The Covarey Ferrata is a generally easy and short via ferrata. An overhanging passage and a pair of swinging ladders slightly raise the degree of difficulty. However, it could be a good route for a mountain novices.
The starting point of the itinerary is Covarey in the province of Aosta. At Covarey continue on the road where you arrive continuing towards the Chevrere Mont Avic Wildlife Park. We park in the park's large parking lot.
From the parking place we reach a showcase showing the via ferrata development and right back of it you will see the wall where it develops. You undertake the easy path and keep the right at the first cross. You cross a stream on a walkwayuntil you reach the beginning of the via ferrata (ca 30 minutes from parking place).
The via ferrata begins with a traverse leading to a first wooden staircase. This staircase is dfinitely different that those generally met in the moutains paths. Its feet place are of wood anchored to some support ropes. The staircase is moving a little and it will be rather fun to climb it. You continue without technical difficulties until a overhang passage. You climb then a vertical wall and reach second laddersimilar to the first but shorterWe reach then the last steps of the Ferrata di Covarey (45' from the beginning - 1h 15' total).
From the end of the Covarey Ferrata, continue uphill along the stony ground until it intersects a path that goes down the forest to the right as far as the piazzale di La Ville. Following the paved road we reach the point where we parked the car (20 'from the end of the via ferrata). Attention that the indications are absent.
This short ferrata is a combination of three different short aided sections. The (few) difficulties are concentrated in the central section between the first staircase and the short overhanging section. The stretch to pay more attention to is probably the return path.
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