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Mont Blanc Escalade

Les Houches > Les Trabets
A climbing arena of 1.250 m² with more than 100 routes for all levels. Level : From beginner to 9+.

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Via ferrata Les Perrons

The via ferrata is quite long passages with athletic but relatively easy. It takes 3 / 4 hours of access, 2 hours of climbing and 30 minutes from the top of the via ferrata at the start of the gondola in Les Deux Alpes (10 minutes and fell to Venosc via the cable car or 1 hour ft.). 500 m in altitude ...

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Via ferrata de Curalla

Passy > Chemin de Curalla Plateau d'Assy
Total length: 400m Level: AD+ Duration: 1 1/2 hours Altitude on departure: 1250m Maximum altitude: 1420m Approach time: 20 minutes Return time: 45 minutes Technical tips: this via ferrata is in full sunlight so remember to carry plenty of water.

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Via Ferrata du Mont

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval > Les Gorges des Tines
The Via ferrata de Mont dominates the Gorges des Tines offering a superb panorama of the Point de Sales and Le Bourg de Sixt. The rock face is south facing and offers a varied traverse encountering a bridge and vertical ladder amongst other highlights.

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Via Ferrata de la Guinguette

A vertiginous suspended route with ladders and cables. Some advice: consult the weather forecast and enquire the difficulty and duration of the course. Everyone, especially beginners, is advised to get the help a qualified climbing instructor.

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Via ferrata de la Berche

Lus-la-Croix-Haute > Vallon de la Jarjatte
650 meters long, elevation 300 meters, southwestern exposure, 3 hours, moderately difficult to difficult. The via ferrata is characterized by 3 sections very distinct. - It begins on a pillar with the extreme right-hand side from the climbing school of the Berche. Of a progressive level, the route follows the peak with athletic passages which can be avoided by alternatives. - The second part starts by a short path and goes on stiff spurs and slabs. - To finish, you take a way which carries out to the forest road (to follow it on the left on 500 meters). Then you take on the left the path to reach the footbridge of the tower and you arrive to the top. A short stiff descent makes it possible to join the path of return.

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Via ferrata Plan du Bouc

Two routes from slightly difficult to moderately difficult.

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Spéléologie découverte - Sport aventure

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc > Route de Gorges
Strange landscapes, mysterious and marcellous places. Come and discover underground Ardèche.

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Site d'escalade Les Roches

Riverie > Lieu-dit Les Roches
The 10 m cliff is equipped with anchor points and 24 climbing school level routes (3+ to 6c – see rundown in the "Rhône topo guide”). These are perfectly suited to climbing with the family.

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Via Ferrata Yves Pollet-Villard

La Clusaz > Route du Col des Aravis
By law N° 07/079, of May 3rd 2007, the via ferrata is forbidden from November 15th till May 5th and, except this period, if the control visit has not been made and if the snow conditions makes the way back so much dangerous.

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Via Ferrata Jacques Revaclier

Présilly > Bois de Pomier
Scarp slopes with cables and ladders. An adrenalin rush without danger. Instruction from a high-altitude mountain guide. Via ferrata: Salève, Fort l'Ecluse. Level: easy to intermediate.

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Via Ferrata de la Tour du Jalouvre

Le Grand-Bornand > MairieChef-Lieu BP 8Le Grand-Bornand Village
After a 20 to 30 minute approach from the parking lot, start up the first section by traversing a series of ledges up and left, over good quality rock, that lead to “Arche du Bouquetin” (Ibex Arch), just prior to the crux of the route. Climb up and over the slightly overhanging crux via a series of small steps, which require moves similar to climbing. This overhanging section is called the “Cul Tourné”, French for “turning your rear end around”. After a section over rock, then another easy section, traverse directly towards “La Tour” (TheTower). You can stop here, and start your descent via the “Sortie à Fred” (Fred’s Exit), by walking along an easy ledge, and then down a few steps to the descent trail. Reach the tower via a 16 m long hanging footbridge (the “Passeralle du Gypaète” or “Bearded Vulture footbridge”, there are bearded vultures in the area). Enjoy the exposure when crossing the footbridge and then start climbing up the impressive pillar overhead. A long traverse across the rocky face followed by another hanging footbridge will be an exciting experience to say the least. One more easy section up a beautiful arête and you’ve reach the top of the tower. The descent starts via a long traverse across Jalouvre’s upper face until you reach a steep couloir equipped with cables, bringing you to Col du Rasoir pass and a well used hiking trail. (Often snow here at the beginning of the season). DIFFICULTY: this route is fairly long and committing, especially once beyond the hanging footbridge. The descent can also be more challenging at the beginning of the season when there may still be snow. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Aspect: Southwest facing – Length: 1100 m Vertical gain of via ferrata: 450 m Summit altitude via ferrata: 2000 m Start altitude via ferrata: 1410 m Total vertical gain: 590 m Time required: 5 to 6 hrs. (approach + climb + descent) Time required using the “Sortie à Fred”: 2 to 3 hrs. Difficulty: 1st section to the “Sortie à Fred”: D, with a section of D+ (the “Cul Tourné” overhang), for the 2nd section: D+ Two other via ferrta in the area are of interest: - The “Yves Pollet-Villard” via ferrata in La Clusaz, just off of the road that leads to Col des Aravis pass. Difficulty: D -The “Roche à l’Agathe” (Agatha’s Rock) in Thônes, just outside the village center. Difficulty: D and TD

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Via ferrata des Grosses Pierres

Longueur totale : 200 m Cotation : ED (extrèmement difficile). Altitude de départ : 1290 m Altitude maximale : 1370 m Temps d'approche : 5 minutes Temps de retour : 20 minutes

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Spéléologie avec Terre Aventure

Les Carroz d'Araches > Grottes de Balme
Discover caves in speleology with an instructor.

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Via ferrata Roc de Cornillon

1/ « Primevère à Oreille d'Ours" route: Total length: 250 metres level of difficulty : Average to Difficult Duration : 1 hour height at departure: 820 metres walking trail to reach the departure : 30 minutes Return route to departure point : 35 minutes 2/ "Rocher du Cornillon" route: Total length: 120 m de metres level of difficulty: Very Easy to Easy Duration: 45 minutes height at departure: 800 metres walking trail to reach the departure: 30 minutes Return route to departure point: 35 minutes Technical tips: your gear shall include: 1 harness, 2 lanyards with energy absorber equipped with 2 wide opening automatic screw lock carabiners, 1 helmet, 1 short lanyard. Tie in with a rope is highly recommended, use traditional via ferrata climbing technique with an experienced belaying leader. Pass the rope into the anchors on top of using the lanyards. Climbers are autonomous in tying and roping up operations (experienced via ferrata climber). Permanent use of carabiners onto the cable and throughout ladders is mandatory, thanks to lanyards with energy absorbers. Only 1 person is admitted between two anchors length. Please contact the Tourist Bureau if you wish to book a via ferrata instructor (groups or individual climbers) or rent a via ferrata gear: (+33) (0)4 79 25 01 99. Driving directions to the via ferrata : From le Bourget-du-Lac, head towards Tour du Lac - Abbaye d'Hautecombe From Yenne, head towards St Jean de Chevelu-le Col du Chat. Then turn on D914A road up to « col du Chat ». Park at Col du Chat car park – head towards the walking trail of la Dent du Chat. Follow the trail for 30 minutes and turn left, following the via ferrata sign.

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Via Ferrata - Site de Pierre Ronde

Alpe d'Huez > Site de Pierre Ronde
Two in one! That’s what you get with the Alpe d’Huez via ferrata. Two routes are on offer, the ‘Découverte’ and the ‘Sportive’, and they’re both south-facing! The “Decouverte”, or discovery route, goes off the right and continues onto plateaus and protruding rocks. With the “Sportive”, you start climbing straight away, on a lovely, vertical face, followed by quite a long airy slab and some easy protruding rocks. The walk back to the car park takes 5 minutes. Technical informations : Time : 3h with walking approach (discovery trail: 2 hours of climbing, fitness trail: 2:30) Difficulty : PD, D+ Start : 1600 m Heigh gain : 200 m Orientation : sud Period : june > october Guides, maps : - IGN top 25, 3335 ET, Alpe d’Huez. - Les via ferrata autour de Grenoble et Briançon, éditions Glénat. - Toutes les via ferrata de France, éditions Libris. History: the Brandes mines Right next to the via ferrata, you can see the Brandes mines, the only archaeological site of its kind in Europe. The ‘argenteria de Brandis’ was the largest silver mine in the Dauphiné region. Silver hunters established the site at Brandes at the beginning of the 12th century and over the following two centuries a rich seam of silver lead, that was probably linked to the Dauphin mint, was exploited. The mining was carried out at heights of between 1 750 m and 2 800 m and the ore was extracted by heat and with a chisel, in the open air and in galleries. The mine ceased production in about 1330 due to landslides and flooding, which lead to the village being ruined, and subsequently abandoned. The site features a number of archaeological remains that help us to build up a picture of the singular society that was organized around the mines, including a fortification, a church surrounded by a necropolis, houses and settlements and mine galleries. The industrial features also give us clues as to techniques used by the miners, such as the ore processing workshops and the use made of hydraulic power.

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CERRO CATEDRAL

San Carlos de Bariloche > Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
In addition to a service quality framework to practice climbing, team Cerro Catedral offers trekking, repelling, mountain biking, hiking ... in one of the most beautiful parts of the world: Patagonia.

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Bloc et site du Bourdary

The climbing walls (des Blocs) of Lavilledieu lies on the Gras plateaut. This site consists of 10 tracks from a height of 1 to 4 m and all levels. The natural site Bourdary, lies in a dried riverbed that bears the same name. It is composed of 29 channels, 15 to 20 m for beginners and those in training.

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Via ferrata du Claps

Luc-en-Diois > Le Claps
650 meters long, elevation 200 meters, northern exposure, 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours, moderately difficult to difficult. The route begins with a large and steep slab with a short athletic passage. Then we progress on narrow ledge until the way out. The 2nd part of the course is carried out by a succession of crossings and climbings in stiff rises but not too much athletic.

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Sortie encadrée Via Ferrata

Passy > Chemin de Curalla
Equipment provided.

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Via ferrata du Cochet

A via ferrata is a climbing course which enables you to climb the rock face with the aid of iron rungs and other climbing aids attached to the rocks. You are attached to a "life line", a steel safety cable running along the whole length of the course to guarantee your safety. Drop: 375m Total length: 750m Duration: 4 hours Altitude at starting point: 1650m Altitude at arrival 2025m Time: 20 minutes Required equipment: helmet, climbing belt, doubles length shock absorber. In order to carry out this activity you must have a good understanding of the mountains and and the risks attached. You carry out this activity at your own risk. If you have any queries, or are unsure please call one of the Belleville Valley mountain guides.

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Halle des Sports

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry aéroport > 91 boulevard Vivier Merle
2000m², 1,500-capacity sports centre with mobile, retractable stands. For international-level competitions. 9 tennis courts, badminton, 3 basketball courts, volleyball, handball, climbing wall, combat sports, weightlifting, etc.

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Via ferrata du Levassaix

A via ferrata is a climbing course which enables you to climb the rock face with the aid of iron rungs and other climbing aids attached to the rocks. You are attached to a "life line", a steel safety cable running along the whole length of the course to guarantee your safety. If you need help, don't hesitate to call the Belleville Valley mountain guides office. Total length: 350m Duration: 1.5 hours return Altitude at starting point: 1800m Altitude at arrival 1880m Time: 15 minutes Required equipment: helmet, climbing belt, double length shock absorber.

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Mur d'escalade de la Salle Omnisports

La Plagne > Place Perrière
Climbing wall : open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. Insurance is obligatory and equipement is not provided. This wall is for experienced climbers.

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Mur d'escalade et salle de pan

Alpe d'Huez > Avenue de Brandes
Sports and Convention Centre of Alpe d'Huez has a wall-climbing covering an area of 180 m². 21 climbing routes starting from 5a to 7a of 12 m high. Information and registration at the Sports and Convention Centre welcome desk.

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M'Roc

Villeurbanne > 74 rue Greuze
Climbing centre for adults and children. Climbing wall with 850 m² of climbing and 12,000 holds. Also gives climbing lessons, organise courses, competitions, climbing trips, via ferrata and canyoning.

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Le Mur de Lyon

The biggest indoor climbing centre in France: 2400 m², 14m-high indoor climbing walls (grades 3 to 8), 90 rope lines, 400 routes from 6 to 21 m high modified and refreshed twice a year. Air-conditioned.

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Aire de loisirs du Plan de l'Arc

La Rosière > La Louie BlancheLe Centre
The Plan de l'Arc leisure area is on the outskirts of the resort, on a sunny plateau with a small stream running through it. It boasts stunning views of Mont Pourri (3,882m) and the Haute-Tarentaise valley. Closed to traffic, it is a safe place for your children to play, and is perfect for picnics or for gazing at the view while your children have fun in the playground.

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Site d'escalade

Situed in 1km to Satillieu, on the road of St Symphorien de Mahun

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Mur d'escalade artificielle

Flumet > Place du Château
Come along and test your skills, either for an introductory session or on your own, using your own equipment.

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Via ferrata du Pas de l'Echelle

650 meters long, elevation 200 meters, southern exposure, 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes, moderately difficult to difficult. Then the route starts by a succession of narrow ledge and steep walls, this itinerary is a little bite in the air but rarely athletic. A way out, before a vertical descent, gives access to a path which goes up to the way of return.

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Via ferrata de Chironne

Chamaloc > Avant le tunnel du Col de Rousset
500 meters long, elevation 160 meters, easthern exposure, 2 hours, difficult to very difficult. The route is composed of 4 sections very distinct: - The candle begins to the right of the climbing school of the Chironne. After going up to the large slab, a corner carries out you to the breach of the candle. An easier alternative with an escape is possible by going up the wall on left side. - The crossing of the roofs is the most impressive section of the course. This part presents of many athletic and vertiginous overhangs and leads to the large ledge. - The large ledge is also accessible by the Candle. A cabled way makes it possible to join the exit of the crossing of the roofs. This place is a splendid view-point on the country of Diois. This narrow and vertiginous passage carries out you to the last part. - The exit of the slabs makes it possible to reach the summit of the cliff. A marked path brings you back into 20 mn to the starting point.

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Grimp'in Forest

Briançon > Parc de la Schappe
Via ferrata: a bucolic frame for an easy route which will make you discover a panoramic sight of the park of Schappe (in the center of Briançon), the ramparts of the old town, without forgetting Prorel. This beautiful Via special Ferrata family, accessible to the youngest due to the equipment, will allow you safely to discover the activity.

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Alpinisme

Les Carroz d'Araches > Place de l'Ambiance
Accessing the high mountain majesty with a qualified guide.

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Voie de la Tête de l'Eléphant - Rocher de la Chaux

Saint-Jean-d'Aulps > Le Bas-Thex
The route is equipped with rungs and cables so beginners can try Via Ferrata easily, such as the Tete de l'Elephant route at Rocher de la Chaux, which is easy to get to, with great views and certain to stay in the memory.

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Escalade collective

Les Carroz d'Araches > Place de l'Ambiance
In Les Carroz there are various climbing sites, the Bureau des Guides uses a special method suiting every one...

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Mur d'escalade et espace bloc

Clavans-en-Haut-Oisans > Oz Station
Located in the premises of the Tourist Office, the wall is ideal for athletic training or family practice by any weather. It includes more than 35 routes graded from 3 to 7 on all types of reliefs: slabs, dihedrals, overhangs, roofs, etc... Free acess (climbing equipment is not provided). A Boulder area, accessible without gear, is also at your disposal. Schedule and keys of the hall available at the Tourist Office.

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Voie de l'Oeil - Rocher de la Chaux

Saint-Jean-d'Aulps > Le Bas-Thex
Best described as midway between climbing and walking, Via Ferrata climbing lets beginners feel what it's like to be an Alpinist adventurer! At Rocher de la Chaux, experienced visitors can try the Œil route, which is one of the hardest in France!

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Salle d'escalade

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains > Pile du pont côté centre-bourg
Come and climb in an unusual location: a climbing wall inside the support of the Saint-Gervais bypass bridge! The AUME association organises sessions that are open to everyone. Everyone is responsible for their equipment and its safety.

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Espace Vertical Saint Martin d'Hères

Saint-Martin-d'Hères > 18 rue Marceau Leyssieu
Coming to Espace Vertical Grenoble is free, but under conditions: to master sailing knots and belaying, to be out of age or under a climber and proficient adult, or else be at least aged of 12 and provide a parental authorization. Oppened all year long from 12 am to 10:30 pm during the week and from 10 am to 6:30 pm in the weekends, several subscribtions are possible, from the entry to the full year abonnement. Possibility of renting the climbing gear. Accompanied are alone, everything is possible thanks to the self-belaying systems and tho bouldering area.

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Via Ferrata de Curalla en nocturne

Passy > chemin de Curalla Plateau d'assy
We offer to share an unforgettable adventure at the foot of the chain Fiz! Bring your family or friends and safely share a unique experience to everyone in the company of a climbing instructor. Monkey bridges, cable ducts, beams and ladders are in the program. Unique and new to the area, this route takes place in a dream setting, perched on the most beautiful Valley Viewpoint.

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Espace Vertical Grenoble

Grenoble > 22 rue Victor Lastella
Coming to Espace Vertical Grenoble is free, but under conditions: to master sailing knots and belaying, to be out of age or under a climber and proficient adult, or else be at least aged of 12 and provide a parental authorization. Oppened all year long from 12 am to 10:30 pm during the week and from 10 am to 6:30 pm in the weekends, severeal subscribtions are possible, from the entry to the full year abonnement. Possibility of renting the climbing gear. Accompagnied or alone, everything is possible thanks to the self-belaying systems and the bouldering area

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Alti-Grimp

Taulignan > Route de Valréas
Climbing for all levels. High climbing hall in an old building for silk; 400m² of climbing wall, with a heigth of 17m.

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Via Ferrata d'Arsine

Villar-d'Arêne > Arsine
In the foothills of the Meije, this north-facing climb will be a cool choice in the summer. The route is not particularly difficult, but still has some airy and athletic sections. You can start climbing without commitment as the route is not long and has an escape route halfway up. Technical informations : Time : 3h with walking approach (discovery trail: 2 hours of climbing, fitness trail: 2:30) Difficulty : PD, D+ Start : 1600 m Heigh gain : 200 m Orientation : North Period : June > October The first part of the route will warm up your fingers, before reaching a fine airy section involving a steep and vertiginous pillar. You come out onto a grassy ledge when you can take the escape route on the right. The climb continues up a slab and onto a spur. The path back down to the car park (30 mins) is clearly signposted on the left. The legend of the White Lady of the Alpe du Villar d’Arène A young shepherd from La Grave was watching his flock in the Alpe du Villar d’Arène. The Pic des Agneaux towered above him, one black and the other white. The summits glistening with eternal snow were reflected in the blue waters of the lake. But the shepherd was blind to their beauty. He earned so little money to help his mother, the widow of a guide killed on the mountain, that he could not be happy. One starry night in the summer, he left his hut, brooding over his sorrows and worries. He suddenly saw before him a white lady, sliding over grass that hardly ruffled her dress. She stopped at the top of a large rock that was well known to his sheep, and at her feet flames shot up, into which she disappeared. Wide-eyed and somewhat afraid, the boy saw molten gold. He ran back home, kissed his mother, took a pickaxe and returned to the spot. He dug all day long and found a rich vein of gold…

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Structure artificielle d'escalade indoor

Aussois > Route de Cottériat
Artificial climbing structure 64 m2 indoors. Information Maison d'Aussois.

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Via Ferrata des mines du Grand clôt

La Grave > D1091
This is a historical via ferrata, as it is actually on the site of the former silver mines that closed down in 1926. Technical informations : Time : 5h30 Difficulty : D Start : 750 m Heigh gain : 775 m Orientation : South Period : Mai > October Guides, Maps : IGN top 25, 3436 ET, Meije, Pelvoux. Les via ferrata autour de Grenoble et Briançon, éditions Glénat. Toutes les via ferrata de France, éditions Libris. The first stretches of steel rope are on the site of the old mine and you can see all the features typical of mining activity, including handrails and the anchor points of the cableway that carried the ore, as well as galleries that were dug by hand as early as the 7th century. You then tackle a long (15 m) and airy chimney before reaching an easier passage that takes you to the Emparis plateau. The walk back is to the east, along the GR54 (Tour d’Oisans) footpath. Go through the village of Le Chazelet and turn right down the path to the Notre Dame de Bon Repos chapel. Once down at the road, walk back to the car park. Cultural information :The Oisans mines In the 14th century, the Oisans mines were in full expansion. The ground everywhere was being drilled and dug to mine silver, iron and lead, but also coal and slate. The mine at Le Grand Clot probably existed in Roman times, but it was in the 10th century that large-scale mining began to take place. 150 people worked in the mine and it continued in full production until the 1830s, when it gradually declined, following changes in ownership and difficulties in extracting the ore. The lead silver of Le Grand Clot was used to make pottery glazes. If the ore did not contain enough silver, only the lead was sold. The seam looked promising, but as elsewhere in Oisans, it proved to be a disillusion. Gold fever had taken over in Oisans… and, despite many attempts, there was never any substantial production and, in particular, never the immense wealth, so highly coveted. The Oisans Eldorado was still prayed for… (!) Think about to set a car in Le Chazelet Village (the arrival of the Via ferrata) so you can avoid the walk back to your starting point (about 2 hours walk additional)

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Via Ferrata des Etroits

Agnières-en-Dévoluy > Saint-Etienne-en-Dévoluy
Car park, toilets, easy access. Map available from the Tourist Offices. Equipment rental available from “La Souloise” barrestaurant in Saint Etienne en Devoluy and in Superdevoluy and La Joue du Loup’s sports shops (july/august). Inverted ladder at difficult starting point.

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Pan d'escalade indoor

La Grave > D1091 Gîte Le Rocher
You are please asked to minimize the use of magnesia and vacuuming after your session, thank you :)

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Via Ferrata - Le Voile de la Mariée

Technical informations : Time : 3h (20 min approach walk; 1h30/2h ascension; 1h return by another via ferrata route or 2h by the path) Difficulty : D+ Start : 1240 m Heigh gain : 250 m Orientation : south Period : june > october Guides, maps : - Top 25 IGN, 3336 ET, Les 2 Alpes. - Les via ferrata autour de Grenoble et Briançon, éditions Glénat. - Toutes les via ferrata de France, éditions Libris. The route follows the waterfall all the way. There were no escape routes, but a fine rocky plateau halfway up makes a good resting place. This is a very steep via ferrata, so prepare your arms for 250 m of cable climbing. Once at the top, the Refuge des Clots hut is just a five-minute walk away. You can return on the via, which descends the other side of the hut - it’s very unusual to be able to do a round trip on a via ferrata (return time is 1 hour). The other option is to take the path to Les Aymes, walk down to the road and to the car park (return time 2 hours). The Emparis Plateau The origin of the name is Celtic and allegedly comes from “Par”, meaning exposed to the sun. In its wettest areas, the plateau is covered with an aromatic sweetgrass, used in Central Europe to flavour vodka.This is of course the famous bison grass. This mysterious plateau, reminiscent of the steppe and the Arctic tundra, is a vast sunny balcony, in perfect contrast to the rocky, icy chaos of La Meije, just opposite. This exceptional place has been listed and protected since 1991.

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Via Ferrata de la Cascade de la Fare

Access : Drive up to Vaujany ski resort and carry on to the car park at La Villette. The “Via Ferrata” signs are clearly visible from the car park. Walk down through the village, over the Pont du Moulin bridge and follow the “via ferrata” path. Walk-in time: 40 minutes. Time : 4h30 (40 min approach walk, via ferrata 2h30, return 1h30) Difficulty : D+ Start : 1420 m Heigh gain : 300 m Orientation : north/west Period : 15 may > 15 october
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