Via ferrata Burrone Giovanelli
Via ferrata Burrone Giovanelli

Burrone Giovanelli fixed-rope route

An easy and very pleasant fixed rope route in the heart of the Val di Non mountains near Mezzocorona

At the beginning of the 20th century, a physician of Mezzocorona, Tullio Giovanelli, discovered a wild ravine about 1.5 km west of the city. Consequently, a fixed rope route was built in the ravine, the “Via Ferrata Burrone Giovanelli“, famous for its very narrow sections and a beautiful waterfall.

We leave our car near the picnic area and hike along the forest road on the left side of the stream until we reach the beginning of the fixed rope route. A rope leads us into the ravine, where we climb on vertiginous ladders and very steep sections until we finally reach at a very beautiful waterfall, where we have a rest. At the end of the fixed rope route, we climb the last stairs up the ravine and finally reach the forest road, which leads us to the Baita dei Manzi mountain hut (at 876 m a.s.l.).
From the Baita dei Manzi we hike steeply downwards to the small village of Monte, where we take the cable car back to Mezzocorona.

Please note:

  • This fixed rope route is well secured but slippery at some sections. It is an adventurous experience also for children, of course with complete via ferrata equipment and accompanied by experienced persons.

Author: JO

circular route difficulty: moderate ferrata / fixed rope route
  • Starting point:
    parking space north-west of Mezzocorona
  • Time required:
    04:45 h
  • Track length:
    8,3 km
  • Altitude:
    from 216 m to 1.021 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +849 m | -849 m
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Burrone Giovanelli fixed-rope route
  • More information:
    Orientation: S
    Don't do the tour after rainfalls!
    Please note: There are some slippery sections in the ravine.
    Highlights: waterfall, nice rest place
    Suitable for families: Yes, if children are accompanied by experienced people, even though it is a long route.

If you want to do this tour, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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