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Monte Averau via ferrata in the Dolomites from Cortina

Monte Averau
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Monte Averau via ferrata in the Dolomites from Cortina

Climb the easy Monte Averau via ferrata in the stunning Dolomites, from Cortina d'Ampezzo, along with an experienced, certified local guide.


Dolomite Mountains

1 Day

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Open to everyone

First Time


  • Climb an ideal via ferrata route for beginners in the Dolomites
  • Discover the impressive landscape of these stunning range
  • See fortifications and trenches from WWI along the way


If you are looking to venture yourself into via ferrata for the first time, the Mont Averau via ferrata in the spectacular Dolomite mountains is the perfect option for you.

A network of steel cables, bridges and ladders make it an ideal route for beginners with no previous climbing experience, as you won’t need any thecnical climbing skills. You will be able to safely reach the Averau summit (2649m) enjoying an exciting climbing adventure, at the heart of this impressive mountain range.

This route is even suitable for children from 10 years old, making it an ideal plan for families. The Averau via ferrata is definitely one of the best spots to try via ferrata for the first time.

I grew up in this area and I know this place like the back of my hand. During this tour I will show you my favorite spots in the area, including famous peaks as Mount Pelmo (3168m) and Mount Civetta (3220m).

The amazing Dolomite mountains are the birthplace of via ferrata. They were first built during World War I and soldiers used them to traverse the mountains.  The mountainside was the theatre of battle between Austria and Italy. You will see some fortifications and trenches that date back to WWI along our tour.

We will meet in a parking lot in Cortina d’Ampezzo and drive to the via ferrata’s starting point from the city. The tour will take us in total about 7 hours.

So if you want to join me on this via ferrata experience, just check the dates below and book your trip! Come join a group or bring your friends along for an exciting climbing experience in the heart of the Dolomites. 


Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

You need to bring hiking shoes, hiking clothes, lunch pack and water.

Meeting point

From the "Via del Parco" parking in Cortina d'Ampezzo, we will drive to the via ferrata’s starting point. We will need to take a chairlift to get there (not included in the price, around 16.00€).

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 Renato & Guides' team

Thomas (Tony) Knight


September, 2023

This was a really fun day and great guiding. Our guide Paulo met us on time (even a bit early) at the Rif Pomedes and we made a prompt start. Paulo led us up the route at our own pace. We were not the fastest (other faster people passed us) but we made steady progress. Paulo then expertly guided us down the descent route and back to the rifugio.

Kyle Jane Harrow


September, 2023

Davido was an excellent guide. Very cautious, careful and knowledgeable. He was very nice and patiently explained everything we needed to know. It was a very fun trip. However it was confusing because I was contacted first by Matteo and then by Robert who each were going to guide us and then when we arrived it was Davido. Also we had to spend additional €120 for a taxi to get there and back. So it was more € than we had thought. We didn’t know that we weren’t going to get picked up. That should have been explained ahead of time.

Nathalie McClune


September, 2023

Paolo was a great guide. He picked out good routes and we felt very safe.

Mitch Keith


September, 2023

Paolo and Patrick were our guides for Gaudeamos (12 pitch max of 6a) near Falzarego Pass. Paolo was communicative ahead of time in making arrangements and ensuring our climb matched our desires. During the climb, they were safe and efficient and all 4 members of our party came away from the outing feeling challenged and excited about the day. Overall, we had a fantastic day out and we were able to tackle a much larger & more grand objective than we otherwise could have on our own without our guides. Thanks Paolo & Patrick!!

Joshua McDougall


September, 2023

Renato did not take us but his fellow guide Matteo did. Matteo was excellent and guided us through an amazing Via ferrata

james bottomley


August, 2023

Renato is best guide I've ever been with

Jennifer Bagnato


August, 2023

Benny was a great guide, very helpful and provided easy explanations.

Mick Bradway


August, 2023

Renato was professional and a great guide! He took the time to point out the different mountain ranges and was very friendly. He took many pictures of us during the trip which was very nice and we appreciated it. I always felt safe during the trip. The pace of trekking was great. I highly recommend this 2 day, 1 night trip!

Michal Budzynski


August, 2023

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Yosapol Harnvanichvech


August, 2023

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Guy Brett-Robertson


August, 2023

I am leaving a 1* review for the absolutely terrible, argumentative, and unprofessional service I am currently receiving from Renato after our trip. This was meant to be a full day excursion but our guide Patrick sensibly suggested that we cut it down to half a day to avoid the stormy weather in the afternoon. Patrick told us that we would be issued a partial refund as a result of this. We agreed. It is now several weeks after our trip and Renato is going against Patrick's promise and is saying they cannot offer a partial refund. I am currently wasting my time trying to get Explore Share to sort this out and Renato will not stop emailing me. I've literally said in writing that I don't want to engage with Renato anymore, but he won't respect that. I really don't want to spend my time arguing with someone over email who refuses to live up to the promise of their own employee. Patrick was an excellent guide and the trip we did was very fun. I would be leaving a full 5* review if it were not for this nonsense with Renato.

Grant Hunter


August, 2023

My guide was Matteo who provided me with an excellent day of climbing in the Dolomites. Matteo was very competent and I felt very safe under his guidance. Highly recommended.

Christoph F.


August, 2023

The tour was very nice, as was our guide. On top, good service and communication of the booking team.



August, 2023

Renato is incredibly knowledgeable about climbing and made my wife and I feel safe while providing a very memorable trip.

Amir Toren


July, 2023

The trek was great. The guide (Robert) was not nice to say the least


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