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Our guided hiking and trekking hut-to-hut trips walking in the Dolomites Alps Italy

Crest of Monte Baldo Lake Garda Italy - easy walking

Pasubio the area of World War I - from hut-to-hut

Via ferrata Bocchette Centrali and Bocchette Alte del Brenta

Brenta Tosa Peak 3.159 m - guided climb from hut-to-hut

Crossing of Marmolada - easy guided mountaineering

Great glacier Adamello crossing - alpine mountaineering

The alpine mountaineering trips which we are offering have been chosen among the most beautiful and most famous ones in the respective areas in the Italian Alps. Partially the trails are crossing glaciers or sometimes "airy" paths which are equipped with via ferratas. The guidance by a mountain guide is indispensable, unless you have great high mountain experience and complete command of rope maneuvers which are necessary for the crossing of glaciers (for example rescue maneuvers from glacier crevasses, knot system for a rope team) as well as the correct use of the technical equipment on the via ferrata. The safety of the participants is top priority for the mountain guide of Alpine School Arco. He will teach the participants alpine techniques and demonstrate how to handle possible perils in the mountains in a proper way. It is possible to change the date of the alpine guided trips, once the minimum number of participants has been reached or once the amount corresponding to the minimum. number of participants has been paid.
For our guests who are arriving by plane we are offering a pick-up service from the airport to Lake Garda.

Guided trekking trips from hut-to-hut in the Dolomites Alps Italy by mountain guides School Arco Lake Garda Trentino

HIKING TREKKING LAKE GARDA Garda Lake Trentino - High and steep mountains emerging from the quiet blue sea water, green valleys rich of torrents, waterfalls, small lakes, meadows and forests. Here at Lake Garda every outdoor activity is possible all year round. The village of Arco is a famous spot for rock climbing, here are the most difficult and panoramic via ferratas. The Lake Garda area is suitable for every type and length of on the paths from hut-to-hut built by Italian soldiers in the WW1. In winter time the mountains tops around Lake Garda are covered by snow and it is not rare that our Alpine School accompanies its customers skiing in the morning and rock climbing in a T-Shirt in the afternoon in the lower sunny spots.

Crest of Monte Baldo Lake Garda Italy

Difficult: medium Duration: 2 days. MBa
dates of trip: upon request No. of participants: 5 Price: EUR 140,00
Meeting point: Rovereto train station or your hotel - at 8.30 a.m. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda
Description: guided trip with alpine character in a particular scenic landscape with excellent view over entire Lake Garda; departing from Rovereto with our mini-van, we are heading towards Lake Garda and Malcesine. By cable car will arrive at an altitude of appx. 1.750 m. Our trip from hut-to-hut will follow the crest of Mount Baldo - ascent to "Valdritta Peak" (2.218 m - optional and alpine). After ca. 4 to 5 hrs we will reach the mountain lodge "Rifugio Telegrafo" where we will stay overnight. Ascent to Mount Telegrafo on the next days our route following descent to Malcesine through lonely and wild valleys. Duration ca. 4 Std. Back to Rovereto and/or your hotel at Lake Garda.
What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - light windcheater - trekking boots - sticks - silk or cotton liner.
Note: for the overnight stay incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 40,00 + ca. EUR 15,00 for the cable car.
For further info: Tel. +39 338 699 2778 (Delio) or e-mail.

GUIDED HIKING HUT-TO-HUT Pasubio mountains presents the same rock as the Brenta Group which explains its second name The little Dolomites They are situated between Trentino and Veneto. On a clear day you can normally see the white beaches of Venice from some of the tops of the Pasubio Dolomites. In this area used to run the border between Austria and Italy and this is also where the soldiers fought between 1916 to 1918. We can visit many remainders of forts, trenches and tunnels of WW1. The environment offers meadow and forests with easy paths. The most difficult routes follows the traces and trenches of WW1 on the ridges and ledges up to the rock walls. The Pasubio Group is ca. 1 hr. by car from Lake Garda and is accessible from May to October.

Pasubio guided walking in the area of World War I

Difficult: easy/medium Duration: 3 days RPa
dates of trip: upon request No. of participants: 5 Price: EUR 210,00
Meeting point: Rovereto train station - at 10.00 a.m. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda
Description: guided trip from hut-to-hut with a very particular historical background in a very scenic landscape.
1st day - We are departing from Rovereto with our mini-van, after ca. 30 min we will reach a characteristic mountain village. This is the starting point of our excursion. After about 3 hrs. through meadows and passing alps, we will reach Peak Col Santo at 2.112 m. which has been of great importance during World War I - ca. 3 hrs. - descent to the mountain lodge "Rifugio Vicenzo Lancia" in ca. 40 min. Overnight stay.
2nd day - Ascent to Roite ridge, following the paths aand tunnels which have been constructed by the soldiers during World War I until we have reached Palon Peak (2.232 m). Ascent to the mountain lodge "Rifugio Generale Papa" (walking time ca. 5 hrs.)
3rd day - Way back via Rifugio Lancia and the European trail n. 5, (Sentiero Europeo), then following a comfortable forest track until we have reached the parking-lot and our minivan (ca. 4 to 5 hrs.)
Back to Rovereto and/or your hotel at Lake Garda.
What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - light windcheater - solid trekking boots - sleeping sheet.
Note: for the overnight stays incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 38,00 per day.
For further info: Tel. +39 338 699 2778 (Delio) or e-mail.

HUT-TO-HUT WALKING DOLOMITES Brenta Dolomites - It is amazing to think that these high peaks and walls only 300 million years ago have been the bottom of the Sea. The subsequent deposit layers of animal bones, sand and shells have created these multicolored rocks within millions of years. The Brenta mountains are not only big walls but also green forests, valleys and meadows where cows are grazing, torrents and high waterfalls. This is a wild environment where bears and the local population can coexist safely. The presence of many mountain lodges and huts in the Brenta mountains makes the area very popular for hiking from lodge to lodge or from hut-to-hut on the trips of the famous guided via ferratas Bocchette del Brenta.

Via ferrata Bocchette Centrali del Brenta - alpine mountaineering

Difficult: alpine Duration: 3 days RBo
dates of trip: upon request No. of participants: 3 Price: EUR 360,00
Meeting point: Rovereto train station - at 9.00 a.m. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda
Description: Extremely scenic trip in the astounding surroundings of towers and eternal walls of the Dolomites which can be admired from the vicinity.
1st day - Departing from Rovereto with our minivan, we are heading towards Madonna di Campiglio until we have reached the starting point of our trip after ca. 90 min. by car. After ca. 2 hrs. on a footpath through a pine forest, we will reach the mountain lodge "Rifugio Brentei" at an altitude of 2.180 m. Overnight stay.
2nd day - Ascent to "Bocca di Brenta" - on "Via ferrata Bocchette Centrali" to the mountain lodge "Rifugio Alimonta" (2.580 m) - ca. 6 hrs. climbing time. Overnight stay.
3rd day - Ascent to "Vedretta degli Sfulmini" - on "Via ferrata Bocchette alte del Brenta" to "Bocca di Tuckett" - descent to the mountain lodge "Rifugio Tuckett" and back to the valley an our mini-van. Duration: ca. 8 hrs. Back to Rovereto and/or your hotel at Lake Garda.
VARIANT - instead of going back to the valley, it is possible to stay overnight in the alpine lodge "Tuckett" and to descend to the valley on the following day.
What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - windcheater - solid boots - sticks - sleeping sheet
Equipment for vie ferrate: harness, ferrata-set, helmet (can be rented from the mountain guide upon request)
Note: for the overnight stays incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 40,00 per day.
For further info: Tel. +39 338 699 2778 (Delio) or e-mail.

Brenta Dolomites ascent on Tosa Peak 3.159 m

Difficult: alpine Duration: 3 days RTo
dates of trip: upon request No. of participants: 3 Price: EUR 360,00
Meeting point: Rovereto train station - at 9.00 a.m. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda
Description: Extremely scenic guided trip in the astounding surroundings of towers and eternal walls which can be admired from the vicinity. Ascent of the highest top of this mountain chain.
1st day - Departing from Rovereto with our mini-van, we are heading towards Madonna di Campiglio until we have reached the starting point of our trip after ca. 90 min. by car. The ascent to the mountain lodge "Pedrotti alla Tosa" (2.490 m) takes about 4 hours of walking time. Overnight stay.
2nd day - Ascent of Tosa peak - further on "Via ferrata Bocchette del Brenta" and passing Bocca d'Ambiez - descent to the mountain lodge "Rifugio XII Apostoli" (2.490 m) - ca. 8 hours - overnight stay.
3rd day - Ascent to Bocchetta dei Camosci - descent to Bentei lodge via Vedretta dei Camosci (crampons). Back to the starting point of our trip. Approximate: 6 hrs.
Back to Rovereto and/or your hotel at Lake Garda.
What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - windcheater - solid boots - hiking sticks - sleeping sheet.
Equipment for via ferratas: harness, ferrata-set, helmet, crampons (can be rented from the mountain guide upon request).
Note: for the overnight stays incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 40,00 per day.
For further info: Tel. +39 338 699 2778 (Delio) or e-mail.

MARMOLADA DOLOMITES ALPS ITALY Marmolada Group is located in the eastern part of the Trentino and offers the highest top of the Dolomites: Punta Penia. The mountain chain extends from North to South and presents two sides both of which are very interesting. Towards the South it breaks into breathtaking cliffs with the largest climbing walls in the world where hundreds of alpinists have climbed numerous routes of extreme difficulty. The north face presents a large and steep glacier where it is possible to exercise any type of alpine mountaineering activity. The ridge itself is composed of several summits decreasing in altitude from the Western to the Eastern part. Before World War 1 there ran the border between Austria and Italy. The Austrian soldiers were hiding in deep tunnels in the glaciers North face whereas the Italian soldiers were quartered on the steep South face of the Marmolada. During the retreat of the Marmolada glacier sometimes war remainders can be still found. The Marmolada is very suitable for our alpine mountaineering courses because the glacier is easily accessible from the alpine mountain lodge in approximately 20 minutes. The mountain guides of our rock climbing school often visit the Marmolada to climb the difficult via ferrata which is running on the East Ridge.

Crossing of Marmolada - easy mountaineering from hut-to-hut

Difficult: medium Duration: 3 days RMa
dates of trip: upon request No. of participants: 3 Price: EUR 360,00
Meeting point: Ora/Auer train station - at 10.00 a.m. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda
Description: High-alpine guided trip with wonderful panorama - didactics: use of pick and crampons on ice and glacier.
1st day - Departing from our meeting point with our mini-van, we are heading towards Fassa Valley. After ca. 90 min. by car, we have reached Lake Fedaia from where we will take the cableway to the mountain lodge "Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi" (2.625 m). On the adjacent glacier we will teach and practice the correct use of pick and crampons in ascent and descent. Overnight stay in "Pian dei Fiacconi" lodge.
2nd day - Ascent to Forcella Marmolada (2.896 m); descent to Contrin lodge (2.016 m), duration: ca. 5 hrs.
3rd day - Ascent to Passo Ombretta at 2.730 m, excellent view of the famous South Wall of Marmolada - descent to the mountain lodge "Rifugio Falier" and Malga Ciapela, ca. 5 hrs. - End of the trip. Back to Rovereto and/or your hotel at Lake Garda.
What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - windcheater - preferably trekking boots which are suitable for the use with crampons - gloves - hat/cap - sunglasses - sticks - sleeping sheet.
Equipment: harness, crampons (can be rented from the mountain guide upon request).
Note: for the overnight stays incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 40,00 per day + ca. EUR 10,00 for the cableway.
For further info: Tel. +39 338 699 2778 (Delio) or e-mail.

ADAMELLO DOLOMITES ALPS ITALY Adamello glacier Italy - The Adamello National Park is the largest glacier in Trentino and larger than the one of Mont Blanc. Unlike the Brenta mountains which are of sedimentary origin, the mountains in the Adamello Group have a volcanic background. The glaciers extend over large areas and the rock is composed of smooth, magnificent white granite plaques. The Italian and Austrian soldiers fought for three long winters on these rugged mountains. Sometimes the eternal ice releases soldiers bodies and their weapons. During our routes from lodge to lodge we almost always find unexploded bombs and many remnants of the WWI. It is a prerequisite have a good physical condition as well as mountaineering experience, if you want to conquer these wild mountains. The duration of our routes from hut-to-hut or from lodge to lodge depends on weather conditions: fog, snow and crevasses may slow the march but the worst thing is the lack of preparation of the participants in our trips.

Great glacier Adamello crossing - alpine mountaineering

Difficult: alpine Duration: 3 days RAd
dates of trip: upon request No. of participants: 2 Price: EUR 595,00
Meeting point: Rovereto train station - at 7.00 a.m. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda
Description: Guided high-alpine trip against a famous historical background. The crossing of Care' Alto - Lares - Lobbie - Mandron glaciers is the dream of each mountaineer; it does involve technical difficulties; sometimes on the crossing of Cavento Pass it will be necessary to do some rock climbing and we have to rappel you down - however the most important prerequisite for the participation at this guided trip is an excellent physical condition and good fitness.
1st day - departure from our meeting point at Lake Garda - we are heading towards Madonna di Campiglio. After approx. 90 min. by car we have reached Borzago Valley which is the starting point of our trip. After an ascent of ca. 3 - 4 hrs. through the Adamello Brenta National Park rich of waterfalls, we will arrive at the mountain lodge Rifugio Care' Alto at 2.460 m. where we will spend the night.
2nd day - On the following day ascent to Care' Alto Glacier and Vedretta di Lares; further on to the historically very important Corno di Cavento Pass (3.190 m.). The "White War" has left behind many remainders even at this elevated altitude. Crossing of Lobbia glacier until we have reached the "Rifugio ai caduti dell' Adamello" at 3.040 m. where we are spending the second night. Depending on the weather and glacier conditions, this crossing trip can take from 9 to 10 hours.
3rd day - Descent and crossing of Mandron glacier to Lodge "Rifugio Citta di Trento al Mandron" (there it is possible to have lunch), further descent to the valley until we have reached Bedole Lodge and the parking lot. Walking hours: ca. 6 hrs.
What to bring: large backpack which fits the following: Water (at least one/2 ltr. per day/per person) - food - windcheater, mountaineering trousers (no jeans), heavy trekking boots (suitable for crampons) - hiking sticks - gloves - hat/cap - sunglasses - sun protection cream - liner.
Technical equipment: ice-axe, crampons, harness will be provided by your Mountain Guide (included in the price).
Note: for the overnight stay incl. half-board you should calculate ca. EUR 45,00 per day (not incl. in our price).
For further info: Tel. +39 338 699 2778 (Karin/Delio) or e-mail.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ROCK CLIMBING VIA FERRRATA AND CANYONING BY MOUNTAIN GUIDES SCHOOL ARCO

Our highlights regarding guided walking via ferrata at Lake Garda or in the Alps or on the Greek Island Kalymnos have not been chosen by our alpine mountain guides school but are the preferences of our customers in the 20 years of our activity. Please click on the image for a complete program of our trips and courses.

BRENTA TREK With our proposal of the Guided Brenta Trek, we would like to offer a 5 days walking trips from lodge to lodge crossing from the South to the North, the entire Brenta Dolomites, with overnight stay in the mountain lodges, suitable for everybody. The participants only need to have a good physical condition and some experience in the mountains.

VIA FERRATA COURSE This via ferrata course at Lake Garda is destined for people who love mountain walks, and for whom who would like to try themselves in the vertical world in complete safety. The rock climbing experience of this day is very important for the performance of our via ferrata courses and trips. The next two days we will climb the most beautiful via ferratas in the area.

VIA FERRATA BRENTA DOLOMITES ITALY The offer of the mountaineering School consists of the Crossing of Brenta Dolomites from North to South in five or three days with overnight stay in the alpine lodges. The layer conformation of the rocks in the Brenta Group permits the access to the many ledges which are cutting the big walls transversely. On these ledges are running the via ferrata delle Bocchette, from one pass to another, across the entire Group. Overnight stay in the mountain lodges

MARMOLADA DOLOMITES ALPS The top of Marmolada is the famous and the via ferrata on the Western Crest is a dream of many mountaineers like the "Normal route" of Mont Blanc. The via ferrata on the crest of Marmolada is classified as difficult but as always the difficulty at high altitude depends on the environmental conditions which can vary extremely in the mountains. Obviously for this type of via ferrata trip it is necessary to have a good physical condition and sometimes even the use of the rope is necessary.

TREKKING KALYMNOS GREECE Every time we are fascinated by the views, wildness and solitude of this territory. On Kalymnos Island in Greece we can hike many hours meeting only goats or take a swim in a solitary bay. The program of our Alpine School Arco consists of five days hiking on the Island and one day is destined for an easy rock climbing experience or rest. We sleep in the best hotel on the Island and we will choose the most traditional good restaurant. We will make possible the best trekking vacation come true, not only in Greece!

ALPINE COURSE ALPS This alpine base course is destined for people who love hiking and via ferrata trips but would like to extend their knowledge in the rocks and on glaciers. The program of our mountaineering course consists of two days rock climbing in the crags near Lake Garda and following we move for three days to the Marmolada Alps. The teaching regards climbing techniques in every mountaineering situation, rope manouvres, rappelling and self rescue exercises on the rocks and glaciers. Overnight stay in the mountain lodges.

VIA FERRATA COURSE The Brenta Group is similar to the more famous Eastern Dolomites but the rock walls and pillars there are bigger, the environment harder and wilder therefore less touristic and more alpine. Through these multicolor fantastic walls runs the famous track of "Via ferrata Bocchette del Brenta" which is ideal to exercise our via ferrata courses and guided trips in the Brenta Dolomites.

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