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Smugglers path

The “smugglers path” certainly gives the perfect emotion to complete an unforgettable holiday on the Garda Lake. It’s a very particular path that develops mainly horizontal and only partially equipped. It’s necessary a good capacity in using the rope and carabiners and to feel safe moving in a very exposed environment.

€ 85


Half day




Min. 2 max. 4


All year

Even though discontinuous, the Smugglers path requires a good physical training and challenge the mountaineers going through it with steps never to be underestimated.

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The path

We reach the starting point descending from Pregasina, long the old road called Ponale, till a panoramic lay-by. From here through a path in the lake direction we loose quote until we reach the signs for a narrower path called “Tracciolino”, which descend more long an aerial ridge to reach the beginning of the ferrata.

We go on now tied on the same rope, secured to the numerous bolts and spits fixed on the rock, and we cross all the impressive wall over standing the west side of the lake. The route alternate easy parts of path, exposed and not to be underestimated, short horizontal climbing, suggestive vertical ladders and crossings equipped with the iron cable. A continuous following of bends offers the participants the chance to take breathtaking pictures of the Lake and the Sarca valley standing behind it.

The way back is on a steep path taking back to Pregasina and the starting point. For this walk it’s necessary to save some energies.

Costs conditions and materials

Each Guide can take care of maximum 4 people.

Included in the fee: the Guide service, the technical equipment hire necessary for the activity and the transfer from Arco to the ferrata.

Not included in the fee: All not specified in "included".

Equipment provided by Mountime: harness, helmet and ferrata set.

Personal equipment: sports clothing, trekking or sport shoes, small backpack with water and snacks.