The Via Ferrata delle Mèsules is one of the most beautiful and renowned equipped trails in the Sella Massif. It features a very steep, exposed and “alpine-fashioned” climb.

The marvelous climb overcomes the north-west vertical wall of Mount Piz Ciavazès before covering the side of Mount Piz Selva all the way to the summit, at an elevation of 2941 meters. From there the view is unique and spectacular.

  • Dolomites, Sella Massif
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the via Ferrata Mèsules to the Sella Massif

The itinerary of the via Ferrata Mèsules, the oldest of Sella Massif (1912), features a 600 meters elevation gap (with a total of 700 meters) and during the first section it develops through spectacular exposed passages and very technical vertical stretches. In its second part, after crossing a charming ledge, the climb gets easier and - through clefts and steps - it leads to the summit of Mount Piz Selva.

The track, equipped with fixed wires, rungs, brackets and ladders, features some exposed stretches and it requires good training and experience.

The excursion starts by passo Sella and it features a fast approach (about ten minutes). The descent takes place through a very scenic trail along the Mesules upland and Val Lasties valley.

Price for the via Ferrata Mèsules 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 Mèsules excursion

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Rifugio Passo Sella
    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.
  • 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 Mèsules to the Sella Massif, 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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