27 via ferrata and aided paths

Via Ferrata in Val di Fassa

Surrounded by some of the most famous Dolomite groups, the Val di Fassa (Fassatal in German) is one of the most beautiful valleys in the whole of the Alps and certainly one of the major centers of interest for via ferrata enthusiasts worldwide. Imagining to go up the Val di Fassa from the south-west towards the north-east, we will present the trips for aided paths and via ferrata grouping them by mountain group.

To reach the Val di Fassa from the Autostrada del Brenner, then along the Adige Valley, you can drive the Strada Statale 48 of the Dolomites along the Val di Fiemme (Egna-Ora exit) or drive up the Passo di Costalunga (exit Bolzano Nord).

Below you find 27 reviews grouped by mountain groups in the Val di Fassa. For some routes you will need to access some valleys adjacent to the Val di Fassa.

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Catinaccio Group

The Catinaccio is a mountainous group of the Dolomites located between the Tires valley, the Ega valley and, indeed, the Fassa valley in the Sciliar natural park.

The group belongs to the Fassa Dolomites and is part of, among others, the Catinaccio of Antermoia, the Cima Catinaccio, the Molignon, the Torri del Vajolet, the Cima del Larsec and the Roda di Vael.

The Val di Fassa is the ideal access point for trips in the southern part of the group.

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Sella Group

The Sella Group is a mountainous group of the Dolomites located between the Val Gardena, the Val Badia, the Val Livinallongo and the Val di Fassa.

The group belongs to the Gardena Dolomites and two valleys cut the group into two: the Val Lasties towards the Val di Fassa and the Val Mesdì towards the Val Badia. 

From the Val di Fassa the group is accessed via the Passo Sella which divides it from Val Gardena or from Passo Pordoi which divides it from the Val Livinallongo.

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Group of the Marmolada

The Group of the Marmolada is a mountainous group of the Dolomites located between the Val Pettorina (province of Belluno) and the Val di Fassa.

The group belongs to the Fassa Dolomites and three important valleys cut it: the Val di Contrin towards Canazei, the Val di San Nicolò and the Val di Grepa towards Pozza di Fassa Fassa. Beside the main massif, on which stand out Punta Penia and Piz Serauta, other peaks are home to important via ferrata routes: the Padon, theOmbretta, Cima Uomo, Col Ombert, the Colac and Cima Auta.

From the Val di Fassa the group is accessed via the Passo Fedaia that divides it from the Agordino or from the side valleys.

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Sassolungo group

The Sassolungo group is a mountainous group of the Dolomites located between the Val Gardena and the Val di Fassa.

The group belongs to the Dolomites of Gardena and is part of the subgroup of the Sassolungo and Sassopiatto

From the Val di Fassa you enter the group by cable car or from the Passo Sella which divides the Val di Fassa from the Val Gardena.

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