New Via Ferrata in Les Gentianes. Two brand-new routes – one aerial, the other less demanding – that take you to an altitude of over 3,000 metres surrounded by a fantastic alpine panorama!
Route Edelweiss (Blue):
Level of difficulty: quite difficult - K3
Estimated length: 150 m
Altitude difference: 100 m
Altitude at starting point: 2,950 m /Altitude at finish: 3,041 m
The route 1 is accessible to children from 8 years of age, as long as they are accompanied by a professional.
The descent is the same for both routes. Information for the Androsace route (red) can be found here
To climb the Via Ferrata, you’ll need a helmet, harness and lanyards. Full kit can be hired at the “Les Gentianes” restaurant. The price for a kit rental (helmet, harness and lanyards) is 20 CHF. You can also use your own equipment (including traditional lanyards).
WARNING: for security reasons, the sets are only intended for people who have a weight between 50kg-100kg.
Hiring a guide is not essential. However, if you do not have extensive experience in this sport, they charge by the day, in the same way as on guided climbing trips.
The two routes are equipped with an “aéroligne” lifeline safety system which prevents improper usage and restricts the risks for users.
How to get there
From the top station of “Le Jumbo” cable car if you come from Verbier.
From Nendaz, take the Siviez-Tortin chairlift and then the Tortin-Gentianes lift.
The Via Ferrata is free to use. Only the ski lifts have to be paid for with the 4 Vallées pass.
The lifts are free for both VIP Pass and Openair pass holders.
Tourist office animations
Every Friday from 12th July to 23th August, discover the new Via Ferrata accompanied by a mountain guide, thanks to the Tourist Office programme. More information here