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Via Ferrata by Pierre Ronde

in Alpe D'huez, Huez

  • Two in one! That’s what you get with the Alpe d’Huez via ferrata. Two routes are on offer, the ‘Découverte’ and the ‘Sportive’, and they’re both south-facing! Both on a 200m rock face.

  • The “Decouverte”, or discovery route (2h climb), goes off the right and continues onto plateaus and protruding rocks. With the “Sportive” (2h30), you start climbing straight away, on a lovely, vertical face, followed by quite a long airy slab and some easy protruding rocks. The walk back to the car park takes 5 minutes.
    Access from pierre ronde via the col de sarenne or from Huez Village (1h walk there and back)

    TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS :
    Time : 3h with walking approach (discovery trail:...
    The “Decouverte”, or discovery route (2h climb), goes off the right and continues onto plateaus and protruding rocks. With the “Sportive” (2h30), you start climbing straight away, on a lovely, vertical face, followed by quite a long airy slab and some easy protruding rocks. The walk back to the car park takes 5 minutes.
    Access from pierre ronde via the col de sarenne or from Huez Village (1h walk there and back)

    TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS :
    Time : 3h with walking approach (discovery trail: 2 hours of climbing, fitness trail: 2:30)
    Difficulty : PD, D+
    Start : 1600 m
    Heigh gain : 200 m
    Orientation : sud
    Period : june > october

    GUIDES, MAPS :
    - IGN top 25, 3335 ET, Alpe d’Huez.
    - Les via ferrata autour de Grenoble et Briançon, éditions Glénat.
    - Toutes les via ferrata de France, éditions Libris.