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1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

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Renato, IFMGA certified mountain guide, proposes a flexible trip to explore one or several via ferratas of the beautiful Dolomites, in northeastern Italy. Just choose your favourite routes and he will guide you there!


Dolomite Mountains

+1 Day

Jun - Oct




Explore the vertical world of the Dolomites

Marvel at the panoramic views

Challenge yourself with one or more via ferrata routes!


Located in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites are home to more than 170 via ferrata routes. Join me for one or more days to have an amazing time in this Italian rocky paradise.

This beautiful mountain range is characterized by its huge towers, pinnacles, spires and vertical limestone walls. The Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and they are a world renown destination for via ferrata. In fact, this is where via ferrata was born!

In this occasion, I propose you to design a program according to your wishes and time available in the area. Anything from meeting for a half day and share one via ferrata route, to embarking on a multi-day adventure to explore the best routes of the mountain range.

Some of my favourite spots are:

  • Marmolada west ridge. A classic route in the Dolomites which takes a full day includes crossing a glacier. A rather easy via ferrata, although glacier crossing has to be considered.
  • Tridentina Sella, in the Sella group. A challenging via ferrata with easy access, with beautiful views of the mountains and the village at the foot of the massif. It can be done in a half day.
  • Mesules, in the Sella group. One of the oldest via routes in the area, doable in a half day. A very demanding exposed via ferrata which starts at the Sella pass and ends at the summit of Piz Selva.
  • Roda de Vael and Masarè, in the Rosengarten group. Two routes close by which we can easily do in the same day. Masarè is the most demanding of the two, but also incredibly beautiful.

But there are many more incredible routes!

Send me a request so we can start planning, the potential of the Dolomites for via ferrata is immense! It will be my pleasure to guide you there. I also offer via ferrata courses for all levels which you can check out.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Will the equipment be provided, or do I need my own? Can I rent equipment?

All the technical gear for the via ferrata is included in the price, so you don't have to rent anything.

Is this via ferrata program suitable for beginners, children or older people?

Yes, there are great Via Ferratas suitable for beginners, children or older people.

How many clients can go with 1 guide?

It depends on the difficulty level of the via ferrata we will do. On easy ones one guide can take up to 5/6 people, on mid-level via ferratas up to 3/4, and on very difficult via ferratas one guide can take only 1 or 2 people.

Where will we meet in the Dolomites?

The meeting point will vary depending on the via ferrata we decide to do, but all meeting points are accesible by car or bus.

Which via ferrata will we do in the Dolomites?

There are many options in the Dolomites, and I will propose the one to do depending on where you'll be based, your experience, weather conditions and the group size. To name a few, some options include Punta Anna, Col dei Bos, Tommaselli, Sci 18, Punta Fiames, Lipella and Tofana di Dentro.

Can I do more than one via ferrata?

Yes! You can request this trip for more than one day, and we will do one different route every day. We can either go down to an accomodattion in the valley every day, or do a hut to hut tour.

You can check here a 3-day via ferrata tour that I also offer: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/3-day-guided-via-ferrata-tour-dolomites/

What do I need to bring on the day of the Dolomites tour?

Just comfortable clothes for the hike and via ferrata, and trekking shoes with a fairly stiff sole to be comfortable climbing on metal ladder rungs and walking on rocks. You can also bring a small backpack with water and a snack (keep in mind that lunch is not included).

Who will be me guide?

I will guide you if I'm available on the dates you request, and if not, one of the IFMGA colleagues from my team will be your guide. Once you book the trip, you'll receive the guide's phone number to coordinate the final details together.

Do I need to have experience in rock climbing?

No, we can select a suitable via ferrata for you, a lot of the routes can be done even if you never went on a via ferrata or rock climbing before.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Casa Alpina Selva di Val Gardena Italy
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Hotel Antares Selva di Val Gardena Italy
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Garni Walter Selva di Val Gardena Italy
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About the guide

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Renato & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Patrick & Walter (German speaking), Paolo, Matteo and Davide.

If I'm not available to guide you, one of them will take care of you.

I was born in 1961, I live in Campitello di Fassa, in the Dolomites, together with my family. I have two sons, one is a mountain guide, the other is a ski instructor. I am a certified mountain guide since 1982, an instructor of guides, alpine ski instructor and a Federal coach for ISEF.

Being in the mountains has always been my passion, guiding people, teaching them climbing, mountaineering... during the various seasons of the year. I very much enjoy drawing nice curves in fresh powder snow and discover the charm of the frozen waterfalls.

My curriculum and professional mountaineering is made of many ascents and some openings of routes in the Dolomites and the Alps. I climbed in Yosemite Valley (California), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Norway, Greece, Spain and Sardinia. I did also several high altitude climbs like Mt Denali (Alaska), Ama Dablam (6828m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shivling in India (6545m), Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador (5897m and 6310m), Patagonia (Argentina).

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are coming in the Dolomites for skiing (alpine, freeride and ski touring), rock climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you discover my secret spots.


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What people are saying about this trip



Explore share were highly responsive and found me a guide very last minute who was excellent. My only comment would be that due to the speed at which we completed the route, the day ended early afternoon so it would have been nice to fill out the rest of the time - it would therefore be helpful to clarify what is included in the price (e.g. am I paying for time such as a full day, or the route etc).



Renato had organized Bruno as a guide as he couldn’t do the day we wanted. Renato Everything was well communicated. Bruno was an excellent guide who knew so much about the Dolomites. All in all a great day. Thoroughly recommended.



Davido was an excellent guide. Very cautious, careful and knowledgeable. He was very nice and patiently explained everything we needed to know. It was a very fun trip. However it was confusing because I was contacted first by Matteo and then by Robert who each were going to guide us and then when we arrived it was Davido. Also we had to spend additional €120 for a taxi to get there and back. So it was more € than we had thought. We didn’t know that we weren’t going to get picked up. That should have been explained ahead of time.



Renato was professional and a great guide! He took the time to point out the different mountain ranges and was very friendly. He took many pictures of us during the trip which was very nice and we appreciated it. I always felt safe during the trip. The pace of trekking was great. I highly recommend this 2 day, 1 night trip!



We had a wonderful time at the Sass de Stria via ferrata. Our guide Paolo, and his friend Mara were excellent communicators, knowledgable about the area, and supportive of the different experience and fitness levels in our group. It was a challenge, but a fun day for everyone from folks in their 70's who are fit but new to climbing, to folks in their 40s who are experienced and very active, to my 10 year old daughter who scrambled right up. Highly recommended, worth the money, and I would definitely book with them again. Easy to communicate with through WhatsApp.

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