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Bastille Via ferrata - part 1 and 2

Description Bastille via ferrata

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 :

  • The first part is the easiest with various actions : climb the vertical, then a long rock cirque of beams, monkey bridge and a large Nepalese bridge!
  • The second part, is wilder but yet interesting! At the common departure point, there are several choices: either a physical version for those who want to force a little, or an easy version. These two versions come together for the same final goal : climbing of the walls of the fort de la Bastille.

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!

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Price

Individual price / person 45.00 €
Group price from 6 people 40.00 €
Group price 40.00 €

The benefits

  • Benefit the group's price for each Via Ferrata
  • 1/2 price for the future groom/bride from 8 persons
  • Photos and videos of the outing offered
  • Possibility to rent a Go pro
  • Aperitif "surprise" on request
Half day 220.00 €
Day 380.00 €

The benefits

  • 1 guide for 8 youths + 1 adult*
  • Materials to use the EPI standards for activity
  • Pictures
  • RC pro and individual accident Allianz
Half day 300.00 € TTC

The benefits

Included :

  • Private guide for 6 persons (more than 6 pers = 2 guides)
  • Material requirements for the activity
  • Photos souvenirs
  • RC pro and programme of accident individual Allianz

Not Included :

  • Reportage photo (+250€ TTC)
  • Organization of event catering

Useful information Bastille via ferrata

Difficulty
Duration
Approach walk 00 : 05
Walking back 00 : 25
Altitude 440m
Ascent / Descent 220m
Items you must bring
  • Sportswear
  • Trainers / sneakers
  • Bottle of water
  • Jacket
  • Energy bars
  • Sunglasses
Specificities
  • Bridge
  • Monkey Bridge or Nepalese
Period from May to November
Department Isère
Area Grenoble / Lyon
Mountain range Chartreuse

Frequently asked Questions


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.

99% of the people we take are beginners, and they always do well. However if you want an easier one to start, you can choose the via ferratas of Saint Vincent de Mercuze or Roc de Cornillon

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