Via Ferrata Jules Carret

Via Ferrata Jules Carret

This is one of the most beautiful via ferrata around Chambéry. 2 itineraries are possible: the "P'tchi" of difficulty (difficult) and "la Grotte à Carret" of difficulty (extremely difficult). These 2 via ferrate are particularly aerial and spectacular, the setting is remarkable and the atmosphere "gaseous" due to the many crossings above the void. There's never a dull moment on these routes. The "Grotte à Carret" route is reserved for those who are experts or very comfortable with via ferrate. The route is athletic and is probably one of the most difficult via ferrata in France.
Saint Jean d'Arvey
4 hours
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Vertiginous and sporting routes

Vertiginous and sporting routes

The approach is from the top, where you have to reach the Doriaz car park just after the village of Les Favres. The approach takes around 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the route you choose.

The easiest route is undoubtedly the 450m-high "P'Tchi" via ferrata, which takes place on a south-facing cliff. The sun shines from 8am to 5pm on this via ferrata, and it's very hot in summer. The route is more of a traverse, with steep, vertical sections and perfect little overhangs to spice up the adventure. A long, steep, slightly overhanging traverse takes us to a 35 metre long footbridge. The exit is even steeper with a few walls to climb. We recommend this route to very sporty people with good via ferrata experience. 
The route to the grotte à Carret is much more difficult, and gets you into the mood right from the start, with an overhanging wall to warm up your arms. Here, the emptiness and aerial atmosphere are felt right from the start and set the tone for the rest of the route, which winds its way between steep walls, overhangs and slabs above an abyssal void. If you're in the mood for adrenaline, this is the course for you, but you'll need to be in good shape.

The 2 courses also include monkey bridges, beams and walls equipped with handles and bars. You'll need to use all your technique to get over all these obstacles, which make these 2 courses incredibly beautiful! 
We only recommend this activity for adults or over 16s.

Meeting point: parking de la Doriaz

D'autres via ferrata à découvrir:

Via ferrata de " La Roche à L'Agathe" -Thônes
Via ferrata " Yves Pollet-Villard"- La Clusaz
Via ferrata de la "Cordée des Dahuts"- Faverges-Seythenex
Via ferrata du " Roc du Cornillon" ( Dent du Chat) -Le Bourget du Lac 

Good to know about the adventure
Via Ferrata Jules Carret

Meeting time and place
The meeting point is at the Doriaz car park upstream of the Via Ferrata after the village of Les Favres. From Chambéry take the D912 towards St Jean D'Arvey, then the D206 A towards Plainpalais.
You bring up shoes or very good running shoes with good crampons on the sole.
A backpack
A bottle of water of 1.5 L, as well as what to feed you (Bars of cereals, fruits etc ...)
The guide will provide you with safety equipment: Harness, Helmet and Absorbent Lanyard
Included only
Mountain guide
Gear for via ferrata climbing
For children and adults aged 16 and over
Difficulty: Difficult to Extremely difficult
Period: All year round, weather permitting
Maximum group size: 4 participants
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Approach: 1 h
Route: 4 to 5 hours of via ferrata
Return by car: 30 minutes, depending on your pace!
Facing: South (in the sun in the morning)
Height of the route: around 400 metres
Difficulty: ( D) Difficult to ED ( Extremely difficult)
What's there to do in the area?
Lac du Bourget is nearby, as is the magnificent Canyon de Ternéze for a refreshing swim!
Don't hesitate to take a dip in the Bauges mountains just next door by going to La Féclaz or Lesheraine to sample some chocolates.
Via Ferrata Jules Carret
Via Ferrata Jules Carret
Via Ferrata Jules Carret

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Meeting place
Les Favres
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