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Via ferrata Rio Ruzza

New ferrata at Ballino Pass two minutes away from Lake Tenno.

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The bucolic and fascinating Ballino pass which divides the well known Lake Tenno from the Fiavè plateau once again brings to us amazing sensations thanks to the new ferrata which runs up the rock faces of Rio Ruzza waterfall.  

A short approach walk. which starts from the village of Ballino leads us across green meadows and through luxuriant beech trees to the base of the Rio Ruzza waterfall. This is where the intriguing ascent begins which has been perfectly set up with steps, cables and three breathtaking Tibetan bridges which allow us to test and alternate  technique and strength along the two sides of the waterfall.

A few exposed moves make it feel as if you are about to touch the water which impetuously animates the waterfall.

This ascent is not long but thanks to its technical effort and its striking and special surroundings is very exciting, giving us an adventure which ranges from the fable like and rural landscape  of Ballino Pass to the unexpected mountaineering adventure...

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85 €
Duration: 4 hrs
max. 6 partecipant
Experienced excursionists in excellent physical condition.
every Thursday


No fear of emptiness
Experienced hikers in good physical condition

Services and materials included:
UIAGM mountain guide, helmet, harness, ferrata set, gloves, courtesy transfer and RC insurance

What to bring:
trekking shoes or boots, backpack with water (1 lt./person) and snacks, rain jacket, face mask (covid-19)

Meeting point and Transport:
ARCO, via legionari cecoslovacchi n°14 - 9.00pm - GPS 45.927168 10.891491
BALLINO, fraz.ballino n°23 - at 9.30am | GPS 45.9640773, 10.8086741

The shuttle leaves punctually at the times indicated, please avoid delays in respecting the other participants.

Outdoor Safety First - Disclaimer !!! IMPORTANT !!!
We remind you to read and let others read if you also book the general and specific disclaimer of via ferrata's for other people, you can also find it here

Via ferrata Rio Ruzza itinerary:

Brand new via Ferrata at passo del Ballino which from straight away has attracted great interest and curiosity because it results, in fact, exclusive for its special identity: it runs parallel to a spectacular waterfall and through a series of steps and metal pegs the hiker has the feeling of being immersed in a column of water originating from rio Sajant. An opportunity which will be remembered and appreciated especially during the hotter summer days!


Info Tour Via Ferrata Rio Ruzza

  • Brand new ferrata
  • Cool and relaxing environment near the river
  • Short ferrata, but intense (D) with steep steps and exposed Tibetan bridges
  • Quick approach (30 mins) and descent (40 mins)
  • Relaxing landscape a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Lake Tenno

VIA FERRATA - COVID-19 management

  • All clients must fill in the Covid 19 questionnaire (an email with link will be sent to you when you register) the day before or on the same day of the activity.  
  • All participants will have their body temperature measured, if this will be over  37,5° the client will not be allowed to take part in the activity.  
  • All participants should carry with them a face mask to be used when it is not possible to guarantee the maximum distance of 2 m (for eg. When being transported to the activity, during briefing and debriefing…). 
  • If the transport service offered is used, any backpacks, bags, towels, costumes etc will be placed in the special, single use bag which will be handed to you by the guide when you set off. 
  • Disinfectant gel is available for you, and it is obligatory to use it: when you get on the van, before getting dressed, at the end of the activity and every time we consider it necessary.  
  • During the itinerary try to keep the safety distance, avoid overtaking other people, or help this action out when there are wider sections along the path and by wearing your mask. 
  • All the technical gear that the school will supply (harness, helmet, ferrata set) is hygienically cleaned and sanified after every single use. 


Any client booking the tour must:  

  • Fill in the Covid19 questionnaire before starting  
  • Have a mask to wear when it is not possible to respect the established distance. 
  • Respect the hygiene standards washing your hands often. 
  • Keep safety distance where possible. 
  • Respect the Mountain Guide’s recommendations. 
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