Climbing

Via Ferratas and Zip-lines at la Cité de Pierres

Adult and adolescent course

At the heart of the Causse Noir, la Cité de Pierres’ Via Ferrata in Montpellier-le-Vieux is one of the best Via Ferrata activities in Aveyron. Located close to Millau, this is a unique Via Ferrata course, beginning underground then going in the air, interspersed with several zip-lines which offer extreme sensations and panoramic views across the Grands Causses. Amongst the most impressive zip-lines in Aveyron, la Cité de Pierres’ has five zip-lines (60m, 30m, 100m, 30m and also 200m). They fly over the area showing the scenery and giving adrenaline rushes.

Via Ferrata Information

  • The Via Ferrata is supervised by a team of professional guides. At the same time, they will not forget to draw your attention to the 7 keys of discovery of la Cité de Pierres: Geology, Panoramas, Roc’Art, Traces of life, Flora, Martel the Adventurer, Legends.
  • Each participant is equipped with a harness, ropes and a helmet.   
  • Montpellier-le-Vieux’s Via Ferrata is suitable for 12 years old and above.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours (according to your level)
  • Prices: €29 + discovery ticket for la Cité de Pierres

Family and Childr course

This Via Ferrata course is reserved for children and families. It is equipped with a security system to avoid any risks. Specially created for children from 8 years old, this easy Via Ferrata course is in the air whilst staying quite close to the ground. It starts just next to the welcome desk and finishes at the highest point of the city (La Cuiddad at 800m high) which offers a panoramic 360° view. This via ferrata has 3 zip-lines (30 m, 30 m and 50 m).

  • supervised by a team of professional guides.
  • The entire course is equipped with the "CLIC-IT” system, a patented belaying solution to prevent all accidental unhooking. A simple way to enjoy the course at your leisure, with very few visual changes to the site.
  • suitable for children from 8 years old
  • Duration: 2 hours (according to your level)
  • Prices: €29 + discovery pass for la Cité de Pierres

Getting there

One of the most impressive Via Ferrata activities in Aveyron, located at the entrance to Lozère, 50km from Roquefort, less than 100km from Rodez and Mende and 16km from Millau. Montpellier le Vieux’s Via Ferrata is at the heart of la Cité de Pierres in Montpellier-le-Vieux, easily accessible by car.

La Cité de Pierres in Montpellier-le-Vieux


“The Causse Noir is the richest of all runiform rock masses: Montpellier-le-Vieux, the region’s capital...is one of the most remarkable rock cities in the world”
Edouard Alfred Martel
La Région Occitanie
Parc naturel régional des Grands Causses
Aveyron Vivre Vrai
Style Millau

Contact us

La Cité de Pierres
Montpellier-le-Vieux
Lieu dit Le Maubert
12100 Millau - France
+33 (0)5 65 60 66 30

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