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Via Ferrata

Loved by all who try this immensely rewarding activity as it takes in stunning scenery and wildlife as you move around impressive alpine formations, rock faces and high mountain paths. Discover the REAL mountain terrain with a guide and instructor. No special skills are required.

Each of our resorts offers excellent Via Ferrata routes. You will move around rock faces and high mountain passes with an instructor and guide close by. This popular variation on climbing involves climbing and moving along pre-laid routes, up ladders on rock faces and along high-mountain footpaths using rungs, pegs, ropes and other fixed climbing aids.
Overview
  • Suits all fitness levels
  • Run time: half a day
  • For age 12 yrs+
  • Available in all resorts
Other Facts
  • Sessions from €38
  • Book in resort with Active Reps
  • Very rewarding
  • Low to medium difficulty

What are Via Ferrata?

Via Ferrata are protected climbing routes with fixed climbing aids (ladders, rungs, wire ropes) which mostly consist of rope-assisted walks and easy to moderate climbs which do not require any special climbing skills, thus giving everyone an opportunity to move through spectacularly exposed alpine scenery with the minimum of equipment. Via Ferrata are suitable for all ages and abilities from 12 years and up.

The low down

Run by a specialist climbing school, your instructor and guide will transport you the short distance to the location or start point. It’s is a great half-day excursion and offers a unique way of seeing the mountains. We like to run the activity with other Alpine Elements guests which make for sociable groups of 8 to 12 people.

Via Ferrata are very enjoyable and a popular activity. Think of them as mountain rambles, walks and climbs which do not require any special climbing skills - giving everyone an opportunity to move through spectacular, exposed alpine scenery with minimal equipment and stunning scenery. They’re very sociable and guaranteed to raise the level of chat in our hotel bars afterwards.

Over 80 Activities To Try!

Our Holidays come with more free-and-inclusive activities than you can shake a kayak paddle at! What’s more – we’ve picked the best ones and packaged them up in our Active Pack - which is a free package of activities (worth up to £355) offered to all guests staying in our chalets and hotels

If you have any energy left, you can try additional activities in resort and our Active reps will help you organise them for a small additional cost. The most popular add-on activities are Canyoning, Via Ferrata, Horse Riding and Parapenting.

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