Climbing at Lake Garda

Venture way up high. Experience freedom

Climbing around Lake Garda simply has more to offer summiteers and climbing fans. Perfect rock faces, optimum weather conditions, safety – just a few of the elements which makes for an optimal climbing excursion.

Tours and steep trails, of all difficulty levels, have been inspiring beginners, those at an advanced level and pros for quite some time, since the variety of strange rock formations and impressive rock faces create superb opportunities. Whether during free-climbing, on via ferrata routes with long iron ladders, in climbing crags, Alpine Big Walls, bouldering parks and Mediterranean steep slopes – Lake Garda is a real magnet for climbers from all over the globe and has more to offer for every performance category and for all preferences.

It is not for nothing that in September every year the world-renowned Free Climbing World Championships ‘Rock Master’ take place here. In the area around Arco, Tione, Torbole and Trento alone there are over 80 climbing walls and climbing crags.

So you definitely don’t miss out on any dream tours, we recommend the following climbing guides:

  • Climbing in Arco (Versante Sud 2006) outlines 80 climbing areas around Arco.
  • Arco climbing guide (Lochner Publishing 2005) – Sports climbing guide for all climbing crags in the Arco area.
  • High mountains in the Sarca Valley (Versante Sud 2007) – Alpine climbing routes and sports climbing tours with several rope pitches near Arco.

Climbing. Experience Lake Garda from the vertical

Dreamy weather. Superb views to the azure blue Lake Garda. A gentle breeze. Get your climbing shoes out of the cupboard or hire some perfect equipment right here. Anyone holidaying at Lake Garda definitely should pay a visit to the variety-packed climbing terrain variety-packed climbing terrain. The little town of Arco in particular, just a few kilometres from Riva in the Sarcatal Valley has since the 1980s been a real paradise for climbing enthusiasts.

On the Colodri in particular, the local mountain in Arco, there are countless rock-faces which , all of which just couldn’t be any more different. Distinctive characters, a wide variety of difficulty areas – nestling in a natural paradise of beauty which is beyond compare. Whether it is slopes which have a slight incline or total verticals, whether with ropes or unsecured, barefoot or with sturdy footwear – you get to feel total freedom.

A few of the selected top climbing destinations which are not to be missed:

  • La Ferrata dei Colodri (Arco)
  • Via Ferrata Susatti a Cima Capi (Riva del Garda)
  • Via Ferrata Che Guevara (Monte Casale – Pietramurata)
  • Via Ferrata „Rino Pisetta“ (Sarche)
  • Via Ferrata Monte Albano (Mori)
  • Via Ferrata Rio Sallagoni – Castel Drena (Drena)

So you see, climbing at Lake Garda means an integral experience in harmony with the natural surroundings. Be there.