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!

The best via ferrata itineraries 

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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