Via ferrata (meaning “iron path” in Italian) is a mountain route equipped with fixed ladders, cables, and bridges in order to be accessible to climbers and walkers. It offers an exciting mix of alpine hiking and rock climbing. It allows to climb breathtaking cliff along protected and safety routes.
Sporty or easy routes, in the South Alpes, you could find the way you expect, great time to share with your family, or to challenge yourself.
How ? You climb fixed rung systems that snake their way up the cliff. You are secured with your climbing harness to the steel cable that is anchored to the mountainside. (we provide you harness, helmet and via ferrata lanyards)
Who ? beginners or not, from 8 years old, you don’t need any previous experience!
A perfect introduction to rock climbing and a fantastic outdoor experience for groups, individuals or families.
Via ferrata for beginners
from 8 years old, 35 €/p.
Routes for beginners are the best for a first try or for family, such routes help you get familiar with how to climb a via ferrata and exposure.
At Chateau-Queyras or at Pelvoux, you have short routes (1h30 to 2 hours), in both you climb along a refreshing river gorge, in an unexpected and hidden place.
Both are suitable for children (they have to be taller than 1,30 meter)
Athletics via ferrata
There are severals sporty routes around Ecrins and Queyras mountains. Depends on your wish, depends on the season, i’ll guide you on my favorite spots started from Guillestre.
During summer time, two medium – difficult routes among the best, via ferrata with short sections of overhanging rock face requiring physical strength and fitness, can be exposed for long sections.
- Les Claux from 12 years old, 40 €/pers
2 parts on that way : first one is for beginners, a perfect place for testing your skills and know how you feel, second part lead you in a narrow and steep river gorge with short overhanging parts.
- Durance river gorge from 12 years old, 45 to 50 €/pers
For longer and higher routes lovers… Here, rock face are long and continuous : we’ll do a mix among three routes of varying difficulty go along the gorge above the river, crossing it at several points with rope bridges.