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Via Ferrata

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A fun alternative to climbing with all the thrills of altitude, the via ferrata is an athletic itinerary which enables you to cross a rock wall with specific equipment.

Cables, rungs, footbridges and monkey bridges are there to help you move forward and serve as a life line.

The via ferrata is equipped with compulsory individual safety equipment which makes it possible to progress without using the classical techniques of mountaineering and climbing.

 

Via Ferrata of Grande Fistoire at Le Caire

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The village of Le Caire, (Lou Caïre means rock in Provencal) is near Sisteron and the lake of Serre-Ponçon.

On this 250 metre-high limestone rock there is a succession of footbridges, Nepalese bridge and tyrolean traverse (150, 130 and 220 metres): one of the most beautiful French hikes.

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Via Ferrata of Grande Fistoire at Le Cairewww.viaferrata-alpes.com (in french)

Via Ferrata of Grande Fistoire at Le Caire

 

Via Ferrata of Rocher de Neuf heures in Digne-les-Bains

Tourism Quality LogoIn Digne-les-Bains, the Via Ferrata du Rocher de Neuf Heures overlooks the town and offers a breathtaking view over Haute-Provence and the Massif de l’Estrop.

A Nepalese bridge over 50 m above the ground, beams and a monkey-bridge will give you all the thrills you need.

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Via Ferrata of Rocher de Neuf heures in Digne-les-Bainswww.dignelesbains-tourisme.com (in english)

Via Ferrata of Rocher de Neuf heures in Digne-les-Bains

 

Via ferrata in the cliff Meichira in Prads-Haute-Bléone

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The via ferrata is on the Meichira cliff with a direct view of the village of Prads.
This peak dominates the Riou de l’Aune, and offers an elevation of 300 metres with an exceptional panoramic view.

To the south, the valley of the Bléone river, a tributary of the Durance, you will get a glimpse of the landscapes of Haute Provence. To the north, the Massif and Tête de l’Estrop, the highest point in the Pays Dignois at almost 3,000 metres gives you a real feeling of being in the Alps.

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Via ferrata de la Falaise de Meichira in Prads-Haute-Bléone: www.dignelesbains-tourisme.com (in english)

Equipment

  • Helmet
  • Gloves (recommended)
  • Sit harness
  • 2 energy-absorbing lanyards connected to the harness by a “cow hitch” (never a carabiner)

Safety recommendations

Only start the way in good weather.
Roped progression is particularly recommended.
You must systematically be connected to the cable.
Do not climb as a group in the steep parts, one person only between each anchor point.
Never stray away from the itinerary and do not stop in rocky scree: there may be a rockfall.
We recommend that beginners use the services of a professional.

Via ferrata in the cliff Meichira in Prads-Haute-Bléone

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