1-day Tomaselli via ferrata in Passo Falzarego

Climb the challenging Tomaselli via ferrata in Passo Falzarego with IFMGA-certified guide Etienne, and sense the history and legends that cover the mountainside.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Climb the Tomaselli via ferrata in the heart of the Dolomite mountains.

  • Sense the legends that cover the mountainside.

  • View the grim remnants of the trenches used in the First World War.


Engage in a challenging 1-day climb on the Tomaselli via ferrata in Passo Falzarego, a high mountain pass at 2,105 meters, which connects the commune of Agordo with Cortina, that lies in the heart of the Dolomite mountains.

Its good quality rock and scenic location makes this via ferrata a beautiful climb. The via ferrata climbs to the top of Punta Sud, one of the summits of the Fanes Group.

The mountain pass of Falzarego, meaning False King in Italian, refers to the local legend of a greedy king who attempted to betray his own people for even more gold. Yet his pact with his enemy backfired and was turned to stone. His petrified face apparently set in stone along the rock face of the Lagazuoi Piccolo mountain.

The legendary landscape combines with the history of one of Europe’s darkest hours. At the beginning of the Tomaselli via ferrata we will encounter the abandoned trails and trenches of the First World War, the scars along the mountainside.

As for the climbing level, this is one of the more difficult via ferratas of the Dolomite mountains given its steep incline and lack of artificial holds. This, combined with its high exposure makes the via ferrata a challenging climb.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a full day of climbing in Passo Falzarego on the Tomaselli via ferrata. This challenging climb mixes good-quality terrain with a landscape full of history and legend.

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Price per person, per day

Group of 1
310 EUR

Group of 2
160 EUR

Group of 3
120 EUR

Group of 4
95 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



About the Guide


I was born and raised in Campitello, in Val di Fassa. I am a ski instructor and mountain guide.
My parents have always practiced mountaineering, both for leisure and business, and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Skiing and climbing were my favourite activities growing up.
As the years went by, I became more and more skilled and experienced under the watch of my father, both in techniques and safety measures. I learned the craft of mountain guide and ski instructor from him, since when his clients or students agreed, I would join them in the mountain.
But the true passion started when I moved to Tione for my studies.
I became ski instructor at 19 and mountain guide at 21.



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What People are Saying


This was a life changing experience! Etienne was super professional and all three of us felt completely safe during the via ferratas! I never though we could climb such a difficult Via Ferrata like Cesco Tomaselli on the second day, but with his experience, teachings and the confidence transmitted we were able to climb that Monster! And what an amazing adventure it was! Never felt so alive in my life! Etienne can help and guide during the ascend but at the same time it seems like we are climbing a rock wall with a friend! Super friendly and with a vast knowledge of the dolomites area. He even took my backpack when I felt exhausted due to the heat. Thank you very much for the 2 days and for sure next year we\'ll be there for more adventures! João Carvalhosa
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