In the first part with the Piz Boé in the background.

Ferrata delle trincee

A via ferrata that offers an exciting experience surrounded by spectacular landscapes.

Via Ferrata delle Trincee is an equipped path that takes to the historical military positions of World War 1, joining culture, history, nature and landscapes in an amazing day out in the hart of the Dolomites mountains, between the Marmolada glacier and the Sella Group.

€ 150


1 day




Min. 2 max. 4


from June to September

A very interesting ridge itinerary, technically quite demanding especially in the initial section. The volcanic rock on which the Via Ferrata sits has characteristics similar to granite than to the dolomite rock, and due to its friable nature it requires particular attention and ability to use the feet in adherence. This via ferrata is suitable to experienced hikers with previous via ferrata experience. The route runs along a ridge with exposed sections, and it must be therefore undertaken in good weather conditions.

Ferrata delle trincee

The Ferrata delle Trincee itinerary

The start of Via Ferrata delle Trincee can be reached either from Passo Fedaia or by cable-car from Arabba. The black volcanic rock immediately stands out in contrast with the white dolomite rock of which the surrounding peaks are made of. The initial part of this via ferrata immediately tests the climbers with a series of steep ascents and tricky sections. In fact, the via ferrata begins with a steep wall about thirty meters high and rather smooth in places, where it is important to position the feet accurately. In half an hour of progression the most difficult section of the via ferrata is over. You will soon reach an adrenaline-fueled bridge that leads to the base of the Mesola standing at 2727 m high - marking the highest point of the ferrata.
The route descends along the northern slope of the Mesola, with a rather steep downhill path leading to a saddle and a steep meadow, marking the end of the equippend section. It is now possible to choose whether to descend to the nearby Alta Via 2 path, or, depending on weather and physical conditions, to continue toward the remains of World War 1.
The second part of the route is only partly equipped and can be reached following the signs for "Gallerie e Tunnel". After a short climb, we reach the first caves used as a shelter for the soldiers, followed by numerous war testimonies scattered along the route. In this section there are plenty of spectacular views over the Belluno Dolomites where Civetta, Pelmo, Antelao and Tofane mountains stand out.

Costs conditions and materials

The meeting point is at Passo Fedaia, or in another location agreed with your guide.
Each Guide can take a maximum of 4 people
  • 1 Participant: €320
  • 2 participants: €160 per person
  • 3 participants: €120 per person
  • 4 participants: €100 per person
Included in the fee: the Guide service and expenses, the rental of technical equipment necessary for the activity, and if required the transfer from Trento to Passo Fedaia.
Not included in the fee: cable-car tickets and anything not mentioned in "included".

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

Personal equipment: Layered mountain sportswear, warm layer and windproof jacket, gloves and hat, trekking boots (better if semi-crampon), backpack with water and energy snacks.