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2-day guided via ferrata trip in Gran Sasso, Italy


Explore the wild beauty of the Apennine Mountains with aspirant guide Riccardo, and hike to the Corno Grande, the highest peak outside of the Alps.



2 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Trek to Italy's Gran Sasso, the highest mountain in the Apennines.
  • Witness the Apennine wildlife roaming the slopes.
  • Climb some of the best rock in the country.


Join me on a 2-day guided trip on the Gran Sasso, a massif in the Apennines. Its highest peak is Corno Grande, which measures 2,912 meters. This is the highest mountain in the Apennines, and the highest outside of the Alps.

In the mild and sunny days of summer, the lower slopes of Gran Sasso are covered in grass and wildflowers, which are grazed by large flocks of sheep, cattle and even semi-wild horses.

The region is also home to much beautiful wildlife, including the Apennine wolf, wildcat and the Marsican bear.

With Campo Imperatore as our base, we will climb some of the best via ferratas on the mountain, such as Ferrata Ricci and Ferrata Danesi. These climbing routes are used to reach the stunning peaks of Corno Grande and Corno Piccolo.

Known as the Sleeping Giant, due to the mountain appearing like a reclined face, Corno Piccolo stretches to 2,655 meters. This makes it the third summit of Gran Sasso.

The ash colours of Corno Grande and Corno Piccolo originate from the mixture of limestone and dolomite, and is some of the best rock in Italy.

This 2-day trip is suitable for medium-to-good trekkers who want to appreciate the Apennine Mountains with a mixture of trekking and easy climbing.

Reserve your place now to trek the amazing Gran Sasso of the Apennine Mountains and surround yourself with wildlife and wondrous views.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Via ferrata Bafile

After meeting at Campo Imperatore, we will trek via ferrata Bafile, and then return to Campo Imperatore.

Day 2: Corno Piccolo

From our base at Campo Imperatore, we will trek to Corno Piccolo (2,655m) via ferrata Danesi and then return to Campo Imperatore.


About the guide

I am an aspirant guide and climbing instructor based in Campobasso, Molise, Italy. My passion for mountain activities began at a young age when I first saw what rock climbing was about during a trip to Gran Sasso. Since then, the mountains have represented a wide range of emotions for me: awe, a sense of adventure, even fear. Eventually, I felt the need to share these feelings with others and decided to pursue a career as a guide. I became an aspirant mountain guide in November 2014.


Italian | English

What people are saying about Riccardo Quaranta

Angel Perez


September, 2019

Riccardo is an amazing guide and person! He made sure I had both fun and also got exposed to more challenging routes along our trip. Look forward to climbing with him again in the future. Grazie Mille Riccardo!



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