Via Ferrata trips – Belgium

Visit the premiere destination for northern European via ferrata!

Whether you find yourself in Landelies, Namur, or Freyr, there is a via ferrata route just waiting to be climbed! This sport is one of the best ways to discover Belgium and its stunning natural features while also exploring the vast cultural significance of one of Europe’s most intriguing nations.

 

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Belgium is a country in northern Europe, bordering France to the west and south, Luxembourg and Germany to the south-southeast, and the Netherlands to the north. The shore of the North Sea lies just beyond Bruges to the northwest. While it may not have the international appeal of the Alps, Belgium has an array of outcropping, slabs, and rock walls that have turned it into a country known for remarkable rock climbing and via ferrata. This activity uses protected climbing routes to assist climbers and give them access to more challenging geographic and geologic areas. It can combine climbing with vertical sections, zip lines, suspended bridges, abseiling, and more. Generally lasting no more than a day, most via ferrata routes can be completed within a few hours.  Most routes are found in Wallonia, including Landelies, Freyr, Pont-a-Lesse, and Grands Malades.

 

 

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What is the Weather Like

Belgium has a maritime climate that is stable and temperate. Cool summers define the country, making via ferrata ideal during these months. Winter is fairly moderate, balanced by the North Atlantic and North Sea. Further south, where climbing and via ferrata are popular, the maritime influence is mild.

Language

French; Dutch; German

Currency

Euro (EUR)

How to Get There

Brussels is the main point of entry for Belgium. Flying into its international airport will get you close to the via ferrata routes best known in the country. Namur and Landelies are both within an hour or so of Brussels, so a quick bus, train, or drive can get you to the rock in no time.

Country Code

+32

Best Time to Visit

The summer months provide the best conditions for via ferrata. Depending on the weather, you could feasibly manage a trip in spring and autumn. May through October is the best time for a Belgian via ferrata tour!

 

 
 

 

What People Say

  • 10 reviews

 

Nous avons passé une excellente journée! Les explications et la patience du moniteur, nous ont permis de nous mettre tout
de suite en confiance et d’apprécier au maximum notre journée d’initiation à la Via Ferrata! A faire et à refaire!!
Superbe journée en Via Ferrata du coté de Namur, encadrement pro et très sympathique, je recommande  🙂
As of group of 4 guys we wanted to be more skilled in via ferrata. I approached Christophe and asked
him if he could learn us some safety techniques to prepare ourselves for via ferrata in the Alps. We learned rope and knot techniques and a solid base on how you be (relatively more) safe in the mountains. Something we noticed later on when were doing the via ferrata is that all the training and theory came back in our via ferrata trip. Training and real practice were excellently combined and all theoretical topics were practiced for real. We found that Christophe has excellent knowledge transferring skills. Finally, Christophe is a very social and likeable dude and we immediately said we wanted to do a follow up on this trip with him. So very, very highly recommended if you are looking to learn something on climbing and mountaineering.
We are a group of 6 people (around 50 years old). We really enjoyed via ferrata “Les Grands Malades” trip with
Christophe. Even though for most of us it was first time doing via ferrata, Christophe was so patient and helpful that we were felt very confident and enjoyed every minute. Christophe is not just very professional mountain guide he is nice and friendly person. We’ll definitely recommend this trip to all our friends.
We are a group of 6 people (around 50 years old). We really enjoyed via ferrata “Les Grands Malades” trip with
Christophe. Even though for most of us it was first time doing via ferrata, Christophe was so patient and helpful that we were felt very confident and enjoyed every minute. Christophe is not just very professional mountain guide he is nice and friendly person. We’ll definitely recommend this trip to all our friends.
We really enjoyed the via ferrata of “Les Grands Malades” and “Landelies”. We are 6 “old” friends (all about 60
years old) and fond of Climbing. Christophe was very helpful and gave us good tips. At the end we enjoyed a good local beer with Christophe on a terrass. We already decided now: we will do this again asap!!
 

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