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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.

Mountain RangeDolomite Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripPrivate 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. 



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

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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.

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