Alpintrek Lake Garda Dolomites Alps
mountaineering and trekking guides association Trentino Italy
Mountain guides Arco at Lake Garda Trentino
Hiking climbing via ferrata and trekking in the Dolomites of Italy - Hiking mountaineering rock climbing courses and trekking hut to hut in the Dolomites and around Lake Garda Italy by Mountain Guides of Alpine Climbing School Arco and Mountain Lodge Association of Trentino.
Trekking trips in the winter (excursions with snowshoes) are beginning to draw more and more attention and interest for a large number of persons as they are offering the possibility to encounter nature even in the cold season without too much physical exercise and without the use of complex equipment. The dinner in company with your friends in a warm and cozy mountain inn or in a mountain lodge situated in a lonesome valley in the Italian Dolomites which is easily accessible by hiking in the snow under the moonlight, will make you live a very special and different weekend. This type of trekking trip at Lake Garda Italy requires a basic physical condition. Some sense for adventure, training and flexibility are necessary for the overnight stay in the mountain lodge.
Parking-lot at highway exit: autostrada ROVERETO SUD on Saturday at 10 hrs. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda Italy - you can park your car there and from there we are leaving with our mini-vans to the starting point of the hiking excursion.
From the meeting point we reach with our mini-vans a typical mountain inn (30 min. drive) and we occupy the rooms which we have reserved for you. The hiking trip on Saturday reaches the "Busoni": there are interesting forts, trenches and tunnels dug into the rocks by Austrian soldiers during the World War 1 (torch indispensable). The hiking excursion will take us about 3 hrs time of walking. For the trip on Sunday we follow a path between the "malghe" (malga = alpine farms, typical Italian cow shelter). We will walk ca. 4 hrs. on nice, undulated snow fields.
From the meeting point we reach with our mini-vans a typical Italian alpine village (40 min. drive). Everyone puts on his show-shoes and we are starting with the ascent to the lodge which we will reach after ca. 3 1/2 hrs time of hiking (walking slowly) on an easy path. You will be served a set dinner but you will have the option and possibility to choose between some typical local dishes which you agree upon with the other participants. Soft drinks, beer and wine, available as you like. Sleeping: "mountain-lodge-style" which is dormitory-like: all in one large room. Although a great number of blankets is available, we recommend to bring a sleeping-bag. On the following day, on Sunday, we will try to reach the mountain top "Col Santo" (2.100 m.) in an appx. 1 hrs. walk with the snow-shoes. Descent back to the village through easy and panoramic snow fields in ca. 3 hrs. hiking time
After dinner we are suggesting to everyone who is interested a small night hiking excursion in the moonlight or under the stars.
We will provide you with the snowshoes and one pair of hiking-sticks upon arrival at the starting point of our tour.
PRICE: EUR 165,00 per person - no. min. 5 persons.
Warm and solid hiking boots - wind- and waterproof winter-jacket (possibly with a hood) with warm lining or down-jacket - skiing pants or similar -hat/cap and gloves - backpack (big enough to fit your belongings) - drinking bottle/thermos with drink - torch - one pair of skiing sticks (if you do not have any, you can get them from us) - There is heating in the mountain lodge and enough blankets will be provided for everyone - in any case we recommend to bring along a sleeping bag.
Our highlights regarding trekking hiking via ferrata at Lake Garda or in the Dolomites Italy 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.