Grands Malades (Namur) guided via ferrata


Christophe, Belgian rock climbing instructor, invites you to a half day technical via ferrata program in the beautiful rocks of Grands Malades (Namur).

Private and Group

1/2 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




By the Meuse river (Maas river), between Beez and Namur, we find the Rocks of Les Grands Malades. This place in Belgium used to be exploited to get blue rock (Namur rock), but today it is restored as a beautiful green area.

I invite you to a fun half-day of via ferrata in Les Grands Malades. Here we find a technical and varied route, including suspended bridges. There are also ascending and descending vertical sections, a vertiginous zip line, and an abseiling descent at the end. Besides, it’s possible to combine it with some rock climbing for the other half of the day, also in Les Grands Malades.

This is one of my favorite programs to guide because:
– The itinerary is technical, varied, and aerial
– It’s possible to combine it with some easy rock climbing.
– It’s easy to get there and there is convenient parking

Les Grands Malades is a great option if you want to learn some basics to get autonomy. For example, how to use the equipment correctly and respect the security rules, how to belay your partner with a rope on a vertical section, or how to use the rope when partners are climbing together. If you also want to learn some rescue techniques we can talk about spending a full day.

For this rather technical itinerary, it is preferable to have a strong upper body. It is necessary to be in great physical shape in general as we will hang from our arms at times, upper body strength is important. You need to have previous via ferrata experience or to climb with a min level of 5b. If you don’t have this, we recommend you the Via ferrata of Pont à Lesse which is suitable for beginners.

We will be in the area of Namur. If you are in the area for several days, we can also do some rock climbing in Beez or Durnal. Or if you prefer to do only via ferrata, we can go to Pont a Lesse or Landelies.

Did you find this via ferrata program in Grands Malades interesting? Then don’t hesitate and request to book this trip! I am sure you will enjoy this technical route in a beautiful environment. 

If you are fast and if you still have energy after doing the via ferrata, we can do some abseiling and/or initiation to rock climbing.



There are hotels, lodges and campings nearby.

More info

  • If conditions are favorable, we can also practice via ferrata during the rest of the year.
  • Try to book at least 5 days before via ferrata days.
  • This via Ferrata requires a first experience in via Ferrata (or to climb at min 5b), a very good physical shape, strength and endurance in the arms and not to be afraid of the height.
  • From 15 years old
  • If you come with a larger group, I'll be coming with another rock climbing instructor.
  • Equipment: good trekking shoes, warm clothes and rain jacket (depending on the forecast), picnic, water, ID card, and your own technical material if you have it (if not, you can rent it with me).

Meeting point

Parking on right of "Belisol". There is public transport around.


About the guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 299 Each

Group of 2

EUR 150 Each

Group of 3

EUR 110 Each

Group of 4

EUR 90 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

- If you are not a member of an alpine club, you will have to pay the access to the rock (10€ for adults, 5€ under 18 years old).

- Equipment rental is 5€ per person (harness, helmet, quickdraws, rope, belaying device, via ferrata sets).


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