The via Ferrata Masarè is one of the most beautiful, most scenic and most motley via ferratas in the dolomites. The ferrata goes round and reaches the south ridge of the massif of Mount Catinaccio. It offers views of peerless beauty on the valley and on the spectacular surrounding peaks.

  • Punta Masarè, Catinaccio Range
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about via Ferrata Masarè in the Catinaccio

The via Ferrata Masarè climbs up the towers of Mount Roda di Vaèl with a marvelous itinerary that does not feature particular technical issues. It alternates transverse stretches of equipped trail and vertical sections yet always optimally equipped. At its peak it offers a spectacular view on Mount Sassolungo, on Mount Sella and on the whole Marmolada Range.

The via Ferrata Masarè in the Catinaccio Group is equipped with brackets, metal wires and ladders. It features the crossing of some rock jumps, of a particularly exposed passage and of an incredibly scenic ledge. Many of the stretches of this via ferrata offer comfortable rock steps that assist the hikers during the climb.

The excursion starts from Passo di Costalunga, at an elevation of 1745 meters, in Val d'Ega by the parking lot of the bottom station of the chair lift to Rifugio Paolina. A very scenic trail leads to the Christomannos Monument, to Rifugio Roda di Vaèl and to the attack of the via ferrata. The approach takes about two hours and the same goes for the via ferrata itself. The descent takes place through a steep trail -equipped with a metal wire- that leads to Passo del Vajolon, to Rifugio Paolina and, eventually, to the starting point.

Price for the via Ferrata Masarè 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 Masarè

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Carezza Dolomites Parking Area (starts of the ski area)
    Via Carezza, 165
    39056 Carezza - Nova Levante, BZ
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°24'27.5"N 11°35'28.2"E
  • Transfer There are no transfer 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 Masarè in the Catinaccio Range 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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