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Welcome to the Vertige de l’Adour

The Via Ferrata course in the ‘Vertige de l’Adour’ goes along cliffs and a spectacular canyon dug by ‘l’Adour,’ the local mountain river.

The participants are attached to safety steel cables with two lanyards fixed to their harnesses.

It is a Nepalese aerial bridge, a monkey bridge, swings and rocks to climb that awaits you in the Vertige de l’Adour. All that goes with an astonishing view of the falls called “Cascade du Garet.” The course ends with the most spectacular zip line in the area overhanging the waterfall. The Cascade du Garet is 50-meter high and provides unforgettable experience as you climb up next to it!

Via Ferrata in the Vertige de l’Adour is an experience that you can go through on your own or share with your family, friends or colleagues. Enjoy this family day out, birthday party, school trip, or teambuilding whatever your fitness level or age are. You are always accompanied by one of our certified guides who will help and guide you through all the activities. Because your safety is our priority!

Apart from this great adventure, the price includes free parking and a cup of tea or coffee. Moreover, there is a picnic table and ‘la plancha’ so that you can relax and have a barbecue after finishing the Via Ferrata course.

The course is perfectly suitable for the whole family! We have an appropriate course for kids from 3 up to 8 years old. Your little ones are looked after by our staff while you are up in the canyon. Children who are 9 and older are allowed in “the big course.”

Don’t forget to book in advance otherwise we cannot guarantee you a place. Reserve your date online here or by phone on +33632710796. We will confirm your reservation by email or phone asap.

Who can do it?

Adults and children over the age of 3 can participate providing they meet the course requirements. Depending on your fitness level, there is something for everyone and furthermore, something to challenge everyone! Vertige de l’Adour encourages everyone to give it a go including groups with various fitness level.

 Can my son/daughter go round the course alone?

Yes, they can! We have a route for children aged between 3 and 8. But we encourage parents to participate on the course with their children. Our guides will choose the appropriate route for your children depending on their competence, physical ability.

Is it safe?

In a word – yes!  All you need to do is follow our simple training instructions, because safety comes first, and you’ll have a whale of time. Before you start, you’ll be given safety instructions and then you are off! The course consist of fun, on the other hand challenging obstacles so there is a risk of minor injury, such as skinned knee.

Do I need to be fit?

Yes, you need a certain degree of physical fitness but it’s easier than you might think. In our experience, it is very rare for a person to stop because they weren’t fit enough (so don’t worry about this). If you still aren’t sure then pay us a visit and have a look at what is required before you decide to take part in.

Are there any restrictions?

We do not recommend pregnant women to participate in the course.

What if I am afraid of heights?

The courses are designed to help you build your confidence as you go. Vertige de l’Adour has helped many people to conquer their fear of heights. Why not try it – you might surprise yourself.

What happens if I can’t do it or I change my mind, do I get my money back?

Our refund policy is that once you attend the safety briefing and start the course we cannot give a refund. However, if you attend the safety briefing and choose not to go, a full refund is given.

What happens in case of bad weather?

You can have just as much fun in the rain as you can in the sun! The first thing in the morning is that we assess the weather conditions and the route and we always put your safety first and we will not operate in extreme weather conditions. We may need to close the course or parts of the course at short notice due to storm or extremely high winds. Should this happen, we will contact you as soon as possible.  Our team will organise another day for you to come back to complete your adventure! (Conditions may apply). If you are in any doubts – call in advance to check. But the course is under the trees so if it rains a little, you are covered!

What should I wear?

Wear sensible outdoor shoes with suitable grip soles, e.g. trainers or ankle supporting boots – that means no high heels or sandals. For your enjoyment and safety, we recommend loose and comfortable clothing, no skirts or dresses as you are going to be high in the air wearing a harness. Check out the weather forecast for the day and dress accordingly.

Who can do it?

Adults can participate and children over the age of 3 providing they meet the course requirements. Depending on your fitness level, there is something for everyone and furthermore, something to challenge everyone! Rocket Ropes encourages everyone to have a go including groups with various learning difficulties and those with physical challenges.

Can my son/daughter go round the course alone?

We do encourage adults to participate on the courses with their children, but in some cases the adults can supervise from the ground. Read the course requirements for more information. Some children are more competent and physically capable than others and our staff will use their discretion to determine the appropriate course and number of participating adults to accompany various children and groups.

Is it safe?

In a word- yes!  All you need to do is follow our simple training instructions and you’ll have a safe and fun time. Before you start, you’ll receive a full safety brief and then you are off! The course does however; consist of fun but challenging obstacles so there is a risk of minor injury.

Do I need to be fit?

You do need a degree of physical fitness but it’s probably easier than you might think. It might reassure you to know that it is very rare for a person to stop because they weren’t fit enough. If you aren’t sure then pay us a visit and have a look at what is required prior to taking part.

Are there any restrictions?

We do not recommend for pregnant woman to participate on the courses.

What if I am afraid of heights?

The courses are designed to help you build your confidence as you go… Vertige de l’Adour has helped many people to conquer their fear of heights. Why not try it – you might surprise yourself.

What happens if it starts to rain when I am climbing and I don’t want to continue, do I get my money back?

Our team will organise another day for you to come back to complete your adventure! You will be given a voucher.

What happens if I can’t do it or I change my mind, do I get my money back?

Our refund policy is that once you attend the safety briefing and attempt the course we can not give a refund. However if you attend the safety briefing and choose not to attempt the course, a full refund is given. On the waiver form this is made clear.

What happens in bad weather?

You can have just as much fun in the rain as you can in the sun! We assess the course first thing in the morning and will always put your safety first and will not operate in extreme weather conditions. We may need to close the course or parts of the course at short notice due to lightning or extremely high winds. Should this happen, we will contact you as soon as possible.  Our team will organise another day for you to come back to complete your adventure! (Conditions may apply). If in doubt – call ahead to check.

What should I wear?

Wear sensible outdoors shoes with suitable grip soles, e.g. trainers or ankle supporting boots – that means no high heels, no jandals or sandals…… For your enjoyment and safety, we recommend loose and comfortable clothing but skirts and dresses are not recommended – you are going to be high in the air in a harness after all. Check out the weather forecast for the day and dress accordingly.

What if I fall?

Slips are quite common but don’t worry, that’s half the fun! If you lose your footing, then your safety lines will prevent you from falling, allowing you to get back on and continue.

How long does it take to complete the activities?

This varies significantly depending on the course you have selected, your level of confidence, the progress of the people in front of you and the number of people on the course. In general, we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for the “3 sapins” and up to 2H30 for “the cascade.”

What If I cannot complete the whole course?

Instructors will always be at hand to help you if you have any difficulty on any part of the course. Unfortunately after you have completed the safety briefing and entered the canyon, no refunds are given if you fail to complete the course.

Where is Vertige de l’Adour and is there a car park?

We are next to Artigues and there is a car park for you, conveniently located 2 minutes from the hut of the Vertige de l’Adour. But enter ‘Vertige de l’Adour’ or ‘La Mongie’ in your GPS in order to find us and follow our orange signs by the road!

When should I arrive?

Set your alarm clock! It’s important to arrive at least 15 minutes before the appointed time. There might be several groups on the course, before or after you, so it is important that it all fits together. We also need to complete the safety briefing. If you are late, we will do all we can to get you into another slot but we can’t always promise this, especially on busy days, plus no refunds can be given. The best thing to do is arrive in advance.

Do I need to book in advance?

It is strongly recommended that you book your date in advance as we get very busy, especially during the peak season, such as weekends and school holidays. From Monday to Friday, we are open by appointment only, and usually for groups of more than 8, so advance booking is really essential.

Is there somewhere to grab a bite to eat or drink?

We do not sell any foods or drinks at the moment. We will offer you a cup of tea or coffee upon your arrival. So it is better to bring your own sandwich or visit one of the local restaurants.

Can I bring in my own food and is there somewhere to eat it?

Yes, we have outside seating for you and you are welcome to bring your own food. You can use the BBQ. But don’t forget to bring your own plates and other stuff you need.

If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact us either on our Facebook page or by phone on +33632710796. We are looking forward to your visit!