Climbing holidays in Spain

Climbing holidays Spain, in the province of Alicante

The ´Costa Blanca´ is the coastline in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia. The area is not only renowned for bathing tourism, but is also an ‘El Dorado’ for your climbing holidays in Spain! Thanks to a whole series of limestone mountain ranges, a large density of excellent climbing areas can be found here. The mild temperatures of the south also allow for the best training conditions in winter.

climbing holidays spain at Casa Rural Refugio Marnes

There are climbing routes of various degrees on the Costa Blanca

Most of the most popular areas in Spain for your climbing holidays are between Alicante and Valencia. Here, for example, you can discover Montanejos, Puig Campana, Gandia, Chulilla, the Sierra de Toix, Echo Placa. In the area of the Costa Blanca there are approximately 45 climbing areas with around 2,500 routes of all levels of difficulty. The rock quality is consistently good and ranges from gray slab lime to reddish sinter rock. The Peñón de Ifach, for example, near us in Calpe, leaves nothing to the imagination for beginners , but also offers long, impressive multi-pitch routes. The largest climbing area is probably Sella, with over 150 routes. You could spend a whole climbing holiday here alone. Simple, demanding, difficult, multi-difficulty … everything the climbing heart desires. It’s worth exploring the area!

Climbing holidays under the winter sun, a special experience for climbing fans in Spain

Climbing holidays in Spain some materialAlicante stands for sun, pleasant temperatures near the sea and fantastic limestone. Climbing holidays Spain always means hospitality, tapas and a holiday mood. Sip a cocktail by the sea, stroll along the beach promenade. Thanks to the mild temperatures, the area is the perfect winter destination (15-20 ° C). But in the summer months it gets warmer, so it is better to start early in the morning. Another great advantage of the climbing region is that the many areas are located in a wide variety of cardinal directions, so you are never out of choices. Due to the weather, there are hardly any weather-related “climbing off days”! The Sierra de Toix, near the coast, for example, often has a “reverse climate”, so when it rains inland it is dry here and vice versa.


Rock climbing at the Costa Blanca Spain

Agriturismo Refugio Marnes a B&B for climbing holidays on the Costa Blanca

This beautiful and sustainable oasis is a Casa Rural or Agriturismo. It is ideally located to reach most climbing areas, an ideal base camp for varied climbing! The comfort and the loving ambience of the accommodation offers everything to relax after a day of climbing.
The rare bad weather days can be spent in one of the picturesque villages, or simply relaxing in our bed and breakfast Los Establos, B&B La Finca, holiday home Finca Iris. In spring, summer or early autumn, you can also spend your climbing holiday base at our luxury glamping tent, La Jaima.

Rock climbing Spain near Pinos, Sierra de Bernia and the Jalon Valley

Refugio Marnes is a 10 minute drive from the Pinos and the Sierra de Bernia crags. These alone have more than 30 routes. You can download the topos (right click, save as, PDF):

The Peñón de Ifach and the sea cliffs of Toix are both a 30 minutes drive from Refugio Marnes.
So if you are a (aspiring) climber Refugio Marnes offers a great startingpoint for your trips. After the exertions of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of our accommodation even more.

More information on rock climbing Spain;

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