Stunning via ferrata along ledges beneath Cima Falkner and the Brenta peaks. Amazing panoramas with some exposed sections, but suited to those who are new to via ferratas.
The lovely Alfredo & Rodolfo Benini via ferrata runs along exposed ledges beneath Cima Falkner. This popular panoramic route is suited to those who are experiencing a via ferrata for the first time. The itinerary features one-of-a-kind vistas over several Dolomite peaks as you climb to an altitude of nearly 3,000m (9,850 ft).
Its ease of access by way of the Grostè gondola lift, low level of difficulty, and moderate elevation gain make it a very popular route that is recommended for beginners. However, it is not to be underestimated due to the exposure of certain sections and the high altitude. Estimate another 2-3 hours’ hike from the end of the via ferrata to Vallesinella.
Outlets: via ferrata Bruno Dallagiacoma. For this itinerary, adverse weather conditions can be a source of difficulty and danger, making this via ferrata a route that is not to be underestimated.
Please 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.
Tips and hints
To get to Madonna di Campiglio:
- A4 Milan-Venice motorway, take the Brescia Est exit at km 130. Average travel time from exit (by car): 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- A22 Modena-Brennero motorway, take the Rovereto Sud exit at km 92 (1 hour and 40 minutes), or the Trento Sud exit at km 73 (1 hour and 30 minutes), or the S. Michele all’Adige exit at km 78 (1 hour).
Between Madonna di Campiglio and Campo Carlo Magno, there is the Grostè gondola lift, which will take you up to the start of this itinerary.
For the return trip, follow the directions to Rifugio Tuckett, Casinei, Vallesinella, which can be reached on foot from the end of the via ferrata in about 3 hours.
ParkingAmple paid parking is also available at the base of the Grostè gondola lift.
Book recommendation by the author
Recommended maps for this region:
- technical mountain clothing
- hiking boots with Vibram or similar sole
- via ferrata gear
- pickaxe and crampons (when necessary)
- a length of rope (recommended)
Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Via ferrata set
- Climbing harness
- Climbing helmet
- Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
- Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
- Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.