1-day Pisciadu Via Ferrata near Bolzano, Italy

Challenge yourself to the 1-day Pisciadu Via Ferrata with IFMGA-certified Etienne guiding you along the way close to the picturesque town of Bolzano.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • The via ferrata Pisciadu offers competent climbers a rewarding challenge.

  • Located in the Dolomite Mountains, the mountainous scenery is spectacular.

  • Benefit from a fully-qualified and experienced guide.


Seekers of a challenging via ferrata look no further than the long and complex Pisciadu located in the beautiful Dolomite mountains.

The nearby mountainside contains the awful echoes of the First World War, which was the site of the so-called White War, given its icy, snowy and inhospitable conditions for the soldiers.

Near Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol in northern Italy, the via ferrata is completely secured with stairs, steel cables, steps and iron foot-holds that enable us to get beyond the more difficult sections.

It begins with twists and turns on a terrain that slopes. And the final section is characterised with steep and partly exposed terrain. During the more difficult sections, the distance between the supports is short which ensures our safety.

Yet despite the safety mechanisms, the descent towards Val Setu becomes very difficult due to the stubborn snow and ice that remains clinging to the rock. This is why it is recommended to bring spikes and ice-picks.

Along the way, near the beautiful cascades, we may have the option of taking a detour path that heads toward the Franco Cavazza al Pisciadu hut.

Potential participants must already have a good level of skill and experience with via ferratas.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the incredible Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy to climb the Pisciadu Via Ferrata that presents a good challenge for climbers.

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Price per person, per day

Group of 1
320 EUR

Group of 2
165 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

The car park: From Val Gardena you can get to Passo Gardena, and from here go down a short stretch on the other side and you will arrive at a big car park at a turning point, or from Cordvara towards Passo Gardena.


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 about Etienne Bernard


This was our first time doing via ferrata and to be honest I was a bit worried as I\'ve never done something like this before. We\'ve been lead by Ethienne who was very knowledgeable, very kind and very helpful, sharing information and skills to help us do it the right way. The climb was steep, but they do different ones and I can honestly say this was one of the best things I have ever done! I would definately recommend this experience to anyone. We\'ve quickly realised on the day there was no way we could have done this on our own and the support and encouragement and knowledge sharing was everything we have hoped for!
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Viktoria Serafinas
Top of the world, literally!! We enjoyed our experience from start to end to say the least. Etienne was very personable, experienced and tailored our climb for the group. We felt safe and comfortable with our guide as he was a certified mountain guide and knows the Dolomites like the back of his hand. This was the highlight of our trip! Thank you!
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Barbiliz Nash
I absolutely loved this tour with Renato, he is amazing! Can\'t believe he\'s been hiking and climbing Dolomites for 50 years. He was so fit, kind, funny, informative and a real pleasure to be around. Definitely will recommend this to all of our friends
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This was the best adventure I have ever done. It was mesmerising! Thanks to Etienne who looked after us so well throughout. Especially our one and half year old baby. Had a great time, highlight of our trip to Italy! Thanks again!
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Prashanth Sahukar

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