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Via Ferrata a High Wire Act in Cavaillon

“It certainly had some scary moments.”  That was le fils Aixcentric’s take on the Via Ferrata in Cavaillon, even though he’s tried them out in the Alps.  Meaning ‘iron way,’ a Via Ferrata is a series of scrambles along the mountainside linked by metal ladders, hand-holds, bridges and ropes.

The Provencal one has two loops, one of which goes through a tunnel tight enough to necessitate taking a rucksack off.  Continue reading “Sampling the High Life in Cavaillon.”

Practical Information

The Via Ferrata de Cavaillon is accessible on foot, a 20-minute walk from the tourist office. According to Aixcentic, it is the only one in Europe that is so easy to reach. It is possible to utilize the Via Ferrata on your own. However, hiring a guide for your first visit is highly recommended. The Tourism Office website has a list of qualified local guides.

Via Ferrata Cavaillon

There are two loops, Via Ferrata, of varying lengths and difficulty. The Via Natura takes roughly two (2) hours to complete and is recommended for first-timers. Via Souterrata is much harder with an extension of the first loop that takes another two (2) hours for a four (4) hour adventure.

Via Ferrata Cavaillon

Recommended equipment: harness, helmet, Y lanyard with energy absorber, proper footwear.

Make sure to bring: water, snacks, a hat, sunglasses, gloves, backpack.

Tourism Office (website)
Place François Tourel
84300 Cavaillon

Via Ferrata Cavaillon


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Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

According, to Lynne:

"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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