Practical information for via-ferrata in Lozère
What there is to know
1. Equipment to standards lent by Alteo
The supervision of outdoor activities requires regular control of the equipment.
In order not to have any bad surprises, we take care of the essential elements for the practice of via-ferrata, namely :
Our state-certified instructor will explain the basic operating rules as well as the use of equipment at the meeting place.
2. The personal attire that you must bring
Via ferrata is a sport and physical activity, we recommend that you bring :
Sportswear that makes you feel comfortable. In summer, shorts and t-shirts will do the trick
Sneakers, preferably lace-up.
No need to go buy a new pair, you risk not only damaging them but also having sore feet (beware of blisters).
Bring a pair you are used to wearing
A pair of gloves or mittens for the most sensitive
3. Personal effects
You can take a small backpack type decathlon, to put:
A bottle of water, to be able to hydrate you. We recommend in the middle of the high heat season to select courses in the morning for more freshness
A snack in case of instant hunger, like a cereal bar. (Avoid chocolate which may melt)
A camera, to keep a souvenir of your via ferrata and make the whole family envy when you return from vacation!
Don't have a camera? Do not panic, we offer it for rental, you just need to mention it to us when making your reservation and take an SD card with you.
You hesitate between this route and a via ferrata in Aveyron
How to make the right choice ?
There is not always a good and a bad choice. Sometimes you have several options.
It's up to you to determine if you meet the required conditions or even to see if a via-ferrata meets your expectations. Here are some tips:
Gather the people with whom you want to participate and make a list of your desires
While some members will prefer the geographic proximity of a course, others will favor a more distant one in order to be at the water's edge or to have more workshops. Likewise with the family, you will prefer a more playful and relaxing activity than with sports friends.
Check the level of the selected via ferrata and its accessibility
After making a list of your desires and selecting the ideal route, check that it has an adequate route for you. Some via ferrata are reserved for sports people. In any case, you can ask for confirmation during your reservation, we will direct you.
Also don't forget to refer to the recommended ages of practice, this may give you an idea of the level of difficulty.
We remind you that going out via ferrata requires being in good physical condition and not suffering from any major health problem.
We do not recommend these activities for people with trauma to the shoulder, ankles, or visual or cognitive impairment.
Ethics and values of Alteo Nature
Common points that resemble us and bring us together
Alteo Nature is above all a single team composed for several years, committed to customer satisfaction and environmental protection.
We suggest that you come and participate in our activities in groups of up to 10 people for optimal monitoring and quality of exchange. Learning and group cohesion will thus be favored.
As such, we will ask you, throughout the course to respect the places around you, taking care not to leave litter on your departure and avoiding any act of delinquency.
“Man must be the guardian of nature, not its owner.” Philippe St Marc
The Alteo Nature guides
Diplomas, qualifications, experience… the guarantors of your safety
Mass tourism, expanding outdoor activities, so many arguments that attract dishonest and unskilled people. We recommend that you be careful about the guides you select.
At Alteo Nature, all of our guides are people we know and have used for several seasons. So we trust each other and guarantee you their coaching skills.
With the State Climbing and Canyon diploma as well as more than 10 years of experience, it is safe to enjoy an outing supervised by our guides, with equipment up to standards and checked regularly.