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Via Ferrata Quick Getaway in the Dolomites

Dolomites, Italy

from €1,990* per person 6 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Dolomite Mountains s.r.l. 16 people max
  • Cortina d'ampezzo, dolomites, italy
  • Active & Adventure trips

The breathtaking pinnacles of the Dolomites are well known to climbers and non-climbers all over the world. For non-climbers, the world famous vie ferrate of the Dolomites provide access to mountains and views usually reserved for climbers and mountaineers. Wire cables are fixed to the rock walls for safety, in addition to iron rods and steps. These incredible well-protected routes allow almost anyone to can safely ascend a mountainside.

The origin of the via ferrata came during the First World War, when the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies fought against each other on the vertical walls of these wonderful mountains. In order to succeed, they had to fix these iron ladders and wire cables to the rock, often under enemy fire. Today, many of these “iron paths” have been converted to recreational use and can be tackled by anyone interested in going a step beyond hiking, towards the magical world of climbing and mountaineering. This activity is suitable for all curious

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Dolomites, Italy

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2 testimonials about the provider, Dolomite Mountains s.r.l.:

  • Reviewer: located in USA
     Molto Bene!
    Great views, great places to stay, great food/drink and even great weather.....you were able to accommodate a 15 month old as well as the over 50 crowd.  Lots of logistics for you to manage and it was well done.  We'll have great, fun memories of your beautiful country and we'll be talking about this trip for a long time. Please use me as a positive reference for your company any time.
    Ciao!  Michelle Barclay, Atlanta-  August 2009
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Australia
    "Hiking in the Dolomiti is exhilirating for mind, body and soul.
    Refugio life style is the perfect compliment to walking in these beautiful mountains. We are already looking forward to our 4th adventure in this area. Agustina offers a personal, flexible, and professional service ."
    We hope to see you in ?? June 2011.
    Best wishes,
    Michael, Kate and Vicki.
    September 2009
    5

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1 ~ Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Dolomites
Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo on your own. Meet your guide for a trip briefing and orientation, and to check-out the ferrata equipment you will use for your exciting week in the Dolomites.
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Day 2 ~ Via Ferrata Averau
We commence with an easy to moderate ascent of the Via Ferrate Averau.? This via ferrata is a good confidence builder for beginners, and is the historic training ground of generations of rock climbers. Your guide will be with you all the way to teach you the basics of traveling over the near vertical walls. The views of the Tofane group to the north are outstanding on this route; Cinque Torri (Five Towers) is just below the imposing bulk of Averau.
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Day 3 ~ Via Ferrata Col dei Bos
Hike to Via Ferrata Col dei Bos which begins above Col Gallina near the Falzarego pass.? This via ferrata is not marked on maps or guide books, as it is one of the via ferrata that the Italian alpine military units still use for training. From the top of Col dei Bos the views of the surrounding mountains are unforgettable.?Overnight in a superb rifugio with private accommodations and great views of the Dolomites.
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Day 4 ~ Via Ferrata Lipella
The ‘Lipella’ at the Tofana di Rozes is a via ferrata not to be missed, especially for the keen mountaineer.? A splendid journey into the heart of the Dolomites and a trip into history, where the most tragic and memorable events of the First World War took place.?Climb the via ferrata up to the 3,225 meter (10,580') peak, hike down to the Passo Falzarego, and transfer to a rifugio for the night.
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Day 5 ~ Via Ferrata Olivieri a Punta Anna
Ascend the Via Ferrata Olivieri a Punta Anna (2,731m / 8,960'). The hike towards the via ferrata is on the panoramic Sentiero Attrezzato Astaldi. This area is of great geologic interest: it traverses along at the very bottom edge of the steep cliffs of Punta Anna, at the juncture where the steep cliffs give way to colorful slopes of softer rock. From the peak we descend a via ferrata to Rifugio Giussani (2,580m / 8,465'), in the middle of the Tofane peaks, then back down to Rifugio Dibona. Transfer to Cortina d’Ampezzo.
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Day 6 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure.
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