Via Ferrata

It is also an activity that offers experience and adrenaline and is highly demanded by visitors who visit Peja. This activity is performed on the rocks, but you are always insured, and your climbing will be carried out through the stairs placed on these rocks. Currently, in Peja-Rugova Gorge, 4 Via Ferrata trails have been opened and are offered to all visitors seeking outdoor experiences and adventures. These recreational trails that develop in rocky parts have a length of 300m to 1000m, whereas the height they reach while walking is up to 300m.

Via Ferrata "ARI"

It is the first Via Ferrata which is being built in Kosovo and the first Via Ferrata in the Balkans with the latest standards that have been applied. The first-ever Via Ferrata in Kosovo was developed in 2010 in Peja. This Via Ferrata came right after intensive training of the members Marimangat e Pejes which was realized in Trentino – Italy, offered by Societa Alpini Tridentini (SAT) an association for mountaineering and climbers in Italy. Via Ferrata Ari belongs to the vertical type Ferratas and has a length of 450m while in terms of difficulty it is ranked in system 2 or B (Moderately Difficult) which is ranked by Ferratas with medium difficulty and can be used by all nature lovers and ordinary tourists. Climbing this trail takes 2 to 3 hours. To achieve this, it is necessary to use adequate basic safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, and carbines. Via Ferrata Ari was developed under the supervision of an Italian expert and is certified for safety and now inspected annually by trained members of the Marimangat association.

Via Ferrata "MAT"

It is the second Via Ferrata which was developed in the year 2016 in Rugova Gorge or in the place known as “Bridge at the 3rd km”. Also like via Ferrata Ari this was built with the applying of the latest standard for Via Ferrata. Via Ferrata Mat belongs to the horizontal type of Ferratas and has a length of 510m while in terms of difficulty it is ranked in system 2 or B (Moderately Difficult) which is ranked by Ferratas with medium difficulty and can be used by all nature lovers and ordinary tourists. To achieve this, it is necessary to use adequate basic safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, and carbines. Via Ferrata Mat was developed also under the supervision of the Italian expert and is certified for safety.

Via Ferrata "MARIMANGAT"

It is the third Via Ferrata which was developed in 2018-2019 in Rugova Gorge or in the well-known place “5th kilometer”. Like other Via Ferrata, also in this has been applied latest standard. Via Ferrata “MARIMANGAT” belongs to the horizontal type Ferratas and has a length of 1000m while in terms of difficulty it is ranked in system 3 or C (Difficult) which is ranked as Via Ferrata with medium difficulty and can be used by all nature lovers and experienced tourists. It is more special as it passes through altitudes up to 300m where below can see the river Lumbardhi and the panoramic part of the Rugova Gorge. It has a length of 1km and it takes 3 to 4 hours to finish. To start climbing in this Via Ferrata you have to cross the most attractive bridge in Kosovo “Tibetan Bridge” which is unique of its kind in Kosovo. This bridge is an attraction in itself and has a sense of experience from all the visitors who cross it. This bridge is located at a height of 60m and its length that connects the two sides of the Rugova Gorge is 40m. To achieve this Via Ferrata, it is necessary to use adequate basic safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, and carbines.

Via Ferrata "SHPELLAT"

It is the fourth Via Ferrata which was built in 2020 in the Rugova Gorge or in the famous place “At the 3rd kilometer”. Like other Via Ferrata’s, also in this has been applied latest standard. Via Ferrata, CAVES belongs to the combined (horizontal and vertical) type of Ferrata and has a length of 510m while in terms of difficulty it is ranked in system 2 or B (Moderately Difficult) which is ranked by via Ferrata with medium difficulty and can be used by all nature lovers and ordinary tourists. It is even more special as the trail passes along a system of 9 caves that were once inhabited. The maximum height that they reach is 900m, while below all the time you can experience the flow of the river Lumbardhi and the panoramic part of the Rugova Gorge. To achieve this, it is necessary to use adequate basic safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, and carbines. Via Ferrata CAVES was developed by the experts of the association Marimangat e Pejes and the same expert tests the security measures every year.

VIA FERRATA PEJA 360

VIA FERRATA PEJA 360 – It is the Fifth Via Ferrata which was made in 2023 in Rugova Gorge or in the well-known place “Te Kilometri 3”. Like other Via Ferrata’s, also in this has been applied latest standard.

Via Ferrata Peja 360 is rated among the most difficult via ferratas to climb and requires good physical preparation and levels in similar activities. The starting point of Via Ferrata Peja 360 is the first steel suspension bridge (Tibetan Bridge) where the via ferratas Ari and Caves also begin. The path starts at the cave known as Queen’s Cave, and continues along the path with other two via ferrata to the second cave where separate from othere and offer very unique adventure during your pass to the trail.

Having reached this point, you now have the opportunity to make two decisions to follow your experience. One path goes by climbing the circular stairs with a length of 16m (Vertical Tibetan Bridge) that were made for the first time in Kosovo as a unique attraction making your adventure even more unique. This path connects you with the via ferrata Cave and Ari or inside the same cave to pass through a narrow rocky corridor. It takes 2 to 3 hours to complete this path. To achieve this, it is necessary to keep adequate basic safety equipment such as: helmet, belt and carabiners.

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