Among the main attractions of the Dolomites, the vie Ferrate in Cortina d'Ampezzo are mixed walking and climbing routes, more or less challenging, along routes equipped with metal cables, ladders or suspension bridges that facilitate their progression.
These equipped routes are also suitable for those who do not climb and are looking for something more than classic trekking. The vie ferrate in Cortina d'Ampezzo will be able to give you the satisfaction of reaching a peak through a unique route. You can choose from EASY vie ferrate, CLASSIC Vie Ferrate e COMMITMENTAL Vie Ferrate.
Mountain Guides help clients with the via ferrata approach starting with easier routes with short equipped sections and no criticality along the way. These via ferratas are suitable for everyone, especially families who want to have a unique experience. Our certified Mountain Guides will make you live this experience safely, always assessing the weather conditions at their best before choosing the route and providing all the necessary equipment to face your Vie ferrate in Cortina d'Ampezzo. And when you come back from your outdoor day why not make a stop at our Guides' Bar, to taste some of our specialties and already start planning your next activity in the company of our Alpine Guides.
This wonderful and unique hike winds through the beautiful environment of the Rio Fanes, within the Ampezzo Dolomites Natural Park, among gorges, pools and water features. A short equipped section allows you to literally cross the Fanes waterfall, passing behind the flow of water! The spectacle is an experience you will never forget.
Retrace the paths trodden during World War I and take a plunge into the past, each meter telling the terrible story experienced by the soldiers who fought more than 100 years ago in the Dolomites. Reaching Piccolo Lagazuoi and the view from the top is something indescribable. The descent is along the characteristic tunnels dug by the soldiers and passable with helmet and flashlight.
Recent via ferrata on the rocky tower above the famous Schuss, the ski slope that hosts World Cup races; access is on foot or by ski lift.
The Astaldi Trail, connects Rifugio Dibona to Pomedes (or vice versa) and is often combined with other hikes.
One of the oldest equipped routes in Cortina, it runs along a ledge at the base of Punta Anna (Tofana di Mezzo), best known for the Olivieri via ferrata that runs along it.
It is a trail suitable for everyone: families and those who want to approach the world of via ferratas. The route develops at the bases of Tofana and does not present any particular technical difficulties, but it is nevertheless exposed and very aerial. The uniqueness of the trail lies in the colorful rock that enchants with its varied hues.
A via ferrata suitable for those who want to approach this activity, which can also be done with family and children and always the appropriate equipment.
It is a natural cave formed in the Main Dolomite that runs for about three hundred meters in a very striking and unique figure-of-eight ring.
This is a short but very impressive trip, especially in spring, during the thaw period, as the cave fills with a multitude of spectacular ice stalagmites.
The path to the base of the wall starts from the Dibona Hut at 2089 meters, is not well marked and passes a steep and strenuous section.
To gain access to the cave, one must cross a ledge equipped with wire rope and a few iron steps. This is a route with some exposed passages but without technical difficulties.
A new via ferrata that winds along the south - west face of Sass de Stria mountain. This route retraces the historical route of Second Lieutenant Mario Fusetti during the Great War.
This is a must-do ferrata for enthusiasts as it allows them to experience firsthand the impact that World War I had on the Dolomite mountains. The route is simple and evocative and winds through the trenches of Sass di Stria. It is a ferrata suitable for everyone, from families to novices.
The equipped route runs on the south face of the Nuvolau group and is normally done uphill starting from the Giau Pass.
It is a beautiful equipped trail, short and suitable even for novices as it does not have significant technical difficulties.
The view from the top of Mount Nuvolau is truly spectacular. Here stands the Nuvolao Refuge, built in 1883, the oldest in the Dolomites.
To reach the via ferrata you can drive to the Bai de Dones square and continue on foot or by chairlift to the Scoiattoli Refuge. From here continue in the direction of Refuge Averau where the start of the trail leading to the attack of the via ferrata is located. The Averau Refuge can also be reached from the Giau Pass.
Simple via ferrata that will allow you to complete the tour of the Averau and conquer the famous summit cross. The accessible route for everyone, including families.
Cortina boasts a rather large number of via ferratas that touch almost all the surrounding peaks. The most enthusiastic hiker should definitely include some of these via ferratas in his or her resume, which provide excitement for the environment and the commitment they require. Our certified Alpine Guides will make you live this experience safely, always assessing the weather conditions at best before choosing the itinerary and providing all the necessary equipment to face your Vie ferrate in Cortina d'Ampezzo. And when you return from your outdoor day, why not make a stop at our Guides' Bar, to taste some of our specialties and already start planning your next activity in the company of our Alpine Guides
A recently built via ferrata that runs on the right-hand tower of the famous Pomedes Shuss. (On the left tower, however, there is another, easier via ferrata called Ra Pegna).
Ra Bujela features steel ropes, catwalks and rungs that are helpful in the most challenging places. Some passages are exposed but the via ferrata overall does not present great difficulty.
Nearby point of support refuges are the Duca d'Aosta Refuge and the Pomedes Refuge.
Beautiful via ferrata" Degli Alpini", can be climbed from about May to late autumn. The initial part is the most challenging, this ferrata is one of the most popular in the area.
A particularly striking via ferrata, it travels along the paths and caves of the First World War. The view and panorama is one of the most beautiful in the Dolomites as you perpetually have the Three Peaks of Lavaredo as a backdrop. Also suitable for children.
Classic via ferrata, very scenic and well equipped. It develops on the wall above the village of Fiames.
Challenging via ferrata, beautiful, not particularly long but with some fairly exposed sections. Great satisfaction for the hiker who will reach the cross of the Col Rosà summit.
Ferrata, beautiful and challenging because of the length and physical commitment required. A classic ferrata that every avid hiker should not miss.
A magnificent trail, well equipped in the most exposed sections,
which allows one to cross from east to west, the entire southern part. The climb presents no particular difficulty although it is constantly exposed and has a large elevation gain.
A splendid via ferrata that is characterized by an exposed and vertical route that is able to offer amazing views of the Ampezzo Valley as well as the south face of the Tofana di Rozes and the legendary Pilastro di Rozes. There is also the possibility of extending it by walking the Aglio ferrata that leads to the summit of Tofana di Mezzo.
This is a ferrata for real experts, one of the most challenging found in Cortina. It features an exposed and technically difficult route. It is also a ferrata of great historical significance as it traverses areas that were the scene of World War I.
Via ferrata not very long but very exposed, made in July 2009.
It is characterized by numerous vertical sections, many iron steps and is very exposed. This ferrata allows a panoramic view of the entire Ampezzo Valley, and the attack is about 40 minutes from the middle station of the Faloria cable car.
A ferrata that does not present great technical difficulties. The route is characterized by numerous metal ladders.
A ferrata that will immerse you in history as it was built during the Great War to fortify the summit of the Toblin Tower with posts to defend the area. From here you can admire the spectacular Three Peaks of Lavaredo and all the other surrounding mountains.
A via ferrata that takes place at high altitude. The suggestion is to undertake it only when weather conditions are optimal. This ferrata connects Tofana Terza (or Tofana di Dentro) with Tofana di Mezzo. The route can be taken either downhill, initially ascending Tofana di Mezzo by cable car, or uphill, starting instead from Ra Valles.
These routes are intended for those who are already familiar with via ferratas and have good training. They are routes to be undertaken preferably in ideal weather conditions and preferably accompanied by mountain guides. Our certified mountain guides will make you live this experience in complete safety, always assessing the weather conditions at best before choosing the route and providing all the necessary equipment to face your Vie ferrate in Cortina d'Ampezzo. And when you come back from your outdoor day why not make a stop at our Guides' Bar, to taste some of our specialties and already start planning your next activity in the company of our Alpine Guides.
A via ferrata that will take you to the summit of the Tofana di Rozes, an imposing and majestic mountain that dominates the Ampezzo Valley. Along this ferrata, which has the Castelletto Gallery as its access route, you will retrace paths that were the theater of the Great War. So besides being scenically unique, it has great historical value. It is possible to shorten the route by exiting first at the so-called "THREE FINGERS".
A long ferrata known to all for its distinctive aerial bridge crossing. This route offers splendid views. We point out that the gondola to Forcella Staunies is no longer active; it was closed in 2016.
The ferrata starts from the Lorenzi refuge (closed as of today). It is a challenging and long route; it is often necessary to start early in the morning and assess the weather well before setting off.
A via ferrata only for experienced hikers. Through this route it is possible to climb to the summit of Tofana di Mezzo (3244 m), the highest of the three Tofane and the third highest peak in the Dolomites.
This ferrata is combined with the Olivieri via ferrata and is to be considered one of the most challenging present in Cortina both in length and difficulty. A via ferrata with difficult passages that will give you an amazing view of the valley. For the descent, if the lifts are open, you can use the cable car.
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