A via ferrata ("iron road" in Italian) is a laid out and secured climbing route over a rock face. The climbing aids are permanently in place. A via ferrata is part rock-climbing, part hiking.
Routes come in two categories:
- ladders, steps (iron rungs or steps cut into the rock), wooden bridges, walkways or rope bridges, to facilitate progress
- a steel cable, called a "lifeline", that allows users to attach themselves continuously to the rock face and thus stay safe.
Since 2011, Lozère department has put in place 6 via ferrata. La Cazelle offers you the possibility of discovering this activity, at once playful and athletic, amidst the fabulous landscapes of the Lozère.
You will need to bring:
Water bottle (1 ½ litres per person).
Trainers or hiking shoes.
Equipment we will provide:
Technical kit (harnesses, pulleys, lanyards with energy absorbers, helmets).
We also rent out equipment for proficient via-ferrata climbers.