Mesules, Sella Group, Dolomites, Guided Via Ferrata

Join IFMGA certified guide Etienne for a day of thrilling and scenic via ferrata at Mesules in the Sella Group massif in the Dolomite mountains of Italy.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


    While it is considered the same activity, via ferrata is always different as it is completely dependent on its location. And on this day trip, you will be experiencing the Mesules via ferrata.

    The Mesules via ferrata in the Sella Group massif is the oldest via ferrata in the entire Dolomties mountain range. First created in 1912, this via ferrata has thrilled visitors for over a century. And after just a few moments it is easy to see why. The views are absolutely breathtaking.

    Experiencing the Mesules via ferrata is more than a trip, it is a journey. It is an exploration of Italy’s finest collection of peaks. Exposed for quite a bit of the day, this via ferrata is both harrowing and demanding. However, it is precisely because of the challenge it presents that the rewards are so rich.

    We will begin at the Sella Pass (2,244m). Afterwards, we will make our way to the base of the tower.  From there we will take the via ferrata and scale over 250 meters of the Piz Ciavazes’ exposed wall. The next section of the journey will take you to right to the summit of Piz Selva (2,941m). From this vantage point, you will get to see a huge portion of not only the Sella Group, but also the Dolomites.

    Are you looking for adventure? Are you looking for a thrilling experience in the peaks of Italy? Then the Mesules via ferrata is for you. Just send me a request, and let the fun begin.

    I also lead an another exciting Dolomite excursion on the Roda di Vael via ferrata as well.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    310 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes the necessary via ferrata equipment including helmets and harnesses.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Sella Pass


    There are comfortable accommodation options near Mesules that I would be happy to recommend to you.


    About the Guide


    I was born and raised in Campitello, in Val di Fassa. I am a ski instructor and mountain guide.
    My parents have always practiced mountaineering, both for leisure and business, and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Skiing and climbing were my favourite activities growing up.
    As the years went by, I became more and more skilled and experienced under the watch of my father, both in techniques and safety measures. I learned the craft of mountain guide and ski instructor from him, since when his clients or students agreed, I would join them in the mountain.
    But the true passion started when I moved to Tione for my studies.
    I became ski instructor at 19 and mountain guide at 21.



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    What People are Saying about Etienne Bernard


    This was our first time doing via ferrata and to be honest I was a bit worried as I\'ve never done something like this before. We\'ve been lead by Ethienne who was very knowledgeable, very kind and very helpful, sharing information and skills to help us do it the right way. The climb was steep, but they do different ones and I can honestly say this was one of the best things I have ever done! I would definately recommend this experience to anyone. We\'ve quickly realised on the day there was no way we could have done this on our own and the support and encouragement and knowledge sharing was everything we have hoped for!
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    Viktoria Serafinas
    Top of the world, literally!! We enjoyed our experience from start to end to say the least. Etienne was very personable, experienced and tailored our climb for the group. We felt safe and comfortable with our guide as he was a certified mountain guide and knows the Dolomites like the back of his hand. This was the highlight of our trip! Thank you!
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    Barbiliz Nash
    I absolutely loved this tour with Renato, he is amazing! Can\'t believe he\'s been hiking and climbing Dolomites for 50 years. He was so fit, kind, funny, informative and a real pleasure to be around. Definitely will recommend this to all of our friends
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    This was the best adventure I have ever done. It was mesmerising! Thanks to Etienne who looked after us so well throughout. Especially our one and half year old baby. Had a great time, highlight of our trip to Italy! Thanks again!
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    Prashanth Sahukar

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