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Characteristics

Impressive. Demands fitness and skill suited to the highest levels of the sport. A spell-binding route, with many a sheer drop and brutal demands on your muscles, it is best left to ambitious experts.

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At the same place, another via: Poingt-Ravier, the first equipped via ferrata in Savoie, is an inviting introduction for beginners.

Level

 Strenght4
 Vertigo  4
 Type Mountain: 2 
 Technique 2 
 Evaluation           
Extremely Difficult
Explication Level (Information)

Information

Office du Tourisme of Valloire : Tel 04.79.59.03.96. Outside of France ++33 4.79.59.03.96.  

Length and Altitude

Start of viaferrata :  1’450 m. 
Top of via ferrata :  1’580 m.      
Length :  850 m.
Top : 130 m.

Timing

Access Via Ferrata : 1 minute
ViaFerrata: 3 hours
Back : 30 minutes

By Road

Autoroute A43 to St Michel de Maurienne (exit 29), then take the D 902 south through Valloire. If you come from the south, the Galibier pass is open early June – late October, depending on the weather. The Galibier tunnel can now take buses of over 15 tons.

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By Train

TGV : Paris / Chambéry +  direct from  Chambéry / St Michel-Valloire.
TGV Paris / Turin - stop St Jean de Maurienne + then by bus.

To the start  of the viaferrata

Use the parking area of La Borgée. Follow the left bank of the Valloirette stream for150 metres, then, before the cave, the footpath to the left will lead you to the start.

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Viaferrata climbing (in three parts)

Fortunately, it has two escape exits, which you may be glad of, especially if you took up the challenge for a dare.

Section 1

is very exposed, it is a good warm-up for the second section. Before the first escape exit, the route is essentially equipped with bars which allow you to cross the rock face with the void below as witness. If you begin to feel tired, we recommend you leave it at that.

Section 2
begins with a vertical wall that can only be surmounted thanks to a l-a-d-d-e-r. Don’t hesitate to pause and catch your breath before attacking the overhang. At the foot of the cross on the St Pierre summit you have two options: go down by the path through the trees or assault the third section.

Section 3 (the last!)

A footbridge followed by an overhanging descent and the final stretch through a gorge.

Descent

Return to Valloire on a tree-shaded path. 

Lodging - Hotel - Restaurant

Gîte d'étape the Réaux near  Bonne nuit, 19 places, Tel : 04.79.59.06.64. Outside of France ++33 04.79.59.06.64.
Camping St Thecle Tel : 04.79.83.30.11. Outside of France ++33 04.79.83.30.11

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