This is a sort of rock climb, secured all the way with a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically fixed to the rock. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs (stemples), pegs, carved steps and even ladders and bridges. Via ferrata can vary in length from short routes taking just half day to long demanding alpine routes covering significant distance and altitude. Everyone with an average grade of fitness can manage the easy and intermediate ones. And if you are a bit of hights, we will stay close to you all the way up. The rest is easy to learn, when professionals teach you.
All the Via ferrata we have here are extremely panoramic, since they usually climb the mountains surrounding the lake. One of the best way to give your holiday a touch of adventure and to take that wonderful pic you always wanted!
ALL TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED AND INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. JUST WEAR CONFORTABLE CLOTHES AND PROPER HIKING, APPROACH, MOUNTAIN SHOES WITH GOOD SOLE. SNEAKERS ARE ALLOWED JUST ON THE “EASY” TOURS. DON’T FORGET A SMALL PACK WITH A FLEECE, WATER AND SNACKS.
EASY If you are looking for a private view of the Lake without big effort. It is our entry level tour and requires just more than 2 hours. No walk at all and very easy to access with public transportation from everywhere. STARTING FROM 40€ p/p in a group of 7 participants. 2,5 hours roundtrip.
EASY+ The best to have a first try in the mountains or if you want to have a relaxed day with little adventure. It suits also big groups or young children from 8 years old. The approach is done by 1 hour walk or with a train ride from Mendrisio, Switzerland. Breathtaking views on the Alps, Lake Lugano, Como and Maggiore. STARTING FROM 50€ p/p in a group of 6 participants. 3,5 hrs roundtrip using the train.
Corni di Canzo
INTERMEDIATE Located on the peaks above Bellagio, it’s a medium challenging and panoramic possibility with just some steeper parts, nice and smooth 40min approach hike and hut at the base with local food. The view from the top is a real gift. Kids from 10 to 14 yrs old allowed in a private tour. The meeting is in the village of Valbrona, at the local football court parking ——> MEETING POINT <——– Pick up it’s possible at Asso train station (coming from Milan) or Onno (coming with bus from Bellagio). STARTING FROM 70€ p/p in a group of 7 participants. 5 hrs roundtrip.
Mount San Salvatore (Lugano)
INTERMEDIATE++ Located just few minutes from Lugano city center, it offer stunning view on Lugano Lake and on the whole alpine range. From the end of the via ferrata, one can choose whether to descend to Pazzallo along the trail or climb up to the summit in about 20 minutes and reach the funicular starting point from where we could have an easy way down. STARTING FROM 70€ p/p in a group of 7 participants. 4hrs roundtrip using the train.
INTERMEDIATE++ Located just above Menaggio, is definitely that place that you can define as a balcony on the lake. After a steep hike we will get to a hut for a coffe, then in a while to the foot of our climb. It is usually a 2-3 hours climb, but we could leave it and go back before if you’re tired; but do your best not to give up: the view from the top is something you won’t forget. STARTING FROM 90€ p/p in a group of 4 participants. 6/7hrs roundtrip.
INTERMEDIATE+ An intermediate route taking place above the city of Lecco. Nice scenery, some nice surprises and a pleasant descent with cablecar! STARTING FROM 80€ p/p , cablecar included.
HARD Serious ferrata, requiring strong phisical effort and pretty good endurance. Could eventually requires a preparation tour. STARTING FROM 110€ p/p, cablecar ticket included.