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Via Ferrata in Cortina D’Ampezzo: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Conquer the rocky walls of Cortina in the heart of the Dolomites and home to the via ferrata

The classic climbs of via ferratas, with its gruesome origins in the Dolomite Mountains in World War I, are scattered across the region. With fixed cables, ladders and steps fused to the limestone rocks, via ferratas enable smoother ascents for those with little or no technical climbing skills. And with a great supply of rocky walls, there are options for all levels, from easier routes in Monte Paterno to more demanding routes in Punta Anna. Visit between May and October for prime climbing conditions.

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FAQs: Via Ferrata in Cortina D'Ampezzo

What should I know about Via Ferrata Cortina D'Ampezzo?

Located in the Veneto region of northern Italy, the commune of Cortina d’Ampezzo lies in an alpine valley in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, in the southern Alps. As host of the 1956 Winter Olympics, it has gone on to established itself as a world-class resort. Its prime skiing slopes, stunning scenery, and quality trails and climbs, has made it a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts.

Why should I choose Cortina D'Ampezzo for my Via Ferrata adventure?

Birthplace of the via ferrata

Lying in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, the commune of Cortina d’Ampezzo offers great access to a large collection of via ferratas, who origins arose from World War I, when soldiers used ladders, steps and cables to better navigate the mountainside and fight for better prominence.

Ancient alpine origins

The commune has passed through many rulers, from the Holy Roman Empire and Republic of Venice to Austrian rule and finally within the Republic of Italy. During Medieval times it established a quality handicraft reputation, before cementing a world-class status for the outdoors, from skiing to mountaineering.

A cluster of climbs

Rocky walls, exposed ridges and steep cliffs are conquerable with the aid of a via ferrata. And some offer more help than others. So if you want more of a challenging climb there are areas designed for you. If you have no previous experience, then there are via ferratas specifically for you.

When is the best time to travel to Cortina D'Ampezzo for Via Ferrata?

Visit between May and October for prime climbing conditions.

What can I expect from the weather during my Via Ferrata trip in Cortina D'Ampezzo?

The summer months experience pleasant, warm temperatures, with an average minimum of 10°C and maximum of 25°C. Although most of the rainfall lands in July and August.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Cortina D'Ampezzo region?

Italian, with many locals speaking Ampezzano.

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What people are saying about Via Ferrata | Cortina D'Ampezzo



I was a bit upset the night before the climb to find my guide was I'll and asked another guide to take his place. His father Renato Bernard was excellent and I had a wonderful climb and day. Fantastic!



As a group of 4 we went on a via ferrata adventure with Enrico and had an amazing time. Communication with Enrico was straightforward and he picked the perfect route: challenging but not too hard and consequently everybody in the group had a great time despite different levels of experience. It's very clear that Enrico is extremely competent and has a lot of experience. We always felt completely safe with him and he was very encouraging and fun to talk to. Looking forward to coming back. Highly recommended!



Etienne was an awesome guide for our one day trip. He was very patient with my husband who had never done anything like a Via Ferrata before. Very knowledgable and I would recommend him to anyone!



Etienne was a fantastic guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We did a one day beginner level trip on the via ferrata. Etienne extremely knowledgeable of the history, geography, and culture of the area. I would highly recommend Etienne for anyone from novice beginners to advanced experts.


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.

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