Canyon Palvico

For sure one of the greatest canyon in the Lake Garda area, Palvico represents a characteristic gorge in an unspoilt and lush green setting, not to mention the thrills and excitement that this excursion are bound to offer! This fantastic descent through the gorge features a 10mt slide to beging with, and a 50mt abseil as grand finale. The perfect half day out for beginners, and for everyone wishing to approach this activity, surrounded by wild nature.

€ 90


Half day




Min. 3


from April to October

Participants must be moderately fit and in good health. Participants must be moderately fit and in good health. For your safety and the safety of others in the group, it is necessary to inform us of any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking and to your guide at the start of the trip.

Jumps are optional, participants can always decide if they wish to jump or be abseiled by the Guide with the use of the rope. For safety reasons it will not be possible to jump higher than 6 meters. Children must be at least 10 years old and weight more then 30 kg.

Should the water level be too low and the conditions deemed unsafe, your Guide reserves the right to change the location of the activity, selecting an alternative descent of the same duration and difficulty.

Palvico's itinerary

The starting point is on the road that runs from Passo d’Ampola to Storo. Just after the pass, in a lay-by, we wear neoprene wet suit and socks, gym shoes, harness and helmet. We right away enter in the water and in a fresh pool the Mountain Guides will make a short but detailed briefing to explain the activity, the rules and the behaviors to keep.

The first part of the canyon is very easy. Our approach to canyoning entails a walk in the pebbly riverbed, a few jumps in natural pools and an abseil down short slides. The gorge becomes gradually narrower and the light reduces, and the limpid blue and green color of the water stand out. The sides become longer and higher as we swim along the gorge cradled by the water flow, in crystal water hallways.

The descent gets adrenalinic when the canyon becomes a ittle steeper, here we find a spectacular toboga: a rocky slide polished by the water course. A slide ending with an amazing jump in a natural pool inside a half cave.

Some more jumps and we reach the lower part of the canyon: deeper into the impressive rocky walls of the gorge. The environment is incredible: we pass through rooms excavated by the water flow, with pools lighted from a low light that filter from the foliage of the trees over standing the gorge, making unique tricks of light and shadow. With a last narrow passage we reach the last abseil: a 50 m high waterfall ending in a small lake, where we relax under the sun and enjoy our last swim before ending this unforgettable experience.

Costs conditions and materials

Each Guide can take a maximum 8 people.

Included in the fee: the Guide service, the rental of technical equipment necessary for the activity, and the transfer from Arco to the location.

Not included in the fee: anything not mentioned in "included".

Equipment provided by Mountime: neoprene wet suit and socks, harness, helmet and ferrata set.

Personal equipment: sport shoes to use in the water duing the excursion, swimsuit, towel and a change of dry clothes to wear at the end of the excursion.