Although I have been climbing for years (mostly sports climbing) Via Ferrata is not something I was aware of until I got to Switzerland. It is a form of climbing where there are wires, hand holds and foot holds of iron placed into the wall. While this is a little contentious as it involves a lot of manipulation to the rock faces it does open up the sports of climbing to more people.
Today we decided to go to the via ferrata in Morez. This is something we first heard about on the tourism website http://www.haut-jura.com/escalade-via-ferrata/la-via-ferrata-de-morez.html
It was easy to find a store in town that would hire us the gear and for the harness with all attachments and helmets it cost us just €18 per person. The via ferrata itself was free and located just at the edge of town.
This was a great day out. The site is really nicely set up with some benches and sun shelter at the bottom as well as having options for children and over energetic people.
This activity is not for the faint hearted, it can be both a little scary and challenging but the satisfaction of getting to the top and also the views of La Dole, Jura and over the Morez vally as you are climbing makes it totally worth this.
A great half day activity for friends and family that I would highly recommend within a short distance of lake Geneve.