Via Ferrata Castel Drena

Rio Sallagoni

The via ferrata Castel Drena – Rio Sallagoni is probably the most particular ferrata of the Sarca Valley. This fascinating and easy route winds through a canyon, alternating aerial crossings with Tibetan bridges in a completely unique environment.

€ 75


Half day




Min. 3 max. 8


from April to October

The Via Ferrata Sallagoni is suitable to everyone including children; it requires some strength in the arms, and children must be at least 130 cm tall in order to be able to hold onto the cable, while keeping the feet on the metal steps.
Since the route develops along the canyon, sheltered by the sunshine, it is particularly recommended in summer to escape the afternoon heat.

Via Ferrata Castel Drena

The Rio Sallagoni itinerary

From Drena Castle, with a short walk downhill, we reach the entrance to the gorge where the Rio Sallagoni flows. Here we gear up with harness and helmet and we begin the via ferrata with an uphill traverse, facilitated by metal steps and the usual metal wire onto which we clip on our carabiners. The gorge narrows and the via ferrata develops horizontally with a fantastic traverse first on the left side of the gorge, then on the right side. We soon reach a wide crack where jungle vegetation surrounds the river and where we have the chance to build our own “stone men” with the stones of the river.

Soon after we meet the first Tibetan bridge, followed by a second one as we continue along the gorge. Be prepared to get your shoes wet, as we need to cross the stream in sections.
At the end of the via ferrata a stretch of path leads back to the castle of Drena, our starting point.

Costs conditions and materials

Each Guide can take a maximum of 8 people.

Included in the fee: the Guide service, the rental of technical equipment necessary for the activity, and the transfer from Arco.

Not included in the fee: Anything not mentioned in "included".

Equipment provided by Mountime: harness, helmet and ferrata set.

Personal equipment: outdoor clothing, trekking or sport shoes (they may get wet), small backpack with water and snacks.