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What better place to go on a via ferrata than the Dolomites—the birthplace of this sport itself! And we’re not just talking any ol’ ferrata, but the cream of the crop—the via delle Bocchette in the stunning Brenta Dolomites. Starting in the famous Alpine town of Madonna di Campiglio, we’ll tackle its exciting ledges, ladders, and cables treated to sublime mountain vistas—all set up by pioneer mountaineers in the 1930! Between sections, mountain huts will welcome us in the evenings, perfect for swapping stories while enjoying dinners with views. So pack your gear, lace up your boots, and join us as we rediscover the magic of mountain life in the best way possible!

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Adventure highlights

  • Birthplace of via ferrata

    Take on the exciting via ferrata, iconic protected Alpine climbing route, right where it all started—the Dolomites!

  • Incredible scenery

    Discover the fabled reddish spires which have made the Dolomites one of the world’s most famous mountain ranges.

  • Mointain life

    From the charm of Madonna di Campiglio to views from high-altitude mountain huts, experience 5 days of total Alpine immersion


Join us for an unforgettable Dolomites Via Ferrata Tour: Bocchette del Brenta! Starting in Madonna di Campiglio, we'll tackle the legendary via delle Bocchette, enjoying breathtaking views and thrilling routes set up by pioneer mountaineers. Over 3 days, hike through stunning landscapes, staying in cozy mountain huts each night. Led by an experienced local IFMGA/UIAMGA guide, all technical equipment and personal insurance are provided. Don't miss this chance to rediscover the magic of mountain life in the Dolomites!

  • Upon your arrival at one of Northern Italian airports, get a transfer to Madonna di Campiglio. Check into your hotel and explore this charming Alpine town before dinner. Afterward, get a good night’s sleep for—your via ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites starts tomorrow.

    Aerial view of Madonna di Campiglio, Dolomites, Italian Alps
  • After breakfast at your hotel, it’s time for the adventure! Meeting with your Dolomites via ferrata guide in Madonna di Campiglio is around 8am. We’ll first take a lift to the Stoppani mountain hut (7,992 ft / 2,436 m). From here, we’ll walk along the Benini section of the via ferrata, an equipped path to the Tuckett Refuge—where we will spend the night.

    Walking hours: 5-6 hours
    Elevation gain: 2,300 ft (700 m)

    An outdoor adventurer enjoying views of the Dolomites from the Tuckett mountain hut, during sunset.
  • After another tasty breakfast, we’ll leave from the Tuckett Refuge. Today we’ll walk from the Bocchetta di Tuckett mountain pass to the Bocchette. The route will take us through places of unparalleled beauty. We will be passing under the highest peak of the Brenta Dolomites Group and all the way up to the Alimonta mountain hut (8,465 ft / 2,580 m) for the second overnight stay.

    Walking hours: 5-6 hours
    Elevation gain: 2,300 ft (700 m)

    Via ferrata enthusiasts navigating a via ferrata right beside the reddish Dolomite rocks.
  • Starting from the Alimonta mountain hut, we’ll quickly reach Bocca d’Armi, passing through the eponymous small glacier. From here begins the via ferrata section called Bocchette Centrali, certainly the most evocative of the three routes, which will lead us to Bocca di Brenta (8,373 ft / 2,552 m), passing under walls and spires of Vertical Dolomia. From here, the descent will begin which will take us back to Madonna di Campiglio, passing through the brand new Brentei mountain hut, through the Casinei mountain hut, and finally to the Vallesinella mountain hut (5,085 ft / 1,550 m). The Adamello-Brenta Nature Park minibus will then take us back to the starting point in Madonna di Campiglio, followed by dinner and last evening celebrations.  

    Walking hours: 6-7 hours
    Elevation gain: 400 m

    Via ferrata enthusiasts navigate a difficult section of Via delle Bocchette in the Dolomites, with a very narrow ledge.
  • Breakfast marks the end of your adventure. Say goodbye to your Dolomites via ferrata guide, fellow adventurers and to Dolomites—or continue touring on your own!

    Vedute of Madonna di Campiglio, town in the Italian Alps.
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Adventure Dreamers
Adventure Dreamers
Adventure Dreamers is a guiding company that offers climbing, mountaineering, via ferratas, canyoning, surfing, and sailing tours in Italy. Embark on your next thrilling outdoor adventure in Bel Paese accompanied by an expert IFMGA/UIAGM guide!

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • Experienced, local UIAGM/IFMGA guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 3-day via ferrata tour in the Dolomites, starting in Madonna di Campiglio
      • Technical via ferrata equipment (helmet, harness, via ferrata kit, via ferrata gloves)
      • Personal insurance

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Madonna di Campiglio
      • Accommodation in Madonna di Campiglio before and after the tour
      • Half board accommodation in mountain huts for two nights (approximately $75 per person per night)
      • Meals
      • Half board mountain hut accommodation and lunches for the guide (cost to be split equally between participants)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
      • Travel insurance — optional

    Contact us prior to booking for any further inquiries or to arrange an all-inclusive package.

  • To tackle the Via Ferrata delle Bocchette in the Dolomites, you’ll need to be in good physical condition, accustomed to long and challenging vie ferrate. As an active individual with robust hiking experience and a fearless attitude towards heights, you’ll thrive on this adventure. Daily elevation gains range from 1,312 to 2,296 feet, so be prepared for uphill climbs. Keep in mind that you’ll be followed by an experienced guide who will provide thorough instruction, encouragement, and ensure everyone’s safety.

    To prepare, focus on cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and practicing basic via ferrata techniques. Additionally, familiarize yourself with mountainous terrain and exposure to heights. With determination and proper experience, you’ll easily cross the Via Ferrata in Bocchette del Brenta and create unforgettable memories in the Dolomites!

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack (35-40L capacity)
      • Water bottle
      • Various snacks to eat along the route (such as bars energy, dried fruit, and chocolate)
      • Trekking boots with Vibram sole
      • Long trekking pants (synthetic material) + shorts
      • Lightweight underwear shirt with short or long sleeves
      • Medium-weight fleece
      • Waterproof windbreaker (Gore-Tex shell or similar)
      • Light down jacket (in case it is particularly cold)
      • Lightweight gloves
      • Lightweight hat
      • Sunglasses, sun hat, and sunscreen
      • Complete change of clothes to keep in your backpack in case of showers (light trousers, spare shirt, spare fleece)
      • Sleeping bag for the huts
      • Headlamp
      • Small toothbrush with small toothpaste
      • Small towels with soap

    Technical equipment (helmet, harness, via ferrata kit, via ferrata gloves) is included in the price but you can bring your own if you prefer. Bring comfortable clothes appropriate for different weather conditions. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Regarding accommodation and meals, please note that they are not included during the Bocchette Alte via ferrata tour in the Dolomites. However, you will be provided with guidance by a certified UIAGM/IFMGA Guide for 3 days, along with technical equipment necessary for the tour. Accommodation in Madonna di Campiglio before and after the tour and half board accommodation in mountain huts are arranged separately at a cost of around $75 per person per night. Additionally, please budget approximately $65 for guide lunches and guide’s half board mountain hut accommodations, which are costs to be divided among the participants. As for the lunches, mountain huts offer the option to purchase water and packed lunches from the second day onwards. For any further inquiries or to arrange an all-inclusive package, please feel free to contact us prior to booking.

  • Group sizes and pricing

    • For this adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 4:1.
    • This tour can operate with one person only.
    • The cost per person decreases if 4 people join, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!

    Dolomites via ferrata tour can be arranged for larger and for private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Madonna di Campiglio, the starting point of the adventure, most people fly to either Milan (3.5 hours away), Venice (3.5 hour away), or Verona (2.5 hours away). From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.

    It is expected that you will arrive in Madonna di Campiglio one day before the tour starts (Day 0) and meet your guide in the early morning of the first day (Day 1).

  • Personal medical/accident insurance is included in the price of this tour. This means that if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    We recommend that you arrange travel insurance that covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to one hundred twenty (120) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund.
      • For cancellations ninety (90) to one hundred nineteen (119) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
      • For cancellations seventy-five (75) to eighty nine (89) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
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