Rather than a traditional Via Ferrata, this is actually a partially equipped trail going across the majestic western side of Pietra Grande (2937m/9633ft). The route requires firm feet and a head for heights: long ledge sections are rather exposed and with no protections, you just have to lose your footing or slip to fall a few hundred meters down to the rocks below. Having said that, the Vidi trail presents no remarkable difficulties: the toughest (downhill) section is equipped with steel cable and ladders. Safety equipment, with helmet, harness and karabiners, is mandatory. The route can be travelled in either direction, we propose here the clockwise one. Total length about 10 km/6.21mi (starting from Poza Vecia), drop about 1000m/3280ft.
Distance 12 km
Update: September 23, 2020
Safety informationPlease note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Getting thereFrom Passo Campo Carlo Magno, above Campiglio, near the Grosté lift facility, you take the dirt road reaching the car park in Poza Vecia (176m/577ft).
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EquipmentHelmet, harness and karabiners.
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