Via Ferrata - Give it a try!

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

We completed the hardest Via Ferrata on the last day of the trip, the Col del Bos. It was a incredible ascent steeped in history with caves and the border of Austria in view during the trek. A suiting finale to the trip.

What did you think of your group leader?

Our leader was Toni. He is a calm, steady and experienced presence throughout the trip. He offered his knowledge and his help on the most tricky area's of the Via Ferrata and I felt very safe with him guiding the trip.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

I would advise to bring both full length and "mountain biking" style gloves, the Via Ferrata wires can be very cold to grip on the topmost peaks. Longer trousers on the Via Ferrata days to protect from scratches/bruising as well. On the free day, I would recommend travellers to rent a bike from Dolomiti Slowbike (10 minute walk away) for approx 15 EUR. There is a 100% traffic free cycle path where you can cross the border to Leinz on a flat cycle route. You'll cycle straight pass the Loacker (biscuit) factory where you can stop for souvenirs and a hot drink + pastry.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The hotel is cosy and very well situated in central Dobbiaco. The 4 course dinners are delicious and filling after a long day on the mountain. The guides are very knowledgeable and I cannot recommend this trip enough for anyone who wants to enjoys scrambling and wants to try something different.