The via Ferrata dei Finanzieri climbs up along the north-east side of Mount Colàc, taking place on slabs and dihedrals. The path leads to one of the best places from where one can admire the spectacular Marmolada Glacier and the majestic Sella Massif.

  • Dolomites, Mount Colàc, Marmolada
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the via Ferrata dei Finanzieri

The via Ferrata dei Finanzieri in the Marmolada Group is a particularly demanding and technical path. The track is mostly covered using the metal wire as a handrail except for some short passages. The key point of the itinerary is a stretch where the climb is assisted with a series of metal brackets through a rather overhanging stretch.

The via Ferrata dei Finanzieri to Mount Colàc features a 450 meter elevation gain (600 meters for the whole excursion). The ferrata is optimally equipped with metal wires and brackets.

The excursion starts from Alba di Canazei, from the parking lot of the Ciampac cable car. Walking or taking the cable car the hikers will reach the top station, right below Mount Colac. Through a short trail crossing a scree they will get to the attack of the via ferrata.

The descent starts crossing the summit ridge and it leads to the peak. Going down a steep, unstable couloir, then, the path will lead to an equipped ledge, to a col secured with wire and brackets and, eventually to another equipped couloir that leads to the foot of the overhanging east side of Mount Colàc. From the green underlying trail the path reaches col Forcia Neigra from where a very beautiful trail crosses the meadows and it leads to the top station of the Ciampac cable car. As an alternative, from Forcia Neigra one can reach Rifugio Contrin and go straight down to Alba through valley Val Contrin. This option offers a way more scenic path.

Price for the via Ferrata dei Finanzieri experience

€ 300 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 330 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the via Ferrata dei Finanzieri excursion

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide:
    Funivia Ciampac (in front of)
    Via de Contrin, Alba di Canazei
    38032 Canazei TN
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°27'28.0"N 11°47'20.4"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.
  • 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 via Ferrata dei Finanzieri in the Marmolada Group, 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 excursion.
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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