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Bochette Way Via Ferrata 2022
Experience the most famous Via Ferrata, in the Italian Dolomites
On the classic section of the the Bochette Way
Course overview

A via ferrata is Italian for an iron road (known as klettersteig in German), and it is a mountain route equipped with fixed cable, ladders, bridges, staples and rope pig tails for safety. The first via ferratas were built in the Dolomite mountain region of Italy during the First World War, to aid the movement of mountain infantry.
This classic via ferrata should only be undertaken by those with previous via ferrata or climbing experience. None of the route is particularly difficult, but it is continuous and sustained. The course is led by fully qualified IFMGA mountain guides throughout, to ensure the highest levels of safety.
A key feature of this course is that each night is spent in a comfortable mountain hut on a half board basis, so your breakfast and evening meals are provided each day. The cost of the huts is included in the price.
Included in the course price is (if required) the loan of the harness, helmet, and via ferrata safety lanyard. The guide supplys extra krabs, ropes, belay devices etc as required during the week.
Dates: these are listed in the column on the right, and they show the live availability from our secure online booking system. When you book online, you receive immediate confirmation, your Alpine Information Booklet, course specific kit list and invoice.

Bochette Way Via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites
Bochette Way Via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites
Bochette Way Via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites
Bochette Way Via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites

Brief Course Itinerary
Sun The course meeting point is the easily accessible accommodation in Madonna di Campiglio at 19:00. The guide meets you in the hotel, and over dinner today or breakfast tomorrow they discuss the itinerary and plans for the week. They will brief you on the weather forecasts, and on exactly what kit to pack. Extra equipment can be stored here until you return on the Friday. Night spent in the hotel / lodge.
Mon The first day starts of easily with the hike upwards to clear the tree line. The route follows the Sentiero Sosat, which is relatively straight forward, with cables and ladders. It becomes more exposed and there is some scrambling. The Rifugio Tuckett is reached in about 4 hours. Guiding ratio 1:4 (max). Night in hut.
Tue Rifugio Alimonta is the objective for the day, and the route takes about 5 hours, and starts up the snow slope on Vedretta di Tuckett to reach the Via Sentiero della Bochette Alte. This crosses the East Face of Cima Brenta. Normally descend the steep Sentiero Detassis. Guiding ratio 1:4 (max). Night in hut.
Wed Cliffhanger was filmed on a section of todays route to Rifugio Pedrotti, on the Via Sentiero della Bochette Central. The route takes about 5 hours, along the amazing ledges across the exposed cliff face under the tower of the Campanile Basso. Amazing photo opportunities. Guiding ratio 1:4 (max). Night in hut.

The comfortable Rifugio XII Apostles is the objective taking the Via Sentiero Brentari and the Via Sentiero Castiglioni, which take about 6 to 7 hours in total. The route traverses the Cima Tosa. In the middle of the day, a snow slope leads to the Agostini Hut. Guiding ratio 1:4 (max). Night in hut.

Fri To complete the route, ascend the Sentiero delle Ideale on the glacier Vedretta dei Camosci to the Brenta Alta, then past the Rifugio Brentei to Rifugio Casinei. This takes about 4 hours, then allow about 2 hours to descend to Madonna di Campiglio again. Guiding ratio 1:4 (max). Night in hotel / lodge.
Sat Breakfast, then you are free to depart for home whenever suits you.
ITINERARY NOTES: Where possible we follow itineraries. Mountain adventures are weather and conditions dependant, so occasionaly we are forced to alter the plans. If this is the case, suitable alternatives are offered. Please use this outline itinerary as a guide to the types of route / activity that you will attempt.

Bochette Way Via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites
Course Prices
Standard course
5 days guiding, 7 days holiday in total £999
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Standard Course Inclusions: 1) Five days IFMGA Mountain Guide, 2) Evening briefing the evening before, 3) Two nights B&B accommodation in hotel / lodge in Madonna di Campiglio, 4) Four nights half board accommodation in mountain huts including three course cooked evening meals, 5) Pre course information booklet, 5) Equipment discount voucher for UK shops, 6) Free 36 page technical Course Instruction Booklet..
Exclusions: 1) Travel to and from region, 2) Equipment hire, 3) Personal laundry, telephone calls, lunches, evening meals in valley, & any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 4) Cable cars and uplift, 5) Activities insurance, & excess baggage charges, 6) Sunday pre-dinner drinks & Friday celebratory meal & drinks.
Notes: The loan of all technical climbing equipment for each client is included* in the course price as required: helmet, harness, via ferrata clippers, and ropes. The course requires a minimum number of 3 people to operate.
Bochette Way Via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites
Current course availability

Course Dates
Bochette Via Ferrata
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NOTE: This trip has scheduled
dates, but if there are four who
are booking together, it can be
operated on any date you wish

Price: £999 Book online

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Client feedback

Brilliant route. Brilliant guide. Brilliant landscapes. Genius!

Vanessa D , Bochette Way

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Films & videos
Photo gallery
Via Ferrata de Curalla, Passy
Location data for this trip
The trips are based in Madonna di Campiglio in the Italian Dolomites.
Time Difference
GMT +1hr
Local Currency
€ Euros
Travel from UK
2hr flight
Via ferrata in the Chamonix region
Suggested reading and kit
View full course equipment list, with examples of kit, click here
Why choose our trips?
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Itinerary flexibility to allow you to take full advantage of the weather windows on any day, to maximise your summit chances.
Our prices are fixed in £ Sterling, to protect you from euro fluctuations, so you can budget accurately.
There is a choice of routes to opt for, depending on the weather, conditions, and your experience.
Any further questions?
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