Good news, The reopening of the Bastille via ferrata started from May 2019 which was partially closed for 1 year, thank you to the city of Grenoble!
The Prise de la Bastille via ferrata is probably the most urban-orientated via ferrata but it is still original. One of its main advantages is accessibility : in just 5 minutes on foot from Grenoble train station or from the city center, you can reach the start of this via ferrata.
It compose of 2 parts :
From the top of the via ferrata, in 5 minutes walk, you can reach the top of the Fort de la bastille with its view of Grenoble and can enjoy a drink on the Panormaic Terrace. The descent can be done either on foot or by the Bastille cable car.
To uphold the theme of doing activity without a car in Grenoble, we recommend that you can link it to the Furon canyon lower part, which is accessible by public transport!See more
|Group price||40.00 €|
|Half day||280.00 € TTC|
|Half day||300.00 € TTC|
Not Included :
|ages||From 12 years old|
|Approach walk||00 : 05|
|Walking back||00 : 25|
|Ascent / Descent||220m|
|Items you must bring|| |
|Period||from May to November|
|Area||Grenoble / Lyon|
Yes, of course, there has a path descends from the first part of the Bastille via ferrata to the parking lot.
We cannot turn back but the guide will assist you to descend with his rope at any time, because the first part is a large and multiple crossings, and is only 30m high from the ground.
No, there are several versions in the second part. Only the beginning (the first 15 meters) of the second part is quite hard, but the guide provides you good assistance with climbing rope to pass through. For the rest of the route, we can continue on the easy version on the left or harder one on the right depending on your level.
No, The end of the via ferrata is 50m downhill from the Bastille. It takes 5 minutes walk to reach the cable car station.
Close to Grenoble, just above the village of Claix on the eastern side of the Vercors, There is the beautiful waterfall of the Pissarde which sweeps the last foothills of the Vercors in a 80m waterfall . The course is a combination of walking in the forest and many short abseils and slides. A refreshing trip !!!!