Suddenly, you’re clinging to the side of a cliff…

Few experiences are more thrilling than following a via ferrata through the Dolomites

You don’t have to be an expert to discover the magnificent – and hair-raising – world of the rock-climber.

Thanks to a well-developed network of fixed-cable routes, called vie ferrate, you can tackle plunging cliffs and chasms without having to hang from your fingertips. No previous climbing experience is required, provided you join a professionally-guided group: though it helps if you’ve got a head for heights!

Via ferrata routes in Trentino, an unforgettable experience

You’ll find via ferrata routes on many of Trentino’s most famous massifs – from the Pale di San Martino to the Brenta Dolomites. Some of these routes will take only a couple of hours to complete. Others are the setting for more extended adventures – notably the Via delle Bocchette, an epic trek which mixes high-mountain hiking with sections of via ferrata on a 3-5 day, hut-to-hut route.

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Make your trip more memorable with an Alpine guide

This year, Trentino’s guides have launched a series of mountain adventures – hiking, climbing, canyoning, and scaling some of our fabulous via ferratas. Each lasts three days, and includes two nights in an Alpine refuge, as well as the services of a guide. Not only does this guarantee a safer experience, but a richer one too: because as well as being expert mountaineers, our guides are brimming with information about Trentino’s natural history. 

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TOP 5 via ferrata routes for a thrilling mountain holiday

We recommend 5 via ferrata routes, characterised by the originality of the itineraries, the splendid panoramas and the varying levels of difficulty. Le Bocchette, Ferrata delle Aquile and Sentiero dei Fiori, recommended for experts. Ferrata al Burrone Giovanelli and Ferrata Roda de Vael, recommended for beginners.

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