Plan a route here Copy route
Fixed rope route recommended route

Ferrata "Felice Spellini"

Fixed rope route · Altopiano della Paganella
Responsible for this content
APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Lake Molveno and Brenta Dolomites
    / Lake Molveno and Brenta Dolomites
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Frizzera
  • / Nei pressi del rifugio Alimonta
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Rifugio Alimonta
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Nei pressi del rifugio Alimonta
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Rifugio Pedrotti
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Oliver Astrologo
m 2900 2800 2700 2600 2500 2400 2300 2200 2100 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 km

The newest via Ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites!


Distance 3.4 km
2:22 h
551 m
367 m

The via ferrata goes from the Molveno side to the Bocchette Centrali and Alte directly, connecting path nr. 303 (Sentiero della Sega Alta) to Bocca degli Armi.


Author’s recommendation

Bocca di Brenta, just a few minutes from rifugio Pedrotti.
Profile picture of Lorenzo Ventura
Lorenzo Ventura
Update: July 24, 2020
E difficult
Risk potential
Highest point
2,841 m
Lowest point
2,293 m
Best time of year

Safety information

1) Prepare your itinerary

2) Choose an excursion appropiate for your real ability and training level 

3) Choose the fitting equimpent

4) Check the weather forecast 

5) Hiking alone is risky 

6) Give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return 

7) Do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert 

8) Pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey 

9) Do not hesitate to retrace your steps

10) Ask for help and call the number 112 

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

Touristboard Dolomiti Paganella


Rifugio Pedrotti (2,401 m)


Rifugio Alimonta

Turn-by-turn directions

From rifugio Pedrotti you go some minutes along path nr. 319 to rifugio Tosa; here you turn left onto path nr. 303, downwards into a valley and continuing at the foot of Brenta Alta. After a short part you get to Busa degli Sfulmini, surrounded by the most beautiful cliffs of the Brenta Dolomites. You continue on the left following the signs for the "Sentiero Felice Spellini": you reach the Southern side of Cima Armi (2590m.), where the via ferrata begins. You walk first along a difficult sideway and then a series of hard ladders, leading to Bocca degli Armi (2749m.), where the ferrata ends. If you go right, along path nr. 323, you go to rifugio Alimonta.






all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti - line 611

Getting there

From the motorway exit Trento nord we drive direction val di Non and Altopiano della Paganella; just afer the long tunnel by Mezzolombardo, we turn right (SP 64), to Fai della Paganella, Andalo and Molveno.


Molveno, departure of the cableway.


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendations for this region:

Show more

Recommended maps for this region:

Show more


Via ferrata kit:

- harness

- fall damper

- 2 carabiners

- helmet

Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
  • Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
  • Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.

Photos from others

E difficult
3.4 km
2:22 h
551 m
367 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Completely cable-secured


  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view