Via Ferrata

Discover the vertical world at a pace everyone can enjoy - from 7 to 77. Via ferratas are iron cables and rungs that allow one to scamper up cliffs and steep walls that would otherwise require a high level of skill and know how. They are in fact so much fun that they easily become addictive. I offer daily excursions as well as the infamous Brenta Haute Route - a hut to hut week long tour through the Dolomite mountains.


Course Highlights:

  • 5 days of some of the most incredible vistas of the Alps
  • All group technical equipment is provided
  • Outstanding Italian food in very comfortable mountain huts

Cost Includes:

  • Guide fees
  • huts and half board when in the huts with breakfast and dinner
  • local transportation included during the entire course
  • hut reservations
  • group equipment
  • assistance for travel logistics and planning

Cost Exclusions:

  • Lodging when in town
  • drinks and lift fees for you and the guide
  • lunches
  • personal equipment
  • travel to or from the course departure point of Madonna di Campiglio
  • rescue insurance

Brenta Haute Route Course Details

Via Ferrata - Iron Way - or fixed metal rope : all mean the same thing - Guaranteed good fun that turns something potentially difficult into something that's absolutely manageable for the average person - so long as you're not afraid of heights!

The Brenta Haute Route or Via Bocchette is likely the most well knwn and probably oldest via ferrata in the Dolomites. The itineraries found here are numerous, bold and stunningly beautiful. They are of courserightfully popular as well - that is why I prefer to go late season when the crowds are few, the weather pleasant and the autumn light dramatic. Come discover for yourself what makes this area so addictive. Guaranteed you'll be back.

First evening welcome drink and itinerary briefing at your hotel.

Following an early breakfast and last minute gear check - the adventure will start! We take the gondola to the Groste Pass (2446m). Here the fun commences with the Via Ferrata Benini, which starts off with a long incline of easy ledges before heading down and back up and more down - lots more down along ladders to finally reach the Tuckett hut (2272m). 

Elevation gain : 850m / Vertical loss : 900m / Hiking time : 7h

An early alpine start and we're off up the steep trail and over the Tuckett pass (22613m). Now onto the Via Ferrata Bochette Alta - which offers some great exposure on narrow ledges and plenty of ladders to our final destination of the day the Alimonta Hut (2580m).

Elevation gain : 850m / Vertical loss : 600m / Hiking time : 7h


Following breakfast and another early start, we're off up the steep climb up over the Armi pass (2710m). Here starts the amazing Giro del Brenta - Via Ferrata Bochette Centrale which offers incredible narrow ledge systems, amazing views en route to reaching the Perdotti Tosa hut (2491m) fro the night.

Elevation gain : 450m / Vertical loss : 470m / Hiking time : 5-6h

Another great day awaits us along the Via Ferrata Brentari to the reach the fabulous Agostini hut (2410m) for the evening. 

Elevation gain : 360m / Vertical loss : 440m / Hiking time : 4-5h

Our final day of the trip starts with the Sentiero dell' Ideale and the ascent up to the Ambiez pass (2885m) then we head down the Sentiero Martinazzi. More stunning views are had here especially from our lunch stop at the Brentei Hut (2182m). After lunch we continue down the Valesinella to finish in Madonna di Campiglio for a well deserved aperitivo!

Elevation gain : 480m/  Vertical loss : 1310m/  Hiking time : 6h30

* Actual course details may vary due to safety reasons and the guide may modify the trek itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions


    5 days, 4 nights

    July 7-11
    July 21-25
    Sep 1-5
    Sep 8-12

    This course is also available on a custom basis from the beginning of July through the end of September. You can custom choose your dates. Please inquire for availability.

    *Please note that I do not add an extra "fluff" days before or after. I  consider that to be false advertising. My program is 5 actual days of activity.


    Required Level:
    Good base fitness – prior climbing experience is not necessary.

    Climbing Grade:
    Via Ferrata Grades from A-D with some exposed sections
    No previous climbing experience is necessary but a good head for heights is vively recommended

    Technical Level:
    2 out of 5

    Fitness Level:
    3 out of 5


    1,395 € /pp with a minimum of 2 guests
    2,295 € with private arrangement

    Group Size:
    Maximum group size is 4 : 1

    Local links

    Course Base:
    Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

    Local Airport:
    Venice, Italy or Innsbruck, Austria

    Equipment List

    Here is what you will typically have in your pack when going to a hut and or climbing


    • Gore-Tex (or similar breathable hardshell clothing) Jacket and pants
    • Gaiters
    • Lightweight softshell climbing pants
    • Lightweight thermal top (polypro, smartwool or capilene)
    • Fleece or synthetic insulation jacket
    • Warm ski gloves w/ leather palms if possible and a shell over-mitt
    • Spare pair of lightweight spring gloves or wool liners
    • Warm hat or balaclava
    • Baseball cap (for the sun)
    • 2 pairs of socks
    • Glacier glasses or Cat 4 sunglasses


    • Harness * w/ 2 locking carabiners and a belaying device
    • 2 prussik loops
    • 1 long sling
    • ice axe *  typically anything over 60cm is too long
    • Crampons * w/ anti- balling plates
    • Mountaineering boots *. Leather is the preferred choice. Make certain your crampons work on them !
    • helmet
    • Rock shoes *
    • A small rucksack 30-35l (2000c.i.) is plenty big enough
    • Headlamp with new batteries
    • Telescopic poles - help take a load off you legs and back
    • Small compact camera, GoPro or just simply your camera phone (avoid bringing along a heavy DSLR)
    • Personal first aid kit (second skin, aspirin, toilet articles)
    • Sun block and lip cream
    • Water bottle 1 liter minimum - I prefer metallic bottles
    • sleeping bag liner for the huts

    (items with * can be rented in most alpine areas such as Chamonix or Zermatt)


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