Start date

End date



1-day Pisciadu Via Ferrata near Bolzano, Italy

Challenge yourself to the 1-day Pisciadu Via Ferrata, close to the picturesque town of Bolzano, with an experienced local certified guide who will show you the way.

Mountain RangeDolomite Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • 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.


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

guide profile img

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.

What people are saying about Renato Bernard

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 320 each

Group of 2

EUR 165 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

For booking assistance

Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions