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The most beautiful Via Ferrata in the Eastern Pyrenees and Aude

The Via Ferrata located near Perpignan, Narbonne and Carcassonne

Discover the superb via ferrata of the Pyrénées-Orientales and Aude alone or in the company of your loved ones. Whatever your level or your desires, we have the ideal itinerary for you.

Family Via Ferrata

La Pichona in St-Paul-de-Fenouillet is an introductory route to via ferrata allowing the whole family and children to come and learn about this activity and enjoy a splendid view of the valley of the Agly.

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From 7 years old
Saint Paul de Fenouillet (66)
All year
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Via Corda in Aude 

The via Corda, located in the Aude, is a cocktail of via ferrata, abseiling and zip lines. This activity will appeal to both families with children and groups of friends looking for new sensations.

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From 6 years old
Saint Martin Lys (11)
All year
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Sporty Via Ferrata 

La Panoramique is one of the best in the Pyrenees, offering an intense experience in the Agly valley. Experience emotional moments while climbing and crossing suspension bridges.

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From 12 years old
Saint Paul de Fenouillet (66)
All year
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What is via ferrata?

Via ferrata combines climbing and hiking along routes equipped with cables, ladders, footbridges and other metal devices, providing a safe mountain climbing experience. Participants, equipped with protective equipment such as harnesses and lanyards, advance on varied courses, enriched with zip lines and suspension bridges, adapted to all levels of difficulty.
Born during the First World War in the Dolomites for military transport, the practice has become popular in France since 1988, transforming demanding terrain into accessible and fun adventures for hikers and climbers.

Who can do via ferrata?

The practice of via ferrata is accessible to a wide audience, from beginners to the most experienced. It is suitable for people in good physical health, able to withstand climbing and mountain hiking efforts. Children can also participate, choosing routes adapted to their age and level. Before getting started, it is important to take into account the recommendations and ensure that each participant is at the required level for the chosen course.

Where to go via ferrata?

The via ferrata, accessible in various mountains around the world, is particularly popular in the Alps, the Dolomites, and the Pyrenees. The Pyrénées-Orientales and Aude stand out for their routes equipped for safe climbing, offering breathtaking views. Among the emblematic sites, the Via Ferrata of Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet and the Via Corda in Aude offer varied routes, suitable for all levels, for memorable mountain experiences.

How does a via ferrata trip work with Oxygen Aventure?

During a via ferrata outing with Oxygen Aventure, you will be taken care of by an experienced and qualified guide, state-certified.
This professional will ensure teaching and safety throughout the activity. You will be equipped with a harness with lanyards equipped with a fall absorber, as well as a helmet. Depending on the route, you may also be provided with a descender and a pulley. The equipment ensures the safety of participants by helping them attach to the cables and progress along the route in a controlled manner. The instructor will take care of collective equipment such as rope, intervention equipment, pharmacy and water, thus ensuring a comfortable, safe and memorable via ferrata adventure.