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    Via Ferrata Dolomites

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    Enter your start date, end date and number of people and we will check availability and prices for you. The recommended duration for this activity is between 1 and 2 days. However, you can book as many days as suits your requirements. If your group size is more than 3 please contact us for a bespoke quote. Special prices for families and children: please contact us.

    Highlights

    Location : The Dolomites

    Ratio : 1:3

    Available during : Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    • The Dolomites: World famous location for Via Ferrata
    • Excellent huts with great hospitality and Italian food
    • Via Ferrata on the Italian WW1 front line
    • Fun and friendly approach

     

    Via Ferrata Dolomites

    Full Description

    A Via Ferrata (Italian for "iron route", plural Vie Ferrate) is a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. The essence of a modern Via Ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 3 to 10 metres) fixed to the rock. The origins of Via Ferrata date back to the nineteenth century, but Via Ferrata are strongly associated with the First World War, when several were built in the Dolomites mountain region of Italy to aid the movement of troops.

    Via Ferrata can vary in length from short routes taking less than an hour, to long, demanding alpine routes covering significant distance and altitude (1,000 metres or more of ascent taking eight or more hours to complete). In the Dolomites, it is possible to link several Via Ferrata together, staying overnight in mountain refuges, and so undertake extensive multi-day climbing tours at high altitude.

    We are based in Ponte di Legno (1 hour drive from Madonna di Campiglio in the Brenta Dolomites) so if you book just one day, we will choose a Via Ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites. If you book more than one day, we are happy to travel to other areas in the Dolomites. 

    In Ponte di Legno we have a cosy b&b in the centre of town and you you can stay with us while experiencing the various Via Ferrata of this region like Sentiero dei Fiori and Corno di Grevo. We will be happy to create a tailor made Via Ferrata trip for you. 

    Example Itinerary

    It is for you and your guide to decide the exact makeup of your booking however, these itinerary days shown below are an example of how a booking for this activity could be structured.

    Easy Via Ferrata Brenta Dolomites - Vidi

    From Passo Campo Carlo Magno, near Madonna di Campiglio, we take the gondola to Passo Grostè. After following an easy trail, we start the Via Ferrata Vidi. At the end of the Via Ferrata, a trail leads to a nice hut, Rifugio Graffer, where we can have a drink or lunch. From here we continue downhill for 20 minutes to the gondola station. This is considered an easy level via ferrata. 4 hours hiking, 300 metres elevation gain and loss

    Moderate Via Ferrata Brenta Dolomites - Benini

    From Passo Campo Carlo Magno, near Madonna di Campiglio, we take the gondola to Passo Grostè. After following an easy trail, we start the Via Ferrata Benini that eventually leads us to the cosy Rifugio Tuckett. If this is a day trip, we will hike back to the gondola at Passo Grostè which takes 1,5 hours. This is considered an easy/moderate level via ferrata. 7 hours hiking, 700 metres elevation gain and loss

    Easy Via Ferrata Central Dolomites - Gran Cir

    There is a good reason why this route is on the top of the list: it's one of the easiest in the Dolomites. Starting at Passo Gardena, one of the most photogenic mountain passes in the Dolomites, the route will take you to the top of the Gran Cir mountain where you can check out the beautiful views of the nearby Sella mountain group and Sassolungo. This is considered an easy level via ferrata. 3 hours hiking, 450 metres elevation gain and loss

    Moderate Via Ferrata Central Dolomites - Oskar Schuster

    Via ferrata Oskar Schuster takes you through the heart of Sassolungo and Sassopiato, two prominent peaks you can photograph from Alpi di Siusi - one of the most iconic photography spots in the Dolomites. This is a really fun and exciting route. The views along the way adorned with copious spires that are typical for this entire range, very dramatic indeed. This is considered an moderate level via ferrata. 4/5 hours hiking, 700 metres elevation gain and loss

    Difficult Via Ferrata Central Dolomites - Mesules

    Currently 109 years old (as of 2020), Via Ferrata Mesules is one of the oldest in the Dolomites, predating World War I. The route runs up the western face of the Sella Group and takes you to the little summit of Piz Selva from where the view over the moon like landscape of the Sella massif stretches for kilometres ahead. There is some significant exposure along some of the ferrata section, including a narrow gully. A rush of adrenaline is guaranteed! This is considered a difficult level via ferrata. 7/8 hours hiking, 800 metres elevation gain and loss

    What's Included

    • Services of IFMGA Mountain Guide
    • Liability insurance

     

    What's Not Included

    • All food
 and drinks for clients and guides
    • Travel, accident and cancellation insurance for clients
    • Hut costs for clients and Guides
    • Guides travel expences
    • Cable cars and ski lifts for clients and guides

     

    Optional Extras

    Prerequisites

    For easy Via Ferratas no previous experience is required, but you are a keen hiker, are in good physical shape, able to walk 400/500 metres up and down hill at altitude and for 4/5 hours per day.  For intermediate and advanced Via Ferratas you have some previous Via Ferrata, rock climbing and/or mountaineering experience, are a good hiker, are well acclimatised to the mountains, able to walk 800/900 metres up and down hill at altitude and for 5/6 hours per day. 

    Equipment Required

    • Technical equipment (these items can be rented): climbing harness, via ferrata set, helmet, crampons (depending on the itinerary).
    • Personal equipment: 30 litre backpack, 1,5 litre water bottle, provisions (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), headtorch, sun glasses, gore-tex jacket, windstopper vest, mountain pants, fleece jacket, breathable base layers, via ferrata gloves, warm gloves, warm hat, bandana, sun screen factor 50, hiking boots / shoes.

     

    Availability & Prices

    This activity is available to be booked for any date/dates within the availablity periods shown below. Because we tailor your booking to suit your exact requirements you can book this activity for as many days as you like. The recommended duration for this activity is between 1 and 2 days. If your group size is more than 3 please contact us for a bespoke quote. Special prices for families and children: please contact us.

    Period Starting Ending
    Availability period from : 15/06/2024 to : 22/09/2024
    Number of people Price (€)
    1 Pax €350.00 per person per day
    2 Pax €200.00 per person per day
    3 Pax 150.00 per person per day

    Via Ferrata Dolomites Reviews

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    "I had a great experience! Marco was very friendly and patient, also when I was a bit tired at the end of the day. He was also very careful and professional. Thank you for your efficient service, I am ready to book the next adventure!"

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