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Via Ferrata in Trentino-Alto Adige: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Explore the beautiful part of Italy and the world of via ferrata on your next adventure.

Home to the mighty Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige in Italy is a region full of spectacular natural beauty and many rocky surfaces to climb.  A via ferrata is a system of iron steps, hooks and wires designed to help you as you climb. There are around 600 via ferrata in the Dolomites, making it the perfect place for this activity.

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FAQs: Via Ferrata in Trentino-Alto Adige

What should I know about Via Ferrata Trentino-Alto Adige?

In this region, you’ll find via ferrata routes to suit all levels. The via ferrata routes were originally created to make mountains more accessible. That means you get access to some awesome mountains like the Marmolada, the tallest mountain in the Dolomites, or high mountain passes like the San Pellegrino Pass. Plus, because most of them were created so long ago, they have some historical significance too as this region is basically the birthplace of this sport.

Why should I choose Trentino-Alto Adige for my Via Ferrata adventure?

**The Dolomites **

Named as a UNESCO world heritage site, the Dolomites really are a nature lover's paradise. From high mountains to deep valleys, the Dolomites are a place to visit if you want to be active. Plus, it’s where via ferrata was born, and that legacy lives on in its hundreds of via ferrata routes.

**History **

Many of the via ferrata routes found in the Trentino-Alto Adige region were created over a hundred years ago. In the first world war, these routes allowed troops access to terrain that would have been otherwise to difficult to reach.

Breathtaking scenery

From up high on a via ferrata, you’ll be able to take a look around and enjoy the spectacular sights that surround you. The blue sky set against the jagged rock mixed with lush scenery is uniquely pretty and not to be missed.

What can I expect from the weather during my Via Ferrata trip in Trentino-Alto Adige?

The summers are warm and the winters are very cold. There is often significant cloud cover.

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How can I get to Trentino-Alto Adige?

Verona is the closest airport, from there you can travel by bus or car to your final destination.

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When is the best time to travel to Trentino-Alto Adige for Via Ferrata?

The European summer and spring months are the best time to visit for via ferrata

What people are saying about Via Ferrata | Trentino-Alto Adige



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.



Since Renato could not confirm our trip, his son Etienne (who is also a mountain guide) did a perfect job guiding us firstly on Via Ferratas and going all the way up to a pure rock climbing on the last day. We have gained exactly what we've wanted from this trip and thanks to Etienne - even more! Etienne showed himself as a professional guide, who truly knows the mountain, who is able to quickly evaluate his client's capabilities and suggest appropriate routes in order to enhance the excitement, and who is willing to share his experience and knowledge to increase your degree of immersion!



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



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!

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