Iron paths in the Dolomites

Vie ferrate

Click - click - click goes the melody along the via ferrata. Via ferrata tours are never boring, extremely varied, and typically trigger the wish and motivation for more. The Dolomites' vie ferrate are not only interesting for ambitious climbers but also for climbers interested in the rich history connected to them and the landscapes they cross.

Climbing hikers,
hiking climbers

The popularity of vie ferrate has seen a constant increase over the last four decades. We may ask ourselves why that is the case. The answer seems simple: They strike the perfect balance between hiking and climbing. Vie ferrate include ascends on rock, exposed passages (often with risk of falling), steel ropes, iron holds, steps and ladders, the use of climbing equipment such as ropes, a harness, karabiners/securing devices and a helmet. Vie ferrate are more interesting and more challenging than hiking tours, but still considerably less demanding than real rock climbing. The landscape is too steep and difficult for normal hikes, offering new challenges and a lot of fun.

New life on old paths

Today's vie ferrate were created after WWI, when the Dolomites first stirred interest in tourists. The old, often secret paths formerly used by military forces and for smuggling - partly adventurous or downright dangerous paths leading up steep rock faces and mountain peaks - were expanded, improved and secured. Today, these paths allow us to explore areas which are normally only accessible for extreme climbers. With a good guide, vie ferrate do not usually pose big problems and going on such a tour can easily be learnt. Safety is the most important key word. Only high-quality, state-of-the art securing devices should be used. The weather, the ground, the equipment and one's own skills and condition (generally and on a particular day) should be known and interpreted correctly.

A vast choice

Get ready for the clicking of karabiners. Our offers cover all seasons, all levels of difficulty and all skill ranges, from beginners to experts. Allow us to show you the great variety and versatility of our via ferrata tours. In winter and early spring, we offer sunny tours at Lake Garda. Another highlight is the tour across the Brenta massif, a multi-day tour on which each day includes via ferrata passages and overnight stays in typical Alpine shelters, also in the province of Trentino. Find your perfect tour, either in the Dolomites or in the Swiss Alps. We'll make it possible.

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Günther Ausserhofer
Mountain guide
Dorfstrasse 29
I-39030 Luttach
Mobil: +39 347 4138336

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