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Discover some of the oldest and most famous iron paths from Mont Blanc to Corsica!

Enjoy all of the perks and adrenaline of rock climbing without needing the technical skills. Take advantage of the varied scenery of the Alps and Pyrenees as well as some top-notch climbing conditions. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Via Ferrata trips in France. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Via Ferrata in France

What should I know about Via Ferrata France?

With mountains located throughout the south of the country and its island territories, France is an incredible place to enjoy all sorts of via ferrata climbs.

Outside of the aforementioned spots in the French Alps, the Sallanches Valley is a great location for more experienced via ferrata climbers. Crossing gorges and clambering along cliff walls, great views of Mont Blanc and Aiguille du Midi. Trois Vallees and Les Mottets also offer excellent climbs with phenomenal views.

Aside from the Alps and the Pyrenees, via ferrata options may also be found in the mountains of Corsica. Bavella, in the center of the island, is one of several excellent via ferrata options. To get here, you’ll head to Ajaccio where, more often than not, you will meet with your guide heading into the mountains.

Why should I choose France for my Via Ferrata adventure?

Stunning scenery

Climbing via ferrata is a great way to get out into nature and enjoy incredible views that you couldn’t get by hiking alone. Whether you are in the Alps or the Pyrenees, enjoy immaculate views of snow-capped peaks and alpine valleys. If you’re headed top Corsica then take advantage of views into deep canyons as well as out over the sea.

**Everyone can do it **

One of the biggest perks of climbing via ferrata is that no technical skills are needed in order to do so. This makes it a great way for almost anyone to get to the top of a rugged mountain or traverse a deep gorge with no prior experience. This also makes it a great family adventure, perfect for your next summer holiday.

Diverse options

A great reason to come to France to climb via ferrata is how many different ones from which to choose. Whether it is an easy adventure appropriate for children or a more challenging ones to get the adrenaline pumping, you’ll find something to perfectly fit your needs in the Alps, Pyrenees or Corsica. Different regions also means plenty of different views and landscapes.

What can I expect from the weather in France?

In France, average daily summertime temperatures range from 18 ºC to 28 ºC and get slightly cooler the higher up you go in elevation. Summer and autumn are also the wettest seasons of the year, with spring being slightly drier.

How can I get to France?

There are various starting points for Via ferrata trips in France. For the Alps, flying into Geneva International Airport (GVA) and transferring to Chamonix by car, bus or train is the best option. If you are headed to the Pyrenees, then you’ll fly into the international airport in Toulouse (TLS) before heading to the mountains by car, bus or train.

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What’s the high season for Via Ferrata in France?

May to September

What people are saying about Via Ferrata | France



Thanks a lot for today experience! Daniel was an excelent guide, a great mentor and kids had a wonderful day today! Thanks again, see you next time, looking forward to climb Mont Blanc!





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