Via Ferrata Annecy

It is an activity practiced on cliffs or on a rock wall equipped with cables and metal bar, ideal to discover the verticality gently, it is a kind of vertigo trail. A few kilometers from Annecy you will find 3 of the most beautiful via ferrate of Haute-Savoie Mont Blanc, they are all of different levels with their spectacular passages like the bridges of monkeys, the bridges or the suspended beams .... For practitioners who wish to go further we organize trips via canyon and Tarentaise, Maurienne or Dolomites guided by guides for even more thrills and fun!

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Via Ferrata: The paths of vertigo

The 3 most beautiful via ferrate around Lake Annecy


Thônes via ferrata 20 minutes from Annecy is a vertical and fairly athletic via ferrata with vertiginous portions, at the crossroads of the valleys of Serraval leading to La Tournette and Aravis, the view is breathtaking. It is very well traveled by locals as easy access with a short approach walk, it is not uncommon to cross chamois that circulate on the rocky ledges with ease to pale the best climbers.
His strong point: The large scale of the "sappers of the empire" for a stunning and vertical finale!

The Via Ferrata of La Clusaz About 30/40 minutes drive, we can take you on the Via Ferrata Aravis Pass, its real name is Yves Pollet-Villard, a famous high-mountain guide teacher and mountain climber. Clusaz. It is one of the most affordable in this level of difficulty, it offers an aerial and acrobatic route without being too difficult. The panorama over the valleys of the Aravis and Manigod passes are splendid.
Its strong point: A little difficult via if you are in good physical condition and you are not afraid of emptiness.

Towards the Grand-Bornand you can go to the day to go via Jalouvre, it much longer and difficult, although the difficulties are concentrated on a few passages. To note the presence of a beautiful footbridge in full vacuum and passage on beam in the upper part. It is necessary to have a good physical condition because the pedestrian descent is steep.
Its strong point: the spectacular panorama of Mont Blanc and the Aravis range.

In the foreland, we propose another beautiful course the Dent du Chat or Via Roc de Cornillon overlooking the Lake Bourget, this route is really nice, very suitable for families and beginners who want to learn a framework in full nature to the half-day.

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Thibault Icard
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Daniel Traber
Rock climbing
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Where to go for a first Via Ferrat in Annecy with your family?

 


In the Bauges massif, a new course was born at the top of the Sambuy ski resort: "La Cordée des Dahuts", a relatively short route but easy access thanks to the ski lift (chairlift) and the footpath Access particularly suitable for families and children.
It is a free access course with little difference in altitude where it is necessary to have the complete equipment.

 

How to practice via ferrata safely?

 

Via ferrates allow access to verticality without climbing. They take place in a mountain and alpine setting, our guides are there to accompany you but also to teach you safety instructions. Some discover the mountain as well and never leave it!

 

A day or half day?

 

They can be climbed on a day or a half-day, from 2 to 5 people. The introductory via for beginners and children are accessible from 7 years, the courses are fun with ziplines, bridges and ladders; the approach walk takes place on a comfortable and child-friendly path.
We recommend this activity in the morning to enjoy the coolness; in the afternoon you can cool off in the fresh water of the lake or under waterfalls during a canyoning outing.

 

What specific hardware for via ferrata?

 

The safety equipment (harness or harness, absorbent lanyard with absorber, carabiners, helmet and pulley for zip line, and gloves) are provided by us, this material is essential to evolve safely.
In addition to these precautions guides will tie you, to ensure you in difficult passages.
Do not hesitate to take a small backpack with a water bottle and enough food, obviously if you feel like we can organize a picnic at the top!
In the mountains the weather changes quickly and the temperatures too, provide you with a windbreaker jacket or a fleece even in summer.
If you want to practice this activity alone without a monitor you will find shops for the rental of equipment in the villages of Thônes and La Clusaz.

 

To know about via ferrata with a guide

 

  • In any case, it is important to discuss your mountain experience and fitness with your guide honestly; as professionals we will adapt and propose a race that suits you.

 

  • Via ferrata is an alternative activity to adventure park and climbing. Steps and steps are installed on the rock and cliff to allow you to evolve using a self-insurance system with a lifeline. It is not mountaineering, and it is also possible during the ascent to take a few breaks on banks or caves during the course.

 

  • In case of problems the presence of loopholes will allow you to leave the course half way, otherwise it will be necessary to go down by making reminders on rope, which can become complicated in group. The best thing is to keep a margin of safety with your level and to respect the quotation.

 

  • 3 sites via via ferrate are accessible a few minutes from Annecy: The Via Ferrate of Jalouvre, Via Ferrata Thônes, Via Ferrata La Clusaz.

 

  • Every day during the summer, guides and instructors from the guides' office propose you to discover these routes in Savoie Mont Blanc and Haute-Savoie.

 

  • It takes a minimum of physical conditions to be able to hoist along the cables with the help of his feet, we recommend to bring you good hiking shoes or very good sneakers.

 

  • If you are a beginner, let your guide know which will advise you on an adapted course.

 

Learn more about the practice of via ferrata:

 

Consult the topos and comments of users on via ferrata .net the reference site on via ferrata in France.
You can also consult the website of the manufacturer Petzl with the advice and specifications of all the specific equipment for the practice of via ferrata

 

Other activites :


Canyoning in Annecy: The Grande Cascade d'Angon (Go down this spectacular gorge waterfall)!
Ski touring in the Aravis Massif
Climbing course for children
Via ferrata stay in the Dolomites