Vies Ferrades de Catalunya: Via Ferrada in Vallcebre

Via Ferrada in Vallcebre

During the weekend we went to Berguedà, apart from finding interesting places such as the Riutort Oil Mine or the Fuentes del Llobregat we could also practice adventure sports. In this post we will talk about the Via Ferrada that we did in Vallcebre. It was not the type of activity we were expecting but it became one of the activities we liked most of the blogtrip. Below we explain it to you!

Vies Ferrades de Catalunya: Views of Vallcebre
Vies Ferrades de Catalunya: Views of Vallcebre
What is a Via Ferrada?
A Via Ferrada is a vertical intinerary equipped with nails, staples, chains, hanging bridges, zip lines … which allow safe ascension to areas that are difficult for walkers or people who are not used to climbing. These itineraries are equipped with an iron wire where you have to attach your carabiners to ensure you fall in case. They carry two carabiners for more security, especially in the changes of section.

During the Via Ferrada you also take a helmet to protect yourself from stones that may fall from the person you have behind.

Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
To make Via Ferrada de Vallcebre you must buy a ticket that costs € 5. Of these € 5 a part goes to the maintenance of the facilities by the company adventure circle and the other to insurance in case of accident.

If this is the first time you want to do this activity, we recommend that you go with a guide. The guide will explain how to do it and if someone has a problem, it is equipped to download it.

As a picture it is worth more than a thousand words we leave you with the photographs that made us the Ester, our adventure circle guide.

Making Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
Making Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
Making Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
Making Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
Making Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
Making Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
Via Ferrada is not an easy activity. If you have short legs, moving from one step to the other is not simple, since you will sometimes have to rest on the rocks. If you have dizziness, we recommend you not look too much down.

Hanging bridge on the Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
For questions of time we only made half of Via Ferrada, but one of the most important parts we did. The hanging bridge is a rope between a mountain and another. The feeling of being on the loose rope, although you are insured with both harnesses, is pure adrenaline.

Teamwork on Via Ferrada
During the Via Ferrada one of the keys is in teamwork. The first of all, in our case the monitor, is explaining who is closer to acting. The rest of the group is guided by the person who is in front, who tells him when he can make changes to the section and where he can go safer.

Among the bloggers we were there we did not know each other very much (it was the first activity we did all together), and this activity served to build trust with each other. There is nothing like sharing the sufferings and joys of a Via Ferrada.

Teamwork at the Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
Teamwork at the Via Ferrada de Vallcebre
Views from Via Ferrada
Once at the highest point of the Via Ferrada de Vallcebre we could see a view that made all the suffering and effort worth it. We could see this panoramic despite suffering from where the cell phone or camera could end.

Vies Ferrades de Catalunya: Landscape of Vallcebre
Vies Ferrades de Catalunya: Landscape of Vallcebre
Vies Ferrades de Catalunya: Landscape of Vallcebre
Vies Ferrades de Catalunya: Landscape of Vallcebre
Personal satisfaction once finished made the experience very good. Although the first feeling you have is “who orders me to do this” or “I am not able to do something like this” …

We liked it so much that when we have the opportunity we will go back to doing a ferrata and obviously we encourage you to try and make one.

We would like to thank the Diputació de Barcelona and the Consell Comarcal del Berguedà to discover the region of Berguedà. This visit is part of the blog Enter you in the green of Barcelona. If you want you can also read other entries from this blogtrip.

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