The Ombretta via ferrata (also known Ferrata Vernale) is a short yet super fun equipped trail that connects valley Val Cirelle with Cime de Ombreta. It is part of the marvelous itinerary that leads from Alba di Canazei to the summit of Mount Cima Ombretta at an elevation of 3011 meters; it develops within a wonderful dolomite environment.

  • Dolomites, Cima Ombretta
  • 7 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about Ombretta via ferrata

This magnificent and scenic Ombretta via ferrata in the heart of the Marmolada Range allows priceless gazes on the surrounding summits and it helps the hikers cross a rock jump between valley Val Delle Cirelle and the slopes of Mounts Sasso Vernale and Cima Ombretta. Ferrata Vernale can be covered in about 20 minutes facing an elevation gain of 100 meters (the whole excursion features a 1500 meters elevation gap). Perfect for all hikers, it is equipped with a long metal wire and it does not feature any technical issue but it is rather exposed during its whole development.

The excursion starts from Alba di Canazei; it is long and it calls for good training and good and steady walking pace. The approach stretches through a spectacular path along valleys Val de Contrin and Val di Cirelle all the way to Passo Val di Cirelle and then it reaches the attack of the via ferrata.

The return features a loop path developing within a constantly thrilling environment along the equipped trail that connects Mount Cima Ombretta and Passo Ombretta. From the Pass, then, through valley Val Rosalia the itinerary leads to Rifugio Contrin and to the starting point.

Price of Ombretta via ferrata

€ 330 - 1 person
€ 360 - 2 persons
€ 390 - 3 persons
€ 440 - 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide:
    Funivia Ciampac
    Via de Contrin
    38032 Alba di Canazei TN
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°27'28.4"N 11°47'19.7"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 Ombretta via ferrata (Ferrata Vernale) to Cima Ombretta, in the Dolomites of Fassa, 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.

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