12 via ferrata itineraries

Via Ferrata in Val di Gardena

The Val Gardena is one of the main Dolomite valleys and is completely within the province of Bolzano. Reaching the valley from the Adige Valley, you will meet in order Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva. The mountain groups of Val Gardena are the Odle-Puez, the Sassolungo and Sella.

To reach Val Gardena from the Autostrada del Brenner, then along the Adige Valley, you can drive the Strada Statale 242 (exit Bolzano Nord or Chiusa-Val Gardena).

Below you find 12 reviews divided by mountain groups of Val Gardena. For some routes you will have to access some valleys adjacent to the Val Gardena.

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Group of the Odle-Puez

The Group of the Odle-Puez is composed of the subgroups Odle and Puez and is a mountain group belonging to the Dolomites of Gardena and is enclosed between the Val Gardena, the Val Badia and the Val di Funes

The Odle Group is in turn composed of Odle di Funes, whose main peak is the Sass Rigais, and the Odle of Eores, of which the main peak is the Monte Tullen. The latter is generally reached by the Val di Funes.

The Puez Group it is surrounded by the Val di Funes, Val Badia and marginally by Val Gardena. Between the main peaks stand out the Piz de Puez, the Cir, the Sass de Putia and Sassongher.

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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. 

The group can be accessed from Val Gardena via the Passo Sella that divides it from the Val di Fassa or from Passo Gardena which divides it from the Val Badia.

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

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