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Via Ferrata Osvaldo Orsi - Pradél

Fixed rope route · Altopiano della Paganella
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  • Refugee Pedrotti
    / Refugee Pedrotti
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Frizzera
  • / Signs near refugee Pedrotti
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Ventura
  • / Mount Bondone from refugee Pedrotti
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Ventura
  • / Campanil Bas
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Ventura
  • / Alba al rifugio Pedrotti
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Top via ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites.



Distance 11.8 km
7:16 h
998 m
2,083 m

From rifugio Pedrotti to rifugio Croz dell'Altissimo and then to the Pradel Plateau and Molveno; otherwise from rifugio Pedrotti to rifugio Tuckett, going through Bocca di Tuckett, and then to Madonna di Campiglio.


Author’s recommendation

The wonderful scenario of the Brenta Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage.
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Lorenzo Ventura
Update: September 02, 2020
C moderate
Risk potential
Highest point
2,517 m
Lowest point
1,265 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 (2,451 m)


Altopiano del Pradél

Turn-by-turn directions

The via ferrata Osvaldo Orsi is for sure one of the most beautiful and impressive walks: from the refugee Pedrotti you go down to the near refugee Tosa, where you leave path nr. 319 and take nr. 303. You go along the way at the foot of Brenta Alta, and then up to Busa degli Sfulmini. The landscape is really impressive, you are surrounded by the most beautiful peaks of the Brenta Dolomites (Brenta Alta, Campanil Bas, Sfulmini, Torre di Brenta, Cima degli Armi). You go on, first to Busa degli Armi and then, always upwards, to spalla dei Massodi, a natural terrace on Val Perse and Cima Roma. A large ledge, the "Sega Grande" permits you to reach the Eastern wall of Cima Brenta and a loose gravel up to a cross: if you turn left you go steep upwards to Bocca di Tuckett (2684m.) and to refugee Tuckett, if you go right, you go down through the Val Perse to refugee Croz dell'Altissimo and, finally, to the Pradel Plateau.



all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti - line 611: Trento-Mezzolombardo by train, Mezzolombardo-Molveno by bus.

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

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Trekkingshoes, rain-jacket, water; via ferrata set.

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.

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C moderate
11.8 km
7:16 h
998 m
2,083 m
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