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!

What equipment does a climber need?

The equipment of a via ferrata includes sure-footed shoes and a via ferrata set consisting of a climbing harness with via ferrata carabiners and a climbing helmet.

At Aqua Thrill all participants get a via ferrata set and are guided by experienced and state-certified mountain guides.

Ewald Holzknecht

Alpinschool alpin-guide

Mountain / Ski and Canyoning guide

Height worker and Rope Access Technician Level 1-3

Expert inspector for PSA against crash

AGBS www.alpin-guide.at/kontakt/agbs.html