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The Via ferrata of the Devil

Via ferrata du Diable at Aussois - MO. OT AUSSOIS
  • Via ferrata du Diable at Aussois - MO. OT AUSSOIS
  • Via ferrata du Diable at Aussois - MO. Thierry Kuta - OT AUSSOIS

The via ferrata du Diable combines 7 independent sections of different difficulties (easy to very difficult).
Supervision by a professional is recommended.


The total length of the loop is 3760 m and varies from 6 to 8 hours. It is imperative to respect the direction of the itineraries.

If the seven sections of Le Diable have such evocative names, it is perhaps because the quality of their routes deserves to be included in the bible of ferratists. One thing is certain: you will spend a day in paradise with the 3,760 meters of this surprising and magnificent via "en boucle".
Strategic lock of the passage to Italy, the chain of the five Esseillon forts has been watching over the Mont-Cenis pass since 1832. Facing the Vanoise National Park, between the Victor-Emmanuel fort and the Marie-Thérèse Redoubt, a large cirque opens up and is covered by the via ferrata of the Diable.
It is one of the most beautiful and largest via ferrata in the Alps. The landscapes in the gorges of the Arc are grandiose; the atmosphere is wild (especially in the off-season or in winter when there is no one there); you climb in the middle of swallows, swifts or tichodromes. The routes are varied, ascents, descents, crossings, with many footbridges of different types and the landscape near a waterfall and in the forts of Esseillon. It is certainly the major tourist equipment of the Haute Maurienne in summer: a must for children or beginner climbers passing by! Good climbers will be able to immerse themselves in the beauty of the landscape.


  • Public toilets
  • Parking nearby
  • Via ferrata

Complementary welcome

Accessible to families and children (for maximum comfort and safety we advise you to be supervised and roped up), and especially for people :
- less than 1.40 m tall
- weighing less than 40 kg or more than 120 kg, as the lanyards are not designed to absorb shocks.

  • Minimum age: 5 years


  • At the water's edge
  • River within 300 m
  • Isolated


Free access.

Opening period

From 01/01 to 31/12.

Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Additional opening

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions

Spoken languages

  • French


Gorges de l'Arc between the Victor Emmanuel and Marie-Thérèse forts on the Esseillon site.


Animals accepted : No

The Via ferrata of the Devil
4 rue de l'Eglise 73500 Aussois