Self-guided Via Ferratas in the Alps


This is the perfect combination of exploring on your own, yet having someone help you plan a trip which is otherwise quite complex to put together.

-Mary Kolsrud

GO do via ferratas hut to hut in the Dolomites. Via ferratas in the Dolomites are the most famous, but these vertical playgrounds that are perched on the side of vertical rock faces are scattered throughout the Alps. There are nearly 2,000 via ferratas throughout the Alps, ranging from all levels of difficulty. Think of it as a climbing route for hikers or a hiking route for climbers.

Learn more about via ferratas on our All About Via Ferratas page.

Check out our self-guided via ferrata hut to hut tours.

Learn about mountain huts on our Staying in Mountain Huts page.

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5 days

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.

Responsible Travel Score: 14 /15

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7 days

The Bernese Oberland Traverse is the classic Swiss experience. Traverse some of the most majestic terrain the Alps have to offer, enjoying the famous villages of Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren along the way. Along the way, sprinkle in some of the most exhilarating via ferratas the Alps have to offer, including a via ferrata that travels directly alongside the Eiger North Face.

Responsible Travel Score: 10 /15

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Women is climbing up a ladder on a Via Ferrata in the Dolomites

6 days

This tour is packed to the max with via ferratas in the most treasured regions of the Dolomites. Adventurers begin their tour near the Cinque Torri, but move up to more technical via ferratas, concluding the tour near the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

Responsible Travel Score: 11 /15

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11 days

The Alta Via 1 trek is Italy's highlight long-distance hiking trail and leads awe-struck hikers through the Dolomites from north to south. This route is famous, and for very good reason. Accommodation is in a multitude of comfortable mountain huts. Along the way are several of the most famous via ferratas in the Dolomites. The via ferratas are a great way to spice up the hike and most are optional.

Responsible Travel Score: 12 /15

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