This new Via Ferrata, named after “Andrea and Maria Ferrari” leads to the top of Ra Bujela, the rocky tower at the foot of Tofana.
Suggested period: Daily from May 20th to September 30th
Suggested departure time: 1.00 p.m.
Elevation gain: 150 m
Elevation loss: 150 m
Length: 3 km
Estimated time: 2 hours
Physical effort: Medium
Suggested minimum age: 14
The start can be easily approached by chairlift from Pié Tofana.
To get to the chairlift station, you may either drive up the road that departs from state road 48 to Passo Falzarego at Lacedel or take the cable car Freccia nel Cielo from Cortina centre to Col Druscié and descend along the ski run for about 15 minutes.
Lastly, you may drive from Cianzopé (on the road to Passo Falzatrego) to Rifugio Dibona and park close to the rifugio.
At the approach of the Via Ferrata, you may take advantage of the services offered by Rifugio Duca d’Aosta, while, on top, of Rifugio Pomedes.
The new route is equipped with two boardwalks, 7 and 3 m long respectively, and runs on the “Ra Bujela” tower. This medium difficulty route develops up the rocky face for 150 metres and for 100 along the summit ridge with 100 m of elevation gain. The estimated time is about one hour and a half.
The route is an excellent “training gym” for those who wish to approach equipped trails and, in case of uncertain weather conditions, it is an excellent alternative to longer and more challenging climbs.
The way back is either by chairlift or walking down the scenic “Sentiero dei Camosci” along its portion between Rifugio Duca d’Aosta and Pié Tofana.
Rifugio Duca d’Aosta: 0039 0436 2780
Rifugio Pomedes: 0039 0436 862061
By Chairlift Piè Tofana – Duca d’Aosta
Daily service from 24th June to 17th September – 09.00 a.m. – 04.40 p.m.
By Cable car Cortina- Col Drusciè: tel. 00 39 04365052;
Daily service from 17th June to 24th September from 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.