Via ferrata

From the Garda lake to the Dolomites

The Via Ferrata is a path middle way between trekking and climbing, where safety, in exposed and steep parts, is guaranteed from an iron cable, to which we hook through special devices.

The first Via ferrata was build in Austia, at the end of 1800 on the south-west ridge of the Großglockner. Short later, in Italy in the Brenta group the Mountain Guides of Campiglio made to be more safe some parts of the path on the est side of the Brenta peak, this will later became the Bocchette route. Nowadays there are many via ferrata which reach the top of a mountain, go through a great wall or follows the ancient front line of the Great War, offering to Mountaineers a different way to discover the mountain.

The Garda area is the perfect place for who want’s to approach this activity. To begin the via ferrata Colodri in Arco or Rio Sallagoni in Drena are routes not too long that allows to get confident with the environment and the gear use: ferrata set, harness and carabiners. More experienced can try challenging and longer routes as the Che Guevara at Monte Casale, the Amicizia at Cima Capi, the extraordinary “Smugglers path” overlooking the Garda Lake, or the hard ferrata of Monte Albano in Mori, the Pisetta at Piccolo Dain.
But Arco and the Sarca valley are a good staring point for the Brenta group and the Dolomites, where we will be happy to share with you one or more day trips, also with hut ti hut formula.