Via Ferrata de Tière



->For safety reasons, major renovation work must be carried out along the route. The Via Ferrata is therefore closed until further notice. Access is strictly forbidden and the communes of Champéry and Val-d'Illiez decline all responsibility in the event of accidents and/or damage resulting from failure to comply with these instructions.

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Part hiking and part mountaineering, a Via Ferrata allows hikers to safely navigate treacherous alpine terrain. With the proper equipment, adults and children alike (1m40 minimum), can clip safely to a series of cables and iron rungs fixed to the valley's vertiginous rock walls.

The Tière Via Ferrata is 460 m long and has an altitude gain of 125 m, skimming up sheer rock walls that can attain a vertiginous 75° grade. The route crosses over the River Tière in 3 places using suspension bridges, offering spectacular views of the rushing cascades below. The Via Ferrata's departure point is at 'Sous-Scex', altitude 900 m, and culminates at 1,126m altitude.

Via Ferrata equipment can be rented from local sports shops (Borgeat Sports and Holiday Sport).

In the low season, equipment can be rented from the Champéry Tourist Office.


  • Duration 1h40min
  • Ascension 125



The Via Ferrata is open to the public, providing that you are equipped with adequate material, available in local sports shops. You may want to hire a guide, although this is not obligatory..

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