Via 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 Dolomites trekking! Flexible because you can choose from 2 to 10 days of via ferrata trekking. Complete because you cross with via ferratas all the central territory of the Dolomites.
The via ferrata Dolomites trekking is a optimal idea for hikers on first time in the Dolomites. A progressive concatenation of via ferratas, day per day, conduce trough the heart of the Dolomites with unique panoramas.
A second important aspect and great opportunity of this via ferrata tour is the daily flexibility. Every day we can decide if climb the via ferrata at the program or bypass with a trekking day. This is very good specially for the bad weather days. In any case we can continue with the hut to hut tour.
You are free to choose from 2 to 10 days, from hut to hut…. remember: we build your “personal program”!

FIRST STEP

As first step: read the general info sheets linked in this page on the right bar and learn the territory to understand the geography of the Dolomites mountain areas and the entity of your transfers with the map here below (click the map to dowload it in PDF format):

SECOND STEP

As second step: learn the local map of this modular Via Ferrata trek (click the map here below to dowload it in PDF format):

 

THE DAY BEFORE (your arrive)

Via Ferrata Dolomites: Bolzano panorama

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.

 

DAY 1 – Via Ferrata Roda de Vaèl

Walking to the approach: 1.30 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.30 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 1.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.30 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 765 m.

via ferrata dolomites roda vael

The first day we begin with a easy and short via ferrata in the central Dolomites: Via Ferrata of the Roda de Vael. This via ferrata on the Catinaccio/Rosengarten mountains is a traverse tour that climb the Roda de Vael peak from the north to the south side. The technical difficult are moderate as the exposition in the wall, guarantee is the 360° panorama around the central, western, and part of the southern and eastern Dolomites. Arrive on the evening at Rifugio Fronza alle Coronelle.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 2 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day1

 

DAY 2 – Via Ferrata Santner

Walking to the approach: 0.40 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 3.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.40 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 751 m.

via ferrata dolomites santner

The second day we continue with the Via Ferrata Santner, the logic continuation along the Catinaccio/Rosengarten mountains. This is a historical via ferrata,a tipical example of the old concept of via ferrata in the Dolomites. Part with iron wire and part in scrambling (with my climbing rope). Arrive on the evening at Rifugio Principe.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 3 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day2

 

DAY 3 – Via Ferrata d’Antermoja

Walking to the approach: 0.10 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 4.00 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 2.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.40 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 657 m.

via ferrata dolomites antermoja

In this day we climb the peak of the Antermoja (the second main peak of this group of mountains, 3007 m.). This ascension: Via Ferrata d’Antermoja, is on the west face and the downhill is on the east face. In fact we cross the peak from a side to the other and we arrive at the Rifugio Antermoja. This is the basic program, but in this day we have many combinations, longer or shorter, depending of your fit condition. On the third day of via ferrata we can have a concrete idea to set at better your program. Arrive on the evening at Rifugio Antermoja.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 4 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day3

 

DAY 4 – Via Ferrata Laurenzi

Walking to the approach: 1.00 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.00 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 1.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 5.00 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 350 m.

via ferrata dolomites laurenzi

If you like try a difficult via ferrata, this is the best day! We climb the Via Ferrata Laurenzi at the Molignon crest. A long traverse along this complicate mountain that is the terminal of the Catinaccio/Rosengarten mountains. Different difficult passages in a exposed crest. Arrive on the evening at Rifugio Tiersalplhuette.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 5 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day4

 

DAY 5 – Via Ferrata Maximiliansteig

Walking to the approach: 0.20 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 4.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 448 m.

via ferrata dolomites maximiliansteig

The Via Ferrata Maximiliansteig at the Denti di Terra Rossa is a long traverse on crest, not particulary difficult but sure exposed and panoramic! It’s a good test for where like try this comune situation on the rock. Arrive on the evening at Rifugio Sassopiatto, or Rifugio Vicenza.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 6 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day5

 

DAY 6 – Via Ferrata Schuster

Walking to the approach: 2.00 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 7.30 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 875 m.

via ferrata dolomites schuster

We climb the Via Ferrata Schuster at the Sassopiatto mountain in the Sassolungo Dolomites group. This is a other historical via ferrata with the iron wire new and a corrected line. The original line of climbing was one of the first climbing in the Dolomites! Arrive on the evening at Rifugio Valentini at the Sella Pass.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 7 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day6

 

DAY 7 – Via Ferrata Poesnecker

Walking to the approach: 0.45 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.00 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.45 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 728 m.

via ferrata dolomites mejsules

This day is dedicated at the “first via ferrata of the Dolomites”. The Via Ferrata Poesnecker (Meisules) is the oldest via ferrata of the Dolomites (and of the world). A authentic museum on the wall. Not easy and not short, with this climbing we traverse the Dolomites of Sella Group. Arrive on the evening at Rifugio Forcella del Pordoi.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 8 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day7

 

DAY 8 – Via Ferrata Piazzetta

Walking to the approach: 1.20 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 2.30 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 1100 m.

via ferrata dolomites piazzetta

We climb the Via Ferrata Piazzetta at the Piz Boè, a modern and difficult via ferrata with a sportive imprinting that climb directly the main peak of the Sella group: the Piz Boè. Arrive on the evening at Refugio Viel del Pan.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 9 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day7

 

DAY 9 – Via Ferrata delle Trincee

Walking to the approach: 1.30 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.30 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 1.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.00 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 528 m.

via ferrata dolomites trincee

In this sector of the Dolomites we enter in the first world war operations area, from here the via ferratas that we climb are original military constructions of the war. The Via Ferrata delle Trincee (trincee = trences) was part of the Austrian troops first line on the front. Now is a very nice climbing that traverse all crests and bunkers along the Padon ridge. Arrive on the evening at Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi.
– end of your tour or continue if you have chosen 10 days via ferrata program –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day9

 

DAY 10 – Via Ferrata Punta Penia

Walking to the approach: 1.50 hrs
Climbing the Via Ferrata in: 3.00 hrs
Walking to the next Rifugio: 2.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs – Total vertical gain (up): 643 m.

via ferrata dolomites punta penia marmolada

The last day we climb the highest peak of the Dolomites, the Punta Penia in Marmolada. This is one of the best vie ferrate of the Dolomites! Along the Via Ferrata Punta Penia we cross many WW1 constructions and at peak we end this long combinations of days with a unique panorama around the “magic Dolomites”. Arrive on the evening at Bolzano.
– end of the great via ferrata trek –

via ferrata dolomites diagram day10

 

PRICES FOR ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICE (*)

The best policy for pricing is clarity and flexibility. Are you agree?
For this reason here below you find a extended explanation of the prices in one single sheet, based at the number of days (X days) and at the number of persons (X Pers.)
Under the sheet you find elenced what is included in every price (accommodations, transfers, etc.).
Every price is consider per single PERSON based at the composition of the single GROUP that do the reservation, not at the final number of participant of the group.
At the moment of reservation you can ask to have a personal trek (without others participants) or to accept other potential participants.
The mountain guide can lead until 6 persons. If the guide combine more persons/groups together 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 help for your vacation and 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. A great help!)
- 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, crampons, kit for via ferrata, protective gloves for via ferrata, ice axe, 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 are reduced proportionally at your requests.

 

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