Panoramic Via Ferrata Cima Capi over Lake Garda
Duration: 6 hours Easy
Why we love this tour
Scale rock walls high up over Lake Garda for unbeatable views, a vertical via ferrata, and historical WWI discoveries.
- Enjoy panoramic views of the majestic Lake Garda
- Reach over 900 m (2,900 ft) in altitude
- Explore WWI fortresses and tunnels
- Climb this 6km (3.7 mi) route through rugged nature
- End at the historic Ponale Road
Perhaps one of the most celebrated via ferrata climbs near Lake Garda, the Cima Capi route is a perfect combination of nature, history, and views. Located on the northern tip of Lake Garda, the vertical route climbs up the Sarca Valley to over 900 m (2,900 ft) in altitude, giving way to spectacular views of the bright blue Lake Garda and surrounding rock faces.
Meeting your guide in one of three meeting points, you receive all your equipment and take a shuttle to the starting point. After a brief introduction, you set off climbing on rocks and iron steps. Navigate wild bushes and trees poking out on between the rocks as you ascend this massive limestone mountain. The exposed path gives way to clear views of Lake Garda below. Admire the natural gem below you of calm blue body of water set against giant mountains.
At the end of the route, walk along Ponale Road, an ancient street built to connect the town of Riva del Garda to the Ledro Valley. Follow the road through tunnels built by Austro-Hungarians in WWI to defend against the neighboring Italians. This area was their line of defense, so you also pass various trenches from where soldiers prepared themselves for conflict.
This vertical climb requires some effort, but the altitude brings you views you can't even imagine. Climb the Cima Capi via ferrata to experience Lake Garda's history and marvelous mountains all in one.
From Novemeber to March also Winter Via Ferrata (every day at 9:00AM).
Need to know before you go
This tour leaves every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. from mid-April to October.
The group size is limited to 8 people. Larger groups are split among guides.
You may meet the guide in one of three different towns around Lake Garda, depending on which is most convenient for you. The times and addresses are below:
- Arco at 8:00 a.m.: Via Legionari Cecoslovacchi, 12, 38062 Arco
- Torbole at 8:10 a.m.: Via Gardesana, 23, 38069 Torbole sul Garda
- Rica del Garda at 8:15 a.m.: Viale Rovereto, 136, 38066 Riva del Garda
Minimum height requirement is 1.4 m (55 in).
From Novemeber to March also Winter Via Ferrata (every day at 9:00AM). Meeting point in winter is at Biacesa parking place.
No previous experience is necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required (ability to walk around 7 hours).
Participants should not have a fear of heights.
What to bring? Athletic clothes (layers), athletic shoes, and a small backpack for snacks and water. Sunscreen is recommended.
Groups are limited to 8 people. Larger groups will be split among guides.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Arco, Torbole, or Riva del Garda
Provided byMmove - Into Nature
Reviews for this provider
12 Sep 2022
Our family had such a great time on the Via Ferrata. Our guide Andrea was the best!!
22 Jun 2022
Very good, friendly staff found good climbs for my level
24 May 2022
Good and nice guide, Marco. Nice valley with funny via ferrata, easy to go. I really recommend you to experience this in your holiday!
23 May 2022
Good and nice guide, David. Funny canyoning tour. Nice jumps and cool rappel down. I really recommand to experience this in your holiday!
4 Oct 2019
A very good experience. The number of exposed sections were shorter (but with considerable difficulty) than what I had expected. Hiking along the steep path carved out in the mountain was the mainstay. But 5/5 to our guide Matteo who was an expert mountaineer (he helped a fellow climber cross over a difficult section when she got badly stuck). Overall a very memorable experience!
25 Sep 2019
Best day ever, easy to find very reliable and friendly staff. Plus you get to see some really great scenery on your way to the steering point. First class canyoning and the guide Andrea needs a pay rise.
24 Sep 2019
This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Lake Garda! Such an amazing experience with one other solo traveller and our guide Andrea who immediately put us at ease with his sense of humour and easy going nature. He also kept a watchful eye on our safety as we were both first timers on a via ferrata climb. The views were spectacular ...even better than I anticipated! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun yet challenging activity
17 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
Great, friendly guide. Had a fantastic afternoon climbing.
8 Aug 2019
Location was very nice, instructor was friendly and experienced. We had a lot of fun! Only thing that was a bit confusing was the pickup. We booked through OutdoorVisit but we're supposed to find the tour operator (MMove) at the crowded pickup point. They didn't seem to be able to find our reservation, but after 20 mins everything worked out. This meant that other people had to wait for us though.
8 Aug 2019
Fantastic day out. The guys were great, made it a laugh and I 100% recommend. I’m afraid of heights and water and managed to do it, my adrenaline was pumping. Lots of jumps and abseils. It is a little scary but you feel great and really feel you achieved something afterwards. I think the reps were called David and Andreo they were great!
27 Jul 2019
Great Guides, Good Humor, lots of GREAT Adventure for our Family, High lever of Safety
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