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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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FAQs: Via Ferrata in Canazei

What should I know about Via Ferrata 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.

Why should I choose Canazei for my Via Ferrata adventure?

Rugged northern charm

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.

Icons of the wild

Inhabiting the wooded areas and forested mountain slopes of Trentino is the famous brown bear, which has become one of the symbols of the region. At higher altitudes you’ll catch a glimpse of the fox, lynx, roe deer, wild cat and eagle owl. The carpets of greenery include beech, maple and oak forest, while the alpine saffron, lilies, and wild peonies add vibrant colours.

Culture of the Alps

The mountains of northern Italy have had a large impact on the cultivation of culture in the northern region of Trentino. Among the Fassa Valley in the northeast, the the inhabitants hold a strong sense of community, where the majority speak the local language of Ladin. Annual festivals with centuries-old origins remain at the core of local celebration and tradition.

What can I expect from the weather during my Via Ferrata trip in Canazei?

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

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Canazei region?

Italian and Ladin.

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When is the best time to travel to Canazei for Via Ferrata?

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

What people are saying about Via Ferrata | Canazei



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!



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



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.


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.



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).

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