Via Ferrata La Chal, St-Colomban, Savoie


    Footbridge    Monkey Bridge    Ladder      Zipline  
1 x 21m 2 0 0



Extraordinary route, a rope bridge, footbridges, and vertigo. This via has it all. A real delight. Fun.

Beginner's route at the beginning for children...

South facing, you can go up it most of the year.


ViaFerrata Tips and Tricks

Whatever you do, don't miss this via ferrata, it is simply fantastic.

A learner's via ferrata allows you to teach your children (7 years and older) and beginners in complete tranquility. Access to both itineraries is free.



 Strength  2
 Dizziness  4
 Type    Mountain: 2  
 Technics  2
 Evaluation     Difficult



St-Colomban Tourism Office


Length and Altitude

Length: 400 m.
Elevation gain : 216 m
Start : 702 m
Finish : 918 m
Exposure : Southeast facing


Time of Year

Almost all year except when snow makes an appearance.



ViaFerrata access: 10 minutes
Via Ferrata: 2h
Introduction for children : Between 20 minutes and infinity for children
Way back: 30  minutes


By Car

Chambéry, towards Modane, St-Jean de Maurienne. Before St-Jean go right towards St-Colomban.


By Train or Bus

Check with the SNCF: schedules and fares.




Cross the village of St-Colomban, you'll find the via ferrata by the exit to the right of the road. It is well signed.


Via Ferrata

This Ferrata is a bit of an original chef d'oeuvre.

You won't get bored, 1 footbridge, 2 rope bridges, the sensation of the void... everything is in place for your moment of pure pleasure.
The trickiest section is near the beginning, so you'll be caught. The first escape route is found after the footbridge. Next you go on a long and very aerial traverse with two rope bridges.

A few steep and athletic sections near the end offer themselves freely to your tired arms, who, by this point, are not asking for so much!


Way Back


Where to Spend the Night

Check with the tourism office.




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Difficulty & Level

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

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

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

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




Phone: Mountain rescue: 112

Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300



Mountain Rescue: 144
REGA Helicopere: 1414
Police: 117

Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300


Phone: 112

Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300