Live unforgettable adventures on Cortina's via ferratas and discover the most spectacular peaks of the Dolomites!
Cortina counts over 30 via ferrata routes, of all lenghts and difficulties. This makes it the destination in the whole Alps with the highest number of via ferratas. A true paradise for via ferrata lovers!
Via ferratas are exciting routes equipped with metal cables, steps, wooden walkways and suspension bridges. They enable non climbers to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and the fascinating atmosphere of the Dolomites and to reach some peaks over 3,000 meters. The metal cables facilitate the ascent and make it possible to tackle exposed, vertical rock routes. In addition you can belay yourself to the cable using your via ferrata kit. Thus, you can live an adrenaline-filled experience in complete safety.
The via ferrata routes were created to make it easier to access hills, peaks and mountain huts. They had a great development in the Dolomites, especially during WW1, fought in 1915-18 by the Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops. They allowed quick access to mountains, outposts and bivouacs. Along some ferratas, you can still visit outposts, trenches, tunnels and bivouacs dating back to the First World War. Today, many of these itineraries have become accesible to tourists and are just the perfect routes for those who want to take a step beyond the simple hikes, exploring the world of climbing.
Cortina d’Ampezzo offers routes suitable for all levels, from families and beginners to the most experienced.
Experience the thrill of trying the via ferratas in the Dolomites around Cortina d’Ampezzo!
To fully enjoy a via ferrata it is essential to rent the specific via ferrata kit, made up of the via ferrata set, helmet, harness and gloves. For some via ferratas that wind through tunnels it is also advisable to have a head lamp.
In addition, for families and beginners, or when trying the most difficult via ferratas, it is advisable to be accompanied by a local mountain guide. Thereby, you will live a unique and adrenaline-filled experience in complete safety while also learning many curiosities, stories and legends from the mountain experts.
Along a via ferrata you can enjoy views and panoramas that usually only climbers and alpinists can reach. You can also reach some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites and enjoy privileged views.
Live an incredible via ferrata holiday and discover the Dolomites each day along a new via ferrata that will take you from hut to hut. There is no more exciting and authentic way to experience the Dolomites!
Many via ferratas a mountain hut as their final point. After an adventure local and traditional Italian dishes will taste even better! You can taste local specialties, refreshing drinks, lunches and dinners on panoramic terraces with an incredible view of the Dolomites.
For an even more exciting experience, why not try a via ferrata during the winter season with a local mountain guide? In this case, in addition to the normal ferrata equipment, crampons may also be necessary and the effort required is considerably greater and suitable only for experts.
Cortina d'Ampezzo offers countless activities and experiences: cultural activities, outdoor and indoor sports, wellness and haute cuisine. Our Team will be at your side to find all the right ingredients for the best holiday for you: from wine tastings to cooking classes, from climbing lessons to a day golfing, from panoramic trekkings or via ferrata routes to a helicopter tour of the Dolomites.
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