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Rock Climbing in Arco

More than 5,000 routes to choose from and great quality limestone make Arco, in northern Italy, a prime rock climbing destination.

From single-pitch to airy multi-pitch routes that will remind you of the Dolomites, there is something for everyone in the Sarca Valley.

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What people are saying about these trips

Pepijn van den Hout


August, 2020

Half-day family climbing near Arco, Italy

This was a good trip. I joined with my 7y/o daughter who has no climbing experience. She had a good time. Although I am not sure how to change this, from my personal perspective, the trip would have been even better if there would also be a bigger challenge for adults.

Pit De Faccio


April, 2020

Arco 2-day multi-pitch rock climbing trip, Sarca Valley

I went to Campanile Basso di Brenta with Marika. Awesome, nothing less, experienced, kind, calm and female gentleness.

Francisca Dussaillant


February, 2020

Half-day family climbing near Arco, Italy

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Peter Adamco


October, 2019

Arco 2-day multi-pitch rock climbing trip, Sarca Valley

I couldn't recommend a climbing guide more highly. Marika is energic, friendly and gave us just what we were looking for, moderate multi-pitch climbing in beautiful settings in the Dolomites, followed each day by the best restaurants and bars. She knows everything about climbing, the routes and as a local, the history of the region. She was also meticulous with safety and kept us in line where needed. Marika met all of our expectations and more. You won't be disappointed when you climb with her.



November, 2018

Easy rock climbing for women in Sarca Valley

Marika is an amazing guide and a really nice person! we had a great time. She was not pushy but helped us to overcome our inner barriers and complete more that we expected. as a trainer Marika is absolutely professional and very passionate and open to share her knowledge, experience and love to the climbing. I really hope we will come back to works with her soon, since it was unforgettable

Pete and Corey


October, 2018

Introductory rock climbing half day near Arco, Italy

My son and I were planning a trip to climb in Arvo, Italy and wanted a good start to our trip so we booked a guide with Explore-share.com, and it was the best thing we did. Lupe and the staff handled every inquire we had, were really professional then ended up hooking us up with MMove based in Arco. We booked a private guide for 3 days of rock climbing and we boosted our grades in those days. Our guide Matteo was bloody awesome, amazing guide who just gets that little bit more out of your. Our grades jumped thanks to Matteo. Day 1 was sport climbing to check what we could do, single pitches and going hard. The afternoon was a multi pitch. Then for day 2 and 3 we pumped out multi pitch after multi pitch. Best 3 days of climbing in a long time. My Son went from grade 15/16 to leading 23's. This 3 days started our trip and gave us the confidence to go on climbing for another 2 weeks. Thanks guys for an amazing wicked time We will be back soon

Battista Gilardi


August, 2018

Arco 2-day multi-pitch rock climbing trip, Sarca Valley

Last days of August 2018. As for more than 10 years I have left Valtellina for a week of climbing in the Dolomites. Our historical, affectionate and appreciated mountain guide Marika. On August 23, 2018, at the suggestion of Marika herself, we let ourselves be guided to the conquest of the "Campanile di Val Montanaia", a spectacular and wild spire. Beautiful ascension, in absolute safety and plaisir. Thanks "great" Marika. Battista.

Steen Hoffmann Jensen


July, 2018

Guided multi-pitch climbing around Arco, Sarca Valley

Enrico is a great guide and the climbing is amazing. Highly recommended.

Joris Hooftman


July, 2018

1+ day multi-pitch rock climbing in the Sarca Valley, Italy

Super chill guy. Had a great time. Laughed and learned a lot.


There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Arco

The Sarca Valley is one of Italy’s main rock climbing spots. From beginner routes to multi-pitch big-wall rock climbing on the walls of Monte Brento and Monte Casale, you will find easily find a route for your level.


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Best time to visit

Autumn and Spring are best although Arco is also popular during the Summer when it gets wet in the Dolomites, just 2.5 hours away

What’s the weather like?

Weather is mild in general but you probably want to avoid the winter months, as strong winds make it too cold to climb. Temperatures generally stay within the 10-20℃ range from April-June and from September to early November

How to get here

Fly into the Verona or the Brescia airports and drive to Arco (a little over an hour away). Make sure you hire a car to be able to go from one route to the next. Milano’s Bergamo airport is another option, though an extra hour away from Arco

More info about Rock Climbing in Arco:

One of Italy’s most well-known rock climbing destinations, Arco (in Trento’s Sarca Valley) is probably most famous for the variety of rock climbing terrain available. From great bolted sport climbing routes on excellent limestone (mostly single-pitch), to long big wall climbing routes that can reach 1,000m, it is no wonder this place has made a name for itself among climbers. If it’s big wall climbing you are after, the walls of Monte Brento, Piccolo Dain and Monte Casale are probably the most famous spots


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