Via Ferrata for family with kids: modular programs in the Dolomites

Are you looking for an amazing holiday in mountain with your family? This is the right web page!

The proposals that you read below was structured in base at many year of experience in the touristic mountain sector and in climbing activities for kids/youngs. The “via ferrata for family with kids” 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 via ferrata family tour with others natural, historical or traditional attractions.

What you like to do to increase the experience of your sons? The answer is easy:
– amazing outdoor activities
– interesting cultural attractions
In substance my proposal of via ferrata for family is articulated in these two lines of activities, but the difference is that you can build, day per day, your personal program with me.
Here you find 5 thematic ideas to elaborate your customized program of via ferrata for family. Read it and then contact me per mail.
Remember: here don’t find a standard program but only “your personal program”.


The easy access at the Dolomites is the focal point of my town: Bolzano "the door of the Dolomites". Lear the best combination for your arrival and departure flight and the transfers by train or rental car, but... more important: ask me every logistical info you need. I'm here to help you to find the best solution.
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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.


Via Ferrata for family with kids, PROPOSAL 1

Via Ferrata days for kids (and terrified moms)

Via Ferrata Dolomites Family Holiday 1

Don’t worry the via ferrata is the best and most safety experience to approach the rock climbing. Every person (in a age between 7 and 70 years) can climb a easy via ferrata.
Around Bolzano there are many easy and short via ferratas to begin your soft approach at the vertical world.
Generally I begin with the Via Ferrata Col Rodella, a short via ferrata in the south wall of this peak in the central Dolomites. Here we have lot of time to learn the via ferrata climbing technic and last to enjoy our specialities at the rifugio (mountain hut) of the peak.
The via ferrata experience continue with a second via ferrata day: Via Ferrata Roda de Vaèl, here we climb a big peak of the Dolomites along the easy north-south crest and visit one other very nice, and historic important, mountain hut: the Rifugio Roda de Vaèl. Both via ferratas have a good ergonomy for kids. Do you like climb other via ferratas? In the Dolomites we have about others 600…. ask me more info.


Via Ferrata for family with kids, PROPOSAL 2

Daily climbing courses

Via Ferrata Dolomites Family Holiday 13

Have you never tried the rock climbing? No? Don’t worry try it! “The family climbing course” is a fantastic and unforgetable experience for all. In this day we have two solutions: indoor or out door. In any case is a great day!
If the weather is good we go on the Sella Pass in the central Dolomites where is the famous “City of rocks”, a big rock blocks area formed at the end of the era of the “Wurm glaciation”. Now is a extendend rock blocks labirinth, a perfect rock school. About 60 different of these rock block are setted for climbing school.
We spend all day to learn the ABC of the climbing technic and rope manouvres. Don’t loose this proposal…. and ask me more info!

Via Ferrata Dolomites Family Holiday 11


Via Ferrata for family with kids, PROPOSAL 3

One day bike tours to the castles

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This is a inusuale cultural day, a mix of bicycle and visits of castles. Read it, is realistical amazing!
The day start in Walter square in the centre of the old town of Bolzano. Here we rent the rental bikes and go on the north bicycle path in direction to the first castle. Runckestein, we arrive here in about 30 min. We park the bicycles here and in 10 min of steep road we are at the door of this particular Castle. Runckelstein is famous for the internal frescos panting and because this castle conserved a original medioeval form located in a impressive rock peak.
For the visit we spend about one hour, then we continue with the bicycle path in direction south. In short time we see south of Bolzano the large form of the Sigmundskron (or Firmian castle), this is the biggest castle of South Tyrol. Before was a preistoric castle, then a Roman fort, then a medioeval castle, then a military fort, and now is a “mountaineering museum”. Now in the internal spaces of this large castle is located the “Reinold Messner Mountain Museum”. We arrive in 1 hour by bicycle.
Before the visit we have the lunch in the caracteristical restaurant of the castle, then we spend sure 3 hours to visit the museum and this big castle. At end we come back in Bolzano with the same bicycle path to Walther square.
In one day we visit two great castles and go about 2 hours in bicycle, no bad as proposal….
Do you like visit others castles? In South Tyrol we have about 200 medioeval castles, many of these are private but about 50 is possible to visit…. ask me more info!

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Via Ferrata for family with kids, PROPOSAL 4

Hiking in the mountains trenches of the First World War WW1

Via Ferrata Dolomites Family Holiday 2

A long diagonal line of trenches and bunkers cut all territory of the Dolomites. It was the first line of the front during the WW1.
When I was kid I went with many friend on the mountain to collect part of the military remains, munitions and bombs, It was sure more dangerous of the mountain guide work….
We don’t had videoplays and this activity was our summer play on the age of 7-12 years… Have a hiking day on the mountains, theatre of the battles of the WW1 is a very interesting and instructive experience not only for your sons.
Don’t worry we don’t collect explosives…. we visit only the impressive constructions of the front of the WW1 along crests and peaks.
This proposal is possible have in one single hiking day or in a hut to hut multiday trekking, ask me more info.

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Via Ferrata for family with kids, PROPOSAL 5

One day in mountain farm

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Have you never tryed to milking a cow? Have you never prepared the cheeses? Try it!
Every mountain town in the Dolomites have a municipal mountain farm, it’s a public high quote mountain farm, where the farmer send his cows in holiday 🙂
The cows stay from mid june to mid september in these public mountain farm, during this period the farmer families can work the fields. This is a old social organization that is particular in the Dolomites valleys.
One day we can visit one of these mountain farm, milking the cows, learn how prepare the cheese, have a short hiking in the farm territory, have the lunch with the local specialities and discover this traditional reality. Ask me more info.

Via Ferrata Dolomites Family Holiday 5


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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.

There are some configuration where you can have some good discounts:
120€ discount
If you are an independent traveler and don’t need the accommodations in Bolzano for the nights before and after our tour, I apply a 150€ discount per person on the total price.
10% discount
If you reserve Via Ferrata tours in autumn, winter or spring (from mid October to mid May), I apply a 10% discount per person on the total price.
5% discount
If you reserve Via Ferrata tours in the period of 1st-15 June or on the first and second week of October, I apply a 5% discount per person on the total price.
2% discount
If you are independent for the transfers (you have your rental car and we move with it from/to Bolzano), I apply a 2% discount per person on the total price.


Prices sheet 2024/25


- 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.


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.

Via Ferrata daily fee

The starting prices are for basic activities and depending on factors like: the difficult of the climbing tour, the logistic, time period of booking and the number of days of the activity. Once we receive your personal request, we will ask some info and then we will send you a dedicated and personalized offer.


- 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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