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Roda di Vael, Dolomites, Guided Via Ferrata

roda di Vael
Roda di Vael
roda di vael

Certified mountain guide, Renato, wants to guide you through the exciting Roda di Vael via ferrata where you can view the incredible Dolomites of Italy.


Dolomite Mountains

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




Every via ferrata is unique. and the Roda di Vael via ferrata is no different. Located in the Rosengarten group, within the beautiful Dolomites of Italy, this via ferrata is exciting, and offers some truly spectacular views of the surrounding peaks as well.

High in the Dolomites, the views a person can enjoy are breathtaking. There is just so much to see, including far reaching valleys along with the towns below. And on this full day adventure you will have the added bonus of experiencing the thrill of walking right along the walls of the very peaks you will be admiring.

We will begin the trip at the Paolina chairlift. From there we will walk along a trail until we reach the via ferrata. For the via ferrata itself, you will have the chance to walk along the ridges, while gazing at the beautiful mountains resting all around you.

The Roda di Vael via ferrata is made of 100 percent steel cable. Thus making it very safe and secure. As a result, this trip can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Hence making it a great family experience. I will also see to it that you are properly guided, and are using the proper equipment.

For anybody that loves mountains, but wants to see them in a unique way, I always recommend trying a via ferrata. And within the Rosengarten group in the Dolomites, the Roda di Vael is definitely one of the best, as well as one of the most accessible. So if you want to give it a try, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes the necessary Via Ferrata equipment which includes harness, Ferrata set, and helmet. However, the price does not include your lift ticket or any accommodation costs.



There are several hotels located in the Val di Fassa area including the Hotel Oswald in Canazei di Fassa, the Hotel Cristallo in Canazei di Fassa, and the Hotel Gran Paradise in Campitello di Fassa.

More info

Required clothing for this trip includes trekking shoes, light puffer jacket that is appropriate for the weather conditions, waterproof rain jacket, hat, sunglasses, and ferrata gloves.

Meeting point

The parking lot at the bottom of the Paolina chairlift.

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 this trip



October, 2018

Etienne was an excellent tour guide of for our first Via Ferrata in the Dolomites. We had done one before (Telluride) but this was a very different experience. We felt safe and challenged the whole way. Etienne is very knowledgable of the terrain, valley, and history of the area. He was prepared and allowed us to gain confidence throughout the day. If you want to make the jump form hiking (trekking) to something more, definitely go for the via ferrata in the Dolomites and use Etienne Bernard!

Lawrence Wright


June, 2018

Etienne was a fantastic guide, listening to our group and showed us the fantastic Dolomites! Keeping it fun and exciting, I will definitely be back in contact to book our next adventure! Thanks Etienne!

Sarah Lockhart


June, 2018

Etienne was a fantastic tour guide and I highly recommend this trip. He goes above and beyond to help you enjoy the Dolomites, offering knowledge and advice to make the most of your time in the Region. The tour is well timed going up, across, lunch and down so you never get tired of it. The views on this walk are amazing! Via Ferrata is a great next step when you want a bit more than a mountain walk. Also great to access the area out of ski season in summer rather than snow. Would highly recommend!



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