Dolomites Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata & Hiking Adventure at the Sella Massif

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.

Trip Overview

Can’t choose between hiking and climbing? Then don't! Join our via ferrata and hiking adventure, and do both!

On this quick getaway, you’ll enjoy two days of climbing via ferrata with a full day of hiking in between… reaching incredible vistas as you ascend the majestic peaks of the Dolomites. Each day you will set out with your UIAGM/IFMGA certified mountain guide, climbing beautiful via ferrata, hiking to the summit of one of the most majestic peaks in the Dolomite range, and exploring WWI artifacts along the way. You’ll enjoy guided ascents of these incredible routes, discover the history and geology of the region, and learn (and improve) the equipment skills required for the safe ascent of via ferrata.

What’s more, you’ll meet the local people that thrive in these mountains. Alta Badia, where your trip begins and ends, offers an incredible intersection of three cultures – Italian, Austrian, and Ladin – providing opportunities to discover the local traditions and history as you revel in the excellent culture and cuisine. You’ll even experience two nights sleeping at a rifugio or mountain inn, enjoying the welcoming hospitality!

The Dolomite Mountains combine world-renowned beauty with world history. From the via ferrata of World War One to UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition in 2009, the Dolomites make for the perfect destination for adventure! And in just 5 days, you’ll have ample opportunity to hike and climb the soaring peaks of the Dolomites as you marvel at the beauty of these breathtaking mountains.

Highlights

  • Enjoy marvelous views of the Dolomites from the top of a different peak each day
  • Experience the adrenaline rush of climbing via ferrata constructed during WWI in this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hike on scenic trails through alpine pastures and across mountain passes with breathtaking vistas surrounding you
  • Experience the three rich cultures of the Dolomites in the Alta Badia valley – Italian, German, and Ladin – with their many traditions that make this region so unique

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Alta Badia (D)

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 5

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure for this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?            
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.

The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.

To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

Check out the high definition videos in our SUMMER VIDEO GALLERY!

LEARN MORE:
Want to learn more about via ferrata? Check out our who, what, where, and when of climbing via ferrata resource!

Still want more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip:
€ 2.120 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.470 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 1.670 per person (minimum 6 participants) - 2 guides for vie ferrate


Self Guided Trip - Vie ferrate are guided:
€ 1.530 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 1.140 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 1.260 per person (minimum 6 participants)  - 2 guides for vie ferrate


The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

Private room supplement in rifugios: € 35 per rifugio, per person (based on availabilty)
High season supplement from July 15th to August 27th 2023: 5% surcharge

Please note that prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any such changes.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • 2 nights accommodation in rifugio (shared dormitories)
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Local English-speaking UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Mountain Guide (guided trips)
  • Via ferrata equipment (if guided)
  • Transfers in the area as per itinerary
  • Lifts and cable cars in the area (if guided)
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.
Luggage transfer available on request.

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