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Program of alpine trips and courses in Italy



By Mountaineering Climbing guides Arco Lake Garda Dolomites Alps

All of our hiking trekking and via ferrata highlights in the Dolomites have been the preferences of our customers in the past 25 years of our Mountain Guides School.

CANYONING LAKE GARDA NEWS Canyontrek Sorna Monte Baldo at Lake Garda
Canyoning trek in the canyon of Monte Baldo at Lake Garda Dolomites - The legend, the history and the nature.
CANYONTREK ITALY canyontrek Sorna in italiano

BRENTA TREK ALPS Brenta Trek - 5 days guided walking hut to hut
With our proposal of the Brenta Trek, we would like to offer a 5 days trip from hut to hut crossing the entire Brenta Dolomites Group, with overnight stay in the mountain lodges, suitable for everybody.
Hiking lodge to lodge in the Alps of Italy

VIA FERRATA COURSE Via ferrata base course 3 days in Arco Lake Garda
This via ferrata course is destined for people who love mountain, and for whom who would like to try themselves in the vertical world in complete safety. The rock climbing experience on the first 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 Lake Garda area.

VIA FERRATA DOLOMITES ITALY Bocchette del Brenta - 5 days guided hut to hut on the famous via ferrata
The offer of the mountaineering School consists of the Crossing of Brenta Group from North to South in five or three days from hut to hut. The layer conformation of the rocks in the Brenta mountain 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 Brenta Group.

MARMOLADA DOLOMITES Via ferrata mountaineering on the top of Marmolada (ft. 10.967 - 2 days)
The top of Marmolada Dolomites is world famous and the via ferrata on the Western Crest is a dream of many mountaineers. 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. 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. Overnight stay in the mountain lodges

ALPINE COURSE Outdoor incentives corporate teambuilding - 3 days
Teambuilding outdoor incentives in the Dolomites at Lake Garda and in the Alps of Italy for canyoning hiking rock climbing trekking mountain lodge by alpine guides. Overnight stay in hotel.


HIKING LAKE GARDA The fantastic panorama. In the background we see the Brenta Group and the glaciers of Adamello National Park [larger view]

Travelling to the South, Lake Garda represents the first region with a Mediterranean climate and flora. It brings us the gift of a last and unexpected breath of Mediterranean air before reaching the passes of the Alps heading North. The intense blue of the Lake is touching the mountains, the olive branches are speaking with the wind and the lemons are maturing in the sun. The same atmosphere and natural beauty has become the ideal scenario for a vacation where it is both easy to relax and have fun: sailing and wind surfing on the waves, mountain biking and rock climbing in the mountains or canyoning through exciting torrents are just some of the daily sports in a world where it is easy to encounter history by visiting some of the many old castles in the region. Trentino is all of that: a world at man' s dimensions where different flavors of food and a big number of hotels around the Lake are offering every type of accommodation in Trentino style which means clean, traditionally comfortable and nice as well as reasonably priced. The activity of our rock climbing School in Arco Trentino is extremely various: guided mountaineering trips every distance and difficulty - via ferrata trips and courses on the tracks of World Wear 1 - multipitch rock climbing traditional routes on big walls up to 1200 m high - rock climbing courses. We have more than 50 climbing spots in the area. Our mountain guides are born here and have fun to guide you on every hiking trekking or climbing trip.


BRENTA DOLOMITES Arial perspective of the central part of Brenta Goup. A real image taken of the Alps on our return trip to home [enlarge view]

A world of green valleys, huge polychrome walls and pillars make it seem impossible that only 200 million years ago these mountains were a flat ground under the Sea. The fossil layers created this multicolor quality of rocks when a trouble of the earth pushed up the platform to the actual height of 3000 meters. The erosion of water and ice left behind the actual unique environment where people and bears can live together. For 30 years the Brenta and Marmolada mountains have been the kingdom of our rock climbing School. The Brenta mountains are appropriate for every type of mountaineering activities like walking hut to hut, via ferrata trips. On the more than 1000 m high walls generations of alpinists have climbed thousands of adventurous rock climbing itineraries. The Brenta Group is only 70 km far from Arco. Therefore our favorite location for via ferrata course and trips are on the famous via ferrata Bocchette di Brenta: a long guided trip through the entire mountain group. New and interesting is the Brenta trek Dolomites which is an awesome guided trip from hut to hut. The Marmolada Dolomites also in the Trentino province, is offering two different faces: on the South there is a large vertical wall on which there are a lot of very difficult multipitch rock climbing routes up to 1200 meters length. On the North face of Marmolada there is a glacier famous as skiing area. The Marmolada glacier is precious for our alpine base courses because it is only a 20 minute walk from the mountain lodge “Pian dei Fiacconi” and suitable for our lessons on ice.


HIKING HUT TO HUT A mountain lodge in the Brenta. Please do not ask to book "a double room with private bathroom" [larger view]

During the First World War, the borderline between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces ran through the Dolomites. Italian as well as Austrian soldiers had built many shelters and barracks on these routes in the Alps. After the war the local people carried concrete and equipment on their own shoulders for the reconstruction of the mountain lodges to make them suitable for shepherds and hunters. Nowadays the mountain lodges in Trentino are owned by the CAI (Italian Alpine Club) and are rented out to the called "gestori" (managers) in high season. The “gestore” must provide for food and drink being carried up to the mountain lodge by cableway or helicopter because there are no roads, no cars, no traffic. Every day he must provide for water and electricity by generator as well as control the cleaning of the water outflow. At night he must answer the bookings from overseas and reply to customer complaints ... a cold shower! Please be nice to him, he has a very hard job and is doing his work with passion for mountaineering! Our Alpine School Arco uses the mountain lodges in the area almost only as restaurant during the breaks of our guided routes. The mountain lodge Rifugio Agostini in the Brenta is our base camp for the via ferrata courses and Brenta Trek trips.easy The Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi in the Marmolada mountains is the base camp for the alpine base course of our rock climbing School.

Links concerning the routes on Monte Baldo Trentino Italy