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Via Ferrata de Tière

Sport, Rock climbing site, Via ferrata in Champéry
0.5 km
  • 460 m long, with an elevation gain of 140 m and a 75° inclination at times, the Via Ferrata de Tière crisscrosses the Tière River Gorge twice over suspension bridges.

  • Part rock climbing, part hiking, Via Ferrata is a sensational way to explore rugged alpine terrain.

    Part hiking and part mountaineering, a Via Ferrata allows hikers to safely navigate treacherous alpine terrain. With the proper equipment, adults and children alike (1m50 minimum is advised), can clip safely to a series of cables and iron rungs fixed to the valley's vertiginous rock walls.

    The Tière Via Ferrata is 460 m long and has an altitude gain of 140 m, skimming up sheer rock walls...
    Part rock climbing, part hiking, Via Ferrata is a sensational way to explore rugged alpine terrain.

    Part hiking and part mountaineering, a Via Ferrata allows hikers to safely navigate treacherous alpine terrain. With the proper equipment, adults and children alike (1m50 minimum is advised), can clip safely to a series of cables and iron rungs fixed to the valley's vertiginous rock walls.

    The Tière Via Ferrata is 460 m long and has an altitude gain of 140 m, skimming up sheer rock walls that can attain a vertiginous 75° grade. The route crosses over the River Tière in 2 places using suspension bridges, offering spectacular views of the rushing cascades below. The Via Ferrata's departure point is at 'Sous-Scex', altitude 900 m, and culminates at 1,190 m altitude.

    Via Ferrata equipment can be rented from local sports shops Borgeat Sports, Holiday Sport, Berra Sports and Experience Champéry according to opening hours.
  • Departure
    Champéry
  • The brown signals lead you to the beginning of the Via Ferrata which you can reach in a 25-30 minutes walk. The first secured part brings you to the Tière waterfall. Vertical sections alternate with horizontal traverses. After the end of the Via Ferrata take a path up through the forest and follow the way back on the Défago Gallery, whose name was given in honor to Emmanuel Défago, a local businessman who opened this gallery in 1864.
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    The Via Ferrata is open to the public, providing that you are equipped with adequate material, available in local sports shops. You may want to hire a guide, although this is not obligatory..
  • Environment
    • Ski resort
    • Mountain location
    • Mountain view
  • Spoken languages
    • German
    • English
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Parking
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