‘The iron path’ ….an exhilarating way to explore the mountains
Nestled between France and Spain, the small country of Andorra offers exceptional Via Ferrata an exhilarating activity combining trekking and climbing. Meaning ‘iron Path’ in Italian, Via Ferrata is, in essence, a mountain route equipped with steel cables, ladders and other fixed anchor points allowing you to follow the accessible and varied routes in and around Canillo whilst being in the good hands of a highly experienced guide with vast local knowledge.
A perfect adventure!
22nd- 27th, September 2019 – 6 days
27th – 30th September 2019 – 4 days
Grade (Physical): Challenging
Via Ferrata level: Beginner
Airport: Toulouse, France
Fresh natural lunches / dinners
Private vehicle support
At A Glance
With collection from Toulouse, you transfer across the border to Andorra and the small village of Canillo, taking approximately 1h 45mins. The trip begins with the opportunity to undertake a short hike in the local vicinity and enjoy a first evening meal.
Days 2 - 3 (or 2 - 5 for the week trip)
Via Feratta is a great outdoor challenge offering an exciting combination of trekking and climbing. You will follow the accessible and varied Via Feratta routes in and around Canillo. The locations are off the beaten track and often afford breathtaking views of the high rock Andorran peaks. Some of the many Via Feratta possibilities include:
The Canal de la Mora
The Racons Way
The Canal del Grau
The Roc del Quer
The Bona d’ Envalira
The focus will always be on safety and making the most of the prevailing conditions and group ability, ensuring maximum enjoyment. The lines are interesting, challenging and chosen by our guide Dave, who has vast local knowledge and is hugely expereinced.
Days 4 (or 6)
Finishing with a wonderful celebration meal, you depart Canillo and transfer to Toulouse for your onward journeys.
Need To Know
Our accommodation is located in the charming village of Canillo in the Andorran Pyrenees. We use cozy, simple bungalows with shared bathrooms graded 1*/2* that lend themselves well to the nature of this trip.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, drinks on first and last night.
All technical equipemnt for Via Ferrata
We provide private vehicle support throughout the duration of this trip.
Dave Norris is our dedicated guide who this Via ferrata trip. He is exceptionally experienced with a passion for sharing the mountains, flora and fauna with you. A qualified and licensed International Mountain Leaders and Mountaineering Instructor he holds the highest level of award in the UK. Dave is a super nice person, and a pleasure to spend time with on the mountain.
One Guide – 1 – 4 clients
Booking and Price
27th – 30th September €625 pp
22nd – 27th September €1075pp
This trip is graded as challenging and is intended for beginner climbers / scramblers, or those with some Via Feratta experience who want to explore a new area. Your guide Dave will take care of all logistics and will teach you all you need to know, enabling you to climb safely up the rocky mountain faces. We manage every booking independently to ensure attention to detail and provide a personalised service; if you would like to discuss this trip directly don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions (updated Jan 2019) – All trips are sold subject to these Terms and Conditions (hereinafter T&Cs).
All clients need to be adequately insured for all activities they are taking part in. Insurance must include repatriation and details should be provided at the beginning of each trip.
All European clients should obtain a European Health insurance card (EHIC), however this is not a substitute for travel insurance.
2. Health and fitness
Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. In order to assist with this, all trips are graded and we welcome the opportunity to discuss trip details / answer questions in advance of your reservation. Trip members must be in sufficient good health to undertake the trip, and if unsure seek medical advice in advance. For your own safety you need to inform us of any medical conditions in advance or at the start of the trip. Trip members are also required to bring adequate clothing / equipment as advised in the pre departure information.
3. Dietary Requirements
We endeavour to work with clients and accommodate their dietary requirements. However such is the nature of adventure travel we may be limited to specific menus e.g remote Mountain Huts, Tea Houses in the Himalaya’s etc. We fully encourage you to contact us in advance to discuss your requirements then we have every opportunity to explore options thereafter.
4. Cancellations and Fee Schedule Per Person
91 days or more prior to departure – €250 cancellation fee
61 – 90 days before departure – 25% of the trip cost
46 – 60 days before departure – 50% of the trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Fees are calculated from the date we receive written cancellation notice which can be via email. If clients are unable to access email, and cancel over the phone we will confirm in writing the cancellation.
If you cancel 91 days or more prior to departure, it may be possible to transfer to another trip without occurring any fees. Please discuss this with us in the first instance.
With specific departures there may be an increase in cancellation fee if the accommodation provider T & Cs mean we are liable for payment.
If you have a complaint, please contact us as soon as possible, in the first instance your leader is often your obvious point of contact. This ensures we have every opportunity to explores solutions to the problem(s) arising and we will do all we reasonably can to resolve the complaint. You must tell us within 4 weeks after your holiday of any complaints that you feel have not been dealt with properly.
6. Alterations By Us
We will tell you as soon as reasonable possible if we must make any alteration to your holiday. Most alterations are minor, but very occasionally we might have to make a major alteration. A major alteration is a change of location or to a lower standard of accommodation for a substantial part of your holiday, a change in start/finish dates or necessary price rise in your holiday caused by rises in costs (e.g. exchange rates, internal transport etc). You may then choose as follows:
- To accept these alterations
- To withdraw from the holiday, in which case we will repay all monies paid to us including your deposit and this is the sum of our liability to you
- To accept an alternative holiday that we may propose to you, in which case if the proposed holiday is a lower price we will pay you the difference and if it is a higher price we may ask for the difference.
You must inform us of your choice as soon as possible after we contact you.
7. Group Leadership
On a guided holiday your leader is responsible for the safety and enjoyment of the whole group and has sole discretion, on behalf of Live Breathe Hike, to exclude temporarily a participant from the group. They may also choose to terminate the participants holiday without the possibility of a refund if the leader thinks the participant is likely to endanger the group safety or spoil its enjoyment.
8. Your Responsibility
Mountain holidays by their very nature are adventurous, with a certain level of risk is undertaken. Individuals need to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner at all times; responding to advice, guidance, and instruction that may be given by the group leader / experienced professional and take all reasonable actions to eliminate accidents or injury.
9. Our Responsibilities
We will take all reasonable care to ensure that the information we give to you is accurate, including on our website, in your schedule and information pack. We will do all that we can to provide the service as described in the information we give to you. We are not liable if any failure is:
- Attributable to anyone other than us
- Attributable to a third party unconnected to us, and unforeseeable or unavoidable
- Due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and could not have been avoided even if all due care had been taken
- Due to an event which even with all due care we could not foresee or forestall
10. Cancellation By Us
Live Breathe Hike reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient signup or logistics problems that may impede trip operations. The refund of all land payments received shall relate Live Breathe Hike from any further liability.
Live Breathe Hike must normally make substantial payments to its suppliers far in advance of the scheduled trip departure date. If a trip is cancelled due to force majeure; (acts of God, war, strikes, earthquake, flooding etc), Live Breathe Hike will promptly refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible. However Live Breathe Hike does not guarantee recovery of any or all of the advance payments made.
11. Additional Costs
Live Breathe Hike shall not be liable for (a) expenses such as additional nights and meals not specified in the individual trip itineraries, but which may required to get to from a trip start or end; expenses due to the delay of a trip for any reason (e.g. bad weather, trails conditions, land slides, flooding, sickness etc); (c) expenses occurred in recovering lost luggage by airlines, belongings left behind on a trip or in shipping purchases or other goods home from abroad; (d) visa and other incidental costs.
Live Breathe Hike reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any trips, and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes without payment.