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Via Ferrata in Canazei

Ascend picturesque alpine cliffs and discover strong local flavors

Huge alpine peaks guard the northern commune of Canazei. Their slopes drop down into glacial lakes that reflect the rocky cliffs like a mirror. The pristine beauty of the Fassa Valley offers charm, iconic wildlife symbolic of a vibrant mountainside, and the rich local Ladin culture. Visit all-year round for different conditions of via ferrata climbing.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

David Marshall

5.00

September, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

Guide Benny served us very well. (We never met Renato. ) she kept us safe and gave us all the adventure we could handle. She also gave us a a lift to our Rifugio at day’s end—beyond the call of duty. We highly recommend her.

ALEJANDRO SAN MARTIN

5.00

September, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

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Melinda Jones

5.00

September, 2022

Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)

Our guide was Walter Del Frè and we would like use his name in our review. He was very kind, patient and knowledgeable about the mountains and even the plants. We would recommend him to anyone! HOWEVER the same cannot be said about the Explore-Share company. Their communication was not personal (auto replies most of the time) and communicating via WhatsApp felt unprofessional to me. The 2 major issues were a) at no stage were we issued with a formal receipt (even though we asked for one) and b) we kept getting messages to pay after we had done so. In both cases we wer told not to worry. Well, I did, and it eas an extremely stressful experience.

Enikő Rausch

5.00

August, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Marika is a great guide. We spent an amazing day together. She made our day challenging but at the same time we felt safe and relaxed.

Ellen Allgurin

5.00

August, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

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Menahem olesh

5.00

August, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

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Lan Wei

5.00

July, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

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Tess ten Pas

4.00

July, 2022

1-day Via ferrata experience in the Dolomites, near Cortina d’Ampezzo

Great via ferrata experience with Enrico, loved his stories about the mountains and was very helpful during our climb. Would definitely book Enrico when we go again!

Mary Sutanto

5.00

July, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

My daughter and I had a wonderful time. The via Ferrata was great, the view was stunning and our guide, Benny, was wonderful. She oriented us of what’s coming, knowledgeable about the area, and making sure we’re comfortable with the pace. She helped us also with our accommodation to and from Figo di Fassa to the foot of the chairlift which we really appreciated her for that. About the via ferrata, make sure you wear mountain shoes.

Johanna Pietikäinen

4.00

July, 2022

Oskar Schuster, Dolomites, Guided Via Ferrata

Renato was not free but Benny, the guide arranged for us, was great. he made the via ferrata perfect. with her help we got to the top and we had great memories of the trip.We took Via Ferrata Roda di Vael instead of Oscar Schuster. The route was good for beginners. Not easy but not too difficult.

Jennifer Winters

5.00

July, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Marika was wonderful, she had good suggestions on which via ferrata to try, she was quick to respond to questions, and she made us feel safe on the via ferrata. Highly recommend!

Robbe Van den bergh

4.00

June, 2022

Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)

We were in contact with Renato before we booked the vacation. He was not polite when we asked about the cost and informations about the accomodations of our trip in the mountains. BUT Renato couldn’t be our guide at the and, so we had Bruno as our guide. Bruno was the best guide ever for our vacation! He was very polite, funny and kind. Thanks to him we had an amazing vacation!!

Christine Jones

5.00

June, 2022

Oskar Schuster, Dolomites, Guided Via Ferrata

we did not have Renato as our guide ,we had Bruno who was wonderful. We were late for both days but Bruno just took it in hand and adapted the situation to suit. We had two lovely days with him doing the Piz de Cir and the Piz de Masares. The original days I booked on the Osker Schuster and Tridente de Sella, Bruno felt would be too much for two of our group so we changed to make it comfortable for all of us.Bruno was great company and had a great sense of humour !!

Yvonne Koehler

5.00

June, 2022

1-day Via Ferrata Gianni Aglio (Tofana di mezzo), near Cortina

We had a great time. Enrico was fantastic and very encouraging. The scenery was wonderful. Would definitely do it again!

Miles Padzensky

5.00

June, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

Renato was a fantastic guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the dolomites and was able to educate me and my friends about the region while providing a safe and fun Via Ferrata experience. I would highly recommend Renato for anyone looking for an experienced Via Ferrata guide

Erin Hall

5.00

May, 2022

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

We had an absolute blast with Bruno! Such a great day and great memories! Super grateful that he took a lot of pictures and shared them with us!

Kimberlee Keller

5.00

September, 2021

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Marika was amazing! She was very knowledgeable of the history of the Dolomites and the terrains. She made us feel very safe and comfortable- would highly recommend another tour with her! Excellent guide and highlight of our Italy trip!

Tanya Ianniello

5.00

August, 2021

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Our family with kids ages 5, 9 and 12 had a wonderful day with Marika at a via ferrata! She was amazing at catering to the needs of our 3 very different children including one who was feeling anxious. Our 5 year old was completely enamored with Marika & wanted to stay in Italy with her! In addition to being a lovely person I felt safe the entire time and she was appropriately cautious as you would want anyone to be with your children. Highly highly recommended!!

Catherine Derroitte

5.00

August, 2021

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Very happy about this faboulous day in the dolomites. We travelled with 3 kids and it was an unforgettable experience! Many thanks to Marika for her patience!

Sofia Marques

5.00

September, 2020

Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)

Fantastic 3-day via-ferrata adventure at the Dolomites having Étienne as our 5* guide. Beautiful views, excellent weather and great company. Physical effort and the difficulty of the via-ferrata were challenging but adequate to our level, the mountain refuges were comfortable and the food was good. Overall, highly recommended to clear your mind of the hustle and bustle of the daily rotine.

George Bosson

5.00

September, 2020

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

Explore share were highly responsive and found me a guide very last minute who was excellent. My only comment would be that due to the speed at which we completed the route, the day ended early afternoon so it would have been nice to fill out the rest of the time - it would therefore be helpful to clarify what is included in the price (e.g. am I paying for time such as a full day, or the route etc).

Nidhi Jalwal

5.00

September, 2020

Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)

Loved Etienne!! We would definitely be back to have another adventure. He was very accommodating to our capabilities and the change in weather. He explained techniques to hike better and more efficiently that we plan to use in the future. He also quickly suggested multiple itineraries because it was raining on our first day and would have made the Via Ferratas a bit dangerous. Overall, having him on the team made it so much more fun! Highly recommended!

Hao Xie

5.00

August, 2020

Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)

Booked 3 days via Ferrata tour with guide Etienne through Explorer-Share. The booking process was easy, online customer service was helpful in checking availabilities and got me connected with the right guide. During the planning phase, Etienne was helpful and responsive. Based on our experiences, he recommend 3 day tour in the Garden of Roses region, and made all lodging arrangement beforehand. The trip was fantastic, definitely the highlight of our trip for both me and my 2 boys (age 9 and 11). Etienne was knowledgeable, and made all the right calls to helps us staying dry when weather turned worse. He communicated extremely well with my young boys, built their confidence and trust, and challenged them the same time. I would recommend Etienne to all my friends and hopefully we can have his services again in our future trips. Thank you

Sarah Smart

5.00

October, 2019

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Wonderful experience for my daughters and me. We climbed in the Cinque 5 and had a beautiful and exhilarating experience

Ellen Waterman

5.00

October, 2019

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

We had a great day out with Marika and were spoilt with amazing views and a great climb up Monte Averau. We hiked up to the via ferrata from Cinque Torri instead of getting the chairlift and were treated with incredible views of cloud inversions on the mountains. The via ferrata itself is quite short, so great for beginners (more time hiking than on the via ferrata) but the views from the top were sensational!

Paolo Pannuti

5.00

July, 2019

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Marika is a competent and professional guide. I did the tour (La via Ferrata Tridentina, located in the Sella Group, just below the Gardena pass) with my 11 year old son and the kindness of marika's was truly commendable. ****really recommended****

Anonymous

5.00

July, 2019

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites

Renato had organized Bruno as a guide as he couldn’t do the day we wanted. Renato Everything was well communicated. Bruno was an excellent guide who knew so much about the Dolomites. All in all a great day. Thoroughly recommended.

Jason Martin

5.00

December, 2018

Winter via ferrata climbs near Cortina d’Ampezzo, Dolomites

Enrico is the best! Very nice and respectful person, easy to talk to and patient. Highly recommended

MAXWELL L SMITH

5.00

October, 2018

Roda di Vael, Dolomites, Guided Via Ferrata

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!

Ben Start

5.00

September, 2018

Via ferrata tour in the Dolomites (3 days)

The tour was an amazing introduction to the Dolomites and Via Ferrata, leaving us sure to return to the area. Etienne’s knowledge and passion for the area is infectious and adds an extra dimension to the experience. The routes are breathtaking in themselves and a great physical challenge, with Etienne’s knowledge adding a great intellectual undertsanding of the area and it’s history. Everything was super organised and really easy with the help of the Explore Share team, thanks!

Terry

5.00

July, 2018

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

My wife and I had an incredible experience on our via ferrata trek. Marica was so helpful when it came to directions, choosing the right trail and even provided a rain jacket for my wife as she did not have one. Marica was very safety conscious and we had complete trust in her abilities and knowledge of the area. Thank you

Amol

5.00

July, 2018

1-day Via Ferrata in Val di Fassa, Dolomite Mountains

Our dolomites experience was amazing! Mauro was really nice and patient with me and my wife. We changed our itinerary on the last day of dolomites as the via ferrata on piz boe would have been too difficult, instead we did a smaller one on Mauro's suggestion.

Lawrence Wright

5.00

June, 2018

Roda di Vael, Dolomites, Guided Via Ferrata

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

5.00

June, 2018

Roda di Vael, Dolomites, Guided Via Ferrata

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!

Orlando Wells

5.00

September, 0001

1+ day Via ferrata in the Dolomites, Italy

Did via Ferrato with my four kids. Renato was patient, professional and kind. A fantastically exciting day for all and felt in safe hands. Highly recommend.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Via Ferrata in Canazei

The landscape of northern Italy is a collection of raw natural beauty. Home of the region of Trentino, the stellar commune of Canazei rests at the foothills of the gigantic peak of the Dolomites, Marmolada, which rises to 3,343 meters above sea level. All of nature’s treasures merge around the commune, the perfect jumping off point to explore the wilderness.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+39

Currency

Euro

Language

Italian and Ladin

Best time to visit

Visit all-year round for different conditions of via ferrata climbing

What’s the weather like?

The region of Trentino receives a largely alpine climate at higher altitudes, with short warm summers and cold long winters

More info about Via Ferrata in Canazei:

Located in the northeast of Italy in the region of Trentino is the commune of Canazei, which rests in the upper reaches of the Val di Fassa, at the foothills of the Sella mountain group, as well as Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites. As such, Canazei is the perfect springboard to launch yourself into the rugged and wild northern mountainside. The commune still holds ancient annual celebrations such as the Great Summer Feast

 

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