Via Ferrata La Chal, St-Colomban, Savoie

 

    Footbridge    Monkey Bridge    Ladder      Zipline  
1 x 21m 2 0 0

 

Features

Extraordinary route, a rope bridge, footbridges, and vertigo. This via has it all. A real delight. Fun.

Beginner's route at the beginning for children...

South facing, you can go up it most of the year.

 

ViaFerrata Tips and Tricks

Whatever you do, don't miss this via ferrata, it is simply fantastic.

A learner's via ferrata allows you to teach your children (7 years and older) and beginners in complete tranquility. Access to both itineraries is free.

 

Grade

 Strength  2
 Dizziness  4
 Type    Mountain: 2  
 Technics  2
 Evaluation     Difficult

 

Information

St-Colomban Tourism Office

 

Length and Altitude

Length: 400 m.
Elevation gain : 216 m
Start : 702 m
Finish : 918 m
Exposure : Southeast facing

 

Time of Year

Almost all year except when snow makes an appearance.

 

Timing

ViaFerrata access: 10 minutes
Via Ferrata: 2h
Introduction for children : Between 20 minutes and infinity for children
Way back: 30  minutes

 

By Car

Chambéry, towards Modane, St-Jean de Maurienne. Before St-Jean go right towards St-Colomban.

 

By Train or Bus

Check with the SNCF: schedules and fares.

  

 

Access

Cross the village of St-Colomban, you'll find the via ferrata by the exit to the right of the road. It is well signed.

 

Via Ferrata

This Ferrata is a bit of an original chef d'oeuvre.

You won't get bored, 1 footbridge, 2 rope bridges, the sensation of the void... everything is in place for your moment of pure pleasure.
The trickiest section is near the beginning, so you'll be caught. The first escape route is found after the footbridge. Next you go on a long and very aerial traverse with two rope bridges.

A few steep and athletic sections near the end offer themselves freely to your tired arms, who, by this point, are not asking for so much!

 

Way Back

Intuitive.

Where to Spend the Night

Check with the tourism office.

 

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