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Cascate di Fanes via ferrata in Cortina


Enjoy some amazing climbing on the Via Ferrata of Cascate di Fanes close Cortina in the awesome mountain range of the Dolomites. You'll spend a great time there together with Enrico, a local IFMGA mountain guide.


1 Day

May - Oct


I invite you to come climbing with me for 2 to 4 hours on the "Cascate di Fanes" Via Ferrata close to Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites. 

We will leave the car in a natural park 15 minutes driving from Cortina. From there, we will have an easy approach to access the starting point of the via ferrata "Cascate di Fanes". We will go down through a water fall and pass next to a small and beautiful river. We will then go up again and close to the loop by reaching the start of the path.

I particularly like to guide my friends and clients on this via ferrata because :

  • It's really nice for children and a good opportunity for families to spend a great time together;

  • The approach to the start of the via ferrata is easy;

  • The view on the waterfall is awesome and makes this short adventure even more special.

The total positive altitude gain is 150 meters.

If you come to the Dolomites next summer and if you are looking for a fun activity to do with your friends or your family then you should contact me and join me for this amazing short journey on the Via Ferrata of Cascate di Fanes. It will be my great pleasure to guide you there, let you discover the the surroundings while ensuring you to feel safe and secured. 

The Via Ferrata of Cascate di Fanes is one option among many. Feel free to look at the other ones I'm proposing in the area of Cortina d'Ampezzo :

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

Insurance costs extra 10€.


More info

You can rent the climbing / Via ferrata equipment for 5€. Bring with you the following : sun cream; sun glasses, normal approach or trekking shoes, water and something to eat.

Meeting point

Cortina d'Ampezzo


I'm by myself, would it be possible to join a group?

I only guide private via ferrata tours. Joining a group is unfortunately not an option. I'm sorry.

At what time and where will we meet to do the via ferrata of Cascate di Fanes?

The meeting time is around 9am. I will reconfirm it one or two days before, taking into account the weather forecast.

The meeting point is at "Baita Spiaggia Verde Cortina".

Here is the Google Map position https://goo.gl/maps/wB1jv5z24KmizJD4A.

It takes around 10 min by car to reach it from Cortina d'Ampezzo.

When should I book this via ferrata tour?

You should book as soon as possible. I'm very busy during the summer, my calendar gets full pretty fast.

What is included in the price?

The following items are included in the price you'll pay here to confirm your booking:

  • my guiding fee
  • the via ferrata equipment (harness, helmet and lanyards with two carabiners attached)

How long does the Cascate di Fanes via ferrata tour take?

The Cascate di Fanes via ferrata adventure takes around 3–4 hours:

  • 1 hour to hike to the start of the via ferrata
  • 1.30 hours to do the via ferrata
  • 1 hour to hike down

During which period of the year can we climb the via ferrata of Cascate di Fanes?

The via ferrata is usdually accessible from May till October.

Is the via ferrata of Cascate di Fanes accessible for children?

The via ferrata of Cascate di Fanes is one of the best via ferrata in the Dolomites for children and families. It is not technical, and it has a diversified environment, making it fun for kids. Children from 5 to 6 years old can make it.

How many people can join this tour?

For safety reason, I usually take maximum 6 people with me on the via ferrata of Cascate di Fanes.

If you are more than 6, another guide that I know will come with us.

Are there any other similar via ferrata that you would recommend in the area?

The via ferrata of Averau is also a great adventure for kids & families, although it is a bit more challenging.

What should we bring with us?

I'll take care of the technical via ferrata equipment which includes a harness, a helmet, and the lanyards with two carabiners.

You need to have with you hiking clothes adapted to the weather and the temperature.

The most important parts are:

  • the shoes (hiking/approach shoes/boots)
  • the jacket (protecting you against the wind, the rain, and the cold).

Please take also with you a backpack, water, food/snacks, sun cream, and sunglasses.

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
Boutique Hotel Villa Blu Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy
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Hotel de la Poste Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy
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About the guide

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Enrico & Team



Mountain Guide

I started my career as an aerospace engineer, my first passion and then became a full-time IFMGA mountain guide, my second passion, since 2013. Working as a mountain guide gratifies me a lot. I enjoy very much transmitting my knowledge about the mountains and its activities to my friends and clients.

I’m based in the Dolomites where I have climbed most of the mountain surroundings us here, including “Via attraverso il Pesce” in Marmolada and “Captain sky-hook” in Civetta. I also enjoy a lot guiding in the rest of the Alps, ice climbing, ski touring, freeride skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering.

Feel free to contact me if you want to live a great adventure in the Dolomites or anywhere else in the Alps, during the winter or the summer. It will be a great pleasure for me to guide you and allow you to reach your goal. I work with other mountain guides in the Veneto area, such as Filippo, Massimo, and my brother Daniele. If I am unavailable on the date you are interested in coming climbing, skiing, or engaging in other activities with me, I can connect you with one of them.


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What people are saying about Enrico & Team



3 stars Marmolada is due to weatherconditions. Lack of new snow. Enrico found good snow in parts of the glacier. 5 stars to him. Before we went up to the glacier, Enrico took us for a testride offpiste to see if we would be able to ski difficult conditions. Very good.



To be honest we are very disappointed. We signed up for the day of free ride on Marmolada but Enrico wisely said the snow conditions were not conducive for doing that. He offered to do other activities (specifically ski touring) but that is not what we paid for or signed up for, and did not want to do that. Since he offered “alternative activities” it appears we lose 100% of the cost per Explore-Share policy. This is extremely unfair. Enrico seemed like a good guy and probably a very good guide, but I would NOT recommend Explore Share to anyone! Terrible experience for an expensive day.



Geremia was great to have for my first time ice climbing. He went over all the basics and gave me tips on my climbing that really helped out. All of this in a beautiful location! Highly recommended!



Wonderful experience! Felt safe, had a lot of fun and will definitely be back to do more ice climbing. Thank you!



Enrico was extremely knowledgeable of the area and was able to put us in great snow despite the lack of snowfall over the past few weeks. Wonderful day!

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