This via ferrata is a classic in the Dolomites and is framed by rugged walls and towers with magnificent views. The via ferrata is relatively short with difficult Alpine passages that require Alpine experience.
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The tour begins at the mountain station of the König Laurin chairlift near the Fronza alle Coronelle/Kölner Hütte mountain hut (2,337 m). Trail no. 542 leads from here to the beginning of the via ferrata where the ascent is secured (300 m). The most difficult section is the ice chute (gorge). After crossing the ice chute, one arrives at the Santnerpasshütte mountain hut (2,734 m). Descent is via trail no. 542 to the Gartlhütte and Vajolethütte mountain huts. Continue on trail nos. 541 and 550 via the Tschagerjoch ridge back to the starting point. (Medium difficulty (B) - only with via ferrata equipment and helmet, sure-footedness and Alpine experience essential)
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Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the left and continue to Nova Levante and than to Carezza (about 30 min. from highway toll booth).