Via Ferrata at the Lake Garda and Arco areas: autumn, winter, spring

A via ferrata weekend in the winter season is really possible, the program that you can read here, that I name “Via Ferrata at the Lake Garda and Arco areas” is a realistic opportunity to try this fantastic experience of climbing in autumn, winter and spring.
The lake Garda area have two important aspects: a mediterranean microclimate and many via ferrata of different difficulty and length. Both aspects permit us to climb these via ferrata in the “bad seasons”. Arco and Lake Garda are a traditional winter place for many climbers of Europe.
Read below the proposals of Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco areas and don’t hesitate to contact me to elaborate togheter, your personal program for a single day as a large period or simply for a weekend.

PERIODS

In autumn and in the spring we can climb every via ferrata in Arco and at Lake Garda. No limits for the length of for the difficult. In the central part of winter (december- february) 70% of these via ferratas are free of the snow and we can climb it. Personally I like very much this period because there are very few people on the via ferrata at Garda Lake and in the Arco area. Generally we meet only local climbers or nobody… especially out of the weekends.

FIRST STEP

As first step: read the general info sheets linked in this page on the right bar and learn the territory to understand the geography of the Dolomites mountain areas and the entity of your transfers with the map here below (click the map to dowload it in PDF format):

SECOND STEP

Study the map of the Lake Garda and Arco area where are located most of these via ferrata, some of these are near out of map. In any case we can go it in daily tours starting from Bolzano or the Arco-Garda towns. (click the map to download the PDF file):

 

THE DAY BEFORE (your arrive)

Via Ferrata Dolomites: Bolzano panorama

Depending where you arrive, generally you will land in the airport of Venice or Milan or Bergamo or Innsbruck or Munich or..... it's indifferent! I will suggest you the best logistical system to arrive in Bolzano. train, bus, or taxi.
When you will arrive in Bolzano we have a preparative briefing at the reception of your hotel on the evening. In this half hour meeting we will check all aspect of the next days tour.

 

THE CLIMBING DAYS ON VIA FERRATA LAKE GARDA (FROM 2 TO…..)

We can set your prefered number of climbing days of Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, from 2 to more, If you prefer with a alternance of rest days. Every day we can climb a different via ferrata in the Arco area or in the lake Garda area, these are the possibilities:

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (A)

VIA FERRATA MONTE COLODRI – Arco

(autumn/winter/spring) – 2,5 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Monte Colodri

The easier via ferrata of this area, is a perfect solution for beginners where I can teach you every salient aspect of this art of climbing. A good point to introduce you on the vertical reality.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (B)

SENTIERO DEI CONTRABBANDIERI – Via Ferrata Massimiliano Torti

(autumn/winter/spring) – 4/5 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Contrabbandieri 2

This tour on the walls near Riva del Garda is not properly a via ferrata. At the begin of 1900, the government had the idea to build a road to connect Riva with the southern areas of the Garda lake. The first idea was to build this road, from Biascesa town at a medium elevation of 200 m on the long walls of the lake. It was build a test ledge to value this possibility…. but was a crazy idea, difficult for the realization. So, in a second time, was build the road of the “Gardesana occidentale” at the level of the lake (easier and not so expensive). This project was abbandoned and today is possible walk (and in some sections climb) along this artificial and exposed ledge!….. in some part very scary!!!
A perfect winter hiking (and climbing) day, in a fantastic ambient. Max three people per rope with guide.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (C)

VIA FERRATA FAUSTO SUSATTI – Cima Capi

(autumn/winter/spring) – 4/5 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Cima Capi

The via ferrata of Cima Capi is original of the First World War, a incredible and exposed via ferrata along the crest of the Cima Capi at the Garda Lake offer us a easy climbing in some point exposed. Climb this via ferrata ia as visit a museum of WW1 with bunkers and trench located in incredible positions. This via ferrata is one of the most classical target of the Garda Lake. A unforgettable panorama is guaranteed!

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (D)

VIA FERRATA DELL’AMICIZIA – Cima S.A.T.

(autumn/spring) – 7-8 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Cima SAT

The long via ferrata at the Cima SAT is the most exposed of the Garda Lake. A long succession of vertical iron ladders lead us to the top of this long via ferrata with a incomparable view at the town of Riva del Garda.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (E)

VIA FERRATA OTTORINO MARANGONI – Monte Albano

(autumn/winter/spring) – 4/5 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Monte Albano

This climbing route was the first sport climbing via ferrata of Europe. It was recently and completely renoved, now is not so difficult as some year ago, but in any case is very exposed and sure is athletic. Perfect for people looking adrenaline

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (F)

VIA FERRATA GERARDO DELLA SEGA – Avio

(autumn/spring) – 5/6 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Gerardo della Sega

In one of the most wild internal valleys of the Garda Lake mountains we find this unusual via ferrata that climb into a impressive and enormous overhanging basin. It’s a joke of the nature, how can stay up a so big overhanging of rocks? Only if we climb it we can comprise.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (G)

VIA FERRATA RINO PISETTA – Dain delle Sarche

(autumn/spring) – 5/6 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Dain Sarche

The Via Ferrata Rino Pisetta is the most difficult of the Arco – Lake of Garda areas. A continuos vertical wall for more of 400 meters end with a absolutely exposed pillar. Only for athletic people looking adrenaline. The gear of this via ferrata was recently renoved and now is brand new and total safety.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (H)

VIA FERRATA CHE GUEVARA – Monte Casale

(autumn/spring) – 7/9 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Che Guevara

The via Ferrata Che Guevara is absolutely the longest of this area of the Dolomites. It extend into a 1000 meters big wall. Is not difficult but it required trained hikers ready for a long trip in the vertical reality. It’s a great experience!

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (I)

VIA FERRATA RIO SALLAGONI – Drena

(autumn/winter/spring) – 2/3 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Rio Sallagoni

This via ferrata is the best targhet for families with kids, look the video! A short climbing with amazing and impressive part but not difficult and sure in total safety.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (L)

VIA FERRATA GIOVANELLI – Burrone di Mezzocorona

(autumn/spring) – 4/5 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Mezzocorona

Similar at the Rio Sallagoni, this via ferrata is perfect for families with kids. In adjunct, the Via Ferrata Giovanelli, climb into a impressive canyon into the big wall of the Burrone di Mezzocorona.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (M)

VIA FERRATA DI FAVOGNA – Favogna

(autumn/spring) – 6/7 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Favogna

A solar big wall is the characteristic of this long via ferrata, never difficult, this via ferrata have a long envelopment into the wall of Favogna. At the final part, climb under a big overhanging rock structure with great panoramas.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (N)

VIA FERRATA DEL RIO SECCO – Cadino

(autumn/spring) – 4/5 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Rio Secco

The local people name this via ferrata simply “Rio Secco” (Dry Creek). It’s a typical example of via ferrata of medium difficult with some athletic sections. This climb go along a waterfall line that for many months is dry.

 

Via Ferrata Lake Garda and Arco, proposal (O)

VIA FERRATA HOACHWOLL – Schnalstal / Val Senales

(autumn/winter/spring) – 6/7 hrs

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Hoachwoll

The Via Ferrata Hoachwoll is a new entry in the reality of the via ferratas of low elevation. It’s located north of Bolzano – Bozen on the begin of the Schnalstal valley in a perfect solar esposition and in a very particolar landscape. The climbing route take the name from the “Hoachwoll” water pipe line that was build at mid 1800 to carry the water on the farm areas of the upper side of the valley, it was a crazy build that crossed this wall on the middle side. Today we cross it with this via ferrata where we meet interesting remains of this “acrobatic” water pipe line. In short is the hardest via ferrata of this selection with a extra exposed tibetan bridge of 60 meters. A great target for trained hikers!

 

PRICES FOR ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICE (*)

The best policy for pricing is clarity and flexibility. Are you agree?
For this reason here below you find a extended explanation of the prices in one single sheet, based at the number of days (X days) and at the number of persons (X Pers.)
Under the sheet you find elenced what is included in every price (accommodations, transfers, etc.).
Every price is consider per single PERSON based at the composition of the single GROUP that do the reservation, not at the final number of participant of the group.
At the moment of reservation you can ask to have a personal trek (without others participants) or to accept other potential participants.
The mountain guide can lead until 6 persons. If the guide combine more persons/groups together it will apply at every unity of reservation 20 Euro discount for every day.
Choose your preferred combination of via ferrata trek here below:

(*) WHAT INCLUDED EVERY ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE?

- My personal help for your vacation and travel logistics before and after the trek.
(this is a unique and valuable service: you can ask for help to best arrange any aspect of your vacation in Italy. A great help!)
- Full time mountain guide service during the reserved days.
- Transportation during the trek.
with my car which holds a maximum of 6 people plus me, or other local transport like buses. (cableways are not included)
- The nights of lodging in the rifugios during the trek, with half board.
HB = bed + breakfast + dinner. (lunch and beverages are not included)
- 2 nights of lodging in Bolzano at a Bed-and-Breakfast, one night before and one after the trek.
B&B = bed and breakfast. (lunch, dinner, and beverages are not included).
- All technical gear for climbing, as you need.
helmet, harness, crampons, kit for via ferrata, protective gloves for via ferrata, ice axe, trekking poles, etc.

Note: How reduce the costs?
If you are independent with your rental car and don't use the overnights in Bolzano the night before and/or after the tour, the prices are reduced proportionally at your requests.

 

IF YOU PREFER STAY IN THE GARDA AND ARCO AREA

On the north side of the Garda Lake, especially in the area of Arco, you can find many nice accommodation, I suggest you the following solutions of B&B and Farmhouse, but if you prefer others typologies of hotels, write me your specific preference. I can help you in the right choose.

In this case, in line with a maximal flexibility for your preferences, I propose you only the daily mountain guide tarif, so you are total independent to choose your preferred accommodation.

B&B La Lanterna

Via Ferrata Lake Garda La LanternaLa Lanterna

La Lanterna, is a famous meeting point of the the climbers. Bar, pizzeria and restaurant, this characteristic solution offer you some rooms in B&B and a large apartment. The position is very quite, good for your rest moments after intense climbing days.

B&B Maso Benuzzi Oberhofer

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Maso BenuzziMaso Benuzzi Oberhofer

Is a B&B some kilometers north of Arco with a friendly managament.

B&B Maso Lizzone

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Maso LizzoneMaso Lizzone

The Maso Lizzone is simply one of the best B&B in farmhouse of the Arco area.

B&B Villa Bellaria

Via Ferrata Lake Garda Villa BellariaVilla Bellaria

The Villa Bellaria is a B&B and apartment in the Town of Riva del Garda. I suggest this solution if you prefer the vicinity of the Lake.

PRICES FOR MOUNTAIN GUIDE SERVICE (**)

The same considerations that was wrote before for the prices in "all inclusive" are valid for the: "daily mountain guide fee"
Choose your preferred combination of via ferrata here below:

(**) WHAT INCLUDED EVERY PRICE?

- Full time mountain guide service during the reserved days.
- Transportation during the trek.
with my car which holds a maximum of 6 people plus me, or other local transport like buses. (cableways are not included)
- All technical gear for climbing, as you need.
helmet, harness, crampons, kit for via ferrata, protective gloves for via ferrata, ice axe, trekking poles, etc.

 

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