Via Ferrata château-Queyras

Via Ferrata château-Queyras

La Durance
  • Situated above the Gorges du Guil and beneath a Vauban fortification, this via ferrata allows you to discover the wild and expressive Queyras valley, home to Europe's highest village, Saint-Véran.
  • Duration: 2h30
  • Level: beginner to advanced
  • From 12 years old
  • Dates: from June to September
  • Bring a sportswear outfit and a pair of trainers
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Via ferrata (Italian for "railway") is a way of moving along walls and various more or less vertical obstacles, using equipment similar to that used for rock climbing. The difference is that the walls are equipped with rungs, bridges and ladders, and a lifeline is placed along the entire length of the wall for self-belay. Originally created in Austria in the 19th century, it was in Italy during the 1st World War that it acquired its nobility. Today, as a means of sport tourism, it is an excellent complement to climbing, offering the same adrenaline rush and breathtaking views, but without the same level of technical commitment.

Running along the Guil Gorges, overlooking the tumultuous waters of the river of the same name and under the watchful eye of the Queyras Fort, a masterpiece of Vauban and one of the most beautiful castles in France, this Via offers an absolutely exceptional setting. In the heart of the wilderness and a real step back in time, this via is relatively easy, but it's the atmosphere that will impress you more than the challenge. You'll also have the chance to watch rafts and kayaks glide down the gorges, a mythical point in the French Alps. You'll soon see why this route is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Suitable for younger children, it's a great choice for a refreshing and unusual family outing!

We will provide you with all the safety equipment you need (harness, lanyards, helmet) and our qualified guides will be on hand to help you progress smoothly and give you advice on how to make your outing as enjoyable as possible.