Via Ferrata in Lake Garda

Climb "Path of Smugglers" Via Ferrata above Lake Garda

Duration: 4 hours Medium Our Favorite

Duration: 4 hours Medium Our Favorite

89 $
Best price guaranteed
Easy cancellation and rescheduling
available for 31 May 2019

Why we love this tour

Walk the death-defying footsteps of history's criminals on this challenging via ferrata course for stupendous views of Lake Garda and its surrounding mountains.

  • Climb high vertical rock walls
  • Scale exposed ledges
  • Spectacular views of Lake Garda
  • Travel along the legendary Ponale Road

What’s included

  • Via ferrata equipment
  • Mountain guide
  • Transportation from Arco, a town north of Lake Garda
  • Replacement cost insurance

  • Snacks and beverages

Pricing

Participants 89 $ / per person

Need to know before you go

Minimum age is 14 years old.

This tour runs every Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Groups are limited to 6 people. Larger groups will be split among guides.  

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No previous via ferrata equipment is required, but you must have a decent level of fitness and be able to walk for 6 hours.

What to bring? Athletic shoes and clothes, a small backpack for your belongings, snacks, water, and remember to wear sunscreen! 

Cancellation

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.

Meeting point

MMove - Into Nature Office

Via Legionari Cecoslovacchi, 14 38062 Arco

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Provided by

Mmove - Into Nature

Why we love this tour

Walk the death-defying footsteps of history's criminals on this challenging via ferrata course for stupendous views of Lake Garda and its surrounding mountains.

  • Climb high vertical rock walls
  • Scale exposed ledges
  • Spectacular views of Lake Garda
  • Travel along the legendary Ponale Road

Duration 4 hours
Difficulty Medium

The "Sentiero Contrabbandieri" (Path of the Contrabbandieri (smugglers) is a road built into the side of rock face which used to provide a perfect escape for criminals. Nowadays, the route's exposed ledges make for a perfect via ferrata in the skies. This route on the west of Lake Garda travels along high vertical walls for a via ferrata challenge full of spectacular panoramic views.

When you meet your guide in Arco, a town just north of Lake Garda, you’ll receive a brief introduction and all the necessary equipment. You set off for an hour-long walk on the Old Ponale Road. First built in the mid-19th century, this path used to be the only connection between Lake Garda and the Ledro Valley. Today Ponale Road serves as a hiking and cycling path through stunning nature.

After the path, you then arrive at the ferrata's starting point to begin walking in the footsteps of old smugglers. Your guide ensures you tackle obstacles like ladders and wooden logs with the appropriate equipment. Navigating the steep ledges of the walls rewards you with sweeping views of Lake Garda. With blue waters below and giant green mountains around you, you may forget you’re scaling sheer vertical rock walls. 

After about 4 hours of adventuring above the waters, you step back on flat land and make your way to the meeting point. You too can live life on the edge on this tough but wildly entertaining via ferrata. After hiking, climbing, and via ferrata, we can be sure you’ll be smuggling the memories all the way back home.

Need to know before you go

Minimum age is 14 years old.

This tour runs every Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Groups are limited to 6 people. Larger groups will be split among guides.  

Show more

No previous via ferrata equipment is required, but you must have a decent level of fitness and be able to walk for 6 hours.

What to bring? Athletic shoes and clothes, a small backpack for your belongings, snacks, water, and remember to wear sunscreen! 

Cancellation

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.

Meeting point

MMove - Into Nature Office

Via Legionari Cecoslovacchi, 14 38062 Arco

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Provided by

Mmove - Into Nature

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