The thrills and spills of My Park

Climb, zip down, slide, take off… Enjoy the thrills and spills of the outdoors.

With ropes


Via ferrata

Close to de Saint-Etienne and in the Natural Regional Park , the Planfoy Via Ferrata proposes two equipped circuits (including one for 6 to 12 year olds) that can be enjoyed in complete safety. After walking for around 45 minutes from Planfoy village (situated near to RN82, between Saint-Etienne and the Col de la République), you arrive at the start of the via. Appropriate equipment and a good level of knowledge of the techniques is required to practice this activity. Do not participate in this activity if you do not have the required skills and equipment.

Free climbing

Nouveau Topoguide du Pilat - Edition FFME Loire 2008
The new PIlat climbing topoguide is out: 106 pages of practical information on how to discover the PIlat from above at two major sites, re-equipped in 2007.

In the trees

Swinging from branch to branch, hang on tight to discover a tree-top view of the Pilat forest. Two options, in both cases thrills are guaranteed !

Professional staff and equipment hire

Discover on this page a list of the places where equipment can be hired, and the training centres for your activities ""with ropes"", in the Pilat Regional Park and at Saint-Étienne: helmets, padded harnesses and lanyards, and shoes.

Downhill sensation


Déval’kart - Downhill Mountain Biking

Downhill mountain biking

The Regional Natural Park of the Pilat has two specific tracks for hitting the ski slopes of Graix on mountain bike!


At Graix, descend the ski slopes on a non motorised vehicle and remount the slope using the ski lift. For children (an electric mini-karts track for children aged 4 years old) and adults, a taste of speed in total safety!

Downhill mountain scooter


Vol libre pilat chuyer

The Parc du Pilat is an ideal place for hang-gliding.
Halfway between flatland flying and and mountain flying, it is perfect for both beginners who want to give it a try whilst on holiday, and experienced pilots.
About one hundred fans of the sport, mainly paragliders, fly over the Pilat.

In the Parc Naturel du Pilat, there are 3 sites which are officially recognised by the FFVL. These sites are managed and maintained by the club "Sous le Vent du Pilat":

• La Jasserie - Orientation O-NO


• L'œillon Sud "Le Crêt de Botte" - Orientation S

• L'œillon Est "l'Antenne" - Orientation E



At the take off points there are detailed information panels that specify the characteristics of the site, as well as advice and instructions to follow.
Those with their feet firmly planted on the ground can enjoy the view. The fans of this sport are always pleased to answer your questions.

Other sites used on a less frequent basis also exist in the Pilat... You just need to look up into the sky to find them!

And if by chance you pass a hitch-hiker on the side of the road, with an enormous backpack - Stop!

For further information contact the association "Sous le vent du Pilat":

Parc du Pilat

Parc du Pilat CC des Monts du Pilat CC du Pilat Rhodanien Région de Condrieu Saint-Etienne métropole