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5-day Hiking and via ferrata for beginners in the Dolomites


A 5-day hiking and via ferrata trip ideal for beginners, traversing one of the most beautiful parts of the Dolomite high route, together with an mountain guide.

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Dolomite Mountains

5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




In this 5-day hiking trip, we'll traverse the most beautiful part of Alta Via 1 (Av1). This is a very popular long distance trail in the Dolomites, also known as High Route.

Our starting point will be Alleghe, an Italian village in the province of Belluno. From there, we'll take a lift to Pian di Pezze hut and take our first via ferrata.

Each day we'll be taking different secured climbing routes, enjoying the wonderful views of the Dolomites peaks and valleys. Besides, we'll reach the summit of Mt Civetta (3220 m), one of the highest peaks of this mountain range. During the night, we'll stay in mountain huts.

You can have a look at the whole itinerary below this description.

This programme is ideal for beginners. However, it's important to be in a good shape as well as having some previous experience in via ferrata. If that's not exactly your case, I can adapt the length and level of the trip according to your skills.

Please, contact me if you want to join this 5-day trip in the Dolomites. I'll be happy to guide you in this area I know so well.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Alleghe - Coldai hut

From Alleghe take the lift until Pian di Pezze, do via “sentiero attrezzato” (easy via ferrata) until Coldai Lake reach Coldai Pass and walk down to Coldai Hut to sleep (800 mt gain, 5 km).

Day 2: Coldai hut / Torrani Hut

Ferrata Alleghesi or Normal Route (easy via ferrata) to Civetta Summit depending on the level of the clients and reach Torrani Hut to spend the night (1000 mt,7km);

Day 3: Torrani Hut / Vazzoler Hut

Descend with Tissi via ferrata or Normal Route to reach Van delle Sasse and reach Vazzoler Hut (500 mt gain, 10 km).

Day 4: Torrani Hut / Carestiato Hut

Walk towards van delle Nevere and reach Via Ferrata Gianni Costantini, passing through Moiazza Summit, arrive in Carestiato Hut by an easy and amazing part of Via Ferrata Gianni Costantini (1000 mt gain, 10 km).

Day 5: Return to Alleghe

Walk down to Duran Pass and hike up to Tamer and San Sebastiano Summit, pass through Angelini Bivacc and reach Zoldo Valley. Then, catch a taxi to go back to Alleghe (1000 mt gain and 10 km hike).



More info

Half meal, lift, transportation and any other costs needed for you and for the Mountain Guide are not included in the price.

Meeting point


About the guide

Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anna, Andrea, Elis, Enrico, Ivan, Julia, Lucia, Marika, and Oreste) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Italy.

Whether you wish to climb the Gran Paradiso or go on an exciting via ferrata in the Dolomites, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides Italy and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides Italy

Luiza Carter


July, 2023

There are no words to express the extraordinary experience I had not only of doing my first via Ferrata but having Enrico as my guide. The coordinating logistics process was outstanding despite changes on my part along the way and the E-S Adventure Guides staff was very prompt in responses and adjustments. They were very knowledgeable of routes and specific questions I had. On thé Via Ferrata itself, the entire time I felt 100% safe with Enrico despite being on a challenging route and weather starting to fade. He is truly the best company for a climb and I’m grateful for his endless positive encouragement. I was lucky to have met such an inspiring human being. I aim to do many more via ferratas now and when location is possible, I’d go only with E-S Adventure Guides (& Enrico!)

Catherine Blais


June, 2023

A bit confusing at first to find the prices, but good services.

lauren Allen


September, 2022

Robert was an incredible guide for our via ferrata experience! It was by far, our favorite day on our two week vacation in Italy. Robert is very experienced, and we felt completely safe and comfortable for the whole hike. We also left our hike with some incredible restaurant and hotel recommendations from him! If we make it back to the dolomites one day, we will definitely be booking another trip with Robert!



September, 2022

Everything was OK. Marcello is a very good guide, he is very kind, a true professional. It was a great experience! Thank you!

Tristan O’Brien


August, 2022

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Bjørn Junker


May, 2022

Very beautiful trip, with several different interesting types of challenges (need for snow shoes, crampons, varying temperatures, etc.) - We did the ascent in May which still means a lot of snow making the trip quite tough (you need to be in decent shape and have a some experience to enjoy the trip).

Joerg Weber


March, 2022

We had wonderful days and a lot fun. All arrangments were perfect and easy! Our guide Paolo has been not only an excellent mountain and skiing guide but also he is very nice and empatic person who shared his love and knowledge of the Aosta valley! Wonderful days and skitouring, well organised, we will come again!

Ciara Lucey


January, 2022

Paolo made the ski trip a total success in difficult conditions. His knowledge and enthusiasm are worth the investment to get the max from this ski area. Thanks again

Jussi Hilden


November, 2021

Greetings to Marica - excellent arrangements !

Cillian O'Donnell


October, 2021

We had a great trip, the weather on the particular day was unfortunately bad but our guide was very adaptable and motivated.

Stacia Cummings


October, 2021

We loved our guide and our adventure. She was very accommodating to our needs and nice to be around. I would totally book with explore share again.

Joseph Lee


October, 2021

We did a 1 day Ferrata with Marica. We've both never climbed a Ferrata before but we are both good hikers. We enjoyed our trip very much and you don't need to be a climber. Marica took good care of us and she is very informative with the local geography and history. We felt very safe with her. If you are traveling near the Dolomite and want to try something a bit out of your comfort zone, I highly recommend doing a ferrata especially with Marica. We did both ferrata ra gusela nuvolau and ferrata-averau. It took us about 6 hours.

Angelique Mordant


September, 2021

I had an amazing time with Marika! It was a great day!

Thomas Bonamy


September, 2021

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Andreea Ciuinel


September, 2021

Wonderful climb with a very experienced guide. Thank you!


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