Via Ferrata (Klettersteig) Cabirol is an alpine route for experienced hikers (EEA) built through the rock walls of Capo Caccia. The ferrata is situated in a marvellous environment located in the middle of the Natural Park of Porto Conte at about 40 minutes drive from Alghero. The Ferrata runs for a total of 1000 meters; generally the starting point is the lower ledge, coming back on the high ledge by facing a total difference in altitude of 150 meters. During summer the entire Via Ferrata is in shade up to 14.00 and so it's ideal to start in the morning. A gentle mistral is the right wind that allows the cliffs and the steel cable to remain dry.

The staring point of Via Ferrata is reached with a soft trek from the parking 'Belvedere Foradada', it's near the Cave of the Broken Vessels.

 

 

The best way to face the Ferrata starting from the low ledge, this does not have particularly technical segments and develops mostly on horizontal sections that alternate the use of the steel cable (also with exposed sections) in normal trekking on an imposing rocky panoramic roof. These huge limestone cliffs have geological origins dated to the Cretaceous Period (145 million to 300,000 years ago).

The horizontal progression is interrupted by the Ferrata segment definitely more technical:
a vertical of about 10 meters with steel steps that reachs
a panoramic terrace on high ledge: here the emotions will be strong!

 

The progression on the high ledge is characterized by exposed horizontal segments equipped also with steel steps. Around us the sea is getting bluer and the sun (for this reason the best way is to start in the morning) starts to peep on the high walls; below us boats and rafts are riding the waves in the direction of the dive sites or to visit the famous Caves of Neptune. Via Ferrata ends with a small vertical of 3 meters that takes us on top of the cliffs giving us an overview of the island Foradada.

 

 

Technical details:

Time required: around 3 hours and half

Difference in altitude: 150 meters

Difficulty: mainly easy, with the vertical section of medium difficulty

 

 

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