Monte Averau via ferrata in the Dolomites from Cortina (group trip)

Join a group and climb the easy Monte Averau via ferrata in the stunning Dolomites, from Cortina d'Ampezzo, along IFMGA-certified guide Etienne.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • 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. 

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Price per person

Group of 1
360 EUR

Group of 2
180 EUR

Group of 3
120 EUR

Group of 4
90 EUR

Group of 5
75 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required

First time

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

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€).

More info

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


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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