The town of Redován today inaugurated the longest via ferrata in the Comunitat Valenciana. A firm commitment of the City Council “to promote mountain tourism and that the town is a benchmark for lovers of this sport,” said the mayor, Emilio Fernandez.
The route of the road is 700 meters equipped and 200 more by trails, which is divided into two differentiated areas. On the one hand, a route for children and families and another area with more difficulty for experts. The manager of the company in charge of the works, Fernando Arranz, has assured that the track is in the ‘Cortado del Colorao’ and that the first meters of the route have a lower difficulty and designed for a family activity. “It has a K2 grade, simple, the staples are closer and has a distance of 300 meters,” Arranz explained.
The second zone is sporty and has a superior k4 degree with 330 meters distance. The manager of the company has ensured that there are a total of 4 suspension bridges, two of wood from 25 to 42 meters long and another two of cables. Of all the innovations presented by this via ferrata is ‘the hinge game’ which is “a unique element in Spain on ferrata roads and that leaves you 90 meters high and separated from the wall”, said Arranz.
Another experience of this type of climbing is that athletes can walk the 42-meter suspension bridge that is 135 meters above the ground, from where they offer unique views of the Vega Baja.
The mayor, Emilio Fernandez, said that “we are satisfied with the work done and the result is already having good reviews among athletes.” Also, the mayor has said that “the via ferrata is one more element of a mountain range that is visited annually by athletes from all over the country and foreigners, so we are working on new projects that improve the visit to our mountain.” In this sense the mayor has assured that the road “constitutes a great attraction for Redován and for the whole region and we invite everyone to visit us”.