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.”
The video below provides a good overview of this Via Ferrata:
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, it is highly recommended that you hire a guide for your first visit. The Tourism Office website has a list of qualified local guides.
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.
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