Via Ferrata du Dévoluy, Le Dévoluy, Hautes-Alpes

 

     Footbridge     Monkey Bridge    Ladder      Zipline   
1 x 50m 1 x 14 m 0 0

 

Features

Two via ferratas: Les Baumes and la Vertigo. These itineraries meet up on a footbridge.

Above the Souloise river, over 50 meters above, a rope bridge (the 14m long and I'm not even scared type) lets you go from one bank to the other

This via ferrata evokes two different kinds of feelings: the mountain spirit from the Baumes traverse and the spelunking one from the Vertigo route.

 

ViaFerrata Tips and Tricks

At the end of this via ferrata perade you will come across a rock climbing site in the Rif gorges as well as an introduction to canyoneering.

If you have time, go. It's always nice to discover new things.

 

Grade

 Strength

Beaumes
Vertigo

1
3
 Dizziness Beaumes
Vertigo
 2
 3
 Type Beaumes
Vertigo
 Montagne: 3
 Montagne: 2
 Technics Beaumes
Vertigo
 1
 3
Evaluation  Beaumes
 Vertigo
 Mid-Difficult
  Difficult

 

Information

Dévoluy Tourism Office

 

Length and Altitude

Les Baumes
Length : 560 m
Start : 1,120 m,
Elevation gain: 50 m

La Vertigo
Start: 1120 m,
Length: 980 m
End : 1,290 m
Elevation gain: 70 m.

 

GPS Coordinates

From the parking lot at the start : 44.696246,    5.935093

 

Time of Year

From the beginning of May to the first snowfall. Check with the Dévoluy Tourism Office

 

Timing

Access: 1 minute

Baumes traverse: 1h30 to 2h
Vertigo Route: 1h30 to 2h

Way back: 15 minutes

 

By Car

N 54 Grenoble - Gap. N85 Vizille la Mure Corps D66 Pont de Sautet D 537 St-Disdien en Dévoluy D117 Giers Courtil Pont du Giers

 

By Train

Check with the SNCF: schedules and fares. But it's a nightmare to get there! There are connections with coaches and for those who can afford it, taxis. But that costs a bit more.

  

 

Access

From the Via Ferrata parking lot, cross the bridge and once you are on the bank, take the little trail going up.

 

Via Ferrata

What's special about this via ferrata is that there is a small cave to crawl through on all fours...Make sure you don't bring a big backpack.

The first part resembles a mountain trail and goes along the gorges 50m above the river. It's a good place to start for beginners. But, be careful, la Vertigo, which is yet to come, is on another level.

So if you are a beginner do not get this first easy part confused with the next part which is more sketchy and more like a real via ferrata.

Hint: Wear proper shoes, especially for when it's wet.

Via Ferrata Vertigo

The start of this demanding via ferrata is located on the right bank below the parking lot. You keep going on the same rock face to pass under the road bridge. A rope bridge (3m) connects this section with the old route and the footbridge.

It is a bit more vertiginous than les Baumes, but perfectly equipped. You'll head out into the gorges with the beautiful sound of the flowing water. The view from the traverse of the gorges is magnificent.

 

Way Back

You can get back to the parking lot in 10 minutes

 

Where to Spend the Night

Fontenil lodge

The La Souloise à Saint Etienne en Dévoluy Inn is the closest available accomodation to the via ferrata and you can also rent equipment there.

 

Media

Via Ferrata Planfoy, Planfoy, Loire

 

     Footbridge     Monkey Bridge       Ladder      Zipline    
2 1 0 1

 

Features

2 via ferratas: The Adult's Via Ferrata and the Children's Via Ferrata, "Les Pillots", which is intended for children 6-12 years old and at least 1m10 tall.

The commune has made this are a "center of vertical activities."
It's free so you can try the whole package of vertical outdoor activities: Adult's and Children's Via Ferrata, Zipline, Adult Mountain Route.

 

ViaFerrata Tips and Tricks

Bring your MTB and also go visit the Pilat regional park.

This via ferrata is free. If you need a guide, plenty are available, and if you need equipment you can rent it.

 

Adult's Via Ferrata Grade

 Strength 1
 Dizziness 2
 Type  Plaine: 1
 Technics  3
 Evaluation               Mid-difficult      

 

Information

Planfoy Tourism Office.

 

Length and Altitude

Via Ferrata Start: 660 m
Elevation gain: 235 m.
Cable length: 600 m.
Exposure: Southeast on gneiss rocks.

 

Time of Year

Open all year. You can't go on it at night when the route is icy or snowed over.

 

Timing

Elevation gain: 100 m.
Length: 600 m.
Start: 800 meters
End:  900 meters

The adult's via ferrata (600 m long) takes 3-4 hours round trip and the Children's Via Ferrata (250m long) takes 2 hours.

 

By Car

RN 82 from St-Etienne towards the République Pass and Annonay. 8km from St-Etienne.

 

By Train or Bus

Take the TGV to St-Etienne if they're not on strike. Check with the SNCF: schedules and fares.

  

 

Access

A 45 minutes approach from the village of Planfoy.

Drop your car off gently in the parking lot near the cemetery!
From Planfoy a "yellow and white" marked trail leads you to the via ferrata after 30 to 45 minutes of walking. Onwards to the "center of vertical activities."

 

Via Ferrata

The platform at the start of the Adult's via ferrata is the easiest way to get on, but for those who are "in a rush" there is an intermediary access point.

The beginning is in the forest, easy. Then a section that is a bit more technical and leads to a big, but easy climb, a little footbridge, and then it's down to the big 17m footbridge. Once you are on the other side there is a big, but nice climb all the way to the top of the via ferrata.

The Gouffre D'Enfer Valley (Hell's Abyss Valley) with its two stone dams and Roch Corbière climbing site is a superb setting.

On the Children's Via Ferrata: a 30m combination of gymnastic's apparatus, including a suspended net, small hops, a platform where you can rest, and swings. These have replaced the forest route which was originally installed in 2006. For children the via ferrata ends by going from tree to tree on footbridges.

 

Way Back

It's pretty easy to find your way.
 

Where to Spend the Night

Camping, lodge in St Genest Malifaux (4 km), and plenty of other options on site

 

Media

vidéo par alain c, Youtube

 

Via Ferrata Nant de Rossane, Les Aillons, Savoie

     Footbridges      Monkey Bridge
Nepal Bridge
  Ladder      Zipline   
2 1
2
1 1 x 20m

 

Features

3 different parts with a zipline that you can bypass.
Great for an introduction to via ferrata with children or beginners

 

ViaFerrata Tips and Tricks

The zipline is not equipped... bring your own equipment. The rock is friable, wearing a helmet is mandatory (as it is, in fact, for all via ferratas). Bring your gloves, as always in the case of rock fall.

 

Grade

 Strength  1 secteur
 2 secteur
 3 secteur
 2
 1
 2
 Dizziness  1 secteur
  2 secteur
  3 secteur
1
1
2
 Type  1 secteur
 2 secteur
 3 secteur
 Mountain: 1
 Technics  1 secteur
 2 secteur
 3 secteur

2
2
2

 Evaluation  1 secteur
 2 secteur
 3 secteur
 Mid-Difficult
 Initiation
 Difficult

 

Information

 Aillons Tourism Office

 

Length and Altitudes

Length: 270 m.
Part 1: 100 m.
Part 2: 80 m.
Part 3: 90 m.

ViaFerrata Start:  1,050 meters
ViaFerrata End :  1,100 meters
Elevation gain : 50 m

 

Time of Year

As soon as their is now more snow. Check with the tourism office.

 

Timing

Approach: 10 minutes
Ferrata: 90 minutes
Way Back: 10 minutes

 

By Car

25 km from Chambéry, follow the Bauges massif

 

By Train

Check with the SNCF for buses and trains.

 

 

Access

From the Prés Pass towards the station.
At the roundabout go left until you reach the parking lot across from the equestrian center.
You'll reach the Rossane cave in 10 minutes.

 

Via Ferrata 

1st part
The first part lets you learn how to use the lanyards as it has intermediary anchor points for extra security.
Fairy difficult - total length: 100m - 1 5m ladder - 1 8m hanging bridge.

2nd part
As you follow the small path you meet up with the second part which is characterized by horizontal progression over a series of ledges.
Easy - total length: 80m - 1 5m footbridge.

3rd part
When you are about to reach the 3rd part, the 2nd part gives you the option of an easier variant which goes up sideways on a little ramp at the end of the footbridge.
Before crossing the footbridge you can go directly to the 3rd part via a short overhanging climb and a horizontal traverse of a very steep section under the overhangs, and then by crossing a depression on a 15m rope bridge (2 cables).

There is a small 20m zipline at the end of the via ferrata (a pulley is mandatory).
Difficult - total length: 90m - 1 12m rope bridge - 1 20 zipline - 1 5m rope bridge.

 

Way back

Pretty intuitive. No need to draw a map.

Where to Spend the Night

Stopover lodge with 10 beds : contact the tourism office

 

Media


par mrViaFerrata  Youtube

Via Ferrata Les Escaldilles, Llo, Pyrenees Orientales

 

     Footbridge     Monkey Bridge    Ladder      Zipline   
1 0 0 0

 

Features

Three via ferratas with two different difficulty levels (an introduction to via ferratas is possible) and there's a hefty financial burden.

Cost:

Quéralbs zipline route: 17 Euro (Two 170m ziplines hanging over the Sègre Gorges)

Itinerary 1: 15 Euro per person

Itinerary 3 & 4: 26 Euro

800 m. Via Ferrata route that combines hiking and climbing in a vertiginous atmosphere and has the added benefit of being south facing.

 

ViaFerrata Tips and Tricks

For security reasons and other reasons exclusive to the owners of the via ferrata, personal equipment is not accepted. You have to use the equipment at hand even if it isn't as good as your own. That's just how it is. This allows the morons who don't wear helmets or use via ferrata lanyards to discover the benefits of secure via ferrata practice.

Do take your gloves however because they are an option for the rental.

 

Grade

 Strength  Itinéraire 1: Llisses del Moli 
 Itinéraire 3: Llisses de Llo
 Itinéraire 4: Llisses Dretes
1
1
3
 Dizziness  Itinéraire 1: Llisses del Moli 
 Itinéraire 3: Llisses de Llo
 Itinéraire 4: Llisses Dretes
2
2
3
 Type  Itinéraire 1: Llisses del Moli 
 Itinéraire 3: Llisses de Llo
 Itinéraire 4: Llisses Dretes
 Mountain: 1
 Technics  Itinéraire 1: Llisses del Moli 
 Itinéraire 3: Llisses de Llo
 Itinéraire 4: Llisses Dretes
1
 Evaluation  Itinéraire 1: Llisses del Moli 
 Itinéraire 3: Llisses de Llo
 Itinéraire 4: Llisses Dretes
Easy (for Kids +5 years old)
Mid-Difficult (kids + 12 years old)
 Very Difficult (Kids + 14 years old)
 

Information

 Llo Tourism Office

Via ferrata website and reservations: here

 

Length and Altitude

Elevation gain: 259 m
Length: 800 m.
Altitude at the top: 1650 m

Itinerary 1 :  Llisses del Moli: Distance 300 m / Elevation gain 59 m
Itinerary 3 :  Llisses de Llo: Distance 800 m / Elevation gain 259 m
Itinerary 4 :  Llisses Dretes: Distance 800 m / Elevation gain 259 m

 

Time of Year

Summer season :
1st of July to the 31st of August
9h00 - 16h00 (last start)

Out of season (upon reservation)
week-ends and during school holidays
10h00 - 14h00 (last start)

 

Timing

Approach: 10 minutes
Via Ferrata: 2 hours
Way back: 20 minutes

 

By Car

From Toulouse : RN 20 - via Tunel du Puymorens
From Carcassonne : RN 118 - via Quillan
From Perpignan : RN 116 - via Prades

From Saillagouse (RN 116) and then towards Llo, at the village entrance go towards the Gorges du Sègre road. It's easy to find and there are signs.

 

By Train or Bus

- Paris - Toulouse - La-Tour-de-Carol Line
  (overnight train leaving from Paris Austerlitz Station)
  Saillagouse - via la Tour-De-Carol
  (small yellow train, car, taxis from la Tour-De-Carol).

- Perpignan - Prades - Villefranche-De-Conflent Line
Saillagouse - via Font-Romeu - via Villefranche-De-Conflent
(small yellow train, car, taxis from Villefranche-De-Conflent).

Check with the SNCF: schedules and fares.

  

 

Access

It's in Llo and it's easy.

 

Via Ferrata

You are setting out onto the first via ferrata in the Pyrenees.

From the start you can admire the magnificent landscape from a footbridge located over the Sègre gorges forest road. Then you progress onto the rocks by means of a series of ledges and vertical sections until you reach the historical site of San-Feliu where there is a roman chapel.

The different sections are called by their catalan names: Llisses de Llo (FD variant), or Llisses dretes (D+ variant), then El pas de las Orenetes (The passage of the swallows), El pas de la Guille (The passage of the fox), El Roc de l'Isard (the rock of isard), El Replojado dels Bous (the cattle shelter), and finally, La Pujada de San Feliu (the mountain of San-Feliu) from where you will revel in a remarkable panorama of the Cerdagne.

Zipline:
You can also zip down two 170m ziplines that hang 85m above the Sègre gorges. It's a nice there and back again trip.

 

Way Back

Follow the marked trails and then go through the picturesque village of Llo.

 

Where to Spend the Night

Lodges, bed and breakfasts: "Le Crapahuteur," route d'Eyne, a 10 minutes' walk from the via.

 

Media

vidéo par TV CERDANYA, Youtube

 

Difficulty & Level

Strength
1. For beginners & initiation
2. Need some practice of via ferrata
3. Require phisical strength (at least 1 difficulty)
4. Very phisical, strength, in very good shape

Dizziness
1. Light - ok
2. Middle
3. Some parts are solid
4. Tough

Type
Plaine - Mountain - High Mountain
1. Fully Equiped
2. Need to use rocks
3. Light equipment

Technics
1. Easy
2. With bridge, ladder, etc..
3. Extra skills such as zip line

Emergency

Europe

France

Phone: Mountain rescue: 112

Radio:
Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300

 

Switzerland

Phones:
Mountain Rescue: 144
REGA Helicopere: 1414
Police: 117

Radio:
Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300

 

Europe
Phone: 112

Radio:
Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300