The words “via ferrata” come from Italian, meaning ‘iron way’. The Italian army first used via ferrata to move troops and equipment over difficult ground in the alps, now we do it for fun! Via ferrata involves you scrambling or climbing up rock faces. The routes you follow have steel rods and rails, steps and heavy-gauge wire cables embedded in the rock to assist and secure you. These routes allow the adventurous walker to cross over into the domain of the alpine climber. You clip yourself safely onto the fixed cable using a harnesses, and specialist equipment. It is best to do via ferratta with a qualified high mountain guide and we can easily book this for our guests. You need to have a head for heights and be over 10 years of age. There is a brilliant via ferrata route in Avoriaz that takes about 2 and a half hours and also 2 different routes near Morzine in the village of St Jean D’Aulps. That includes a red and a challenging black course.
There is a good choice of rock climbing bolted routes around Morzine and Les Gets. This is ideal for beginner to intermediate climbers. For those with experience and your own gear you can buy a guide of the routes at the tourist office at St Jean D’Aulps otherwise we can book our guests a rock climbing guide who will provide all the equipment and safely show you the “ropes”. It is a great activity for all the family from as young as 4 or 5 and there is a good choice of grades from easy to multi pitch challenging routes.
Self Catered Chalets
We offer a selection of self catered chalets in Morzine, sleeping between 12-15 people
Self Catered Accommodation
We have a range of self catered chalets and apartments, sleeping up to 11 people, in the Morzine and Les Gets area
Multi Activity Holidays
We offer catered Multi Activity holidays from Brown Bear Lodge. We can also arrange catering at any of our self catered properties.