Are you tempted by the idea of getting away for a few days? Throughout this summer, let’s discover outdoor activities for your future mountain trips. Today, let’s focus on discovering the climbing and via ferrata spots in Courchevel.
Let's start at the beginning, the difference between climbing and via ferrata. Climbing can be practiced on any type of relief in the middle of the nature. The via ferrata, for its part, can be described as "climbing accessible to all" with an accessible itinerary along a rock face. In Courchevel, you will be able to climb on many paths, including our favourite in Moriond: the Vallée des Avals and its various technical routes. Sensations guaranteed!
1. Climbing itineraries
Courchevel is full of climbing routes, allowing you to evolve on its equipped and secure sites. Focus on the climbing itineraries, to try on your own or accompanied by a mountain guide:
- Vallée des Avals (Moriond): rock climbing area (Biol canyon) with 12 routes of various lengths (Grande Val and Petite Val rock faces) and climbing across mountain ridges (Plassa).
- La Saulire (1850): climbing routes of varying lengths over rocks close to the top of the cable car (beneath Le Panoramic restaurant).
- Falaise Praméruel (altitude: 2000 metres): 8 sectors with 55 routes for both beginners and experienced climbers. The perfect way to cool off on a hot day - sun from 4pm to 7pm in the middle of summer.
- Indoor climbing : Aquamotion -> this 11-metre high climbing wall offers a selection of routes, including some which are self-guided. A 3-metre high practice area and a kids fun climbing area (from age 6 or 20 kg+). Forum (1850) -> 13 metre-high climbing wall, which is open to all every day in July and August.
1. Via ferrata itineraries
The practice of the via ferrata is accessible to all generations, as long as you are a competent walker who is not afraid of heights. With its via ferrata routes for all levels, from beginners to advanced, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Courchevel! Follow the marked mountain routes to progress along rock faces and mastering the vertical world. Bring your equipment and follow the guide:
- Panoramic : this short route is located beneath the Saulire cable car, perfect for beginners with its 250 metres of length.
- Lac de la Rosière : if you want to discover this activity, go to the Lac de la Rosière for a via ferrata route with a breathtaking view. Taking 2h to complete with a 550 metre-long cable and, for the bravest, a 65 metre-long footbridge to cross.
- Verdons : enjoy one of the highest via ferrata in France reaching an altitude of 2,739 metres with a length of 800 metres and 225 metres altitude difference. Climbing time: 3h and 45min to come back down.
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