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1-day “Sentiero dei Contrabbandieri” via ferrata by Lake Garda, Sarca Valley

1-day Sentiero dei Contrabbandieri via ferrata by Lake Garda, Sarca Valley 2

Take part in an amazing via ferrata by the shores of Lake Garda on this 1-day program in Sarca Valley led by AGAI-AMM aspirant guide Giorgio Paoli.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Take part in a challenging via ferrata in the Sarca Valley.
  • Contemplate amazing views of Lake Garda.
  • Discover the amazing landscapes of this popular spot in northern Italy.


I would like to invite you to discover one of the most beautiful spots in Lake Garda. Join me on this via ferrata and spend 1 day exploring the Sarca Valley.

Situated in northern Italy, Lake Garda is the largest lake in the country and one of the most popular destinations among tourists. We’ll go to Sarca Valley, an enchanted area surrounded by the Garda Mountain limestone peaks. Due to the incredible climate conditions and breathtaking views in this area, it’s the perfect place to enjoy different types of sportive activities.

On this opportunity, I invite you to take part in the via ferrata Sentiero dei Contrabbandieri, on the shore of the lake. The itinerary consists of a horizontal experience with breathtaking views of the lake and some challenging spots, such as ridges.

Please, keep in mind that this program is for participants with previous via ferrata experience. In addition, it’s very important to have a good level of fitness and technical abilities.

Do you think this program would suit you? Then don’t hesitate to send the request and make your reservation. I’ll be happy to guide you across this amazing spot in northern Italy!

Looking for a mountaineering programs? Then take a look at this 2-day trip that I lead in the Adamello-Presanella Alps, also in northern Italy.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included: accommodation and meals.

About the guide

I'm deeply in love with the mountain and its free spaces, it's rock and it's peopleand its silence. I live in the Rendena Valley, between the granite's mountain of Adamello Presanella, and the awesome Brenta Dolomites.


Italian | English




Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

What people are saying about Giorgio Paoli

Chris Clinck


July, 2022

We had a nice guide taking us through the Dolemites. He made us feel secure and adventurous at the same time. Thanks for taking us Giorgio.

Georg Stoffer


March, 2021

We very much appreciated Giorgio’s professionalism and knowledge of the Adamello area. Giorgio was very thorough with his directions and making sure we were all safe. I had a 17 and 23 year old with me and he gave me a lot of confidence with his skills without being patronizing. We all had a great day ski-touring and the descent of Pisgana glacier was really exciting. Happy to recommend him for or offer other intel.

Vanessa Rohlfs


March, 2021

We had an amazing day out in the mountains with Giorgio. He's a great tour guide, happy to answer all the questions you have before or on the day of the hike and very quick to respond your messages. It was a beautiful day for snow shoeing, blue skies and breathtaking views, we can only highly recommend booking a tour with Giorgio, it's well worth it as you will have a super fun day that you will remember for a very long time. Thanks again Giorgio for getting us around the mountains and we hope to see you again some time! Vanessa & Ross

Andrew Hubbler


March, 2021

Giorgio gave us an incredible mountain experience, one that we will never forget. Thanks Giorgio! As a guide is incredibly professional, informative and very caring. It's also very warm and friendly and it's a pleasure to be around with him.



October, 2020

Giorgio was a very experienced guide who made us feel safe throughout the via ferrata. He was also very kind and professional with us. The via ferrata Susatti at Cima Capi was an amazing experience and I am so glad we did it. The climb can be quite challenging but is within everyone's reach. The view over the Garda Lake is magnificent. I really recommend this experience!

Romi Nella


August, 2020

Giorgio is an excellent summer hiking and climbing guide who blends his excitement, enjoyment and experience of the Dolomites with a strong eye for the safety and security of his clients. Giorgio led us on an excellent ski tour including interesting summit and descent in changing conditions. After bad weather cancelled our original plans I asked Giorgio to guide me and my 9 year old daughter on her first via ferrata and give her a fun first climbing lesson. I recommend Giorgio as a strong, responsible and flexible guide. I did with him in July 2017 a Summer hike and traverse of Adamello Glacier to Lobbia Alta rifugio. In April 2018 a Winter ski tour from Tonale to Adamello summiting Corno Bianco and skiing Pizgana couloire to Ponte di Legno, and in Aug 2020 a Via Ferratta near Sarca and climbing lessons.

Nigel Dodd


August, 2020

Giorgio is an incredibly nice guy, very warm and friendly and a pleasure to be around. As a guide he is superb, very clear, very informative and very caring and supportive. He gave us a fantastic mountain experience, one that we will never forget. Thanks Giorgio!!

Ellen Garner


June, 2020

Wonderful experience for my son and me. We climbed in the Cima Capi via ferrata and had a beautiful and exhilarating experience. Great guide

Alison Jaworski


October, 2018

Great ferrata, knowledgeable and friendly guide

TJ Eisenstein


August, 2018

Great route, great guide, a perfect introduction to the Dolomites and to Via Ferrata. Giorgio is super friendly and approachable, nice company for the day, and a well qualified outdoor guide. If you are new to climbing on rocks, or not very experienced with long hikes on tough, exposed terrain, then you will find this a big adventure, but totally doable. If you are experienced and fit on rocks and hikes, then you will still find this a very satisfying & fun day in the mountains. Thanks Giorgio!

James Skeate


April, 2018

Giorgio was a great guide, who knew how to go at our pace and was flexible about changing the itinerary based on the conditions. Really friendly and relaxed but very professional



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