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1+day via ferrata in the Dolomites

1+day via ferrata in the Dolomites
Via ferrata in the Dolomites
1+day 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.



+1 Days

May - Oct


All levels


* 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.


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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


Will the equipment be provided or do I need my own? Can I rent? How much is the approximate cost of renting the equipment?

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

Is this 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 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.

How can I get to the meeting point?

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 specific via ferrata will we do?

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 accommodation 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 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.

Do you offer other trips in the Dolomites?

Yes, I offer other via ferrata trips, and also rock climbing and hiking. And if you come in winter, there are also some great ski touring trips to do in the region. You can check all the trips here: https://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/renato-bernard/

I'll be travelling alone, can I join a group?

No, unfortunately we only offer this trip privately. So if you are interested, you can book a guide just for you.

Are there via ferratas for all levels? Is there a via ferrata according to my level and experience?

Yes, there are many options of via ferratas for all levels.

For beginners, some of the options are Via ferrata in Monte Paterno and Roda di Vael via ferrata.

For intermediates, some options are Cesare Piazetta via ferrata in Piz Boè or Marmolada west ridge via ferrata.

For the more experienced there are options such as Via ferrata Mesules in the Sella or Via Ferrata i Magnifici 4 in Val di San Nicolo.

These are just some options to name a few, but there are many more for all levels all around the Dolomites!

What experience do I need to have to go on the via ferrata?

You don't need to have previous experience. We will 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's included in the price for this via ferrata trip?

The guiding fee and the technical via ferrata equipment (harness, helmet, via ferrata lanyard) are included in the price.

What is the schedule for the day? At what time will we start and end the activity?

The trip usually takes around 6 hours. The starting and ending time of the activity will depend on where are you staying, and the route we decide to do depending on your experience and skill level, and weather conditions. But don't worry, we will have flexibility to accomodate the schedule to whatever fits you better.

Which are the best months to do a via ferrata in the Dolomites?

The season for via ferrata in the Dolomites go from May to October. We usually have better weather from June to September, but there are always options to do in May and October as well.

Where should I stay the night before and after the tour?

Since there are plenty of via ferrata options in the Dolomites, we will choose the route depending on where you'll be staying. The most popular places to stay in the Dolomites are Cortina and Bolzano, but I strongly recommend any town in Fassa Valley, which is where my home town is, Campitello di Fassa. There are accomodattion options in all price ranges, from campsites to luxurious hotels.

What is the approximate cost of meals not included during the trip?

Since this is a day trip, meals are not included. Make sure to bring some snacks for the day.

Where is the nearest airport?

The best option to get to the Dolomites is to fly to Venice airport. Other options include Munich airport, and smaller regional airports such as Treviso, Verona, and Innsbruck.

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 Aurora Moena Italy
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Hotel Stella Alpina Moena Italy
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Hotel Ciampian Canazei 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



Agilizaram bem todo o processo, contudo a atividade é demasiado cara



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.



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.



Our Guide was cold and distant and not sensitive to our needs. We are older women who wanted to go slow. She tried to convince us not to do the Via Ferrata because she thought we couldn’t handle it. Not true. I went through it and absolutely loved it. I took my time, and she seemed very rushed. The trip I had scheduled was canceled because of a problem with the route being closed. We had to do a different via Ferrara. That was OK. I wanted to take my time. Enjoy the scenery and she was hurry. Hurry hurry us. When we got to The Via Ferrata, she said there was no way we could handle it and that we shouldn’t go. I thoroughly enjoyed my climb, but my friend felt so pressured and uncomfortable by our guide not to go that she turned back. Unfortunate but I had a fabulous climb. (The tour was guided by certified mountain guide Benny)



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!!

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