These guided via ferrata weekends will give you an unforgettable experience in the stunning scenery of the French Alps.
I will meet you at Geneva airport on the Friday. We will then make the transfer to Albertville and the Hotel Costaroche. Our journey will take us along the shores of the beautiful Lac d’Annecy.
Arriving Friday late afternoon / early evening at Geneva airport you will soon find yourself looking out at the mountains of the French Alps. For the next 3 days you will get to enjoy some of the best via ferrata in the French Alps. My experience will ensure that the via ferrata you climb will be the most suitable for you and the current conditions.
On Saturday and Sunday you will have two full, action-packed days climbing via ferrata.
On Monday we often head to the small town of Thones in Haute Savoie.
The Roche à Agathe is superb!
After completing the via ferrata we will head for Geneva airport.
I provide all the technical equipment (harness, helmet, via ferrata lanyard system). You just need to bring outdoor clothing for spending a day in the mountains. I will send you a suggested equipment list when you book.
Via ferrata are very safe provided you follow the simple instructions I give you. Rest assured I will be keeping a constant eye on you!
These guided via ferrata weekends are based at the Hotel Costaroche ** in the town of Albertville host to the 1992 Winter Olympic Games. Albertville is a great base at the hub of different valleys allowing us to access the most suitable via ferrata for the day.
No Previous Experience Necessary
You do not need any previous experience as I will explain and demonstrate everything to you. There are via ferrata available at all levels of difficulty. The choice of routes is made to challenge you but without going out of your comfort zone. French via ferrata grading is explained in my “Beginner’s Guide to Via Ferrata“.
Background to Via Ferrata
The via ferrata in France are specifically designed to provide a sporting activity accessible to a wide range of people. Historically they were used during the World Wars in Italy and Austria to allow troops access the strategic peaks. Read more