Via Ferrata in the Dolomites

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Climbing a via ferrata in the Dolomites with the local mountain guide is a unique experience!
You will discover the authentic spirit and traditions of the Dolomites via ferrata with “hut to hut treks” well organised only as the local people can do.

This is the first reason to choose the local mountain guide for your via ferrata trekking in the Dolomites.

The via ferrata in the Dolomites are protected climbing paths, a perfect opportunity for all hikers for live a unique experience in the big walls of the Dolomite mountains. Don’t worry, the via ferrata are pure fun and free adrenaline for a unforgettable holiday in the Dolomite mountains. Every trekker can climb a via ferrata in the Dolomites, from 8 year old (ergonomic reason) to 80 years old (in good health shape).

The history of the via ferrata in the Dolomites began during the first world war, today we have about 600 via ferratas in the Dolomite territory and it surroundings. “Via Ferrata” in the Dolomites dialet means: “iron road” because a via ferrata is a climbing protected path, with iron cables and iron steps or ladders, along the natural conformations of the Dolomites walls. The shorter via ferrata is only 150 meters of vertical gain, the longer is 1200 meters or more. In the Dolomites you find from easy and short to longer and difficult via ferrata, one solution for every person!

Take 15 minutes of your time to read these pages because this web-page is a authentic instructional handbook of the Dolomites via ferrata, informations about the technic of climbing a via ferrata, how organise your via ferrata tour hut to hut or your via ferrata holiday, all it’s here with finalised and thematical informations.
This web page is a concentrate of more of 30 years of my experience as Dolomites mountain guide.

Via Ferrata Dolomites: customized trekking tours in the Central Dolomites - hut to hut (from 2 to 10 days)

Via Ferrata Dolomites centralVia Ferrata Dolomites: customized trekking tours in the Central Dolomites - hut to hut (from 2 to 10 days)

This proposal is in absolute the most flexible and complete via ferrata trekking in the Dolomites! Flexible because you can choose from 2 to 10 days of via ferrata trekking. Complete because you will cross with via ferratas all the central territory of the Dolomites.

Via Ferrata delle Bocchette: Brenta Dolomites - modular hut to hut trekking (from 3 to 5 days)

Via Ferrata Dolomites western: Via delle BocchetteVia Ferrata delle Bocchette: Brenta Dolomites - modular hut to hut trekking (from 3 to 5 days)

The via ferrata trekking in the western Dolomites is a unique experience along the famous Via delle Bocchette. A concatenation of many via ferratas on the main crest of the Brenta Dolomite.

Via Ferrata Cortina: your modular program for via ferrata in the Dolomites

Via Ferrata Dolomites easternVia Ferrata Cortina: your modular program for via ferrata in the Dolomites

Via Ferrata Cortina is a multi-day modular program around the amazing and famous Cortina d’Ampezzo area, part of the eastern Dolomites. Via Ferrata Cortina combine a large range of via ferratas: from easy and short perfect for beginners to extreme long and difficult for expert and trained hikers.

Via Ferrata in the Southern Dolomites: hut to hut trekking in the Pale di San Martino

Via Ferrata Dolomites southernVia Ferrata in the Southern Dolomites: hut to hut trekking in the Pale di San Martino

The southern Dolomites are the more extended area of the Dolomites, with many via ferrata long and complicated. We can traverse these Dolomites with the "great via ferrata concatenation of the Pale di San Martino"

Via Ferrata Dolomites: The Great Civetta Traverse

Via Ferrata Dolomites CivettaVia Ferrata Dolomites: The Great Civetta Traverse

The longest Via Ferrata of the Dolomites is absolutely the “Via Ferrata Costantini” at the Mojazza peak, and the most impressive (only a bit shorter) is some kilometres north: the “Via Ferrata degli Alleghesi” at the Civetta Peak.

Via Ferrata Dolomites: Arco and Garda Lake: autumn, winter, spring

Via Ferrata Dolomites Arco Garda LakeVia Ferrata Dolomites: Arco and Garda Lake in autumn, winter, or spring

A via ferrata weekend in winter is really possible, the program that you can read here, that I name “Via Ferrata Arco” and “Via Ferrata Garda Lake” is a realistic opportunity to try this fantastic experience of climbing in autumn, winter and spring.

Via Ferrata for beginners: daily tours and personal programs

Via Ferrata Dolomites for beginnersVia Ferrata for beginners: daily tours and personal programs

If you are beginner on the reality of the via ferrata in the Dolomites, this is your program! I have thinked this proposal for hikers that are scared on the approach of via ferrata in the dolomites. Are you ready? Read it!

Via Ferrata for families with sons: personal programs

Via Ferrata Dolomites for family with kidsVia Ferrata for families with sons: personal programs

The via ferrata in the dolomites is a good proposal for a family holiday. Specially in the Dolomite you can find many easy and short via ferratas optimal for enthusiastic kids and moms with afraid. I can personalized your tour with others natural, historical or traditional attractions.

World War One in the Dolomites: Via Ferrata tour in the Pasubio mountains

Via Ferrata Dolomites WW1 PasubioWorld War One in the Dolomites: Via Ferrata tour in the Pasubio mountains

The front line in the Dolomites was began on the Pasubio mountains, in the southern Dolomites. For strategic reasons and for a particular geographical conformation, the Pasubio mountains was the theatre of the most cruent combat field of the First World War.

World War One in the Dolomites: Easy Trekking with easy Via Ferrata (for everyone)

Via Ferrata Dolomites WW1 easyWorld War One in the Dolomites: Easy Trekking with easy Via Ferrata (for everyone)

This proposal is available for every person. Aged people or families with kid can participate without problem. Every day we walk and climb easy via ferrata in differents areas of the Dolomites and visit the front line with short hiking tours.

World War One in the Dolomites: The great Via Ferrata Trekking (for expert hikers)

Via Ferrata Dolomites WW1 MarmoladaWorld War One in the Dolomites: The great Via Ferrata Trekking (for expert hikers)

The combination of the via ferrata of the west crest in Marmolada and the Mount Padon is the hardest World War One of the Dolomites. Both via ferratas are originally of the First World War and was part of the first line of the front.

World War One in the Dolomites: One day at the military Via Ferrata of the Garda Lake (for everyone)

Via Ferrata Dolomites WW1 Garda LakeWorld War One in the Dolomites: One day at the military Via Ferrata of the Garda Lake (for everyone)

If you have a short time (one day) and your period is not in summer this proposal is for you! The via Ferrata Susatti at the mount Cima Capi is amazing and easy via ferrata directly at the Garda Lake.

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