What is via ferrata?
Via ferrata is a wire rope secured climbing and hiking trail. The ascent is made possible or facilitated by ladders, steps and iron pins. Unlike free climbing, the route is always given on a via ferrata and thus usually it’s securing to rope safety devices (steel rope, chains, ect.). At a via ferrata on Lake Garda climbs secluded peaks with stunning views over a breathtaking landscape and the deep blue lake, which are denied a normal hiker.
The roots of via ferrata reach as far as the discovery of America. In the 19th century, the sport became popular in Europe. The via ferrata as an alpine sport found its beginnings in the last century.
Lake Garda offers a great variety of different Vie Ferrate!