Some trails are beginner rated where they’re pretty smooth with few obstacles. Others are so rocky and technical that only an expert could ride. Riding a Via Ferrata is neither of those. They will have some challenging aspects but the real difficulty is getting over the fact that if you fall, you’re dead. A Via Ferrata is a climbing or hiking route along a cliff face that is protected with a steel cable. You can find them all over the world particularly in the Alps while fewer reside in the US, potentially because of liability issues. This ride takes place in the Brenta Dolomites where over 90% of the downhill sections were ridden. This is probably a hike/climb much better experienced on foot than by bike. However it makes for a pretty incredible video. Enjoy below.
About Adam Farabaugh
I am a former professional road cyclist and traveled the world riding and racing my bike. I started out in high school learning everything the hard way through a lot of trial and error and made it to racing with the worlds best. I hope I can give good insight into riding and everything that encompasses cycling.