Dolomites Adventure - Via Ferrata Entwined with WWI History in Italy

8 Days, Multiple Departures

Dolomites Adventure - Via Ferrata Entwined with WWI History in Italy
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Steeped in events which shaped the world, this multi day trip offers high alpine adventure in the Dolomite mountains of northern Italy, hiking and climbing amid sheer vertiginous walls of limestone and through lush free meadows, all in the shadow of the decisive battles fought on the front lines of WWI. Guided by IFMGA Guide Tania Noakes.

Duration: 7 days
Challenging / Strenuous
Nearest Airport:
Venice or Verona (IT) or Innsbruck (AUT)
Starting point:
Sesto (Sud Tirol) in the Pustertal valley

Who is this trip suitable for?
Fit and experienced hikers, with good footwork, a head for heights and an interest in European history. This is a challenging adventure with incredible mountain views, fascinating history, great local food and wine, and warm south Tirolean hospitality.

History and Beauty combined
The Dolomite mountains, situated in North East Italy are renowned for their dramatic beauty. Sheer, vetiginous walls of pale limestone soar above lush green meadows, providing a stark contrast that echoes its bleaker history. During the Great War some of the most savage fighting occurred within these mountains, along the front where Italy fought the Austro – Hungarian Empire. Cable-ways and ladders were installed for access and resupply; natural fault-lines and caves improved and tunnels dug both to conceal the movement of troops and to blast the enemy from their impossible positions. Our journey is linked by a chapter in history; The Iron Way.

About The Host

Our local guides are exceptionally experienced with a passion for sharing the mountains, and culture of Scotland. Qualified and licensed Mountain Leaders will bring the trip alive. We adopt an excellent guiding ratio meaning we can cater to differing levels.

All of our trips are led by qualified, highly capable, and knowledgeable Mountain Leaders who use their breadth of experience to ensure the hikes are safe and enjoyable, with plenty of time for rest breaks, snacks, and photos to enjoy the mountain experience.


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