We are an organization of mountain guides in Trentino Italy and are operating in the area of Lake Garda, the Brenta Dolomites, Adamello glacier and Marmolada Dolomites. Other activities besides tuition on via ferrata trips are trekking rock climbing via ferrata courses and mountaineering in the Dolomites Alps - For a complete panorama of our outdoor activities and via ferrata courses in Italy, visit please our website www.alpinguide.eu

Alpine mountaineering School Mountain Guides Arco Lake Garda Dolomites Alps Italy - Rock climbing hiking trekking via ferrata course mail: @via.ferrata.co.uk - Tel+390464394224

Via ferrata course of alpine school Arco Lake Garda Dolomites Alps

Individual via ferrata course (for 2 participants only)
easy, 3 days, pax 2, EU 445

Via ferrata base course at Lake Garda Trentino Italy
easy, 3 days, pax 3/5, EU 299

Advanced via ferrata course in the Brenta Dolomites
alpine, 4 days, pax 3/5, EU 455

The via ferrata at Lake Garda Dolomites Alps Italy

Rio Sallagoni Castel Drena
medium, 3 hrs. pax 4/5, EU 70,00

Via ferrata "F. Susatti" Cima Capi
easy, 5 hrs. pax 4/5, EU 80,00

"Via ferrata "Monte Albano" Mori
difficult, 4 hrs. pax 2/3, EU 95,00

"Via ferrata amicizia" Cima SAT
medium, 8 hrs. pax 3/4, EU 115,00

Via ferrata di Avio "G.Sega"
medium, 9 hrs. pax 3/4, EU 120,00

"Via Che Guevara" monte Casale
medium, 10 hrs. pax 3/4, EU 145,00

Via ferrata "R.Pisetta" Dain
extreme, 6 hrs. pax 2/3, EU 155,00

The rental of technical equipment (helmet - via ferrata set - harness) is included in the price of our via ferrata trips

Our via ferrata trips in the Dolomites Alps Trentino Italy

BOCCHETTE Via ferrata "Bocchette di Brenta" Dolomites Trentino Italy
alpine, 3/5 days, pax 3/5, EU 360,00/595,00

MARMOLADA Via ferrata Marmolada West ridge in the Eastern Dolomites Italy
alpine, 2 days, pax 2/3, EU 360,00

VIA FERRATA COURSE Via ferrata base courses in the Brenta Dolomites Alps Italy

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DOLOMITES BRENTA TREK BRENTA TREK Easy trekking from lodge to lodge in the Brenta Dolomites Italy 5 days guided trekking trip from lodge to lodge "On the tracks of the bears". Crossing the Brenta Dolomites Italy from the South to the North, upon your request we can modify the route of Brenta Trek through the "Via ferrata delle Bocchette"

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Calendar of rock limbing and via ferrata courses in the Dolomites Alps and at Lake Garda Italy
Here you find the dates for our trekking, mountaineering and via ferrata trips at Lake Garda and in the Dolomites, the Adamello and Marmolada glaciers. You will also find the dates for the rock climbing and alpine courses in Arco at Lake Garda Italy as well as for our climbing trips to Kalymnos island in Greece.

Hotel at Lake Garda Italy
The internet magazine gardahotels.net has created a wide selection of some of the hotels at Lake Garda and a list of Agencies which offer sports activities in the area of Lake Garda and in the Dolomites Alps such as mountain bike, surf, rock climbing and via ferrata courses, mountaineering and trekking trips in Trentino Italy.

Alpinguide mountain and trekking guides Italy

trekking trips at Lake Garda and Brenta Dolomites

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via ferrata courses Lake Garda and Dolomites


In the area around the Garda Lake you can find about ten "vie ferrata" which are accessible within a few minutes by car from the center. The lengths are varying from 200 up to 1200m. While some are for beginners and children others are very difficult. One thing all of them have in common: the possible access throughout the whole year and the wonderful panorama.

Via ferrata "Rio Sallagoni" Castel Drena

A very special via ferrata of its own kind: situated in a canyon which used to be a secret escape path from the above located Drena Castle. The holes of the old wooden buildings are still visible. The via ferrata itself is not very long but on a short passage some arm strength is requested. The course of the via ferrata is only slightly above the bottom of the canyon. After ca. 50 m there is an emergency exit. Otherwise you just follow the iron rope and the iron steps. At the end of the route there is a swinging iron bridge on which you may exercise your balance. A final steep path is leading to Drena Castle.

Via ferrata "Fausto Susatti" to Cima Capi

Alpine and very panoramic via ferrata with view over the entire Lake Garda, Monte Baldo mountain chain, Sarca Valley and the Brenta Dolomites. Fairly easy via ferrata with short rock climbing passages and exposed paths crossing vertical walls. Throughout the entire route you may admire the remainders of military war construction owing to which the via ferrata has been presumably built. The iron ropes have been partially renewed and are in a good condition. For the descent we follow the same direction to Sentiero M. Foletti, then follow the way signs.

Ferrata "Via dell'Amicizia" to S.A.T. Peak

You can enjoy the unique view over Lake Garda on the long and exposed iron ladders. The via ferrata "Friendship Route" with the two famous and never-ending ladders is technically not very difficult but you must absolutely not suffer from vertigo. It offers unforgettable and breathtaking views into the depth of Lake Garda and its valleys. The path leads you over partially equipped rock terrain, always steep but never difficult up to the first ladder which has more the 100 rungs. On a small platform in the middle you can take a rest and then follow vertically up. Further up over unsteady terrain and some iron steps we reach the second ladder which is vertical and about 70 m high. We reach SAT Peak after we have crossed some well equipped rocks and several short ladders and iron steps, we reach Cima SAT Peak on the top of which there is an iron flag and a breathtaking view over the entire Lake Garda.

Via ferrata "G.Sega" Avio

Via ferrata on the walls of the Adige Valley following antique smuggler' s trails in the Dolomites rocks. Considering the enormous length of the route, a very good physical condition is a prerequisite. In the beginning there is a short ladder, then crossing some rocks up to a very exposed ledge with many a hundred of meters below you. Following the ledge around the left ridge, we are crossing the huge and impressing cave on a sometimes rather narrow path which is getting wider towards the final part. On the path crossing the cave there is no iron cable for belay. Further upwards crossing forest, partially equipped rocks and open terrain we finally reach the top.

Via ferrata "Che Guevara" to Mount Casale

A never-ending long via ferrata on an immense and historical wall. Technically average difficulty. Due to the length of the via ferrata, a very good physical condition is a prerequisite. The trail is evading the steep passages and takes advantage of the weaker parts of the wall until you finally reach the impressing horizontal ledge which forms the upper limit of the light-grey limestone slab. Then to the left over some iron steps almost vertically onto the exposed main section of the via ferrata. The following passage is less steep, some without signs to the green "Cengia del Maurizio" (1200 m.) where you find the summit' s booklet. The first part up to Doss dei Pini has been renewed in 2005 and has thus become slightly more difficult. The panorama and view of Monte Casale Peak Casale (1600 m), in the North the Brenta Dolomites, in the West the Adamello Glacier and in the East the triangular peak of Marmolada, makes up for the fatigue.

Via ferrata Monte Albano Mori

Very close to Mori village. This ferrata is an ideal exercise for difficult vie ferrate. There are very exposed crossings and difficult vertical climbing passages. Over vertical and overhanging parts and several crossings up to the easier middle section. The end of the via ferrata is reached after a very steep 60 m climb. The Via Attrezzata Monte Albano "Ottorino Marangoni" is one of the first sports vie ferrate in the Trentino Dolomites and is being considered a very demanding route in the Alps. It has lost none of its popularity which is obvious when you see the polished rock on the entire route. This via ferrata is not recommended with rainy weather and wet rock.

Via ferrata "Rino Pisetta" to Mount Piccolo Dain

Via ferrata only for experts; one of the most difficult vie ferrate in EUpe; the first 60 m and the central slabs are very demanding. It offers a unique panorama over the entire Sarca valley and its various lakes, from Lake Toblino to Lake Garda. It is the most sportive and the most demanding via ferrata in the Lake Garda Dolomites region. You must cross a 30 m wall with almost no footholds, equipped only with iron ropes. Who has problems managing the initial part, should take the emergency exit which is leading to the right and is equipped with iron ropes. Only at the end the wall is sloping and the major difficulties are over. Then you proceed to the exit at 950 m and you have reached the top of Piccolo Dain Peak.

Equipment for via ferrata

The entire climbing material as helmet harness and via ferrata-set will be provided by our mountain guides School, this service is already included in the total price.


All of our collaborators of alpine climbing school Arco are government licensed Mountain Guides with an international diploma and are officially registered with the regional and international Mountain Guide's Association. With no exception, all of them have a third party liability insurance towards their clients.

VIA FERRATA COURSE Via ferrata course at Lake Garda Dolomites Italy

Via ferrata - individual courses (only 2 participants )

Often we are receiving special requests from individual guests who would like to attend this course with just 2 people, with only their partner or a friend and without other participants. We are happy to meet the expectations and special requests from people who have specific date requests or certain requirements regarding the via ferrata course.
This proposal is also dedicated to people who due to business reasons or certain dates of school holidays are not able to match their needs with our calendar program dates of our via ferrata course.
During a customized individual via ferrata course our mountain guide is able to transmit profound knowledge and to dedicate completely to your own requirements and capacities.
The rate of the course EUR 450,00 per person and does not include accommodation at Lake Garda. The participants may choose their own appropriate accommodation which suits them most. The rent of all technical gear such as helmet, harness, via ferrata set, rock climbing shoes, rope and carabiner material is included. The program of the individual course is the same as the "via ferrata base course at Lake Garda".
The rate of the via ferrata advanced course in the Brenta Dolomites on the Bocchette way (4 days) is EUR 660,00 per person.

Via ferrata base course at Lake Garda Italy

This 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. In the past, the practice of approach for the beginners on the walls was long and difficult: it began with hiking on mountain paths, continuing with easy via ferrata and finally climbing on pure rock. Nowadays the modern climbing crags and also the via ferratas which are near to the touristical Italian centers, allow the performance of a different didactics which are less time consuming and involve less risk. In our first lessons of the courses we are teaching rock climbing techniques which is the base of each mountain activity. Climbing suitable crags with the "top rope" system allows to learn the correct foot techniques on the rock and basic rope-manoeuvres (in safety) which are must for the continuation of via ferrata activity. This is the program of our via ferrata course at Lake Garda Italy:

1st. day - Meeting point: parking lot at highway exit ROVERETO SUD Trentino Italy at 09.00 a.m. - Rock climbing lesson in suitable climbing crag; we teach different climbing techniques for example: chimney, cracks, slabs; different knots, belaying, rope and via ferrata set techniques, abseiling. The experience of this day is very important for the performance of our via ferrata course.
- Overnight stay in a hotel in Arco or near Lake Garda Italy -

2nd. day - Departure from the hotel at 08.30 a.m. - Via ferrata "Colodri" Arco (easy) and other "Rio Sallagoni" (difficult) to Castel Drena, two short routes short but significant for the didactics: a short and easy via ferrata for warming up and exercising the use of the via ferrata set and afterwards a difficult trip to improve your technique. The total duration of the day is about six hours.
- Overnight stay in a hotel in Arco or near Lake Garda Italy -

3rd. day - Departure from the hotel at 08.30 a.m. - Climbing on via ferrata "F. Susatti" on Cima Capi and following the route "Folletti". It is a ring-route on equipped trails easy and very panoramic (is directly above Lake Garda) duration of 5/6 hours. Our fantastic via ferrata round trip of the day is like a examination for the participants and a fun beginning of via ferratas in alpine environment.
- Overnight stay in a hotel in Arco or near Lake Garda Italy -

For further information and price please visit the link https://www.via-ferrata.co.uk/en.via-ferrata-course.htm

Advanced via ferrata course in the Brenta Dolomites Alps Italy

The Brenta Dolomites group is similar to the more famous Eastern Dolomites (Cortina area) but the rock walls and pillars there are bigger, the environment harder and wilder therefore less touristical 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 in the Dolomites Mountains. Sometimes on the via ferrata Bocchette there are passages which are not equipped with iron cables and we have to do some free rock climbing (easy but mostly quite exposed). Therefore is is necessary to have a good rock climbing technique. Sometimes we must cross snow channels therefore we have to belay with the rope and is useless to have a rope in the backpack, if you have no idea of how to use it. In the advanced via ferrata course in the Dolomites Italy we have the possibility to learn the correct rock climbing, rope and abseiling techniques which are the base to climb in safety every via ferrata in the World.
Our base camp is "Rifugio Agostini" which we chose for its central position between the most beautiful via ferratas in the Dolomites, very good food, cosy and quiet accommodation, friendly owner. The only disadvantage: it is 5 hrs. walking distance from the last village San Lorenzo in Banale but we have the possibility to shorten the approach to 1,5 hrs. by hiring a jeep (cost 20 EU per person).
This course is destined for people who have a little experience in high mountains or via ferrata or for very athletic and adventurous participants.

1st. day - Meeting point: in your hotel at Lake Garda or in San Lorenzo in Banale or to be agreed upon - Ascent to Rifugio Agostini through the Ambiez valley (duration 5 hrs.). We have the possibility to hire a taxi jeep (Cost 20 EU per person) to the Rifugio Cacciatore (good pastasciutta), from there we reach Rifugio Agostini in 1,5 hrs. by foot
In the afternoon we try our via ferrata equipment, we practise belaying und learn some knots with the rope and set our crampons in order not to lose time the following days on the difficult via ferrata.
- 1st overnight stay in Mountain Lodge Agostini in the Brenta Dolomites Italy -

2nd. day - Departure from the Rifugio at 08.30 a.m. to a small rock climbing wall near the Lodge (Ascent 10 min.). Here we practise the rock climbing technique on easy routes with top rope system. The mountain guide belays you from the ground and he can see and correct your rock climbing technique and foot position. We also try abseiling and belaying a partner in case of difficulty on a via ferrata.
In the afternoon we reach in ca. 30 minutes a small glacier named Vedretta d' Ambiez for learn the correct use of crampons and how you have to belay a partner in a glacier area. In the Brenta Dolomites this would not be necessary but is indispensable in other via ferrata areas (es. Marmolada Dolomites).
The experience of this day is very important for the continuation of our via ferrata course.
- 2nd. overnight stay in Mountain Lodge Agostini in the Brenta Dolomites Italy -

3rd. day - From the mountain lodge we ascent in 45 minutes to the beginning of "Via ferrata Castiglioni". The vertical high ladders improve our body resistance on a via ferrata until we reach the Bocchetta dei due denti (1st pass).
Downhill we reach the Rifugio XXII Apostoli right in time for lunch and later up to Bocchetta dei camosci (2nd pass). Short descent on the Vedretta dei Camosci where we cross with crampons and later on up on "Sentiero dell' Ideale" following an easy via ferrata to the Bocca d' Ambiez (3rd pass - the highest in the Brenta Dolomites). From the Bocca down on the Vedretta d' Ambiez (wear the crampons again) until the Mountain Lodge Agostini. Duration of this fantastic via ferrata round trip (the best in the Brenta Dolomites) is ca. 6/7 hrs. walk.
- 3rd overnight stay in Mountain Lodge Agostini in the Brenta Dolomites Italy -

4th. day - Starting early from Rifugio Agostini at 7.30 because we have a long day ahead of us. We ascent the with crampons to the Vedretta d' Ambiez to reach the "Via ferrata Brentari" in ca. 45 minutes which is leading us to the gigantic wall of Cima Tosa (the highest Top of the Brenta Dolomites). Downhill towards Rifugio Pedrotti alla Tosa but we are not going to reach it as it would make our daily trip too long. In spite we follow the Sentiero Palmieri towards Rifugio Agostini. We collect our remaining belongings and start our descent through Val d' Ambiez until we reach San Lorenzo in Banale. The duration of entire route can be up to 8 or 9 hrs. In case this should be too much for you, we suggest to spend an additional night in the mountain lodge and descent more comfortable the following day.

For further information and price please visit the link https://www.via-ferrata.co.uk/en.via-ferrata-course.htm