Via Ferrata above the sea: Cala Molí (St. Feliu de Guíxols)
When the warm weather finally arrives, we all like to spend time outdoors. Our recommendation this time is to get initiated, if you aren’t already, into a “Via Ferrata”. It was a great idea! The via ferrata, whose origin comes from the Dolomites in Italy where it was used for military purposes, is a route... View Article
When the warm weather finally arrives, we all like to spend time outdoors. Our recommendation this time is to get initiated, if you aren’t already, into a “Via Ferrata”. It was a great idea!
The via ferrata, whose origin comes from the Dolomites in Italy where it was used for military purposes, is a route that needs to be made using safety cables and already built steps, that will allow you to access safely to places that wouldn’t be accessible otherwise. As a basic material needed to cover the route, you are going to need: helmet, energy absorber, harness and carabiners.
In this occasion, we decided to give a try to the via in Cala Moli (Sant Feliu de Guíxols), a recently reopened pathway (2013), ideal for a group with little experience, offering an amazing view that won’t leave you indifferent.
Before venturing to enter any route, it is important to check its level of difficulty, avoiding unnecessary risks for you and your group. On the following link, you will find a really useful guide, that will help you discover and identify the difficulty of each path is measured, in terms of strength, endurance and the experience required to perform it successfully.
We highly suggest you to rent the material needed and book the services of a professional guide. He will give useful tips and help you when doubts and difficulties arose. You can find directories that will help you choose the one you prefer.
Let’s talk about the route. As beginners, we book the services of a professional guide, Toni. We arrange to meet him near the promenade of Sant Feliu de Guíxols and he led us to the “Mirador de les Triadores”, where the path begins (from the promenade and before reaching the harbour area, turn left onto the road that goes to the beach “S’Agaró – Sant Pol”. On Sicily street you will find a sign indicating the beginning of the “Via”.
After putting on all the necessary equipment, we started the easiest part of the path that goes between vegetation. Too easy for us, but fun will come afterwards. A tree-trunk that needs to be walked one foot in front of the other helped by some safety cables, several cable bridges above the sea and seagulls flying around us all the time made this adventure a little more exciting. We remind you that you will need all the mandatory equipment (helmet, suitable shoes, gloves …) or you will find it really difficult to perform properly.
Not far from the half of the path, we found a slightly collapsed wall, whose distance is not difficult to cover, but can be a bit scary. We have to say, that if you don’t feel confident enough to cope with the wall or not fit enough to put in the required effort, you can take the path on the left that will lead you straight to the beginning of the “Via”. We found a group of people unsure of what to do, physically unable to continue and took us over an hour to be able to continue with the path. We have to wait for them to go back from where they were under the sun, causing our group un unnecessary fatigue and psychological stress.
And now that you have a better idea about this “Via ferrata”, we highly recommend you to try it. It’s well worth of, at least, an attempt. And as we always say, if you take our advice and decide to give a try to this experience, do not hesitate to share your adventure with us.