Costa Blanca Rock Climbing – Spain’s Premier Winter Sun Destination




We base ourselves near to the bustling coastal town of Calpe. A popular tourist destination for many years, Calpe has many attractions including it’s own mountain, miles of golden sands, restaurants, bars, and plenty of shopping. Within a short drive we have access to fine coastal climbing & scrambling venues. With stunning views over the Mediterranean there can be few finer places on earth to Scramble, climb, or walk. Nearby there is a recently developed ‘Via Ferrata’ on the huge mountain of Ponoch. Until recently this mountain was a place for the hardened enthusiast only, but with the Via Ferrata in place it’s accessible to fit adults who have a head for heights. With world class walking routes and a fantastic climate, this is indeed a perfect location for multi-activity adventures. A little way inland to the north is the deep ravine known as ‘Barranco del Infierno’. Here we can enjoy an amazing canyon adventure, journeying deep into the mountainside. The Limestone scenery during this excursion is jaw dropping. Fixed cables ease our way through the most challenge sections and we carry ropes and climbing equipment for the numerous abseils.     The dramatic Via Ferrata on Ponoch mountai

Sample itinerary

This is a multi-activity holiday and you will be encouraged to join us for all the activities. These will include: Rock climbing; Mountain walking; Scrambling; Canyoning; Abseiling & Via Ferrata; How much of each of these activities we do will depend on your preferences & weather conditions. Day 1) Arrive Alicante and transfer to Calpe, familiarize with local area. Local mountain walk – El Penon de Ifach (2.5 hours) Day 2) Rock climbing & Abseil – Toix crag Day 3) Mountain day – Bernia ridge scramble / or walk over Olta mountain (5 – 7 hours) Day 4) Via Ferrata – Ponoch mountain / Canyoning – Barranco del Infierno Day 5) Rock climbing – Echo / Jalon valley Day 6) Airport transfer for onward travel home – and we may fit in some more climbing too!

Kit list

Rock climbing shoes, sturdy trail shoes, warm clothing, waterproof outerwear, sun hat. We provide all climbing equipment (apart from shoes), however, if you have some of your own equipment, feel free to bring it along. Wearing a helmet is essential whilst at the crag.

Fitness and abilty requirements

Most of the climbing venues are only a few minutes walk from parking areas, however when the sun shines (which is often), we need to keep hydrated so carry plenty of water each day. A good level of fitness will be required, as well as a good head for heights, basic climbing experience is ideal but don’t worry if you have never been on the rock before, our instructors will teach you the basics. The Via Ferrata involves a 30 minute walk uphill, followed by a very steep climb, think vertical. Mountain walks will be no more than 5 hours duration and will include rest / photo breaks. For the Bernia Ridge traverse allow for 7 hours in the mountains


We are now running trips in Jan, Feb and Mar 2017


£595 per person –  This includes: Comfortable villa style accommodation (twin rooms) Guiding & instruction during all activities by a UK instructors,  All safety and Technical equipment   Airport transfers can be arranged for a small extra charge, payable locally. Currently this amounts to around €30 per transfer and can be split between the group. hh The Bernia ridge from Olta

What else is there to do?

Calpe has a wonderful beach for those wanting a lazy afternoon. The old town is full of charming sights, narrow streets and colorful tapas bars. Stroll along the promenade to find out how the first settlers here caught fish, it’s elaborate.


Meals are on a self-catering basis. There are cooking facilities in the villa, or you may choose to eat out locally, there are many restaurants to choose from and a wide range of foods from all over the world. 3 course meals are from around £10pp pp  The dramatic Barranco del Infierno canyon  


This trip involves travel to mountainous areas where a short notice change of itinerary may be necessary. The details of the itinerary may well be altered to suit participants, the weather or for any other reason deemed necessary. Climbing and mountaineering are dangerous activities where serious injury or death may occur. Please be aware that although we take precautions to ensure your safety, there will always be an element of risk and uncertainty in climbing & mountaineering activities. We advise all clients to ensure they have adequate insurance cover for the duration of their stay. This insurance should be suitable for adventurous activities. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides travel policies specific for adventurous activities. If in doubt, please call us. And finally…. If you have any questions regarding the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us.