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Pont a Lesse (Dinant) guided via ferrata

Pont a Lesse via ferrata
Pont a Lesse via ferrata
Pont a Lesse via ferrata

Via ferrata is a fun activity accessible to all levels, and great for families. Christophe, a Belgian rock climbing instructor, guides you in Pont-à-Lesse, close to Dinant in Wallonia.


1/2 Day

Apr - Oct




We invite you to a fantastic half-day (around 3 hours) of via ferrata in Pont-à-Lesse, near Dinant in Wallonia (Belgium). 

This program is ideal for beginners, as well as for “non-sporty” people, kids, and families. We will be in the magnificent green area of the Castel hotel, in the Lesse Valley (Vallée de la Lesse). In fact, we will be at the heart of 25 hectares of natural greenery.

The route follows a long ridge, culminating on a veritable rocky summit, from where we can descend abseiling. Besides, we can do some basic rock climbing or via cordata. In fact, we can arrange it for the same day.

The main reasons why I love guiding my friends and clients here are:
– We are in the beautiful Lesse valley which I like very much;
– The via ferrata is aerial and accessible for all levels;
– We can combine it with easy rock climbing / via cordata.

If you are in the area for several days, we can also do some rock climbing at Freyr or Durnal. Or if you prefer to do only via ferrata, we can do Les Grands Malades.

Are you interested to try via ferrata in an active and fun day? Then please send me a request and let’s start planning your next adventure in Dinant! I would love to guide you on this route. 

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

- If you are not a member of an alpine club, you will have to purchase insurance coverage (14€ for adults, 7€ under 18 years old). The instructor will take care of registering you.

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

- Both the insurance (7 or 14€) and the fee for the equipment rental (5€) will be paid cash on the spot.


More info

  • A climbing instructor will take a maximum of 6 persons with him (if participants are older than 13 years old). If between 11 and 12 yearsold, the instructor will take a maximum of 5 participants with him. The participants/instructor ratio might also vary based on the fitness level and experience of the participants.
  • If you come with a larger group, there will be several rock climbing instructors.
  • Try to book at least 5 days before climbing days.
  • 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 of the Castel Hotel in Pont a Lesse. If you come from abroad, it might be better to rent a car.


What are the extra expenses to cover?

If you are not a member of an alpine club, you will have to purchase insurance coverage (14€ for adults, 7€ under 18 years old). The instructor will take care of registering you. The equipment rental is 5€ per person and includes the harness, helmet, quickdraws, rope, belaying device, and the via Ferrata set. Both the insurance (7 or 14€) and the fee for the equipment rental (5€) will be paid in cash on the spot.

Can children join the activity?

Children from 11 years old can join if an adult accompanies them. From 14 years old, they can come unaccompanied. Their minimum weight must be 40kg.

Do I need to have experience to join the activity? What fitness level must I have?

This activity is accessible to anyone in reasonable physical condition who is not afraid of heights.

Can I join a group?

Joining a group is not available at this time. Only private options are currently offered.

Where is the meeting point?

The address is Pont-à-Lesse 36, 5500 Dinant. You'll meet the guide at the parking which is located by the road in front of the hotel Castel de Pont-à-Lesse.

What equipment do I need to take with me?

1/ Good hiking shoes, with drawing soles 2/ Sportswear adapted to the weather of the day 3/ Water.

The climbing instructor will bring for you the harness, the helmet, the quickdraws, the rope, the belaying device, and the via Ferrata set (against 5€ to pay on the spot).

I wish to do the via Ferrata of Pont-à-Lesse by myself, but I need the equipment. Can you provide this?

Unfortunately, we don't provide the rental of the via Ferrata equipment only. You can rent the equipment if you book a guide for this tour in Pont-à-Lesse.

What occurs if I need to cancel the spot(s) I've reserved for an open group tour?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds due to the complexities involved in organizing group tours.

However, if you decide to book this tour privately, the standard terms and conditions of Explore-Share will apply. This implies that your refund will be determined by the timing of your tour cancellation.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel South Charleroi Airport Gosselies Belgium
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Best Western Plus Aero 44 Gosselies Belgium
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Ibis Charleroi Airport Brussels South Gosselies Belgium
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About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain 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.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about this trip



Petit couac pendant l'organisation, mais tout est rentré dans l'ordre et c'est très bien passé au final



Quite expensive... but great guide and super spot.



Ca s'est bien passé . Bcp d’émotions et très chouette activité. On refera . Merci bcp d'avoir facilité la journée.



Top première expérience de Via Ferrata...



Great experience from beginning to end! Communication for the booking went smoothly and both Gauthier and Christophe were responsive and attentive to our wishes. We (a group of 5) ended up doing the Via Ferrata in “les grands malades” in Namur with Christophe. It was an amazing experience! Christophe was very professional and reassuring. He always had an eye out for everyone and guided us through the entire adventure safely and with a lot of fun. We were all ready to sign up for the next one as we safely hit the ground. Thanks for everything! See you soon!

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