Tapoul gorges via ferrata (Rousses, Lozère)

Duration : ½ day

France, Massif Central, Occitania

Level : beginner

from 37 € / p. from 3 to 10 persons

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Description

The via ferrata of the Tapoul gorges is located near the village of Rousses in Lozere, an atypical and restful place at the doors of the Cevennes. You are here at the foot of the Mont Aigoual and the landscapes which surround you are magnificent.

Between climbing and hiking, you will progress on vertiginous passages being assured on a cable and helping you with various elements of progression: bars, steps, cables, bridges, zip-lines... Equipped with a harness, a helmet, a pulley and via ferrata lanyards, you will cross the obstacles in the singular atmosphere of this beautiful canyon.

This via ferrata is perfect for a first contact with this activity. Also perfect for families or for those who wish to overcome their apprehension! Two itineraries of different difficulty but with common parts are possible, allowing everyone to enjoy themselves.

A few meters from the river's edge, the via ferrata starts with a first climb where two options are possible: an easy one on a slab and a difficult one on a slight overhang without difficulty. The routes then join to cross the river thanks to a 30 meters long zip-line and then climb on a rocky plateau. The return is done by means of another zip-line or a rather vertiginous footbridge followed by a relatively technical overhanging passage and a cable bridge. After a short descent the via continues easily along the river, splits again to end in a common section with a cable bridge, a technical and vertical section and a last footbridge. A trail leads you back to the gorge road and the parking lot.

Please come equipped: sneakers, small backpack, water, possibly gloves. And depending on the weather: rain jacket, sun cream...

Please find more information about the Tapoul gorges via ferrata on ViaFerrata-FR.net

Program

  • Appointment on the car park of the village of Les Rousses (48400).
  • 10 minutes of approach walk.
  • 1.5 hour for the via ferrata.
  • 5 minutes walk back.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the climbing instructor.
  • Specific gear for via ferrata (harness, pulley, helmet and via ferrata lanyards with shock absorber) which is recent, regularly checked and compliant with the requirements of French and European standards.

Normal price: 40€/person.

Discount price (for groups of 4 people and more): 37€/person.

The price does not include

  • Transport (contact me for special request).
  • Food and drinks.
  • Civil liability and personal accident insurance for climbing and associated disciplines (if you are not already covered for these activities by your insurance, you can take out additional insurance with the FFME, FFCAM, etc.).
  • 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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