The via ferrata is a route built along the side of a rocky cliff equipped with specific metal elements.

Sport Via ferrata d'Avoriaz "Le Saix du Tour" Avoriaz


Departing from Avoriaz (74110)
Average length : 01h00
Total elevation gain : 600m
Distance : 0.6km

After a short approach walk of a few minutes, the route begins with an easy little climb, followed by a traverse with feet on a narrow ledge. Then, the descent of "l'Emotion" can already provoke some sensations... A short traverse precedes an oblique ascent followed by a small vertical wall. Next, we cross at the foot of the steep passage of the route: "Le Passage du Génépi". A short earthy climb and then a nice comfortable traverse lead to another earthy climb that gives access to the "Grotte des Ardoisiers". Then, the "Passage du Berger" is a comfortable ledge that we follow to a beautiful rocky overhang: "Le balcon du lac". We then traverse an oblique ascent through a fairly steep rocky area: "La Traversée du Bénitier". A series of ledges then gives access to a very nice horizontal traverse followed by a characteristic angle: "Le Passage du Rasoir". We climb just behind a beautiful small dihedral and reach the summit of the Saix du Tour ridge via a steep grassy slope, first traversing, then directly. The descent takes about thirty minutes along the ridge and then along a trail.

Equipment can be hired from Avoriaz sports shops.

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    Before embarking on a via ferrata, it is necessary: to have the appropriate equipment (and know how to use it correctly), to ensure that no component is part of products recalled by manufacturers, to know and put into practice safety instructions, to be aware of the main dangers in via ferrata, to ensure the expected level of difficulty and your current physical abilities. In case of doubts, do not hesitate to seek the help of a professional.


    Free access.


    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 28/06 to 31/08/2024.

    Subject to favorable weather.


    74110 Avoriaz
    Departing from : Avoriaz (74110)
    Latitude : 46.191088 - Longitude : 6.778685
    Information update on 07/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme Avoriaz 1800