Via Ferrata Videmanette, Rougemont, Vaud



   Footbridge      Monkey Bridge       Ladder          Zipline    
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 This is an introduction to Via Ferratas for beginners and children and if the first part is okay, there is a second part that is a tad more demanding.


ViaFerrata Tips and Tricks

Take your MTB for the way down to Rougemont. A bit steep at the beginning, but very nice in the end.



 Via 1:   1
 Via 2:  2
 Dizziness  Via 1:   1
 Via 2:   2
 Type  High-Mountain
 Via 1:  3
 Via 2:  2
 Technics                       1
 Evaluation  Via 1:  Initiation
 Via 2:  Difficult



Tourism Office:  Rougemont-Château d'Oex


Length and Altitude

500 m et 200 m (2 parts),
Start at  2'130 m
Finish at 2'284 m


GPS Coordinates

E 007 12.444


Time of Year

When the lifts are open. (usually June to September).



Approach from the top of the lifts 3 min.
ViaFerrata:  15-20 minutes
Way back: 15 minutes


By Car

Highway Geneva-Lausanne: exit at Aigle-> towards Château-d'Oex.
From Fribourg: exit the highway at Bulle,  towards Château-d'Oex.

Once you are in Château-d'Oex go towards Gstaad, Saanen. Once you are in Rougemont, go right at the roundabout and go down towards the river where there are some lifts.


By Train

The train leaves from Montreux and stops in Rougemont. Contact the SBB, for schedules and fares.




Take the lifts to the top of the Videmanette, here is the start of the via,
For the super athletic, it is possible to walk up from Rougemont. Good luck!


Via Ferrata

There are no major difficulties except for a small part that is a little strenuous and an ity-bity vertiginous section.

Excellent for beginners and for those who love walking. The ferrata is divided into two parts. On the way up, take the path on the left which is more like a ferrata. The path on the right is mostly used for the way down, and presents no difficulties. There is a beautiful panorama at the summit.

It is possible to dine at the restaurant.


Way Back

Take the path that leads to the restaurant and the top of the lifts.

Where to Spend the Night

Camping with a pool in Chateau d'Oex.



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