The thrill of being up on high, for all levels, close to the entrance to the Vanoise National Park

Via ferrata "Les Bettières" Via Ferrata Montchavin-les-Coches


Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
Average length : 3h
Animals not allowed
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Consisting of 3 successive sections that get progressively more difficult. The 1st section allows beginners to learn the belaying techniques and is not difficult, particularly as there is an escape route. Not too high up, not too many metal steps, lines all the way, just watch out for falls of small rocks and earth.

The 2nd section (quite difficult) starts with a 50m vertical climb from where you can admire the valley below. An exposed ridge follows, then another vertical climb, finishing on a Nepalese suspension bridge that is slightly sloping at the far end! A second escape route takes you straight back down to the valley. It's high with metal steps and lines, and still the falls of small rocks!

The 3rd and final section (Difficult) is banked for about 15 meters and the next part, which is not very interesting, takes you to the plateau where you can join the "Les Lanches - Le Mont Pourri" hiking trail going towards "Les Lanches" to the left. Since 2002, there is another way of reaching the plateau: going left to the top of the via ferrata, a few cables then a short ladder taking you to a steep footpath that leads you directly to the car park.

The times below are indicative based on the following reckoning: 2 people of level D+, average age 40, in a quiet period.

1st section:
Approach: 15 min
Via ferrata: 30 min
Return: 20 min

2nd section:
Approach: 0 min from the 1st section
Via ferrata: 1st section + 40min
Return: 30 min

3rd section:
Approach: 0 min from the 2nd section
Via ferrata: 2nd section + 20min
Return: 50 min

Near Les Bettières village in Peisey Nancroix. 50 meters from Rosuel refuge, you will see signs to the via ferrata.

Levels of difficulty:
F ( = Facile / easy): via ferrata beginners
PD ( = Peu Difficile / not very difficult) For children and beginners.
AD (= Assez Difficile / quite difficult) For beginners with a more experienced person.
D (= Difficile / difficult) For those with experience of via ferrata.
TD (= Très Difficile / very difficult) Physical, for those with experience of via ferrata and strong arms.
ED (= Extrement Difficile / extremely difficult) Very physical, for those with regular experience of via ferrata and very strong arms.


One price: 62 to 85 €.

Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : English, French
Languages of documentation : French


From 01/07 to 02/09/2023, daily.

Average length : 3h

  • Accompanied
  • Equipment provided
  • Course
  • Improvers' course
  • Introductory/discovery


Montchavin-Les Coches Mountain Guides Office


Bâtiment des saisonniers Les Coches 73210 Montchavin-les-Coches
Start near : Montchavin-les-Coches (73210)
On : Montchavin-les-Coches (73210), Peisey-Vallandry (73210)
Information update on 28/09/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne