A mix of climbing and steep paths, Via Ferrata permits users to discover the sensations of mountaineering. Accessible to most people, it advances through turns and vertical rock faces, offering breathtaking panoramic views of lakes, alpine pastures and Mont Blanc.

Sport Via Ferrata Le Roc du Vent. Arêches-Beaufort


Departing from Arêches-Beaufort (73270)
Average length : 05h00
Total elevation gain : 550m
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed
Average duration of an individual visit : 05h00

The Roc du Vent Via Ferrata combines a range of attractions from the technical (ramps, turns, minimum amount of bars, walkway and tunnel) to the visual: panoramic views of lakes, alpine patures, peaks of the Beaufortain and Mont-Blanc.
Length: 2000m of which 950m is fitted with cables. Rating: AD sparsely supported. Time: 4 to 5 hours.
Altitude at start : 1813m ; altitude at finish : 2360m. Time to reach start : 45 min ; time to return from finish : 30 min.
Necessary equipment: climbing harness with screw carabiner. Helmet. Twin lanyard with shock absorber and 2 wide-opening caribiners with automatic locking. Never use straps on their own: danger of death from falling. Back up ropes are strongly recommended, especially for children and beginners. Permanent clipping of the cable and rungs during the vertical sections, twin lanyard with shock-absorber essential.

Find a mountain professional to accompany you: check the "See Also" section.


Free of charge.


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French
Languages visits : French
Languages informatives signs : French

Necessary equipment: helmet, climbing harness, 2 caribiners,twin lanyards attached to a shock absorber and hiking boots.
If you are not familiar with climbing techniques, it is recommended that you discover the site in the company of a guide from the Beaufortain.

Period of practice

From 16/06 to 22/10.

  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Parking nearby


Route du Cormet de Roselend 73270 Arêches-Beaufort
Departing from : Arêches-Beaufort (73270)
Latitude : 45.693321 - Longitude : 6.670589

Park at the "Plan de la Lai" and follow the footpath marked Roc du Vent. At the Chalet de la Plate, pass in front of the chalet and 3 bends further up, follow the footpath on the left which crosses a cable used for the tunnel several times. The path leads you to a wide meadow overlooked by the rock face of the Roc du Vent, continue upwards until you get to the start of the Via Ferrata (45 minutes).

Information update on 04/06/2024 by Office de Tourisme d'Arêches-Beaufort