Date: 14 - 18 June and 13 - 17 September
One of the greatest thrills a hiker can have is to walk or climb a via ferrata, the “iron paths” in the surrounding of Merano. Travelling on a via ferrata is a different way of enjoying the sheer magnificence of the mountains, providing access to places normally reserved for rock climbers and mountaineers. In this awesome mountain environment, you will be stopped in your tracks by amazing views, from a perspective that few have the opportunity to experience.
|Sun.||Arriving to Merano|
|Mon.||Course day on the Knott practice via ferrata with via ferrata in various difficulties (A to C) to learn the technique. Ascent and descent with the cable car from Naturno.|
|Tue.||Rio Secco via ferrata, the impressive climb leads up the steep walls of the narrowly washed canyon
over the Salurner Klause, the language border to the Trentino. The descent is via an insured hiking trail.
Ascent: ca. 400 m
Walking time: approx. 4 - 4,5 hours
|Wed.||Heini Holzer via ferrata on the Kleiner Ifinger and transition to the Großer Ifinger 2581 m, with a dream view from Merano over the Texel group to the Dolomites.
Descent via the hiking trail back to the parking lot.
Ascent: ca. 550 m
Walking time: approx. 6 hours
|Thu.||Ziel via ferrata in the Texel Group. From the Texel cable car you can walk to the entrance of the via ferrata, which will be newly opened in 2020, in just over an hour.
It leads with rope bridges and flying fox over the Ziel river to the actual entry point of the via ferrata.
Ascent: ca. 450 m
Walking time: approx. 5 - 6 hours
|Fri.||The Stuller Wasserfall via ferrata in the Passeier Valley leads from Moos over steep and exposed rock faces, always within sight of the Stuller waterfall - the third highest
in Europe - on the sunny high plateau of Stulls. This via ferrata also offers a hardcore version of difficulty E. The descent is via the hiking trail back to Moos.
Ascent: ca. 400 m
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Date: 11 - 16 July
This beautiful trek through the Southern Alps in the Brenta mountain range is the ideal opportunity for anyone how likes Via Ferrata and wanting a new challenge. On our journey from one mountain hut to the next, we venture deep into this vast mountain range, using the large network of ladders and high-level trails like the classic Via Ferrata routes through Via delle Bocchette, constructed in 1930.
|Sun.||Meeting at 16 p.m. at Grostè cable car at Madonna di Campiglio. Ascent to the Grostè Pass 2442 m an short descent to the Rifugio Graffer.|
|Mon.||Sentiero Alfredo Benini - Campanile dei Camosci - Rifugio Tuckett hut. Altitude: ca. 500 m, moving up: 4 – 5 hours|
|Tue.||Boccha del Tuckett - Bocchette Alte Weg - Spallone dei Massodi 2999 m - Rifugio Alimonta hut. moving up: ca. 6 – 7 hours|
|Wed.||Via delle Bocchette Centrale - Rifugio Pedrotti hut - Via Livio Brentari - Rifugio Agostini hut.|
|Thu.||Agostini hut - Sentiero Ettore Castiglioni - Bocchetta dei Due Denti 2859 m - Rifugio Garbari ai XII Apostoli - Boccha dei Camosci - Sentiero D. Martinazzi Rifugio Brentei hut.|
|Fri.||Via Sosat - Passo Grostè - cable car to the parking spot, departure.|
Date: 05 - 11 September
A via ferrata week and at the same time crossing from the Rosengarten group to the Schlern by via ferratas with overnight stays in wonderfully situated huts in the spectacular scenery of the Dolomites. Rugged towers and rocks, steep iron ladders and breathtaking views promise a dream week in the heart of the Dolomites.
|Sun.||Meeting at 17 p.m. at Paolina chair lift near Passo Carezza and ascent to the Rifugio Paolina 21525 m.|
|Mon.||Rotwand 2806 m - Fensterleturm - Paolinahut 2125 m.|
|Tue.||Rosengarten hut - Santnerpass Klettersteig - Santnerpass 2734 m - Vajolet hut 2243 m.|
|Wed.||Grasleitenpass - Kesselkogel 3002 m - Antermoia Lake - Antermoia hut 2497 m.|
|Thu.||Antermoia hut - Laurenzi Klettersteig - Molignonkamms - Tierser Alpl hut 2440 m.|
|Fri.||Maximiliansteig - Schlern huts - Monte Pez 2563 m - Touristensteig - Alpe di Siusi, descent with the cable car to Siusi and transfer to the Passo Carezza. Overnight at Welschnofen in a Pension.||Sat.||Departure.|
Date: 10 - 16 Oktober
Everything a true "Ferrarista" needs are sun, mountains and breathtaking iron ways: this is exactly what the via ferrata paradise offers in the north of Lake Garda in the Sarche valley. The center is located in the picturesque town of Arco where climbers meet climbing enthusiasts from all over the world and after the tour, the cappuccino awaits us on the lively square in front of the Gelateria. The Iron ways around Lake Garda area vary considerably and range from deep gorges to open buttresses and fine ridges.
|Sunday||Meeting at Arco.|
|Mon.||Monte Bondone - Via Ferrata Pero de Gasperi - Cima Palon 2098 m
altitude: ca. 700 m
|Tue.||Via Ferrata Amicizia - Cima Sat 1260 m
altitude: ca. 1200 m
|Wed.||Via Ferrata Che Guevara - Monte Casale 1632 m.
altitude: 1350 m, moving up: 5 - 6 hours
|Thu.||Via Ferrata Monte Alban
altitude: ca. 360 m
|Fri.||Via Ferrata Pisetta
altitude: ca. 700 m.