The Normal Routes in the Dolomites

The approach to the great Dolomite peaks rich in mountaineering history

Normal Route means the easiest way to reach the summit of a mountain. If you climb a Via Normale in the Dolomites you will face a climb with difficulty up to grade III on rock and in some cases, as happens on the Marmolada (see High Mountain section), will also involve crossing a glacier. Once you reach the summit, you will always have to safely climb down and do some abseiling to descend to the base. The great Dolomite peaks, including Sassolungo, Catinaccio, Gran Fermeda in the Odle group and Marmolada, offer extraordinary itineraries of great satisfaction in a solitary and wild environment.

Technical Informations

We have collected for you some of the Normal Routes symbol of the Dolomites, for any other proposal write to us and we will give you every detail.

Mountain group

Normal route

Duration up and down hours

Lenght of the route




Marmolada (vedi sez. Via Ferrata) Marmolada - Punta Penia 3343 m 8 1300 m (from Fedaia pass) PD 4

160 euro per participant (min 2 max4)

Gruppo del Catinaccio Catinaccio 2981 m 6/8 200 m from Santner pass III 2
  • 1 participant 320 euro
  • 2 participants 360 euro
Gruppo del sassolungo Sasslungo 3181 m 8/10 500 m from the begin of the Fassani ledge III 2
  • 1 participant 500 euro
  • 2 participants 600 euro
Tre Cime di Lavaredo Cima  Grande di Lavaredo 2999 m 6 450 m IV- 2
  • 1 participant 400 euro
  • 2 participants 500 euro


  • In high season it is advisable to book in advance to find a place in the refuge
  • Leaving early and returning early to the refuge or to the car is recommended to avoid the afternoon weather instability that is very common in the Brenta in summer.

Meeting Point

The exact meeting point will be communicated based on the chosen itinerary, then you will find all the meeting points.

  • Catinaccio - parking lot at the valley station of the Coronelle cable car / the valley station of the Vajolet chairlift in Pera di Fassa


  • Sassolungo - Passo Sella


  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Lago di Misurina

What to bring

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • High mountain clothing (see the "tips on how to dress" section)
  • Spare clothes if you stay in the refuge for several days
  • Small first aid kit
  • Trekking poles are useful
  • Trekking boots suitable for use with crampons (see the "tips on footwear" section)
  • Sleeping bag for possible overnight stay in the refuge

The Price Includes

  • UIAGM / IFMGA The Outside Planet Alpine Guide
  • The guides speak Italian, English and German
  • Any technical material

The Price does not include

  • Any ski lifts and shuttle buses
  • Drinks in the refuge
  • Lunches and more not included in the half board
  • Overnight stay with half board in the refuge
  • Anything not specified in the item "The Price Includes"

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