Curalla's via ferrata in Passy (Haute-Savoie)

Duration : ½ day

France, Northern Alps

Level : from beginner to intermediate

from 50 € / p. from 1 to 6 persons

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Located on the Plateau d'Assy in Passy, Haute Savoie, the via ferrata of Curalla is relatively easy and offers some incredible views of the peaks above Chamonix  and the Mont Blanc massif.

The itinerary takes place on a limestone cliff facing south and dominated by the Aiguille de Varan (2544 meters of altitude). It is a beautiful vertiginous balcony overlooking the Arve valley and surrounded by an amazing environment. The course is equipped and therefore accessible between May and October.

The via ferrata of Curalla is playful, sportive, vertiginous, quite sustained and will delight all the lovers of this activity! It proposes an ascending and crossing course, from the right to the left, decorated with footbridges, Nepalese bridges and cable bridges. There are some steep athletic sections (vertical but not overhanging) and the void is also quite present all along the route.

The via ferrata route starts with a crossing interspersed with a more ascending and steep passage, until arriving at the most impressive part: the crossing of the Nepalese bridge (Varan's bridge) 18 meters long, and then a short vertiginous and a bit technical section. This is followed by a few footbridges and cable bridges, then a long traverse in the middle of the cliffs with some vertical passages leading to the last obstacle: the Mont Blanc bridge.

The return is done by hiking, on a beautiful forest path which dominates the cliff on which the via ferrata is located.

If you're looking for more vertical adventures, I suggest two other routes in the valley: the Bérard valley waterfall via ferrata in Vallorcine and Saint-Gervais via ferrata. Maybe this via ferrata will also inspire you to discover rock climbing in Chamonix.


  • Meet at the Curalla parking lot in Passy, a 30-minute drive from Chamonix or Cluses.
  • 20 minute approach walking from the Curalla parking lot to the start of the via.
  • Approximately 1 hour and a half to 2 hours to climb the via ferrata.
  • Return walking of approximately 45 minutes to the parking lot.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the climbing instructor.
  • Loan of equipement necessary for the practice of the activity (harness, via ferrata lanyard with energy absorber, helmet).
Number of participants Price per person
2 120€
3 80€
4 60€
5 54€
6 50€

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the meeting point in Passy.
  • Snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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