Via Ferrata de Tière

Champéry

Part hiking and part mountaineering, a Via Ferrata allows hikers to safely navigate treacherous alpine terrain. With the proper equipment, adults and children alike (1m50 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 on reservation the day before (Borgeat Sports and Holiday Sport).

Characteristics

  • Duration 2h30min
  • Distance 5.9 km
  • Ascension 594
  • Descent 594
  • Highest point 1'229 m

Prices

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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