Sassolungo Via Ferrata, Furcela de Saslonch

The Forcella del Sassolungo via ferrata (Furcela de Saslonch), located in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the most captivating and accessible experiences for climbing and hiking enthusiasts. This ferrata offers breathtaking views and an adventure suitable even for those with limited climbing experience.

  • Sassolungo
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the Sassolungo via ferrata

The Forcella del Sassolungo via ferrata, inaugurated in 2022, is located in the Dolomites, in the Sassolungo group, between Val Gardena and Val di Fassa. It is a medium-difficulty route that offers an exciting experience for via ferrata enthusiasts.

The Forcella del Sassolungo via ferrata starts near Rifugio Demetz and develops along the rock spur that delimits the valley that climbs to Forcella del Sassolungo. The route is characterized by a variety of passages:

  • First meters: vertical and slightly overhanging, with metal brackets for assistance.
  • Subsequent sections: variety of ledges, ramps and steep climbs, with exposed and panoramic passages.
  • Final part: crossing a ledge to the Forcella del Sassolungo.

From Forcella del Sassolungo there is an exceptional panorama of the surrounding Dolomites, with views of the Sassolungo, Sella, Cinque Torri and Catinaccio groups.

The start of the Forcella del Sassolungo via ferrata can be reached in about 1 hour on foot or by using the cable car.

Characteristics of Forcella del Sassolungo via ferrata:

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 500 meters
  • Elevation gain: 200 meters
  • Excursion duration: 4+ hours
  • Opening period: May - November
  • Starting point: Passo Sella (2,180 m)
  • Arrival point: Rifugio Demetz (2,685 m)

Prices of the Forcella del Sassolungo via ferrata

€ 330 - 1 person
€ 360 - 2 persons
€ 390 - 3 persons
€ 440 - 4 persons

The cost of the cable car ticket, also for the mountain guide, is not included and is the responsibility of the participants.

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Bidonvia Sassolungo
    Località Passo Sella, 2 - SS242
    39048 Selva di Val Gardena - BZ
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°30'33.9"N 11°45'25.6"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata kit
  • Via ferrata boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the Forcella del Sassolungo via ferrata, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the Sassolungo via ferrata experience.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.

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