A delightful via suitable for beginners, but also highly enjoyable for experienced via ferrata climbers. It follows the Cascade de la Fare waterfall up to a lovely plateau. Two routes are available, namely the waterfall route and an easier option via the bridges (passerelles).
TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS :
Time : 4h30 (40 min approach walk, via ferrata 2h30, return 1h30)
Difficulty : D+
Start : 1420 m
Heigh gain : 300 m
Orientation : north/west
GUIDES, MAP :
- Top 25 IGN, 3335 ET, Alpe d’Huez.
- Les via ferrata autour de Grenoble et Briançon, éditions Glénat.
- Toutes les via ferrata de France, éditions Libris.
The “Cascade” route (the sportive one) goes off to the right, along the lovely Cascade de la Fare waterfall. The “Passerelles” route (the easy one) keeps to the left and features two bridges before reaching the top of the “Cascade” route. The two routes then join together for the final section. The walk back to the car park takes around 1 ½ hour.
Drive up to Vaujany ski resort and carry on to the car park at La Villette. The “Via Ferrata” signs are clearly visible from the car park. Walk down through the village, over the Pont du Moulin bridge and follow the “via ferrata” path. Walk-in time: 40 minutes.