The chairlift to go up to Refugio Son Forca, the starting point, is open 12 weeks during the summer.
Refugio Son Forca // Parcheggio per Sorapis
This Via Ferrata isn't hard but it is very long. It will take you a whole day to achieve it. You can also do a small part of it by climbing in the corridor up to the Rifugio Guido Lorenzi and then do a back and forth to the Bivacco Buffa di Perrero.
MUST HAVE VIA FERRATA EQUIPMENTS
Helmet - harness - ropes - gloves - sunglasses - appropriate clothing : I would recommend long pants as you go up in big rocks that can easily cut you - warm clothes and change of clothes when you reach the top - Make also sure to take all the needed things (water, food,...) for the night as there are no supplements at the Bivacco.
Follow in the footsteps of the Italian troops during World War II on the Ivano Dibona Via Ferrata. Watch your step carefully! You might come across remnants from that period.
This via ferrata is a long via, about 6 to 8h depending on your conditions. It is a beautiful via with the Bivacco Buffa di Perrero, that could serve as a sleeping point during the night. The via starts from the Refugio Son Forca which is accessible by the chairlift from the parking per Sorapis. I would advice to take the chairlift, it will save you some energy for a long day on the via.
Either you do the short version or the long one, in both cases, you will pass by the Rifugio Guido Lorenzi. It is now an abandoned hut. It used to be open with a telecabin that was taking hikers and skiers up to the hut. However, it has been closed since 2016 and the only way to get up there is to climb this giant “corridor” that you can see on the left picture above.
Culinary Specialties / Local Products
- Apfelstrudel - apple cake
- Goulash - soup
- Spätzle with ham and cream - green spinach pastas
- Casunziei - raviolis
- Semmelknödel - bread dumplings
- Schnitzel -Viennese schnitze
- Polenta - cornmeal
- Spritz - alcoholic beverage