Experience the adrenaline rush of climbing a via ferrata – the “iron paths” of the Dolomites built during WWI.

Climbing a via ferrata is an exhilarating way to enjoy the magnificence and sheer magnitude of the Dolomites. In this awesome mountain environment, protected on a rock wall high above the valley floor, you will be stopped in your tracks by amazing views while you learn valuable mountain safety skills.

Via ferrata literally means “iron path,” originating from the metal ladders used by the military in WWI to navigate these mountains. While most of the ferrata have been replaced with newer hardware, they follow the same routes the military used, high into the mountains. Completely protected, attached to a system of anchored cables while you climb, you’ll enjoy vistas typically reserved only for mountaineers!

Our via ferrata holidays provide an opportunity to learn the rope work skills required for the safe use of this type of route. We also provide guided ascents of some of the most classic routes in the Dolomites. And, all of our via ferrata trips are led by UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Mountain Guides, ensuring your safety and enjoyment!

Please contact us for more information on booking your vacation in the Dolomites.

Dolomites via ferrata

Season: June to October
Popular Locations: Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Val di Fassa
Holiday Types: Guided (Self Guided available for expert climbers),
Group Departures available
Length of trip: 5 to 8 day treks
Prices: From €740 per person
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

Our sample itineraries for inspiration

The options for travel in the Dolomites are as great as the landscape itself. So let us help you! Below are sample itineraries to inspire you. Don’t see quite what you’re looking for? Contact us, and let us create a custom itinerary, just for you!

NEW for 2017! Dolomiti di Brenta Via Ferrata Traverse

NEW for 2017! Dolomiti di Brenta Via Ferrata Traverse

6 Days

Lush valleys set beneath Dolomite spires, high alpine plains rising up to meet majestic pale mountain landscapes – sound familiar? Well, yes, but no...

NEW! Val di Fassa Via Ferrata Traverse

NEW! Val di Fassa Via Ferrata Traverse

8 Days

Traverse the Val di Fassa region of the Dolomites, climbing via ferrata and hiking! Traverse high above the valley, getting to know the regions trails and mountains, as you take in the majestic Fassa Valley and surrounding crown of peaks.

Via Ferrata and Hiking Adventure at the Sella Massif

Via Ferrata and Hiking Adventure at the Sella Massif

5 Days

Can’t choose between hiking and climbing? You don’t have to! Alternate days hiking with climbing via ferrata – the “iron paths” of the Dolomites constructed during WWI. Some days you’ll even do both! Plus, you’ll explore the diverse culture and excellent cuisine of the Alta Badia region of the Dolomites.

Via Ferrata Traverse – Cortina to Alta Badia

Via Ferrata Traverse – Cortina to Alta Badia

7 or 8 Days

Challenge yourself and traverse the Dolomites from rifugio to rifugio while climbing some of the most famous via ferrata in the world! These “iron paths” set high into the mountainsides provide non-climbers access to high peaks and incredible vistas usually reserved for mountaineers.

Via Ferrata Quick Getaway in the Dolomites

Via Ferrata Quick Getaway in the Dolomites

5 Days

Short on time? Join our quick getaway climbing via ferrata (“iron paths”) in the Dolomites! You’ll ascend a different via ferrrata each day, explore the diverse culture and excellent cuisine of the Cortina region of the Dolomites, and even spend two nights in traditional mountain rifugio!