8. Via ferrata Sentiero Bonacossa (2320 m)

Starting point: Chair lift Col-de-Varda (2115 m). Opened from the middle of June to the beginning of October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Duration: Total 5 hours
Diffrence in altitude: ca. 550 m
Difficulty: 1

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Misurina lake – Rifugio Col de Varda – Rifugio Fonda Savio – Rifugio Auronzo – Misurina lake

The Three Peaks

The most part of this tour is to hike; is one of the nicest altitude tours in the Dolomites.

Arrival and starting point

To Dobbiaco, further on the left in direction Cortina until Carbonin. Turn left to Misurina to the chairlift Col de Varda. Drive-up with the lift (open from June till September) to the Rifugio Col de Varda hut. Accessible also by foot in an hour from Misurina along the drive way (path number 120).

Difficulty and general information

An easy Via Ferrata with only some parts with cable ropes. On the steeper parts there are also ladders, which make the ascent easier. From the Forcella de Rinbianco further on an exposed track traversing the Cima Ciadin de Rinbianco and arriving at the most challenging part. Ladders and steel ropes leads to through a wet and often snowy groove. Then you arrive at the Forcella Longeres (2.288 m), from where you have a fantastic view to the south walls of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. For those who want to avoid the trouble at the Rifugio Auronzo hut, can descent directly to the toll road of the Tre Cime.


The whole „Sentiero Bonacossa“ is signed with the number&nbps;117. From the hut, you go further to the Forcella&nbps;Misurina (2.380&nbps;m). Cable ropes and timber stairs lead to a slim notch.


A long tour, which is not to underestimate. At midway, you arrive at the Rifugio Fondo&nbps;Savio hut, where you can interrupt the ferrata and descent back to the valley. After the hut starts the second part of the ferrata, which is getting more difficult

Characteristic and technical details

This easy ferrata, which has also a lot of walking passages (foothold necessary), is one of the most beautiful tours in the Dolomites. Due the near “Tre Cime Circus”, this trail is not excessively overflowed.


From the Rifugio Auronzo (2.320 m) with the bus to Misurina. Alternatively, by foot across the path number 101 to the Tre Cime toll road in the near of the tollgate. Passing the Lake Lago de Antorno and the Camping ground you arrive at Misurina. Across the walkway on the eastern waterside of the lake Lago di Misurina back to the valley station of the chairlift (the tours extents in that case about 1 ½ hours).

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