Via ferrata Porze

The most important at a glance

657 m
1 h
sea level starting point
1942 m
sea level entry point
1942 m
sea level highest point
2599 m
access time to the entry point
1 h
walking time descent
2 h
state: closed
best season:
in 50 Minuten vom Palkplatz Kapfsee (1.675 m) zur Porzehütte (1.942 m)
Über Gamssteig - Gehzeit 2.5 - 3 Stunden Über Austriaweg - Gehzeit 2.5 Stunden
<div class="gsmap-detail-content-section-arrival-item" id=""><h3>arrival</h3><div class="gsmap-detail-content-arrival-item"><div class="title">Parking spot</div><div>Car park Porzehütte</div></div></div>

altitude profile

Pdf file

Gpx file

Interactive map

Current weather conditions


19°C/66°F °C


'Traversing' the impressive Porze (2599 m) is a lovely mountain hike and incorporates two well-secured via ferrata routes (difficulty level A). An impressive mountain tour in terms of scenery which at some sections passes a few areas where there are relics of the First World War (derelict buildings and protection points).

The direction you take can be freely chosen since the descent is possible via both paths! Starting from Klapfsee continue to Tilliacher Joch – on the Italian side via an old military road to the first hairpin bend – from there proceed via  the signposted path and cross an area of scree

to the first sections of the Gamssteig which is secured with cables, which cross the south-east flanks

of the Porze, before reaching the ridge. Follow an old path until the final section

just before the summit, which again narrows and becomes more rocky. Total walking time:

2 ½ - 3 hours. A path proceeds from Porzehütte in serpentines to the start of the Austria Weg to the Porzescharte (2363 m). Here you climb on the short and well-secured path.

This path is exposed and steep, heading to the western ridge of the Porze. From here a narrower, slippy path runs along the ridge to the summit, through

gravel. Total walking time: 2 ½ hours.

Difficult sections: A/B. Both ascents are secured at exposed areas with ropes throughout and are not difficult when you pay appropriate attention.



Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the best tips every month for current offers, mountain tours, events and much more.