Via Ferrata

A via ferrata ("iron road" in Italian) is a laid out and secured climbing route over a rock face. The climbing aids are permanently in place. A via ferrata is part rock-climbing, part hiking.

Routes come in two categories:

  • ladders, steps (iron rungs or steps cut into the rock), wooden bridges, walkways or rope bridges, to facilitate progress
  • a steel cable, called a "lifeline", that allows users to attach themselves continuously to the rock face and thus stay safe.

Since 2011, Lozère department has put in place 6 via ferrata. La Cazelle offers you the possibility of discovering this activity, at once playful and athletic, amidst the fabulous landscapes of the Lozère.

You will need to bring:

Sports clothing.
Water bottle (1 ½ litres per person).
Trainers or hiking shoes.

Equipment we will provide:

Technical kit (harnesses, pulleys, lanyards with energy absorbers, helmets).
We also rent out equipment for proficient via-ferrata climbers.


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