Dolomiti Paganella

Climbing in the Kingdom of Rocks – hike the Brenta Dolomites

Dolomiti Paganella

Climbing in the Kingdom of Rocks – hike the Brenta Dolomites

Hiking Collection by Dolomiti Paganella

7

Tours

36:29 h

41.1 mi

17,925 ft

You feel the adrenaline on the overhang, the strength in your arms on the wall, the tingling tension of your body and the concentration of your mind. Around you, the silence of the mountains is broken only by the wind and the clanking of the carabiners. Your breath determines everything: your pace and the rhythm of the whole day. While you take the next step on the via ferratas in the Brenta Dolomites, the spectacular views of the Dolomiti Paganella appear before you again and again.

It is not for nothing that the via ferratas in the rugged, unique landscape of the Dolomites in Trentino, northern Italy, are described as the ‘Kingdom of Rocks’. The steep, rocky slopes and narrow passages on the mountain alternate with fine paths across plateaus and green ribbons. For your next climbing adventure, we have selected the most spectacular and challenging via ferratas in the Brenta Dolomites, where you can get to know this unique landscape.

The via ferratas in the Dolomiti Paganella are secured with cables and steel ropes, iron ladders and other fixed anchorages such as wooden walkways or suspension bridges. Despite the exposed positions and demanding routes, the rocky or difficult passages are easily manageable. Nevertheless, suitable equipment consisting of carabiners, climbing harnesses, crampons, ice axes and helmets are indispensable. Before each Tour, check the weather conditions, especially the Brenta fog. If you don't want to explore the Dolomites on your own, you can also be accompanied by an experienced mountain guide who will explain and guide you through everything important on and around the mountain.

Good starting points for Tours on the via ferratas of the Brenta Dolomites are places like Molveno, Andalo, San Lorenzo Dorsino and other towns in the Dolomiti Paganella region. You can spend the night at lofty heights in rustic huts and let yourself be spoilt by Italian hospitality in the evening. You will find suitable accommodation in the vicinity and directly at the start and end points of the via ferratas. This way, the via ferrata routes can also be combined into multi-day Tours – or you can get to know the Dolomites intensively during a six-day Tour on the Via delle Normali.

Either way, the Brenta Dolomites are guaranteed to make your climbing heart beat faster. This is ensured not only by the good belays, but also by highlights such as narrow suspension bridges that lead you to places like the Eagle's Throne. Break through your limits and get close to heaven in the Dolomites.

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    Difficult
    01:50
    2.29 mi
    1.2 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The entire Trentino in view from one point: This is only possible from a unique place - the eagle throne. The natural viewing terrace awaits you on the summit of the Paganella at an altitude of 2,125 meters. You can reach this special panoramic view via one of the most spectacular via ferratas in the Brenta Dolomites. The 1.5 kilometer long eagle climbing route awaits you at lofty heights.

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  • Difficult
    03:15
    2.38 mi
    0.7 mph
    800 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Bocchette Alte via ferrata is part of the well-known Bocchette Trail, which takes climbers through the Brenta Dolomites in four days. But the individual stages are also a great …

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  • Difficult
    06:31
    7.86 mi
    1.2 mph
    850 ft
    4,500 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Today is the crossing of the Brenta Dolomites on the beautiful Vio Ferrata Osvaldo Orsie. In any case, plan a whole day for this tour, because the path leads you over 12.6 challenging kilometers through the exciting mountains of the Dolomites.The starting point of the tour is either the Rifugio Pedrotti or the Rifugio Tosa. At the crossroads near the Tosa hut, take Via Ferrata Osvaldo Orsi on path no.303.

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  • Difficult
    02:17
    2.61 mi
    1.1 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,550 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Livio Brentari takes you up to 3,000 meters - if you want. And the beautiful via ferrata in the heart of the Brenta Dolomites also has a lot to …

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  • Difficult
    02:05
    2.08 mi
    1.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    600 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Bocchette path is one of the most famous via ferratas in Europe. It leads over four daily stages through the Brenta Dolomites and repeatedly opens up unique views of …

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  • Difficult
    02:11
    1.95 mi
    0.9 mph
    1,475 ft
    925 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Via Ferrata Felice Spellini is the newest via ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites. A good starting point for the via ferrata is the Refugio Tosa, which you can reach …

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  • Difficult
    18:20
    22.0 mi
    1.2 mph
    11,400 ft
    12,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    An adventurous route that combines climbing and trekking with you on a multi-day tour through the Dolomites: this is the Via delle Normali. On six stages you will experience ten …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    41.1 mi
  • Duration
    36:29 h
  • Elevation
    17,925 ft
Dolomiti Paganella

Climbing in the Kingdom of Rocks – hike the Brenta Dolomites