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The Thônes via ferrata is a prime example of the "French-style via ferrata": situated near inhabited areas, offering a playful and exhilarating experience, well-equipped and secure.

This via ferrata is divided into three sections with progressively increasing difficulty levels. However, there's no need to worry, as there are escape points along the way, and a professional instructor will be supervising your progress. You can find detailed information about the key passages of the via ferrata in the FAQ section.

The final section of the via ferrata is particularly impressive! Under the guidance of your via ferrata professional instructor, you'll have the option to tackle the challenging and physically demanding overhang of the hermit. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can choose the easier route and ascend the Sappers Ladder of the Empire. Additionally, it's also possible to exit via the Pins passage.

The Thônes via ferrata is conveniently located just a 45-minute drive from Geneva and only 20 minutes from Lake Annecy.

Furthermore, for cheese enthusiasts, make sure not to miss the opportunity to take home some delicious farm-made reblochon from Thônes. You can stop by the dairy cooperative when entering Thônes and learn more about the history of reblochon.

Situated close to Annecy, the via ferrata Thônes perfectly exemplifies the style of "the French via ferrata": near urban areas, providing an enjoyable and thrilling experience, well-equipped, and ensuring your safety.

This via ferrata consists of three sections, each progressively increasing in difficulty. However, fear not, as there are three intermediate exit points available, and the guide will assist you throughout the journey!

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Individual price / person 69.00 €
6+ pers Group - fee / person 64.00 €

Useful informations

Ages 14+ year old people
Approach walk 15 : 00
Return walk 03 : 00
Altitude 2165 ft
Height difference 770 ft
Equipment Checklist
  • Sportswear
  • Sneakers
  • Bottle of water
  • Jacket
  • Energy bars
  • Backpack
  • Zip line
  • Monkey Bridge or Nepalese
When April at November
Area Annecy / Geneva
Mountain range Tournette


  • The Calvary Bridge
  • The Great Rappel Rock
  • The Chamois Ramp
  • The Steep Climbs
  • The Don't Look Back Ramp
  • The Wall
  • The Dry Pine Exit
  • Monta to dre
  • The Siesta Path
  • The Agathe Path
  • The Hidden Passage
  • The Pine Tree Exit
  • The Hermit's Overhang
  • 11bis - The Sappers of the Empire Ladder
  • The Saint John's Fires
  • The view is magnificent and the mind wanders.

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