Via ferrata

Via ferrata

“Via Ferrata” in Les 3 Vallées

A cross between hiking and climbing, both fun and challenging, via ferrata is an extremely popular activity in our mountains, boasting exceptional views over Les 3 Vallées’ summits!
Here’s a round-up of the via ferrata you’ll find in Les 3 Vallées!

Lac de la Rosière in Courchevel Moriond

Overlooking the stunning Rosière lake, this via ferrata is perfect for beginners and children from the age of 8. After crossing several different sections and a ropebridge, enjoy beautiful views over the rocky mountains and the turquoise waters of the lake.
Moderately difficult (PD) – 90mins
⛰ Maximum altitude: 1,550 metres

La Croix de Verdons between Courchevel and Méribel

Rated difficult due to its length and certain dizzyingly high sections, the route is technically accessible and boasts stunning views! Rising up to altitudes of 2,739 metres, it enjoys an incredible panorama of the Alpine summits.
Difficult (D) – 3.5hrs 
⛰ Maximum altitude: 2,739 metres

Le Panoramic mini via ferrata between Courchevel and Méribel

A smaller version of the nearby Croix de Verdons, this shorter route is the perfect way to get used to heights and it enjoys beautiful views over the Vanoise mountain range.
Difficult (D) –45 mins
⛰ Maximum altitude: 2,739 metres

Le Cochet in Saint-Martin de Belleville

Taking in quartzite rock faces, Le Cochet via ferrata overlooks the village of Saint-Martin. After a long walk through a scree, the via ferrata leads to a beautiful chimney. Stunning views on the descent.
Quite difficult (AD) – 4hrs – there and back
⛰ Maximum altitude: 2,023 metres

Le Levassaix in Les Menuires

Set out over a cliff face, Le Levassaix via ferrata is close to the road and easily accessible. It’s perfect for beginners as it’s not too high!
Easy (F) – 90 mins – there and back
⛰ Maximum altitude: 1,880 metres

➡ My via ferrata check-list

Easy and family-friendly or challenging and high, via ferratas are dangerous, no matter how careful you are, or how difficult the route!
Specific approved equipment required.
Before you set off, ensure you have the necessary equipment.

◽ Helmet, adjusted to fit correctly

◽ Harness

◽ Climbing rope with 2 carabiners and a shock absorber, a runner and a pulley (if necessary)

◽ Suitable footwear

◽ Climbing pack with warm waterproof clothing

◽ Some food and water

◽ First aid kit and mobile phone

◽ Extra: if you have a pair of gloves, they’ll definitely come in handy

➡ Via ferrata routes are classified by level.

There are 6 levels:

F (Easy): For via ferrata beginners
PD (Moderately difficult): Children and beginners
AD (Quite difficult): For supervised beginners
D (Difficult): For experienced climbers
TD (Very Difficult): Physically challenging for experienced climbers
ED (Extremely Difficult): Very physically challenging for experienced climbers

➡ Get in touch with our experts 

If you want to have a go or improve your technique, the mountain leaders from Les 3 Vallées High Mountain guides offices are here to help!
For children and adults: come and learn the right moves, correct positions and safety rules!
Your guide will be only too happy to lead you along the path towards new discoveries  in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Courchevel :
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📞 +33 (0)6 23 92 46 12

Méribel :
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📞+33(0) 6 43 897 291

Belleville Valley (Les Menuires, Saint-Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens) :
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📞 +33(0) 4 79 01 04 15