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Via ferrata - Lavanchy Via Ferrata

The Lavanchy Via Ferrata is 25 minutes from Pont de Nant above Bex at the foot of the Vaud Alps. It’s a very short but intense and athletic Via Ferrata. Since it’s well hidden in the forest, make sure you find out exactly where it is before you set off.

The Lavanchy Via Ferrata is 25 minutes from Pont de Nant above Bex. It’s a very short but intense and athletic Via Ferrata.

When you get to Pont-de-Nant, take the surfaced road (not open to traffic) to Le Richard for about 2 kilometres then a little track on the left and then directly right after the tree growing on a rock. You can also take your GPS or a recent topographical map (scale 25,000).

The Via Ferrata starts with 2 overhangs then get easier but very aerial. It takes about 15 minutes. Although it’s not highly equipped, it’s easy to handle. It takes 30 minutes to get back by following along the cliff then through fields down to Pont-de-Nant.

Practical information

Access :
By car : via Les Plans-sur-Bex
by bus : from Bex train station, PostBus towards Les Plans-sur-Bex (timetables on, 30 minutes walk to reach Pont de Nant
Approach : 25 minutes walk from Pont de Nant

Technical data :
South-east facing
Difficulty: short, ideal for families
Starting altitude: 1574 metres
Length: 200 m
GPS coordinates 46.15.473 0.07.309


Office du tourisme de Bex
Avenue de la Gare 68
1880 Bex

Tel : +41 24 463 30 80

Technical data

Start point
Les Plans-sur-Bex
0.2 km
30 min.
Difference in height
388 Metres


From 1 mai 2019 To 31 oct. 2019

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Auberge de Pont-de-Nant

Auberge de Pont-de-Nant

Les Plans-sur-Bex

More than just a restaurant, the Pont-du-Nant offers full stays combining the discovery of the Alps and gourmet moments in its restaurant with 13/20 GaultMillau points. In summer, it is a starting point for hikes; in winter, the equipment put in place allows guests to relax and have fun in the snow.

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