The via Ferrata Bocchette Alte is one of the most renowned in the Dolomites. It is a grand path developing within the tough and majestic environment of the Dolomiti di Brenta; it offers evocative and unforgettable views with marvelous gazes on the summits of Mounts Presanella and Adamello. The itinerary crosses the Bocchette on a few exposed ledges touching the elevation of 3000 meters.

  • Dolomites, Cima Brenta
  • 10 hours
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about via Ferrata Bocchette Alte

The via Ferrata Bocchette Alte is a marvelous equipped track that summons and fascinates the hikers with long exposed stretches but it is always securely equipped. During its scenic development this via ferrata goes all the way to Bocchetta Alta dei Massodi, at an elevation of 2950 meters, after passing the flat summit of Mount Spallone dei Massodi (2999 meters) and the south spur of Mount Cima Brenta (3020 meters). The via ferrata features a 500 meters elevation gain (1200 meters for the whole excursion).

The track is optimally equipped with metal wires and ladders. One of the most complex passages, yet the most rewarding as well, is the “scala degli amici”, very long and exposed, that is rather tiring due to its declivity (it’s almost vertical). The path does not feature relevant technical issues but some stretches are very exposed. It can be rated as mid grade difficulty and it calls for a minimum of climbing expertise and a good physical condition.

The excursion starts from Rifugio del Tuckett, at an elevation of 2271 meters, that can be reached through an easy trail from the parking lot by Rifugio Vallesinella. The descent takes place through a nice trail down to Rifugio dei Brentei from where we reach the starting point.


€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons
€ 390 - Price up to 3 persons
€ 420 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the via Ferrata Bocchette Alte

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide:
    Vallesinella Car Park (Rifugio Vallesinella)
    Via Vallesiella
    38086 Madonna di Campiglio TN
  • Meeting time 7.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°12'24.6"N 10°51'03.9"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
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • 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 via Ferrata Bocchette Alte, in the Dolomites of Brenta, 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 or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.