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Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)

Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)

Explore the best of the Dolomites with Iocal, certified guide, Renato on a 3-day guided via ferrata tour.


Dolomite Mountains

3 Days

Jun, Aug, Sep




  • Climb the incredible Dolomite mountainside to reach amazing viewpoints.
  • Witness stunning scenery as we overcome challenges with the help of the ferratas.
  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide right by your side.


The stunning mountain range of the Dolomites is the ideal place for climbing via ferratas.

In fact, the range in northern Italy is the birthplace of the via ferrata, being created during the dark days of the First World Day for soldiers to be able to quickly traverse the mountainside.

During our 3-day tour we’ll cover some of these protected climbing routes, enjoying views such as the Majestic Marmolada.

Marmolada is the highest mountain in the Dolomites, reaching 3,343 meters, and has several summits. It is also home to the Marmolada Glacier, the only glacier in the Dolomites.

There are many different options for the itinerary. We will define it based on where you'll be staying, and the time of the year in which you come (this will determine which huts are open, and whic are closed). In any case, we will always do 3 days of hiking+via ferrata, staying for 2 nights in huts.

One of the possible optoins includes climbing different via ferratas each day of intermediate level, as well as visiting the Marmolada Glacier. After long days of exhilarating climbing we’ll come to rest at some beautiful mountain huts. These include the Padon Refuge, which is situated opposite the Marmolada Glacier, offering spectacular views. And the Pian dei Fiacconi refuge is the gateway to the glacier, and is the site of stunning views of the Sella Group, the plateau-shaped massif, and the Fedaia Lake.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the incredible Dolomite mountainside for an action-packed 3-day via ferrata tour.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Regarding accommodation, how do we book the mountain hut?

Where would we meet to start the Via Ferrata tour?

How many people can go with 1 guide?

Do I need previous experience in via ferrata or rock climbing to join this tour?

Can I join a group?

What is included in the price (accommodation, equipment, etc.) and what would we need to supply?

Are there any other costs we should know about?

What itinerary will we do during the 3 days of the tour?

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.


Italian | German | English



What people are saying about this trip

robert valentine


June, 2023

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Melinda Jones


September, 2022

Our guide was Walter Del Frè and we would like use his name in our review. He was very kind, patient and knowledgeable about the mountains and even the plants. We would recommend him to anyone! HOWEVER the same cannot be said about the Explore-Share company. Their communication was not personal (auto replies most of the time) and communicating via WhatsApp felt unprofessional to me. The 2 major issues were a) at no stage were we issued with a formal receipt (even though we asked for one) and b) we kept getting messages to pay after we had done so. In both cases we wer told not to worry. Well, I did, and it eas an extremely stressful experience.

Robbe Van den bergh


June, 2022

We were in contact with Renato before we booked the vacation. He was not polite when we asked about the cost and informations about the accomodations of our trip in the mountains. BUT Renato couldn’t be our guide at the and, so we had Bruno as our guide. Bruno was the best guide ever for our vacation! He was very polite, funny and kind. Thanks to him we had an amazing vacation!!

Sofia Marques


September, 2020

Fantastic 3-day via-ferrata adventure at the Dolomites having Étienne as our 5* guide. Beautiful views, excellent weather and great company. Physical effort and the difficulty of the via-ferrata were challenging but adequate to our level, the mountain refuges were comfortable and the food was good. Overall, highly recommended to clear your mind of the hustle and bustle of the daily rotine.

Nidhi Jalwal


September, 2020

Loved Etienne!! We would definitely be back to have another adventure. He was very accommodating to our capabilities and the change in weather. He explained techniques to hike better and more efficiently that we plan to use in the future. He also quickly suggested multiple itineraries because it was raining on our first day and would have made the Via Ferratas a bit dangerous. Overall, having him on the team made it so much more fun! Highly recommended!

Hao Xie


August, 2020

Booked 3 days via Ferrata tour with guide Etienne through Explorer-Share. The booking process was easy, online customer service was helpful in checking availabilities and got me connected with the right guide. During the planning phase, Etienne was helpful and responsive. Based on our experiences, he recommend 3 day tour in the Garden of Roses region, and made all lodging arrangement beforehand. The trip was fantastic, definitely the highlight of our trip for both me and my 2 boys (age 9 and 11). Etienne was knowledgeable, and made all the right calls to helps us staying dry when weather turned worse. He communicated extremely well with my young boys, built their confidence and trust, and challenged them the same time. I would recommend Etienne to all my friends and hopefully we can have his services again in our future trips. Thank you

Ben Start


September, 2018

The tour was an amazing introduction to the Dolomites and Via Ferrata, leaving us sure to return to the area. Etienne’s knowledge and passion for the area is infectious and adds an extra dimension to the experience. The routes are breathtaking in themselves and a great physical challenge, with Etienne’s knowledge adding a great intellectual undertsanding of the area and it’s history. Everything was super organised and really easy with the help of the Explore Share team, thanks!


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