The Dolomites are famous for the high number of vie ferrate that can be found all over them.
The origins of the vie ferrate are strongly associated with the First World War, as these paths in the rocks were traced to help the movements of troops at high altitude, so that they could ascend steep faces to reach the summit of the peaks and site strategic observation posts. Currently, it is still possible to see and explore trenches, dugouts and other relics of the First World War alongside the vie ferrate.
These routes, renovated and equipped with steel cables fixed to the rocks, are accessible also to non-climbers, as they can be relatively easy but are still rewarding routes, going up to the summit of the mountains in a unique and fascinating environment. The vie ferrate make up an incredible network of trails that cover almost every peak around the Ampezzo basin. We would like to remind you that it is not safe to venture on the vie ferrate on your own if you are not experienced climbers and do not have the specific equipment needed.