Via delle Bocchette: 3-day Epic Via Ferrata Adventure in Dolomites, from Lake Garda
Duration: 3 days Medium Legendary
Why we love this tour
Climb along the epic Via delle Bocchette, one of the most famous via ferrata traverses in the world, for incredible Dolomites exploration.
- 3 full days of exciting via ferrata climbs along Via delle Bocchette
- Epic hut-to-hut traverse
- One of the most famous via ferrata classics in Europe
- Explore the Dolomites, a UNESCO-protected site
- Scale intricate rock formations
- Gorgeous views
If one via ferrata course isn’t enough, challenge yourself on this three-day adventure of the famous and majorly impressive routes of the Via delle Bocchette. The narrow ledges and tall gorges of these routs in teh Brenta Dolomites in northern Italy have attracted climbers for over 85 years. The dynamic paths make for stunning views of this UNESCO-protected site. The following is your itinerary:
Day 1: Meet in Madonna di Campiglio with your guide to begin the journey. You first ride the Groste cable car to get to the first ferrata Sentiero Alfredo Benini. This route starts off steep with ladders and leads to some exposed ledge walking. Along the way, take in gorgeous views of high Brenta mountain peaks, like Cima Brenta, and magnificent glaciers. Walk down a path to arrive at the cabin Rifugio Tuckett, a mountain hut nestled among huge Brenta massifs. Stay the night for dinner and hear myths of the region from your guide. Ascent: 500m; Descent: 500m; Walking time: 4.5 hours
Day 2: After leaving the hut, pass through the Bocca di Tuckett (Mouth of the Tuckett) to climb Via delle Bocchette Centrali. Many have labeled it most beautiful ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites. The wild exposed ledges offer fantastic scenery over the jagged peaks of the pale rocky mountains. Continue on to explore the sharp vertical rocks of the Campanile Basso mountain. Stay overnight for dinner in Rifugio Alimonta. Ascent: 300m; Descent: 300m; Walking time: 5.5 hours
Day 3: From the hut, take the trip's most challenging, most panoramic, and most famous route. The Bocchette Alte route begins with steep ladders and continues on ledges along the Cima Brenta mountain. Ascend up the zigzag path to climb along the Cima Vallesinella mountain. The excellent exposure of the route brings you to incredible views of the Dolomites. End the route in the town of Molveno sitting on a turquoise lake. Then, you travel back to Madonna di Campiglio. Ascent: 300m; Descent: 1700m; Walking time: 6 hours
The Dolomites host many via ferrata climbs, but the most legendary of all the routes is certainly the Via delle Bocchette. Explore these famous via ferratas for an unbeatable experience in Italy's unique mountain range.
Need to know before you go
Minimum group size is 4 participants and a maximum of 6.
The minimum age is 18 years old.
Via ferrata experience is useful but not required.
Participants should have decent fitness and endurance with the ability to hike 5-7 hours on hilly ground with steep verticals. All participants carry a backpack along the trip.
Recommended pocket cash for daily expenses is around 30€ per day.
You may bring your own via ferrata climbing equipment or borrow anything you need (including harness, helmet and ropes, slings, carabiners, and VF shock absorber).
What to bring? Layers for the variable mountain climate including a warm jacket and t-shirt and shorts. Please also bring a water bottle and snacks.
Always remember to wear sunscreen!
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
MMove - Into Nature Office
Via Legionari Cecoslovacchi, 14 38062 Arco
Provided byMmove - Into Nature
Reviews for this provider
4 Oct 2019
A very good experience. The number of exposed sections were shorter (but with considerable difficulty) than what I had expected. Hiking along the steep path carved out in the mountain was the mainstay. But 5/5 to our guide Matteo who was an expert mountaineer (he helped a fellow climber cross over a difficult section when she got badly stuck). Overall a very memorable experience!
25 Sep 2019
Best day ever, easy to find very reliable and friendly staff. Plus you get to see some really great scenery on your way to the steering point. First class canyoning and the guide Andrea needs a pay rise.
24 Sep 2019
This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Lake Garda! Such an amazing experience with one other solo traveller and our guide Andrea who immediately put us at ease with his sense of humour and easy going nature. He also kept a watchful eye on our safety as we were both first timers on a via ferrata climb. The views were spectacular ...even better than I anticipated! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun yet challenging activity
17 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
Great, friendly guide. Had a fantastic afternoon climbing.
8 Aug 2019
Location was very nice, instructor was friendly and experienced. We had a lot of fun! Only thing that was a bit confusing was the pickup. We booked through OutdoorVisit but we're supposed to find the tour operator (MMove) at the crowded pickup point. They didn't seem to be able to find our reservation, but after 20 mins everything worked out. This meant that other people had to wait for us though.
8 Aug 2019
Fantastic day out. The guys were great, made it a laugh and I 100% recommend. I’m afraid of heights and water and managed to do it, my adrenaline was pumping. Lots of jumps and abseils. It is a little scary but you feel great and really feel you achieved something afterwards. I think the reps were called David and Andreo they were great!
27 Jul 2019
Great Guides, Good Humor, lots of GREAT Adventure for our Family, High lever of Safety
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