The via Ferrata del Porton, connected with the via Ferrata del Velo offers a very interesting and exciting equipped track featuring some technical issues. It develops among wild and immaculate landscapes connecting Rifugio Pradidali and Rifugio Velo della Madonna offering thrilling gazes on a breath taking environment.

  • Dolomites, Pale di San Martino
  • 8 hours
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about via Ferrata del Porton and via Ferrata del Velo

The via Ferrata del Porton is one of the most difficult in the Pale di San Martino; it features a rather technical - mostly equipped - itinerary that leads to col Forcella Porton from where, then, we reach the easier via Ferrata del Velo. The path develops among couloirs, chimneys and vertical walls in a characteristic, tough yet spectacular dolomite environment.

The via ferrata features a 400 meters elevation gain; 1500 meters for the whole excursion. The via ferrata is equipped with metal wire and some metal brackets assist the steepest passages.

The excursion starts from the top station of the Colverde-Rosetta cable car from where the approach begins. Following a marvelous exposed but safe trail we reach Passo di Ball (2443 meters) and we keep going towards Rifugio Pradidali. The attack of the via ferrata is just above the rifugio. The descent from Rifugio Velo della Madonna follows a trail that brings back to San Martino di Castrozza by the cable car station.


€ 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 del Porton and via Ferrata del Velo

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Col Verde cable car
    Via Passo Rolle
    38054 Primiero San Martino di Castrozza - TN
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°15'50.8"N 11°48'18.5"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

  • 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, 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 del Porton and via Ferrata del Velo, in the Pale di San Martino, 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.