Our Via Ferrata excursion is a challenging hike/climb on a rock cliff equipped with metal anchors, cables and bridges that are crossed as you ascend the cliff face. A mix of hiking and rock climbing, our route includes a steel cable lifeline to which you are attached the whole way, allowing you to climb in safety.
You will start your day at the chalet where you will be greeted by one of our certified guides. We'll show you how to get into your harness and you will receive a security briefing. Then you will head to a practice wall where we will teach you the basic techniques involved in ascending the the Via Ferrata. Then, it's an easy 10 minute hike from our reception to the foot of the cliffs of Mont-Catherine to the start of the Via Ferrata. From there you get into the ascent of the rock wall. Along the 1968 foot (600m) route, while connected to the continuous life line, you will climb obstacles such ladders, metal steps and handles, and cross bridges and steel cables as you ascend to a height of 196 feet (60 m), the equivalent of a 20-storey building! The views of the entire region from the top are worth the effort! From the top, you will go down the mountain on a hike of about 2297 feet (750 m) to get back to the reception.The ascent takes about 3 hours and you should expect a good physical challenge. Our guides are with you the whole time to help with the lifeline and offer suggestions for the best techniques. We offer the possibility of exiting the route after 2 hours.