EXPERIENCE Via Ferrata

The Mines du Grand Clot Via Ferrata, situated in La Grave, Oisans region

A long tour with athletic and cultural elements close to La Grave.

A big day out, this Via Ferrata situated on the border between the departments of Isère and Hautes Alpes takes you on a cultural journey through the mines of Grand Clôt. With informational signs on the way this Via Ferrata tells the story of the mines and miners of past times. The mines were closed in 1926. Until that time silver lead that was used to varnish pottery was extracted. In addition to the cables and iron ladders of the Via Ferrata we find galleries dug out by hand in the VI century. We finish off on an easy part that takes us all the way up to the Plateau d’Emparis and its unforgettable view of La Meije and the Ecrins national park. The descent is by the GR 54 walking path, called the Tour of the Oisans and by a small path that passes the chapel of Notre Dame de Bon Repos. It is a long and beautiful hike back to the road and the parking lot. Recommended for teenagers and adults.

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?

Intermediate

You should have some previous via ferrata experience. You should be comfortable climbing vertical and short overhanging sections.


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?

Moderate

You should be able to hike around 30 minutes while carrying a backpack (5 to 10 kilos). The approach might require uphill walking. Endurance and strength are needed to be able to climb around 200 meters (650 feet) with some vertical or overhanging sections.
For via ferrata it's required to be taller than 1.20 m (3'11").


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

Day 1

A day outing
meeting point at guide office or on site at 9 am.
A big day of activity  

85.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 6

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Price per person for a collective outing.
4 people minimum for ensure the outing

340.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 6

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Group of 1 to 6 people for a private outing

INCLUDED

Outing with a certified mountain guide or instructor

Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Group technical gear (rope…)

NOT INCLUDED

Personal Accident Insurance

Appropriate clothing for your activity and the weather

Water Bottle or thermos, food and snacks

backpack (around 35L)

sun glasses, cap and sun cream

helmet

harness

rental of via ferrata lanyards

Picnic for during the day

Contact Us

Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021