Via ferrata of the Gardon gorges in Collias (Gard)
from 35 € / p. from 4 to 12 personsInfos & Booking
Located between Uzès and the Pont du Gard, the via ferrata of Collias is the great classic of the Gard department, in the heart of the mythical gorges of the Gardon. It is a particularly playful via ferrata, beautiful and vertiginous, but which remains accessible to all.
All along the course, you alternate between vertical evolution (on metal bars) and a sequence of cable bridges, abseils and zip lines. Alwaus with a panoramic and sumptuous view which dominates the river and the gorges.
The via ferrata of the gorges of Gardon starts with a short easy section allowing the initiation of beginners, then continues with a beautiful and not very difficult crossing of a hundred meters on a ledge. A first loophole route is then proposed if needed. The itinerary becomes more vertical and passes under the first zip line. To reach the beginning of this one as well as the cable bridge which precedes it, you have two options: one vertiginous and rather difficult, and the other not very difficult. It is still possible to escape from these two workshops thanks to a second loophole route... but that would be a shame!
The second part of the course starts with a second zip line that can be bypassed. Then, a very vertiginous passage with few artificial handholds, and which privileges contacts with the rock, precedes a more vertical and physical section, well equipped with iron bars. After that, the end of the technical part approaches, before taking the pleasant path back along the banks of the Gardon.
The via ferrata can be done in half a day. It usually takes about 3 hours to complete the activity. It is however possible to take a shorter route if you wish.
The difficulty of the via ferrata can be adapted to the level of the participants. Two complementary routes exist (easy and difficult) and it is always possible to switch from one to the other during the activity.
If you want to go on another atypical itinerary just above the water, join me on the relatively close Vidourle via ferrata in Saint-Sériès, in the Hérault department.
- Meet in the village of Collias (Gard), about half an hour drive from Nîmes or Avignon.
- 15 minutes approach walk to reach the start of the route.
- About two hours to climb the via ferrata.
- Twenty minutes walk back to the parking lot.
- Comfortable clothes and sneakers are recommended.
The price includes
- Supervision by the climbing instructor.
- All the equipment necessary for the activity (harness, helmet, via ferrata lanyard with energy absorber, pulley, etc.).
|Number of participants||4||5 and more|
|Price per person||40€||35€|
Possibility of quote for communities and groups of more than 12 people.
The price does not include
- Transport to and from Collias.
- Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.Infos & Booking