Via ferrata La Hermida, Picos de Europa

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Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 3 hrs
Spoken languages: English, Spanish
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

Explore La Hermida Via Ferrata and the thrill of climbing as you go up the mountain in Cantabria. You will spend a day full of emotions and adrenaline.

The tiny village of La Hermida, just 16 km from Potes is home to one of the most amazing via Ferratas of the Cantabria region. It is located in the area of "Picos de Europa".

This via Ferrata is in great shape and has iron holds all along the side of the mountain. The route goes up the mountain at almost all times which allows you amazing panoramic views from up top! As you explore Los Llanos, you'll experience what any rock climber experience but in a slightly less extreme way!

One of the reasons this via Ferrata is so exciting is because, at a certain point, you'll be able to choose three different options. The first one goes through a route similar to the first segment of the via Ferrata which you've already experienced. The second one will require you to walk over a Tibetan bridge that will test your balance and courage! The third option is reserved only for experts since it required some skill level and good physical shape. 

Course of events

Approach: 10 min.
Via ferrata: 1 hour
Exit: 25 min.
Total distance: 1 km.
Difference in altitude: 190 m.

Activity requirements

All participants must be in good health. Minors must have authorization from their parents.


Special terms

This activity can only take place with a minimum of 2 participants.

  • All necessary equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation to the meeting point
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Bottled water and snacks
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Meeting point
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Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4.9 / 5
  • (4)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Great guide and great route.

  • 5 / 5

A via ferrata that must be in every adventure seeker bucket list.

  • 5 / 5

This was a really fun way to spend an afternoon in the Picos.

  • 4.8 / 5