THE BEST VIA FERRATA IN THE DOLOMITES, ITALY

The most complete program to explore the best via ferrata Dolomites at 360°

If you are looking to climb the best via ferrata Dolomites with a flexible and customised program that can give you the most extended overview, this is the best solution to explore the Dolomite mountains really at 360°.

This flexible and modular program is a selection of the best via ferrata Dolomites, it’s the product of many years of experience about via ferrata routes of a local central Dolomites mountain guide of Bolzano, born and always lived in the Dolomites.

Only the local mountain guides can really maximise your climbing experience on the best via ferrata Dolomites customised program!

Write me your travel idea and your preferences, this is the starting point to begin work at your customised program.

Now stop a moment, take 15 minutes of your time and read “the 4 focal points” of this specific proposal about the via ferrata Dolomites:

1. A optimal central position in the Dolomites

The best via ferrata Dolomites are located exactly 360° around Bolzano “The door of the Dolomites”, if you elect my amazing town as your base camp, every day you can climb in maximal flexibility one via ferrata route in a different area of the Dolomites. With a minimum of 30 min. to a max of 2 hr. by car we arrive in every salient area where are located the via ferratas explained here below.

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2. A easy logistic access save lot of money

You don’t need rent a car because you can arrive at Bolzano by train (check the Trenitalia webpage) from every airport around the Dolomites territory, and then you will travel, day per day with the car of the mountain guide (included in the price).

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3. You can combine cultural visits

After the amazing hours dedicated at the climbing of the best via ferrata dolomites, you come back in Bolzano. Living in Bolzano is enjoy every day the commodities of the amazing historical town to discover: the near castles, the local food (a particular mix of italian and austrian traditional cusine), the Merano spa for relax, the famous Reinhold Messner mountain museum or the iceman museum and much more extra attractions for shopping or for the cultural events. The day can be articulated not only to climb the best via ferrata Dolomites…. but later: as you prefer!

4. You are free to decide your tour from 1 to the number of preferred days

The Best via ferrata in the Dolomites is a modular program that you can decide with the mountain guide based at your preferences and availabilities of time. More flexible of this proposal don’t exist others solution!

How much cost one customised program?

It depend how many days you choose, best via ferrata dolomites is a flexible program thinked to maximise your preferences for this activity. Scroll down at the end of this page to read a complete esplicative sheet of prices, or click the prices link here.

 

The day before (your arrive)

Depending where you arrive, generally you will land in the airport of Venice or Milan or Bergamo or Innsbruck or Munich or..... it's indifferent! I will suggest you the best logistical system to arrive in Bolzano. train, bus, or taxi.
When you will arrive in Bolzano we have a preparative briefing at the reception of your hotel on the evening. In this half hour meeting we will check all aspect of the next days tour.

 

A – Via Ferrata Roda de Vael

Check the position on the best via ferrata Dolomites map: red pin “A”

Walking to the approach: 1.30 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30-3.00 hrs

Walking return: 1.30 hrs

Total time of this day: 5.30-6.00 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 765 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 50 min by car

Level of difficulty: easy – medium

Short description: the most classical and panoramic easy near Bolzano, a mandatory choose!

B – Via Ferrata Santner

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Walking to the approach: 0.50 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.00-2.30 hrs

Walking return: 3.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 5.50-6.20 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 751 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: easy – medium

Short description: Part via ferrata and part scrambling, this ascension follow exactly the line ot the first climbing route open in the big wall of Catinaccio – Rosengarten. Today is a great classical via ferrata.

C – Via Ferrata Oscar Schuster

Check the position on the best via ferrata Dolomites map: red pin “C”

Walking to the approach: 1.30-2.00 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.00-2.30 hrs

Walking return: 3.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 6.30-7.30 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 875 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: medium

Short description: a via ferrata in alpine terrain of high elevation. Need of good basic physical training.

D – Via Ferrata Piccolo Cir

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Walking to the approach: 0.50 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 1.00 hrs

Walking return: 1.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 2.50 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 300 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: easy for everybody

Short description: A perfect introductional via ferrata for families with athletic kids and terrified mums

E – Via Ferrata Piz da Lec

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Walking to the approach: 0.30 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.00 hrs

Walking return: 1.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 3.30 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 400 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1.5 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: medium

Short description: Short but in some passages is a bit intense is this super panoramic via ferrata. The combination of a minimal approach way with a short return, suggest this via ferrata for people that is more focalised at the climbing aspects.

F – Via Ferrata Tridentina

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Walking to the approach: 0.15 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30-3.00 hrs

Walking return: 1.30 hrs

Total time of this day: 4.15-4.45 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 450 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1.15 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: medium

Short description: Absolutely the most classic via ferrata of the Dolomites territory, the famous bridge that connect the Exner tower, where climb the via ferrata, is the most imortalatet photo of the via ferratas.

G – Via Ferrata Poesnecker

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Walking to the approach: 0.45 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.00-3.30 hrs

Walking return: 3.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 6.45/7.15 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 728 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: difficult for trained hikers

Short description: The oldest via ferrata of the world. It was builded before the First World War as experimental military via ferrata. Today is a classic via ferrata with a long line of climbing and a long long return.

H – Via Ferrata Col Rodella

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Walking to the approach: 1 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 1 hrs

Walking return: 0.45 hrs

Total time of this day: 2.45 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 200 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: easy for everybody

Short description: The most famous via ferrata for families at first experience. Short approach and one panoramic refugio exactly at the exit are two focal points of this proposal.

I – Via Ferrata Piazzetta

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Walking to the approach: 1.20 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30/3.00 hrs

Walking return: 3.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 6.50/7.20 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 1100 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1.40 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: extreme difficult only for trained hikers with climbing experience

Short description: One of the most difficult via ferrata in high elevation. The first section is very athletic and is a amazing vertical climbing.

L – Via Ferrata delle Trincee

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Walking to the approach: 1.30 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.00/3.30 hrs

Walking return: 1.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 5.30/6.00 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 528 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1.40 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: difficult for trained hikers

Short description: The long traverse of the via ferrata delle Trincee is a interesting tour along the front of the First World War. A mix of original section of WW1 via ferratas with modern difficult sections and a great final into the long tunnels of the italian artillery positions.

M – Via Ferrata Punta Penia Marmolada

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Walking to the approach: 1.50 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.00 hrs

Walking return: 2.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 643 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1.40 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: medium – difficult

Short description: The famous original via ferrata of the Austrian-Hungarian troops that it follow the integral crest of the Punta Penia from the base to the top. A long and super classic historical via ferrata with approach and return on the glacier.

N – Via Ferrata Collac

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Walking to the approach: 0.30 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30 hrs

Walking return: 2.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 5.00 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 600 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: medium

Short description: The direct line of this via ferrata have the as target the peak of the Collac, a panoramic point on the Marmolada south sector.

O – Via Ferrata Magnifici 4

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Walking to the approach: 1.00 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30/3.00 hrs

Walking return: 1.30 hrs

Total time of this day: 5.00/5.30 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 450 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: extreme difficult only for trained hikers with climbing experience

Short description: Simply the most difficult via ferrata of the Dolomites…..

P – Via Ferrata Franco Gadotti

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Walking to the approach: 1.30 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.00/4.00 hrs

Walking return: 2.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 6.30/7.30 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 1100 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: medium

Short description: A long via ferrata that traverse one very wild area of the Central Dolomites.

Q – Via Ferrata Bepi Zac

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Walking to the approach: 1.00 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30 hrs

Walking return: 1.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 4.30 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 500 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1.15 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: easy – medium

Short description: This via ferrata is really one museum of the First World War. Different at other similars it the technical difficulty that here is really easy.

R – Via Ferrata Tomaselli

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Walking to the approach: 1.00 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30 hrs

Walking return: 2.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 5.30 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 500 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 1.50 hrs by car

Level of difficulty: extreme difficult only for trained hikers with climbing experience

Short description: Constant and intense difficulty are the primary characteristics of this via ferrata.

S – Via Ferrata Giovanelli

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Walking to the approach: 0.20 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.00/2.30 hrs

Walking return: 1.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 3.20/3.50 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 420 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 40 min by car

Level of difficulty: easy for everybody

Short description: One other easy via ferrata for beginners, particularly suggested at families with adventurous kids that like explore the deep canyons.

T – Via Ferrata di Favogna

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Walking to the approach: 0.30 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.30/4.00 hrs

Walking return: 2.30 hrs

Total time of this day: 6.30/7.00 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 890 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 30 min by car

Level of difficulty: medium

Short description: The longest via ferrata in lower altitudes. Easy technically, is indicate for a full day of hike.

U – Via Ferrata del Rio Secco

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Walking to the approach: 0.30 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.00 hrs

Walking return: 1.00 hrs

Total time of this day: 3.30 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 400 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 30 min by car

Level of difficulty: medium

Short description: Exposed via ferrata along the line of a system of waterfalls.

V – Via Ferrata Heini Holzer

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Walking to the approach: 0.30 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30/3.00 hrs

Walking return: 1.30 hrs

Total time of this day: 4.30/5.00 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 550 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 40 min by car

Level of difficulty: medium

Short description: Immediately up of the town of Merano is the youngest via ferrata of the Dolomites territory. Builded with a modern concept of security.

Z – Via Ferrata Hoachwool

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Walking to the approach: 0.10 hrs

Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.00/4.00 hrs

Walking return: 1.30 hrs

Total time of this day: 4.40/5.40 hrs

Total vertical gain (up): 650 m.

Travel time from Bolzano: 50 min by car

Level of difficulty: extreme difficult only for trained hikers with climbing experience

Short description: Exactly opposite of the castle of Juval, we can climb up at this difficult via ferrata with constant and interesting panoramas on the valley.

PRICES FOR ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICE (*)

The best policy for pricing is the clarity and flexibility. Are you agree?

For this reason here below you find an extended explanation of the prices in one single sheet, based at the number of days and at the number of persons of your request.

Under the sheet is explained what is included in every price (accommodations, transfers, equipments, etc.).

Every price is consider per single person based at the composition of every single group that do the reservation.

At the moment of reservation you can ask to have a personal trek (without others participants) or to accept other potential participants.

If you accept others participants, the guide can combine more persons together of similar levels and it will apply, at every unity of reservation, 20 Euro discount for every day.

Choose your preferred combination of via ferrata trek here below:

(*) WHAT INCLUDED EVERY “ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE”?

- My personal suggestions for your vacation in Italy and for the travel logistics before and after the trek.

(this is a unique and valuable service: you can ask for help to best arrange any aspect of your vacation in Italy).

- Full time mountain guide service during the reserved days.

- Transportation during the trek.

with my car which holds a maximum of 6 people plus me, or other local transport like buses. (cableways are NOT included)

- The nights of lodging in the rifugios during the trek, with half board.

HB = bed + breakfast + dinner. (lunch and beverages are NOT included)

- 2 nights of lodging in Bolzano at a Bed-and-Breakfast, one night before and one after the trek.

B&B = bed and breakfast. (lunch, dinner, and beverages are NOT included).

- All technical gear for climbing, as you need.

helmet, harness, kit for via ferrata, protective gloves for via ferrata, ice axe, crampons, trekking poles, etc.

 

Note: How reduce the costs?

If you are independent with your rental car and don't use the overnights in Bolzano the night before and/or after the tour, the prices will be reduced proportionally.

PRICES FOR MOUNTAIN GUIDE SERVICE (**)

The best policy for pricing is the clarity and flexibility. Are you agree?

For this reason here below you find an extended explanation of the prices in one single sheet, based on the number of persons that compose your request.

The price is calculated per single person based on the total of participants.

Normally the reservation of the trek is personal (you or your friends) without other participants, but if you are agree the guide might suggest you to join another group or included someone to join your group. This could help you to save some costs and to share your adventure with other nice people.

In any case at the moment of reservation you can ask, as your prefer: to have a personal trek (without others participants), or to participate at one programmed group, or to accept other potential participants at your group.

The starting prices are for basic activities and depending on factors like logistics, time period of booking and time period of the activity. Once we receive your personal request we will ask some specific questions and sent you a dedicated and personalized offer.

(**) WHAT INCLUDED EVERY PRICE?

- Full time mountain guide service during the reserved days.

- All technical gear for climbing, as you need.

helmet, harness, kit for via ferrata, protective gloves for via ferrata, ice axe, crampons, trekking poles, etc...

 

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