29. Vie ferrate of the Val di Fanes valley
Total rating: 1
Total duration: ca. 4 hours
Difference of altitude: 500 meters
Duration ascent: To the first ferrata ca. ¾ hour / from the first to the second ferrata ca. 1 hour
Climbing time: respectively max. 1 hour
Duration descent: from the first ferrata to toe starting point ca. 35 minutes / from the second ferrata to the starting point ca. 1 ½ hours
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Branches of the Fanes group on the Cortinesian side
Arrival and starting point
To Dobbiaco, there to the left into Val di Landro Valley (direction Cortina) and across Carbonin and Cimabanche to the first turn on the left. Directly in the turn there’s a deviation to the right, follow the small road (indication Ra Stua). Big parking lot at the begin of the closed road towards Malga Ra Stua.
Difficulties and general information
Two short, individual and relatively easy Via Ferrata in the river bed of the Fanes. Especially suitable for kids (rope and Via Ferrata Set) or also for Via Ferrata Novice. Between the first and the second Via Ferrata lays an hour of foot walk. In spring during snowmelt and in the summer during a tempest you should avoid both Via Ferratas.
From the parking lot across a gravel road down to the river and then across a lawn glade, until you run into a broader gravel road, which leads into Fanesvalley to the Fanes alp (Trail Nr.10-401). Short after the bridge “Ponte Outro”(Deep valley) on the right of the trail you see a bench. There starts and ends the first Via Ferrata (Ferrata G. Barbara). From the bench across the abbreviation (Trail Nr.10) partially abrupt uphill until you cross the gravel road which you follow. At an indication sign leads a path to the right to Via Ferrata “Cengia de Mattia” down below the waterfall over a bridge towards to the gravel road.
Nice half day undertaking, in case of stable weather recommendable also in the afternoon. Between the both Via Ferratas lays a relatively long ascent.
Character and technical Details
These both easily ferratas, well saved with steel ropes and some clamps, can also be done independent from each other. Both ascents lead under a waterfall, as a consequence the environment is wet. Short unsaved walking passages are easy to make. It’s also easy to combine with the ascent towards Fanes Alp.