so spectacular and special is undoubtedly the fact that participants progress along a route of some 500 metres horizontally above the sea and at an average altitude of 10 metres above the sea, skirting the Blanch cliff, Cala del Molí, the narrow entrance to Es Fijorn and the broad Cala Alga, with unique views of the sea.

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Length of the route: approximately 500 metres

Average altitude: 10 metres above the sea

Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours

Difficulty: K2 and K3

Starting point: Cala del Molí, halfway along the coastal path from Sant Feliu to Sant Pol.

Season: all year round.

Source: Via Ferrata Cala del Molí

Material to do the Via Ferrata of Cala del Molí

Whether you are an expert in the field, or if it is the first time you are about to venture onto a via ferrata, it is always good to remember the necessary equipment to carry out this activity and reduce the risks as much as possible:

Apart from the equipment, you will need to pay attention to all the indications you find along the way and, if you hire a guide, to the warnings given by the professionals.

Equipment hire and guide Via Ferrata Sant Feliu de Guíxols

If you don’t have the necessary equipment or you want to feel more comfortable hiring a guide or an escort, you can find several companies that offer these services: Adventure Park, Bravamar or Break Away are just some of the options that will help you in your adventure on the coast of Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Campsites close to the Via Ferrata of Sant Feliu de Guíxols

If you are looking for a place to stay near this wonderful place, Campsites of Girona offer you a wide variety of accommodation so that you can choose the type you like best, in contact with nature and the open air. 

Very close to the Via Ferrata de la Cala del Molí, you will find Camping Sant Pol and Camping WeCamp Santa Cristina two campsites ideal for couples, families and groups of friends who want to enjoy the magnificent surroundings of Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

Càmping Sant Pol

How to get to Cala del Molí – Sant Feliu de Guíxols?

As in most towns on the Costa Brava, you can get there by car via the AP7, depending on your point of departure, following the signs that will take you to Sant Feliu de Guíxols.

On the other hand, there is the option of arriving to Sant Feliu de Guíxols by bus from Girona. You can check the timetables here. As for the train, there is no direct option to the town, but you can get to Girona station by high-speed train from Barcelona and then buses will take you to your final destination.

Access to Cala del Molí and the via ferrata is from Carrer Sicilia in Sant Feliu de Guíxols. If you need more information about the access and the via ferrata, do not hesitate to contact the people in charge of the via ferrata at their website.

The weather in Sant Feliu de Guíxols

In order to enjoy the fantastic Via Ferrata of Cala del Molí, we recommend that you choose a sunny day to fully appreciate the sea views and the colours. You can check the seven-day forecast for Sant Feliu de Guíxols right here.

Via ferrada Costa Brava
Source: Via Ferrata Cala del Molí

From the Girona Campsites, we encourage all adventurers to come to this beautiful place, either to have fun with a day full of adventure, or simply to admire the beautiful scenery.

And if you feel like combining the via ferrata with some good snorkelling, here are the 10 best coves for snorkelling on the Costa Brava!

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