Can I hire the necessary equipment locally?
Yes, you can. Helmets, harnesses and lanyards for clipping onto the cables can all be hired locally. Check the detailed Trip Notes for exact costs.
David Richardson - Sales
What is Via Ferrata?
It literally means 'Iron Way' in Italian and refers to a system of cables that cling to the side of the mountain to create routes that would normally be the domain of rock climbers. Thanks to an extensive network of metal cables, rungs and ladders built during the First World War to help troops defend their territory, every confident scrambler can enjoy reaching high passes and spectacular summits with no previous climbing experience. To reach these perfect defensive locations, all you need is good fitness and a head for heights.
Olly Leicester - Sales
I suffer from vertigo - is that a problem?
Yes, it would not be advised to do this trip. Many walks over the week will include exposed sections, so you must not be afraid of heights to take part in this trip. You need complete confidence in your physical condition and be able to handle difficult underfoot terrain such as scree, snow or difficult paths on steep mountainsides. There are steep ups and downs on gravel or rocky terrain and the average ascents and descents per day are around 800m. Some sections of Via Ferrata lead up/down vertical rock faces, which require a good upper body and arm strength.
David Richardson - Sales
Is it possible to make my own way to the start point in the Dolomites?
Yes, it is possible but, as it can be a long journey, you will need to prepare in advance. Taxis will be very expensive but there are some public transport options available. Please contact the Customer Operations team on 0845 863 9643 for more details, and we can run through the best way to get there!
Rachel George - Customer Operations
What kind of luggage should I take?
There's really no restiction, whatever feels comfortable for you. Whether that's a wheelie case or a rucksack, you won't be carrying it too far so don't worry!
Amanda Ceraolo - Product Manager
Is it possible to have a day off during the holiday?
Yes, this trip is centre based so if you would prefer to take off any of the days, you're free to do your own thing. Obviously we hope you'll take advantage of all that is on offer, but it's still a holiday, not a forced march!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Italy country guide (including plugs!)
Please visit the Exodus Travel Guide to Italy where you can find out what plugs they use, as well as more detailed Country information in the menu on the left of the page.
Exodus staff - expertise on hand to help
All the staff at Exodus share a passion for adventure travel, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find an expert for the area you are interested in here and can contact them to get further information. If you don't see your specific country listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get the answers you need!