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1+day via ferrata in the Dolomites

Dolomites Via Ferrata
Via ferrata in the Dolomites
Dolomites Mountain range

Explore the incredible Dolomites Mountains with local, certified guide Renato on a 1+day via ferrata climbing tour.

Private

Alps

1+ Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

All Levels


Highlights

  • Explore the via ferratas of the Dolomites, the best way to know the mountain.
  • Experience the beautiful alpine scenery in one of Europe`s great ranges.
  • Benefit from having a fully-certified guide leading you through the climbs.

Description

Guarding the northern borders of Italy, the Dolomite Mountains form part of the Southern Limestone Alps, and are shared between the provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino.

The stunning alpine mountains are home to splendid scenery and quality climbs. The Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.

The Dolomite Mountains were the birthplace of the via ferrata. The protected climbing routes originated during the First World War when the mountainside was the theatre of battle between Austria and Italy. Fighting for higher positions, the soldiers fixed steps and ladders into the rock to be able to navigate the mountains more easily.

More than half a century later, these fixtures provide excellent access to the sublime peaks of the Dolomites. Their morbid origins have morphed into joyful installations for the mountains.

And the Dolomites are sprinkled with adrenaline-fueled climbs, such as the highest peak along the range, the Marmolada.

Rising to a peak of 3,343 meters, the Marmolada is the highest mountain in the Dolomites, which lies between the Italian provinces of Trentino and Veneto. Its glacial environment and high altitude present rewarding challenges on the Queen of the Dolomites.

The Mesules via ferrata is located on the Sella Group, a plateau massif that stands to the north of the Marmolada. Its highest peak is Piz Boe that rises to 3,151 meters. The via ferrata is actually the oldest in the mountain range, which dates back to 1912.

The Cesare Piazetta via ferrata takes you to the top of the Piz Boe in a thrilling climb with a stunning backdrop. Or test yourself with the Tomaselli via ferrata, located on the high mountain pass of Passo Falzarego, home to local legends.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the stunning alpine mountains of the Dolomites on a 1 day or more via ferrata climbing trip.

Prices per person, per day

Price last updated by the guide on: Oct 19, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 370 Each

Group of 2

EUR 190 Each

Group of 3

EUR 130 Each

Group of 4

EUR 100 Each

Group of 5

EUR 75 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Includes via ferrata equipment (helmet, ferrata set, harness and gloves).


About the guide

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

Languages

Italian | German | English

Certificates

UIAGM

Residence

Campitello di Fassa, Trento - Dolomites


What people are saying about this trip

borja garcia de diego

4.00

October, 2022

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Justin Raymond

5.00

September, 2022

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Dom Breskys

5.00

August, 2022

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Holly Galbraith

5.00

August, 2022

Robert, our guide provided to us, was awesome! He was patient, knowledgeable and kept good communication to make the day run smoothly. It was a great introduction to via Ferrata! Highly recommend

Thomas FitzMaurice

5.00

July, 2022

We were due to climb Marmolada but were unable to do so due to the tragic events on the mountain just a day or two before. Instead our guide Daniele arranged an excellent multi pitch sport climb on Ra Gusela. Great trip, much appreciated.

Zsolt Tolnai

5.00

July, 2022

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Lia Menaker

5.00

October, 2021

Bruno was nothing short of amazing!!! One of the highlights of our trip for sure!!!

Annie Lim

5.00

October, 2021

Renato was not available but he recommended another guide, Robert. I was jetlagged and had barely eaten in 24 hours. It was short notice on my part and I wasn't fully prepared when I showed up. Despite all of this, he was so patient and we made it through the tour. The views were amazing and he took pictures and video during.

Joanna Lau

5.00

July, 2021

Great intro to via ferrata. Our guide was Roberto and he was great. He was at the meeting point waiting for us and was very thorough in checking our equipment before we got onto the climb. He gave us tips along the way as to what to look out for, how to find footholds, etc. He took photos with his phone along the way, and forwarded them to us afterwards, so that we weren't fumbling for them ourselves. Very professional and recommendable.

Brenda P.

5.00

September, 2020

The ferrata Averau is amazing! Étienne is a lovely and superb guide who knows everything about these mountains. He explained everything and never let me feel insecure for one moment (it was my first time to try this!) It’s beautiful and exhilarating, really, don’t miss it!!

Katie S.

5.00

September, 2020

The experience was incredible. When you are trying something new for the first time it is important to have someone to support you and Etienne was just that! He was a fantastic guide and provided fantastic support for us all.

Tom S.

5.00

August, 2020

This was my first time in the Dolomites and also my first Via Ferrata experience, and it was incredible! I could not have chosen a nicer guide for the morning, Etienne was really friendly and reassuring, and very patient. What's more, as a local to the area he was able to give to tell us a lot about the history of the place, with interesting stories and anecdotes and point out all the different peaks and ranges which made it extra special. As it was my first time, I was very excited, but also a little nervous. I needn't have worried though as I was clearly in very safe hands. He had selected a route that was good for beginners and with all the equipment and guidance I could not have felt safer. The climb to the top and the views from the summit of Mount Averau at nearly 9000 feet was just awesome, such a beautiful setting and we were blessed with good weather too :) I would 100% recommend this to anyone thinking about it, just go for it, it's not as scary as you think and the views from the top are out of this world! I can't wait to go back and perhaps give it a try on my own :)

Daniela N.

5.00

July, 2020

Etienne ist ein super Guide. Ich hatte viel Spaß. Wir haben das Tempo der Tour immer gut angepasst, was für uns leicht war ging schnell und dort wo wir es Überwindung brauchten hatte ich so viel Zeit wie ich wollte. Es war ideal. Ich konnte mich immer sicher fühlen und habe mich riesig gefreut die Tour gemacht zu haben.

Jeroen Bijen

4.00

July, 2020

We had an excellent day doing Via Ferrata guided by Etienne with my 3 sons. We booked our trip very late during our holiday but nevertheless, and due to Etienne's flexibility, we were able to close our holiday with a Via Ferrata, which was highest on our wish list, on our last day. It was nice talking and walking with Etienne and I am impressed by the variety of guided tours Etienne is involved. y sons will never forget this day.

Viktoria Serafinas

5.00

October, 2019

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!

saba.m.chowdhury@gmail.com

5.00

September, 2019

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

Barbiliz Nash

5.00

September, 2019

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!

Prashanth Sahukar

5.00

September, 2019

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!

Braden Huff

5.00

September, 2019

Etienne was a fantastic guide for our Via Ferrata experience. We had some previous climbing experience, and Etienne tailored our day accordingly. I will definitely be booking with Etienne on future excursions in the Dolomites!

Ian Belzer

5.00

September, 2019

Etienne and Gauthier were amazing. We had begun feeling a bit more comfortable on the wall prior to our scheduled excursion and Etienne was able to add a bit of difficulty during the day of our climb in order to challenge us (we asked for this). In addition, we felt safe, comfortable, and welcome the entire day. We were even given recommendations about how to make the most of the rest of our afternoon in the Dolomites once we had finished the climb. If you think this is something you'd like to do, I recommend you don't second guess that feeling. Do it!

Erin York

5.00

September, 2019

Etienne was an amazing host. He tailored the experience to our skill level, as well as changing the location to better suit where we were coming from. He was encouraging, personable and provided helpful tips along the way. The via Ferrata itself was incredible — more than we were expecting and provided the most spectacular views. We loved it!

Wieke Van Vuuren

5.00

September, 2019

Ettiene took us on a wonderful trip in the stunning Dolomites. First day was rain and snow, Ettiene planned an alternative program in the First World War tunnels so we didn’t have to walk in the rain all day. The huts were nice and good food. The trip was a bit too challenging for our mother (65) but Ettiene helped her a lot by carrying her bag and securing her with a rope on the steep parts. Via ferratas were super cool, wonderful views. A tip for others: just go because it is great, but expect some serieus walking up is inclusief to get to the via ferratas.

Hans Harvir

5.00

August, 2019

My husband and I had a wonderful time with Etienne. Not only did we have a lot of fun but he also made sure that we completed the via ferrata safely. Highly recommend!

Betsy Wason

5.00

August, 2019

The via Ferrata with Etienne was a highlight of our Italy trip! He expertly led us up the mountain and we got to experience a unique adventure that we couldn’t have done be ourselves and added another level to our hiking adventure. Highly recommend.

Paul Blyth

5.00

August, 2019

Etienne is a great alpine guide. We had a fun and challenging day and Etienne made sure we were all comfortable no matter the technical level. He was extremely personable, knowledgable, and competent. Gauthier ensured the arrangement was smooth

Anonymous

5.00

July, 2019

I'm writing this several days after I finished my via ferrata trip, and I can honestly say I haven't stopped thinking about how great of a trip it was. Working with Explore-Share was efficient and made the process quite easy. The trip I ended up doing was in Val di Fassa / the Rosengarten group, and I have to say the places I saw ticked all the boxes of an amazing Dolomites experience. Gorgeous meadows, wildflowers, stunning peaks, verdant valleys, perfect trails, wildlife too. And honestly, the element that brought all this together and allowed me to get the most out of the experience was my guide, Etienne Bernard. Etienne is a true professional. He listened to my wants and the planned and executed everything smoothly. Without Etienne, I would not have experienced 1/2 of the joy I did in the mountains. With Etienne at the helm, I was able to confidently focus on the scenery and hiking and climbing to maximize my enjoyment. With a smart and experienced guide like Etienne, I was able to push myself way beyond what I would have done without him. I highly recommend a via Ferrata trip in the Dolomites, and I highly recommend you request Etienne Bernard to guide you. You will be like me, savoring the memories of your time in the Dolomites!

Joachim Hovestøl

5.00

July, 2019

We had a blast, 3 trips in 2 days with Etienne. He took good care of us, we had many laughs during the via ferrata and at rifugio Lagazoi. Also, we never felt any rush, Etienne took good time with us. The Norwegians give Etienne the best recommendations👍👍😊

Chana

5.00

June, 2019

This was an amazing experience for my husband and me. Once in a lifetime . Etienne is a perfect guide and teacher. There is no way we could have done this with out his guidance and help. The views were spectacular , we both get a little fearful of heights but Etienne made sure we were safe the entire time. I highly recommend Etienne for the via Ferrata experience. We have no climbing experience but he showed us what we needed to know, he has expertise in many areas, not just guiding. This trip is well worth the price. I wish we could share it with our friends and family. The history of the place is impressive and he was able to teach us so much about it, we got to see a marmot and chamois also, this trip is excellent for nature, history, beauty and physical exertion/ challenge. Etienne helped me do what I didn’t think I could.

Lindsey

5.00

June, 2019

Etienne was a wonderful mountain guide! From coordinating our meet up point, to giving us some history of the tunnels and trenches from WWI, to showing professionalism and giving advise during our climb to the top, it was a experience we will never forget! All the equipment was provided and we felt extremely safe during our hike! Etienne is a true pro and we would totally do another via ferrata with him in the Dolomites in the future! Be sure to bring real hiking boots (loose rocks), sunscreen, water, and a light jacket for the tunnels! We are moderately active and this beginner experience was perfect for our first time!

Matthew

5.00

June, 2019

This was an incredible experience and Etienne was a very knowledgeable guide. We did 2 via ferraras and then had lunch together afterwards. Would definitely recommend Etienne to everyone!

Ryan

5.00

June, 2019

It was amazing and our guide Eitteinne couldn’t have been better!

Chuan Hui

5.00

October, 2018

Etienne was really helpful before the trip in giving us guidance and instruction. Very friendly and professional in handling himself on the trip. Would definitely recommend people to go on this trip!




 

 

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