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The Via Ferrata of Cavaillon

Halfway between climbing and hiking, two loop routes will allow you to discover from a new angle the natural environment of the hill and enjoy sumptuous panoramas of the old town of Cavaillon, the Luberon, the Ventoux and the Monts de Vaucluse... Access: 20 minutes walk from the Tourist Office (by the César de Bus, staircase to the right of the Tourist Office).

Via Ferrata de Cavaillon is a few minutes' walk from the city centre. Two fun and sporty routes, between heaven and earth, on the cliffs of the hill Saint-Jacques.

Halfway between climbing and hiking, two loop routes will allow you to discover from a new angle the natural environment of the hill and enjoy sumptuous panoramas of the old town, the Luberon, the Ventoux and the Monts de Vaucluse.

In 2017, via Ferrata de Cavaillon obtained its first Tripadvisor certificate of excellence thanks to the numerous positive reviews submitted by users. See the reviews at the end of the page.

Access to Via Ferrata

In 20 minutes walk from the Tourist Office (by the César de Bus climb, staircase to the right of the Tourist Office). Open all year round (except special weather recommendations). Access is free and free (if you have your equipment). Support and rental of equipment, see the end of the article.

Both loops

Loop “Via Natura” Discovery itinerary

A first family part called “Via Natura” allows you to discover the life of the cliffs from terraces for observation and interpretation. In addition to the playful and sporty approach, these platforms integrated in the heart of suspended gardens rhythm and animate the course to make it an innovative tourist and discovery product. Features: Reserved for +1.30m/South- East exposure/Duration 2h. Level of difficulty AD.

Stoneware: rungs, monkey bridges, beams, walkways and interpretive terraces.

Loop “Via Souterrata” Sports itinerary

A second more sporty part called “Via Souterrata” crosses the caves of Colombier before crossing the Beaumes de Combarelles by spectacular facilities. This original, playful and pedagogical route offers an innovative approach to the landscape and the relief so special of the cliffs of the hill, to better understand its functioning and evolution. Features: Reserved for + 1.50m/Exposure est/ Duration 2h. TD difficulty level.

Fasteners: cave bridges, cave ladder, vertical passages, underground casings and interpretive terraces.



Difficulty Levels

Each via ferrata has its own difficulty rating.

  • F: Easy
  • PD: not difficult
  • AD: quite difficult
  • D: difficult
  • TD: very difficult
  • ED: extremely difficult

These ratings are sometimes followed by a + or a - to clarify the difficulty. The via ferrata listed F and PD represent relatively modest difficulties, allowing access to all, even young children. The via ferrata listed AD and D, are a bit more technical routes but are still accessible for discovery. The via ferrata listed TD and ED already require a good resistance to effort and a certain strength.

Essential equipment

Harness harness, helmet, Y lanyard with energy absorber. Suitable shoes. Plan: water, food, cap, sunglasses, backpack.

We recommend that you, especially beginners, be mentored by a professional.

The Rendors

AB Cycles Outdoor (176, Place François Tourel, Cavaillon) 04 90 74 30 12 - 06 81 24 72 73
Cyclix (166, cours Léon Gambetta, Cavaillon) 04 90 71 72 48 - 06 07 42 21 91
Equipment rental rate: 15€ per person

The escorts

Frederic Saval 06 88 73 50 97

Lorraine Lenoir 06 86 27 10 27

Franck Gaudini 06 66 20 80 36

Accompanying rate: 35€/50€ per person included.

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