Via Ferrata: “Gradiška Tura via Furlanova (B/C) & Otmarjeva (C/D) Pot” (Slovenia)

Exciting via ferrata up to the Gradiška Tura at the Slovenian / Italian border allowing an impressive scenic view towards the Gulf of Trieste and the Nanos massif.

Climb up to Gradiška Tura using the Furlanova (B/C) and the Otmarjeva (C/D) via ferratas

This fairly new and exciting via ferrata starts at the camping of Kamp Tura and leads up towards the Gradiška Tura which allows a scenic view around the area of Nanos and Ajdovščina. The tour combines two via ferratas in the category up to C whereas the crux of the 2nd via ferrata is slightly overhanging and fairly exposed and thus would qualify rather a C/D than a pure C. The view however from the top is stunning and compensates for all the strenuousness.

Please note that a full “Klettersteigset” (via ferrata set) is required for this tour!

Tour Description

00:00 Start at the parking lot Kamp Tura (GPS: 45.832282, 13.971070). Follow the hiking route (take the right one) westwards towards Gradiška tura (see red signposts).
00:05 Turn left and follow the small hiking trail northwestwards towards the Furlanova Via Ferrata. The trail gets a bit exposed and some basic climbing skills are required (UIAA I-)
00:30 At the begin of the Furlanova Via Ferrata. Put on your Via Ferrata/harness set and follow the Ferrata upwards. The first meters are without a rope and require some climbing skills (UIAA I).
01:00 Enjoy the view from the viewing platform in the middle of the Via Ferrata. Then continue following the Ferrata upwards.
01:30 At the end of Furlanova Via Ferrata, turn right and follow the trail down towards Gradiška tura po Otmarjevi pot (see red signpost).
01:40 At the crossing, turn left and follow the trail towards the start of Otmarjeva Via Ferrata (see stone at the ground with marking).
01:45 A short break at the begin of Otmarjeva Via Ferrata to recharge your energy (best with self-brought ).
02:00 Climb up the wall at the start of Otmarjeva Via Ferrata (also the crux) and follow the remaining Via Ferrata upwards.
03:25 At the crossing at the end of Otmarjeva, stay straight ahead and follow the trail up to the peak.
03:30 Enjoy the scenic view from the peak of Gradiška Tura. Best enjoyed with a self-brought refreshment ().
04:00 Continue on the trail westwards.
04:42 At the crossing, turn right and follow the trail downwards towards Gradišče (see yellow signpost).
05:00 At the crossing, turn right and follow the marked trail back to the parking.
05:30 Back at the parking, end of the tour.

At a glance

Level  moderate-difficult 
–  UIAA Level (Climbing)  I 
–  Via Ferrata Category  C/D 
Shape / Fitness
Best time in the year  
General Tour Data

Area: Nanos Karst, Sezana, Slovenia
Distance: 4km
Ascent: 531m (2h 40min)
Descent: 530m (1h 45min)
Highest Pt: 761m
Lowest Pt: 260m
Duration: 4h 45min (without breaks)
5h 30min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: None! (bring your own food!)
Equipment: Via ferrata set incl. helmet
Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Solid hiking shoes with good grip
Snacks, food and plenty of water
1x Gipfelbier  
Sun & Weather protection
Topo/Map: Furlanova & Otmarjeva Pot (B/C, C/D)
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Tour Diary

2021-08-28 11:00

Weather: Mostly sunny
Participants: Stefan, Maria
Activity: Strava

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