Bois des Baltuergues via ferrata (Aveyron)

Duration : ½ day

France, Massif Central

Level : from somewhat difficult to difficult

from 35 € / p. from 4 to 12 persons

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The "Bois des Baltuergues" (Baltuergues' wood) via ferrata, the only via ferrata in the north of the Aveyron department, offers you two routes of different difficulties to discover the Truyère gorges as you have never seen them. The easiest course is well suited to discover the activity or for a family outing or with a group of friends.

Located near Sainte-Geneviève-sur-Argence in the Aubrac region, this loop itinerary is very varied, fun and vertiginous. It offers a succession of footbridges and cable bridges, and it allows you to go from one bank of the Truyère river to the other. You have to cross successively the "Pont du Frisson" (Shivering Bridge), the "Gargouille" (Gargoyle), the "Passerelle Détendue" (Relaxed Footbridge) and the "Gâteau sur la Cerise" (Cake on the Cherry).

If the atmosphere is rather vegetable at the beginning, as the via ferrata is located in the forest, the horizon widens then to propose a more mineral universe. You have twice the choice between an easier option or a more difficult one with vertical and even overhanging (thus physical) and vertiginous sections. This via ferrata loop does not consist of a horizontal crossing, but it offers a succession of ascents and descents in fairly steep rocky walls. The place is very appreciated during  summer because it is always cool in the undergrowth (beware, it is cold during winter).

I'm sure you will have a great time and will enjoy the experience!

If you're in the mood for other vertical adventures, you can also follow me on the "Gorges du Haut Cher" via ferrata in Montluçon or the Capucin via ferrata in Le Mont-Dore, Puy-de-Dôme.

And if you like vertical and also aquatic activities, why not let yourself be tempted by the nearby canyoning descent of the Argence gorges? (which can also be done in a full version)


  • Meet near Saint-Geneviève-sur-Argence in the Aveyron department, about one hour drive from Aurillac and 30 minutes from Laguiole.
  • Approximately 5 minutes of approach walking to reach the departure of the via ferrata.
  • From 2 to 3 hours to climb the via ferrata (timing varies according to the options chosen and the comfort of the participants).
  • About 5 minutes of return walking to the parking lot.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the climbing instructor.
  • All the technical equipment necessary to practice the activity is provided: helmet, harness and via ferrata lanyard with energy absorber.

The price does not include

  • Transport to/from the meeting place.
  • 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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