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Rock Climbing in Arco: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Arco

What should I know about Rock Climbing 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.

Why should I choose Arco for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Lots of variety for all levels

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.

The mild weather

The Autumn and Spring months are the best here. Arco is a great alternative when it is getting colder in other European spots: winter climbing is even possible (though also famously windy). It can get very hot during the summer.

The beautiful area

Located in close proximity of gorgeous Lake Garda, there is lots to do in the area besides rock climbing. Mountain biking, via ferrata and hiking are all popular activities in the area. Lake Garda is also popular among windsurfers.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Arco?

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.

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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.

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When is the best time to travel to Arco for Rock Climbing?

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 people are saying about Rock Climbing | Arco



My brother and I did our first multi pitch climbs with Etienne in the valley near Arco. We had a great time on the rocks, we always felt secured and learned a lot too. Etienne knows the area very well and picked a pitch with a great view. Would recommend to any beginner climbers who want to challenge themselves.



Amazing climber, lots of knowledge and fun to be around. We had a great time with her as our guide!



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



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.



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.

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