Vigneaux via ferrata (Écrins, Hautes-Alpes)

Duration : ½ day

France, Southern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 40 € / p. from 3 to 8 persons

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Located at the entrance to the Vallouise valley in the Écrins massif, this via ferrata will take you on a very vertiginous route that dominates the village of Vigneaux.

In the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, two routes are possible according to your desires and your level: the Voie du Colombier and the Voie de la Balme.

The first part is common to both routes. Then:

  • The easiest route (Voie du Colombier) crosses to the left to join a ladder and then an vertiginous wall.
  • The sportiest (Voie de la Balme) continues straight over and come out on a 15 meters overhanging chimney (bars to use well!). Then a last stiff wall makes it possible to leave.

Return by a  path in about 40 minutes.

More info about the "Voie du Colombier" via ferrata on

More info about the "Voie de la Balme" via ferrata on


  • Appointment on the car park of the via ferrata at the exit of the Vigneaux, going to Briançon.
  • Equipment and approach walk (25 minutes) then route to choose (2 hours to 2h30).
  • Back to the car park by the pretty path.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Loan of equipment (harness, via ferrata lanyard, helmet).

The price does not include

  • Transport to the via ferrata.
  • 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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