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On the routes of the Great War traced by the Alpine troops at high altitude, between tunnels and ferratas of Monte Paterno, admiring the Three Peaks and the Sesto Dolomites.

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Info Sheet         
Period: from June to October
Type of tour: Private tour/activity (only for you and your group)
Duration: approx. 9 hours (7:30 - 16:30)
Departure and arrival: from your hotel in  Cortina d'Ampezzo or neighbourhood
Lunch:  packed lunch (not included in the price)
Form of transport:
by car or van 
Mountain guide: Italian, English, German

Trekking /Via Ferrata
Difficulty: Expert hikers (Level 4)
The itinerary alternates sections of different difficulty: Sections equipped with cables or ladders; exposed sections NOT equipped with cables; sections in the tunnel; stretches on snow or ice (depending on the season) that require the use of rope and harness.
Duration: approx. 5 - 6 hours
Length: 10 km / 6 miles 
: ↑↓ 600 - 680 m / 1968 - 2230 ft

What to Expect
- The via ferrata of Monte Paterno and the spectacular view of the Three Peaks
- The walk along the towers of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo
- The traces and tunnels of the Great War
- The view on the Sesto Dolomites
- Lake Misurina set between the Three Peaks and the Sorapis

Clothing and Equipment
Heavy equipment: Trekking boots, waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex or similar), fleece or sweater (layering system), hat and gloves, rucksack, thermos bottle, extendable trekking poles, sunglasses and sunscreen. Recommended: trekking pants, change of underclothes, rain cape.
The clothing indicated above depends on the season, but it is wise to consider the climate in the high mountains and the possible changes in weather conditions. (See also Technical Advice)

Anti COVID-19 provisions
COVID-19 products and devices are provided on site. The vehicles are sanitized after each journey.


Meeting with the guide and departure; after a short photo stop at the beautiful and renowned Lake Misurina, you head to the Rifugio Auronzo (2,320 m / 7,612 ft), at the foot of the majestic Three Peaks of Lavaredo (Tre Cime), which always leave you breathless.

From here your excursion starts; a walk of about an hour that will lead you to the start of the via ferrata. Once you have put on your equipment (harness, helmet, via ferrata set) you proceed, always accompanied by your mountain guide, along scree, ledges and tunnels, from which you will enjoy breathtaking views. The old war tunnels were the scenes of violent battles during the First World War. This path was built so high in order to have a strategic position to dominate the whole valley and to guarantee supplies to the soldiers. The via Ferrata is named after the mountain guide Sepp Innerkofler and the alpine soldier Pietro De Luca who fought on opposite sides, for the conquest of the summit.

Your excursion continues and the effort of the climb is rewarded by the satisfaction of reaching the top of Monte Paterno at 2,744 m / 9,003 ft. The panorama is fantastic: you are in the center of the Dolomites with a 360° view. Having a packed lunch with this sight is a priceless experience.

After the break, there is a descent towards the rifugio Locatelli (2,405 m / 7,890 ft), perhaps the most famous of all the Dolomites, a short stop for a drink or a coffee then you continue along the Paterno towards the south, towards the Forcella Lavaredo (2,454 m / 8,051 ft). At the pass a last look at the view and then you descend towards the rifugio Lavaredo and then the rifugio Auronzo where you take the car back to Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Note: The program may change due to circumstances beyond our control, such as weather conditions, festive or seasonal closures of roads, museums, cable cars etc. In these cases, alternative solutions will be provided.


Price per group 

 1 - 2 people
3 - 6 people 
 Mountain guide included transportion
 (Italian, German and English)
 € 0.00   € 0.00
- Driver with car/van and/or mountain guide
- Via ferrata equipment (harness, helmet, carabiners)
- Parking, tolls, taxes

Not Included
- Lunch
- Anything not included in "Included"

Cancellation requests must be sent by post, fax or e-mail and are subject to the following penalties:
- No penalty for cancellations made up to 11 days prior to tour date;
- 25% of the total amount for trip for cancellations made between 10 and 7 days prior to tour date;
- 50% of the total amount for trip for cancellations made between 6 and 4 days prior to tour date;
- 100% of the total amount for trip for cancellations made within 3 days prior to tour date.

Things to know

Our vacations
If you are looking for a vacation in the Dolomites and in the north of Italy you are in the right place. We have a variety of solutions which bring together nature, culture, wine tasting and gastronomy and sport in different combinations so you have a chance to choose the solution that best fits your needs.
General information
Everything you need to know about traveling with us. Travel packages, hotel accommodations, restaurants, payments and cancellations. A list of small information and links to pages with more details.
Technical advice
Level of experience required and difficulty. Our walks, in general, are suitable for anyone in good health. In some cases a certain experience of walking and a good level of fitness are required.
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