VF3 Dolomites Via Ferrata Max

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 Scale 12 via ferratas in just 6 days 

  • GO experience some of the most famous via ferratas in the Alps in the presence of the legendary Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Cinque Torri

  • GO discover World War I history, passing by former battlefields, fortification remnants, and other clues that this serene environment was not always so peaceful

This tour is packed to the max with via ferratas in some of the most treasured regions of the Dolomites. Originally designed as a custom tour for two very ambitious customers, we like this tour so much, we have decided to open it up for all our customers. Adventurers begin their tour with an easy via ferrata near the Cinque Torri, but quickly move up to more technical and difficult via ferratas, up to a D level of difficulty on the Schall Scale.

Due to the nature of this tour, we strongly recommend lots of stamina, and previous via ferrata experience, as well as some rock climbing experience. All via ferratas can be bypassed if necessary to complete the tour. Only the most fit and ambitious will complete all via ferratas on this tour. If you would like to extend the tour by a day or two, please contact us for a customization. 

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

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Only 20% payment due at the time of booking!


Dolomites Via Ferrata Max Itinerary

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

Additional Information

Airport: Venice, Italy

It is possible to customize this tour to any airport

Season: mid-July to August

The huts for his tour are projected to be open from June 20th to September 20th. The huts may change their opening days at any time due to weather and conditions. Alpenventures UNGUIDED will not be responsible if a hut is not open during your booked trip, however, we will work very closely with you to find a solution or alternative. We strongly urge adventurers to do the tour from mid-July to August. This is to avoid encounters with snowfields on the route as much as possible, as they can be very technical and dangerous on a via ferrata.

Skills and Experience Required

Physical Condition: High Technical Difficulty: Middle Skills Required: General hiking and navigation skills Alpine hiking experience Via Ferrata difficulty up to D (Schall Scale) Comfort with exposure


Day 1: Land in Venice and transfer to the beginning of the tour (not applicable for the Ultralight Package) Day 2: Option to do up to 4 via ferratas of A and A/B difficulty levels, including in the area of the Cinque Torri. Altogether this is timed for 9 1/2 hours, but can be shortened by using lifts and a bus (not included) if desired Day 3: Complete 1 or 2 via ferratas, taking 6 or 8 hours, up to a D difficulty level. Return to the same hut as the previous night Day 4: Complete 2 via ferratas of C/D difficulty, lasting 9 1/2 hours Day 5: Complete 2 via ferratas of D difficulty, returning to the same hut as the previous night Day 6: Hike under 2 hours into Cortina d'Ampezzo and transfer to the next hut, at the base of the Tre Cima, via bus Day 7: Complete 2 via ferratas of B/C difficulty, returning to the same hut as the previous evening Day 8: Transfer to Venice and depart

Map and Elevation Profile

Via Ferrata 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

**The term "room" at a mountain hut varies greatly from hut to hut. These are often shared rooms that are smaller than the dormitories. Rooms book quickly at the huts. When there is no availability, you may end up in the dormitory.


Airport to Airport Package from Venice Public

+2 days


  • 2 nights budget hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • All transportation between airport and hotel (public transportation)

Airport to Airport Package from Venice Private

+2 days


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • All transportation between airport and hotel (private transportation)

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 11 to 8 points

Via Ferrata Set Rental 


  • Plus the cost of return shipping

Extra Day

+1 day 


  • As this is a very ambitious itinerary, adding extra days increases the chance of completing all via ferratas and allows for weather conditions

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  


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