Two in one! That’s what you get with the Alpe d’Huez via ferrata. Two routes are on offer, the ‘Découverte’ and the ‘Sportive’, and they’re both south-facing! Both on a 200m rock face.
Descriptif Via Ferrata by Pierre Ronde
The “Decouverte”, or discovery route (2h climb), goes off the right and continues onto plateaus and protruding rocks. With the “Sportive” (2h30), you start climbing straight away, on a lovely, vertical face, followed by quite a long airy slab and some easy protruding rocks. The walk back to the car park takes 5 minutes.
Access from pierre ronde via the col de sarenne or from Huez Village (1h walk there and back)
TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS :
Time : 3h with walking approach (discovery trail: 2 hours of climbing, fitness trail: 2:30)
Difficulty : PD, D+
Start : 1600 m
Heigh gain : 200 m
Orientation : sud
Period : june > october
GUIDES, MAPS :
- IGN top 25, 3335 ET, Alpe d’Huez.
- Les via ferrata autour de Grenoble et Briançon, éditions Glénat.
- Toutes les via ferrata de France, éditions Libris.
Minimum age: 12 years
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Via Ferrata by Pierre Ronde
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From Alpe d'Huez, follow the signs for the Altiport. After the Altiport, continue along the Col de Sarenne road to the Pierre Ronde car park (on the right), from where the path to the start of the via ferrata is signposted.
On foot via the Gorges de Sarenne: from the village of Huez, take the Gorges de Sarenne path. The foot of the Pierre Ronde Via Ferrata is a 45-minute walk.