High mountain guides will take you out on the “via ferrata” trails overlooking Mont-Blanc.
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The Thones via ferrata is the perfect example of the french via ferrata, close to town, with exposed sections, well equipped with safety in mind. Take it seriously, the whole town is watching! Special via ferrata equipment is necessary.
This activity is a cross between hiking and mountaineering. 700 m long, the via ferrata "Yves Pollet-Villard" is equipped with ladders, footbridges, ramps and cables. Situated in the Borderan Mountain, the via ferrata is near the Aravis Colar road.
1100 m long, rated D to D+, this via ferrata includes mind blowing exposure in a very mineral setting.
This safety climbing route has a minimum of equipment, but if you try, you won't be disappointed ! The duration is about 45 minutes even one hour.
with Bruyère Pierre
Cohennoz / Crest-Voland
Collective and individual climbing courses (3 to 8 persons) from May to October. Climbing and Via Ferrata, on the climbing rock of Les Mottets or other nearby climbing areas. Sessions from 2 hours to 1 day. From 8.
with Bureau des Guides
This kind of itinerary combines climbing and hiking. The goal is to lead the hiker gently towards to the activity of climbing.
with Bureau des Guides
With a guide you wiil learn how to overcome your fear of heights and master your emotions in complete security. A cable or a handrail all along the rock enables you to self belay with the aid of a tether.
Via Ferrata Le Roc du Vent is accessible for the majority of people. You will appreciate the steep footpaths and the climbing. Through this Via Ferrata, you will discover the real sensations of the mountaineering.
with Poëncet Michel
Outings Via Ferrata accompanied by Michel Poëncet, mountain guide.
With him go to conquer the most legendary Vias Ferratas of our territory: Col des Aravis, Grand-Bornand, Cormet de Roselend...
The only via ferrata opposite Mont-Blanc.
Mont-Charvin marks the extreme southern tip of the Aravis Mountains, rising more than 2000m above the city of Ugine. It is also the final major summit of the limestone Alps. Enjoy incredible views from this high perch located along the Arly and Isère river valleys. Scramble to the summit via the cable-equipped "Pas de l'Ours" trail.