The via ferrata that Guevara develops from Pietramurata to the top of Monte Casale, with a difference in height of 1400m, along the imposing east face of the mountain.
We leave the van at the entrance to the town of Pietramurata, we wear our gear and head towards the start of the climb, along a well marked path. The path ascend into the woods with some rather steep and tiring sections, and in about 20 minutes it leads to the first metal cable. We climb on easy rocks, alternating stretches of path and stretches of via ferrata, to reach the real beginning of the via ferrata, about 1.20 hours from the parking lot.
The Via Ferrata develops along the steep east face of Monte Casale, without ever being too demanding. The numerous steps and metal brackets make the progression pleasant and not particularly strenuous.
During the climb, the numerous ledges allow you to make comfortable rest stops and to take some magnificent photos of the lakes Toblino, Cavedine and Garda, as well as Monte Stivo, Bondone and Baldo that appear on the horizon as you gain altitude. On reaching the top of Monte Casale, on the opposite side, the nearby Brenta Group completes the "gallery" of landscapes. A well-deserved stop at Rifugio Don Zio awaits, before we set off for the descent.
This can be done either along the comfortable forest road that takes us back to Sarche (in about 3 hours), or along path 408-426 towards Comano. This second option is faster but more demanding.