Via Ferrata

Discovering the Dolomites and their history through hiking and climbing the via ferratas is truly captivating. Via ferratas are mountain routes equipped with fixed cables, ladders, steps, and bridges that provide assistance and safety during the ascent. They are suitable for hikers who are familiar with or wish to learn mountain movement techniques.

We organize tours ranging from one to multiple days, always aiming to meet the participants’ expectations. All outings are designed to enhance participants’ mountaineering skills and safety levels, regardless of their technical abilities.

Below you will find a brief history of via ferratas. Nowadays, the cables are regularly replaced and inspected after each winter season.

History of Via Ferratas

The first via ferrata were built in the Dolomites during World War I to aid the movement of troops. In 1914, the Dolomites were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and until the end of 1917, Austrians (supported by troops from southern Germany) and Italians engaged in fierce mountain warfare in the Dolomites. They not only fought against each other but also battled the hostile conditions of the mountains, resulting in the loss of thousands of soldiers’ lives.

Both sides sought control of strategic peaks to dominate the passage from one valley to another and position heavy artillery in seemingly impossible locations. One of the main reasons for equipping the routes with ropes, exposed sections, and ledges was to facilitate the movement of soldiers and materials to the nearby peak positions, even amidst icy conditions.

For the summer, we organize the ascent of one or more via ferratas with the possibility of renting e-MTBs (electric mountain bikes) for the approach!

Accommodation options, such as mountain huts, guesthouses, or hotels, will be arranged according to preferences.


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Enrosadira, which derives from Ladin and means “to turn pink”, is a phenomenon that gives the characteristic pink-purple color to these mountains and is mainly caused by the chemical constitution of the Dolomites: magnesium and calcium carbonate.