Ferrata Scala del Meneghel to Tofana di Rozes

This via ferrata is a ladder towards the sky: it is a unique path in the Dolomites, a 270 step ladder that dates back to the beginning of XXth century and was built by a brilliant blacksmith who was also the owner of the former mountain hut Wolf Glanvell, Luigi Gilarduzzo also known as Meneghel, who placed the rungs himself.

The Scala del Meneghel is the oldest via ferrata of the Cortina d'Ampezzo area, it was built to make it possible to ascend a vertical rock face 150 metre long that leads to the large Vallone del Masarè, at the foot of Tofana di Rozes, on the north face. It has been since the early years of the XX century a highly attractive itinerary for the tourists that were starting to come to the Dolomites mountains.

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Information about the Via Ferrata Scala del Meneghel

This peculiar and enjoyable excursion goes all around the imposing Tofana di Rozes, in an amazing natural environment where it is quite usual to spot chamois and marmots. 

The itinerary starting point is the hut Rifugio Dibona, reachable by car through the Cortina - Falzarego road. From there, follow the trail that leads to the foot of Tofana di Rozes and then to the mountain pass Forcella Col dei Bos.

From Forcella Col dei Bos, descend along the beautiful Val Travenanzes   following the signposts that will lead you to the starting point of the via ferrata.

After having climbed the via ferrata, catching sight of the wonderful waterfall on the left, ascend the Val del Masarè along an enjoyable trail that dates back to the First World War to reach the mountain hut Rifugio Giussani (2600 metres a.s.l.), the perfect place where to have a lunch stop. 

From there, ascend the last 800 metres and then start descending on the easy path of a mule track towards the excursion starting point, Rifugio Dibona.

The time required to complete the via ferrata, which is equipped with a steel cable for its entire length, is approximately forty minutes, while the duration time of the whole tour around Tofana di Rozes is five hours and a half.

The mountain huts along the path and nearby offering facilities and food are the following:

  • Rifugio Giussani
  • Rifugio Dibona

To view and book the scheduled dates of the via ferrata group excursions consult our program, go to: Via Ferrata Group Excursions in Cortina


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