Via ferrata / climbing


Via ferrata is what the Dolomites are famous for. Originally created through necessity during the fierce fighting of WW1, these cabled scrambles allow those of modest ability to access the most spectacular rocky faces and viewpoints. There are a huge number of these fixed protection climbing paths in the Dolomites which are graded by difficulty. If you like scrambling and have a head for heights, there is something for all abilities which will give you a truly memorable experience. Once you have the via ferrata bug, we guarantee you won’t look back! A via ferrata kit can be hired from ‘Sport Di Grandi Marmolada’ a few hundred metres away from Casa Alfredino, or if you need help choosing your own, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Graduating from the via ferrata, with some of the best known big alpine rock routes right on the doorstep such as Marmolada South face and Civetta – this area is truly a rock climber’s dream. For a good guide of what to do in the area, please click on the following link:

or check out some of our via ferrata and climbing blogs for more in-depth reports on routes.