Via Ferrate hikes
To hike the Via Ferrata is surely a very spectacular experience, but definitely a bit more challenging than many others. Within theDolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find limitless amazing places to hike such as on the Via Ferratas (Iron Path ways). Here you’ll experience an activity residing somewhere between purerock climbing and classic mountain hiking. It is in fact a way to reach beautiful places and mountain peaks on routes equipped with fixed steel cables, stemples and hanging bridges. To hike via ferratas, some specific equipment is needed such as: a lanyard, harness and helmet, in addition to your normal hiking gear.
A bit of history: The first Via Ferratas in the Dolomites date back to World War I, when soldiers from the Austrian and Italian troops, fighting for the conquest of each peak, used them to reach their positions and trenches quickly.
A new era of the Via Ferratas has recently begun. Not only have many been upgraded to make hiking them safer, but each year they’ve become more widely recognized as a “must see & do” by tourists who come to visit the majestic mountains and breathtaking views of the Dolomites. We, at Holimites, have been hiking via ferratas in Alta Badia for decades. As children, we often dreamt about conquering the peaks ofCir, Piz da Lech and Pisciadú with our parents. And now, we would like to afford you the same special sensations we have such fond memories of ... and still have, while hiking up the Dolomites stone and taking in the unbelievable views of the landscapes visible from the mountain peaks.
An approach to Via Ferratas
If it is your first time in the Dolomites and you don't want to miss the opportunity of hiking a Via Ferrata, upon your request, we can arrange daily or multi-day hikes guided by our professional guides.
Here is a small list of the top chosen and hiked Via Ferratas of the Dolomites last season:
- Tridentina Pisciadù
- Piz da Lech
- Alpini / Col dei Bos
- Piccolo Cir e Grande Cir
- Piazzetta / Piz Boé
- Tomaselli Cima Fanis
- Strobel Punta Fiames
- Mesules / Pößnecker
- Lipella / Tofana di Rozes
- Sass Rigais
- Pertini / Stevia
For all our organized trips, you will be guided by certified IFMGA-UIAGM Alpine Guides. And, of course, all equipment rentals are included in our rates.
To receive a personalized offer fill out the form you will find on the following page and we can set up a full package including accommodations, daily hikes and guides. We promise you a prompt reply to your requests. Hope to hear from you SOON!