Via ferrata is an incredible thrill so please try it if you can. We love it! It’s a serious adrenaline challenge that provides climbers with access to dizzy heights without the need for rock climbing techniques. And it’s suitable for beginners.
A via ferrata (Italian for ‘iron way’) is a fixed-cable mountain route navigated using a self-securing system. Via ferrate first originated in the Austrian Tyrol and were purpose-built in the Italian Dolomites during the First World War to transport soldiers and equipment across difficult terrain. The sport was developed for tourism in Italy in the 1930s, then in France in the 1980s. There are now via ferrata climbing routes all round the world.
We Say: Exceptional views and a good introduction for beginners. This was our first climb ever! No tight rope in sight but a rickety bridge… (Read more)
We Say: Famed for being the most difficult Via Ferrata in the lake Annecy area (in the Haute-Savoie region in the French Alps). We’ve… (Read more)