Via Ferrata in the Dolomites

Are you in for an adventure? Then Via Ferrata in the Dolomites is something for you! Via Ferrata literally means ‘iron road’ in Italian. During this activity, you climb the sheer rock walls by following a route made of steel cables. You will reach places that are inaccessible during a normal hike. This makes it a unique way to discover the beautiful mountains of the Alps.

Adventurous activity

Via Ferrata has its origin in the Italian Dolomites. During the First World War, Austrian and Italian soldiers fought here. These battles often took place in the mountains, which obviously involved danger. In order to move the soldiers and their equipment in the safest possible way, steel cables were applied to the mountain walls.

Nowadays, the Via Ferrata routes in the Dolomites are used by adventurous travellers that love to discover the mountains and terrific views.

Endlessly possibilities and routes

The largest Via Ferrata area of ​​the Brenta Dolomites is located in the Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta. Here you can follow numerous routes. The Brenta Massif offers a great variety for walks on all levels. There are easy routes for beginners, but also very challenging routes for more experienced climbers.

Thanks to the special Via Ferrata gear, you are constantly attached to the steel cables while climbing . You will cross over iron stairs, ladders and cable bridges, wearing a helmet to protect against falling grit. You don’t need anything other than good shoes and comfortable clothing. If it is your first time doing Via Ferrata, it is advisable to go with an experienced alpine mountain guide.

We are happy to advise you at Hotel Lory about the possibilities for Via Ferrata in the Dolomites. We know the area very well and are happy to help organize your day trip. If you have any questions, please contact us!