Lying in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites are one of the world’s most outstanding mountain ranges and the cradle of via ferrata. The iconic iron routes are one of the best ways of exploring its craggy peaks and admire the views from the heights, even if you’ve never climbed before. With truly stunning scenery and via ferrata routes for all levels, your trip will definitely leave long-lasting memories. Whether you are staying in Cortina, Bolzano, Corvara, Alleghe or Canazei, you willsure find some great itineraries. Climb the Degli Alpini or the Bepi Zac via ferrata if you are a beginner, go for the Punta Anna or the Marmolada (west ridge) routes if you want a more serious challenge, or dare try the Mesules or Constantini via ferrata for the ultimate challenge.
The Dolomites stretch along three Italian regions: Trentino-Alto-Adige, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. Boasting a dramatic mountain landscape of rocky towers, imposing limestone walls and beautiful alpine lakes, they are a paradise for outdoor and nature lovers, providing epic adventures all-year-round! Via ferrata trips are a not-to-be-missed experience during your Dolomites getaway. A mountain guide can help you choose the right itinerary for you, provide the necessary equipment ―basically a helmet, harness and a via ferrata set― and teach you the essential techniques to progress on the route safely.
The Dolomites have pleasant temperatures and very sunny days during the summer months (it’s not as hot as it is in other Italian destinations), while winters are dry and can experience temperatures as cold as -10°C.
There’s a lot to explore in the Dolomites, so take at least 4 days to visit this incredible Italian mountains. Most via ferrata trips are offered as half-day or full-day programs. However, the most enthusiast mountain lovers can go for 3-day or even 1-week tours, combining several via ferrata routes and hikes.
Summer, spring and fall are the recommended seasons for a via ferrata trip in the Dolomites, as well as for hiking, cycling and climbing. You’ll find the best conditions between May and early October.
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