VF1 Dolomites Via Ferrata Hut Experience

GO Climb Via Ferratas in the Italian Dolomites Self-guided

GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you


  • GO negotiate narrow rock ledges and scale sheer cliffs on exposed ladders using the extensive via ferrata network in the Dolomites

  • GO  experience one of the most famous multi-day traverses in the Dolomites and soak in all the breathtaking views

  • GO  overnight at charming mountain huts, offering Italian hospitality at its finest

The Italian Dolomites are famous for via ferratas. The intense experience and stunning views on this tour might fool you into thinking it is more difficult than it is. Thanks to a gondola ride at the start of the tour, and the nature of these relatively easy (mostly B on the Schall Scale) via ferratas that traverse narrow rock ledges characteristic to this region of the Dolomites, adventurers may not sweat quite as much as they expect to.

This via ferrata tour winds its way through the Dolomites, using charming mountain huts for overnight spots, and increases gradually in technical difficulty as it goes. There are two main cruxes on this tour. The first is an optional extended glacier crossing, making crampons a requirement for this tour (crampons are required even for those opting out of the extended glacier crossing), and one of the descents off the via ferrata down to a hut, which presents the option of either very steep and loose scree, or a glacier descent.  

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5 days


mid-July to August


Venice, Italy

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

Skills & Experience Required

-General hiking and navigation skills

-Alpine hiking experience

-Comfort with exposure

-Via Ferrata difficulty up to B/C (Schall Scale)

-Via Ferratas up to C/D difficulty are included in the itinerary but can be avoided

-Use of crampons in order to safely cross non-technical glaciers (There are very few crevassed areas, and they can be easily avoided)

-Due to rapid glacier melt, the conditions transitioning between the via ferratas and the glaciers can change from year to year. It is important to have a short rope available to use in the case that the distance between the via ferrata and the glacier increases.

Responsible Travel Score

14/15 Responsible Travel Hero

Responsible Travel Scorecard

Safety Briefing

Only 20% payment due

at the time of booking!

Self guided via ferrata
Via ferrata in the Dolomites
Via ferrata Dolomites hut to hut
Rifugio in the Dolomites
Via ferrata self guided

Dolomites Via Ferrata Max Itinerary

*Estimated time is based on experienced and fit via ferrata climbers. 

Map and Elevation Profile

Via Ferrata Tour Map

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Choose your own dates

Choose your own pace

Choose your own hiking buddies

Via Ferrata Cinema

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Included in all packages

  • Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline

  • Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more

  • GPX File

  • Carbon offsetting for your tour (1 metric ton per customer)

  • Optional Airport to Airport full service booking

  • Booking and logistics assistance during your tour

  • Unlimited time spent answering your questions

  • Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts

  • More time for the important things in life 

*Last-minute booking fees apply when booked less than two months in advance:

Within 2 months of tour start date: 50€ per person

Within 1 month of tour start date: 100€ per person


Airport to Airport Package from Milan Public

+2 days


  • 2 nights budget hotel in Madonna di Campiglio

  • All transportation between airport and hotel (public transportation)

Airport to Airport Package from Milan Private

+ 2 days


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Madonna di Campiglio

  • All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (private transportation)

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 14 to 11 points

Via Ferrata Set Rental 


  • Plus the cost of return shipping

Rest Day 

+1 day


  • Add on an extra night at a hut included in the itinerary

All prices are per person

*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy

Not included

  • Paper map

  • Emergency response and rescue

  • Flights

  • Beverages

  • Any meals not specified

  • Sheets at mountain huts (a sleeping bag liner or travel sheet is required: read more)

  • Fees for any additional transportation used during the hiking tour, such as lifts, gondolas, and buses

  • Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night