Via Ferrata Cima Capi over Lake Garda
Duration: Part day (6 hours) Difficulty: Medium
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.
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
Groups are limited to 8 people. Larger groups will be split among guides.
Minimum height requirement is 1.4 m (55 in).
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.
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