The Via Ferrata Brigata Tridentina, also known as Pisciadù, is one of the most renowned in the Dolomites. Wrapped in a wonderful alpine landscape, it brings us from Passo Gardena to Mount Torre Exner in the Sella Massif and to Rifugio Cavazza al Pisciadù.

The itinerary, very rewarding, features a marvelous descent offering two options: through valley Val Mezdì or through valley Val Setus.

  • 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 Tridentina to the Sella Massif

The via Ferrata Tridentina owes its fame to its short approach stretch, to the incredible beauty of the landscape that surrounds it and to the spectacular hanging bridge over a cliff by Mount Torre Exner. It features a 400 meters elevation gap (a total of 700 meters) and two separate equipped stretches, the second one being definitely more demanding. The via ferrata leads to a wonderful lodge by a very evocative lake - at an elevation of 2595 meters - and it offers a thrilling and spectacular descent through valley Val Mezdì.

The via Ferrata Tridentina is equipped with hooks, metal wires and rungs that assist the climb until a ladder that leads to a ledge. The highlight of the excursion is the hanging bridge that crosses a spectacular cliff. This is a rather demanding hike and it is recommended for hikers of at least sixteen years of age.

The excursion starts from the parking lot by Passo Gardena. The approach develops within a marvelous environment and it leads to a spectacular waterfall from where the equipped section starts. The descent can take place either through the renowned valley Val Mezdì, under the majestic rocky walls of Mount Masores, or along the steep and technical valley Val Setus that features a stretch equipped with metal wires.

Price for the via Ferrata Tridentina 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 Tridentina excursion

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Passo Gardena - Parking
    SS 243, 2
    39048 Selva di Val Gardena - BZ
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°32'59.0"N 11°48'32.0"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 Tridentina excursion 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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