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Our mountaineering hiking and trekking trips in the Dolomites Alps Italy

Bocchette Centrali Brenta - Via Ferrata alpine mountaineering

Presanella peak 3.558 m - alpine mountaineering trip in the Adamello National Park

Peak Punta Penia 3.343 m of Marmolada - alpine mountaineering

The mountains around Riva del Garda - alpine mountaineering

Pasubio group - Ridges traverse from Mount Cornetto to Baffeland

The mountaineering trekking tours 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 iron ropes (via ferrata). The guidance by a mountain guide is indispensable, unless you have great high mountain and trekking 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 (iron/ladder paths). The security of the participants is top priority for the mountain guide of Alpine School Arco Italy. 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 trekking alpine mountaineering trips, once the minimum number of participants has been reached or once the amount corresponding to the minimum. no. of participants has been paid.
For our guests who are arriving by plane we are offering a pick-up service from the airport.

Our trekking and mountaineering trips and courses in the Dolomites Trentino Alps Italy

BRENTA DOLOMITES ALPSBrenta 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 has created these multicolored rocks within millions of years. The Brenta Dolomites 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 group makes the area very popular for trekking or hiking from lodge to lodge or from hut to hut on the trips of the famous via ferratas "Bocchette del Brenta".

Bocchette Centrali del Brenta - Via Ferrata

ABr Difficult: alpine mountaineering trips - Duration: 2 days - pax: 3 - Price: EUR 250,00

Meeting point: Rovereto train station - at 8.00 a.m. or in your accommodation.
Description: Extremely scenic tour in the astounding surroundings of towers and eternal walls of the Brenta Dolomites. Departing from Rovereto with our mini-van, we are heading towards MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO until we have reached the starting point of our trekking trip after ca. 90 min. by car. Ascent (appx. 3 to 4 hrs.) to the alpine lodge "Rifugio Alimonta (2.580 m) where we will spend the night. Next day: on via ferrata (iron/ladder path) "Bocchette centrali del Brenta" via "Vedretta degli Sfulmini"up to "Bocchetta degli Armi". We will reach our next destination, the mountain lodge "Rifugio Pedrotti alla Tosa", after ca. 3 to 4 hours. The descent back to our starting point will take appx. 3 hrs. Transfer back to Rovereto and/or your accommodation.

What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - light windcheater - solid trekking boots - hiking sticks - sun protection - light gloves - sleeping sheet.
Equipment for vie ferrate: harness, ferrata-set, helmet (can be rented from the mountain guide upon request).
Note: for the overnight stay incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the alpine lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 45,00.

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HIKING TREKKING ADAMELLO ITALY Adamello glacier - The Adamello National Park is the largest glacier in Italy and larger than the one of Mont Blanc. Unlike the Brenta group which are of sedimentary origin, the mountains in the Adamello Group Italy 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 trekkings from hut to hut or 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 trekking and hiking trips.

Presanella peak 3.558 m - alpine mountaineering trip in the Adamello National Park

APr Difficult: alpine mountaineering trip - Duration: 2 days - pax: 3 - Price: EUR 260,00

Meeting point: Rovereto train station - at 10.00 a.m. or in your Hotel.
Description: Tour of high-alpine character amidst impressive scenic landscape. Departing from Rovereto with our mini-van, we are heading towards Madonna di Campiglio until we have reached the starting point of our trekking tour after ca. 90 min. by car in Nambrone Valley where we will park the van at an altitude of ca. 2.000 m. After an ascent hiking of one hour through the Natural Park, we will arrive at the alpine lodge "Rifugio G. Segantini" (2.371 m.) where you have the possibility to taste some specialties of Trentino. Staying overnight in the mountain lodge. Next day: after four and half hours hiking time will reach the highest mountain top in Trentino, Presanella Peak (3.558 m). Descent: ca. 4 hours, back to Rovereto and/or your accommodation. Due to the large amount of difference of elevation which has to be mastered (1.600 m), an extremely good physical condition is a prerequisite for the participation at this trekking trip.

What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - light windcheater - preferably trekking boots which are suitable for the use with crampons - hiking sticks.
Technical equipment: pick, crampons, harness (will be provided by the mountain guide and is included in the price).
Note: for the overnight stay incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the alpine lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 45,00.

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CLIMBING MARMOLADA DOLOMITES Marmolada Dolomites - Marmolada Group is located in the eastern part of the Trentino and offers the highest mountain in Trentino: 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.

Peak Punta Penia 3.343 m of Marmolada Dolomites

AMa Difficult: alpine mountaineering - Duration: 2 days - pax: 3 - Price: EUR 260,00

Meeting point: Ora/Auer train station - at 10.00 a.m. or in your Hotel at Lake Garda.
Description: Departing from Lake Garda 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 alpine lodge "Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi" (2.625 m). On the adjacent glacier we will teach and practice the correct hiking with ice-axe and crampons in ascent and descent. Overnight stay in "Pian dei Fiacconi" lodge in the Marmolada. Next day: crossing of the glacier and ascent to the peak of Marmolada (ca. 3 hrs.). Descent to "Pian dei Fiacconi" lodge and back to where we have parked our mini-van at Lake Fedaia. Transfer back to ORA/AUER train station and/or your accommodation.

What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - windcheater - preferably trekking boots which are suitable for the use with crampons - gloves - hat/cap - sunglasses - hiking sticks - sleeping sheet.
Technical equipment: ice-axe, crampons, harness (will be provided by the mountain guide and is included in the price).
Note: for the overnight stay incl. half-board (breakfast+dinner) in the mountain lodge, one should calculate extra costs of appx. EUR 45,00 + ca. EUR 10,00 for the cableway.

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Garda Lake Italy - High and steep mountains emerging from the quiet blue sea water, green valleys rich of torrents, waterfalls, small lakes, meadows and forests. Here every outdoor activitiy 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 in Italy. The area is suitable for every type and length of hiking and trekking trips on the paths 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.

The mountains around Riva del Garda - alpine mountaineering

AGa Difficult: alpine mountaineering - Duration: 7 to 9 hrs - pax: 3 - Price: EUR 100,00

Meeting point: Rovereto train station or your hotel - at 9.30 a.m. or in your Hotel in Riva del Garda
Description: Tour with alpine character in a particular scenic landscape with excellent view over the entire area. Departing from Rovereto with our mini-van, we are heading towards Riva del Garda until we have reached the starting point of our tour (ca. 30 min. by car). A rather steep forest path will lead us the sanctuary "S. Barbara" from where will follow our path - partially on via ferrata (iron-ladder path) - to Rocchetta Peak (1.519 m). The elevation difference which has to be mastered is ca. 1.400 m. This trekking trip can be done in wintertime as well. We would like to underline that a very good physical condition is a prerequisite for the participation at this tour. An ascent in summertime must not be under-estimated due to the strong exposure to the sun during the entire trip.

What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - light windcheater - boots - hiking sticks.

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Pasubio mountain Group presents the same Dolomite 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 mountain group. 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 suitable for hiking. The most difficult trekking 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 Dolomites Italy - Ridges traverse from Mount Cornetto to Baffeland

APa Difficult: alpine mountaineering - Duration: 6 to 7 hrs. - pax: 3 - Price: EUR 110,00

Meeting point: Rovereto train station - at 8.00 a.m. or in your accommodation.
Description: Tour in particularly scenic landscape against a great historical background. Departing from Rovereto with our mini-van we are heading towards Vicenza. We will reach the starting point of our tour, "Passo Pian delle Fugazze", after about 45 min. Our first mountain top is Monte Cornetto (1.900 m). Itinerary of trekking trip: following the paths which have been constructed by the soldiers during World War I, sometimes on ridges, partially rather "airy" passages equipped with iron ropes. The climb up to Baffelan Peak is optional (some easy rock climbing is involved to reach the top). On our descent we will pass the alpine lodge "Passo di Campogrosso" where we can have a snack. The hike back to our mini-van is on a very comfortable path. This tour is very often being compared to the via ferratas in the Brenta Dolomites but - from an alpinistic point of view - it is much more difficult. Excellent training for high-alpine tours with wonderful panorama; with good weather it even possible to see Venice and the Adriatic Sea. Back to Rovereto and/or your accommodation.

What to bring: backpack - water - sandwich - light windcheater - boots - hiking sticks.

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HIGHLIGHTS ON ROCK CLIMBING, HIKING, VIA FERRRATA AND TREKKING BY
MOUNTAIN GUIDES SCHOOL ARCO LAKE GARDA DOLOMITES ALPS TRENTINO ITALY

Our highlights regarding trekking hiking via ferrata 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 Brenta Trek, we would like to offer a 5 days trip from lodge to lodge crossing from the South to the North, the entire Brenta Dolomites Group, with overnight stay in the mountain lodges, suitable for everybody. The participants only need to have a good physical condition and some experience in hiking trips in the mountains.

VIA FERRATA COURSE This via ferrata course is destined for people who love trekking or 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 Lake Garda consists of the Crossing of Brenta group 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 Dolomites 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 The top of Marmolada Dolomites 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 Alps. 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 Trekking hiking School 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 walking vacation come true, not only in Greece!

ALPINE COURSE This alpine base course is destined for people who love hiking, trekking 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 in the Alps. 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 trips in the Brenta Dolomites. This course is destined for people who have a little experience in high mountains or via ferrata or for very athletic and adventurous participants. Overnight stay in the mountain lodges.

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