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Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)
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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.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Dolomite Mountains

DURATION

3 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun, Aug, Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

4.8

Based on 8 reviews

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

Description

Explore the breathtaking Dolomites, the ultimate destination for thrilling via ferrata climbing adventures!

This range in northern Italy is actually 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

Price details

Not Included:

Please note that accommodation, food, drinks, and lifts, are to be paid separately, including the guide's expenses.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


FAQs

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

The price includes the guide fee and via ferrata gear (harness, helmet and via ferrata lanyard with carabiners). The accommodation, food, drinks, lifts, or taxi are to be paid separately.

Regarding accommodation, how do we book the mountain hut?

Don't worry about the hut! I'll take care of the reservation, and you'll be able to pay for it on site.

Where would we meet to start the Via Ferrata tour?

The trip could start at the Passo Carezza chairlift in Paolina, 8:30 am. The place is 30 min far from bolzano.

In case we decide on a different itinerary, we will let you know the exact meeting point.

Are there any other costs we should know about?

Yes, there are other extra costs, such as:

  • The price of the half board, which is about 65/70 euro per person per day with dinner.
  • Transport
  • Food.

The price listed on this trip only includes the guiding fee and via ferrata equipment.

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

We will define the itinerary 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). The itinerary proposed on the description of the trip is one of the options. In any case, we will always do 3 days of hiking+via ferrata, staying for 2 nights in huts.

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

No, previous experience in via ferrata or rock climbing is not mandatory. It's important to have a good fitness level, because we will be hiking and doing a via ferrata every day for 3 days. But we can adjust the itinerary and difficulty level to the group's experience, fitness level, and desires for the trip.

Can I join a group?

No, this trip is only offered for private groups or individuals.

How many people can go with 1 guide?

This will depend on the difficulty level of the via ferratas we choose to do. If we go on easy via ferratas, 1 guide can take up to 4/5 people. If we go to more challenging via ferratas, 1 guide can take only 2/3 clients.

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 Grones Ortisei Italy
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Romantik Hotel Post Ortisei Italy
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Hotel Gardena Grodnerhof Ortisei Italy
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About the guide: Renato & Guides' team

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Renato & Guides' team

4.80

(223)

Mountain 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

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What people are saying about this trip

Nidhi

5.00

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!

Melinda

5.00

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

4.00

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

5.00

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

5.00

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!

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