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3-day rock climbing course in Arco, Italy

Join Marika, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, and get into the world of rock climbing in this 3-day course around the Sarca Valley, at northern Italy.


3 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov




Spring is a beautiful season to get started in rock climbing. In this 3-day trip you will learn the basic skills of this amazing sport in a beautiful natural landscape: the Sarca Valley.

Arco is a comune of Trentino-Alto Adige, at north of Italy. The town is settled on the top of sheer limestone cliffs, at the south of Sarca Valley and the north end of Lake Garda. It offers a huge adventure area for rock climbers.

This area offers climbing spots for everyone, from single pitch sport routes to long multi-pitch routes, all perfectly cleaned and bolted. In this tour we will spend three days learning the basics: climbing techniques, safety, use of the equipment, knots, the difference between different types of gear, belaying techniques.

We can head up different climbing routes, depending on the weather and your wishes. Muro dell’Asino, for example, is perfectly suited for beginners and those wishing to make their first leading steps. Placche di Baone is a band of limestone that lying at the south side base of Monte Baone and offering mainly grip-based climbing with a spectacular view of Arco and Lake Garda.

The final day we can try something more challenging like the Spigolo Nascosto route in Santa Massenza. It is a seven pitches climbing line with some bolts but mainly threads and trees as protections.

Arco has a long tradition of rock climbing: the first international climbing competition was hosted here in 1986. Nowadays it hosts every year the “Rock master”.

Furthermore, there is a varied offer of hotels, shops and restaurants all over
Arco-town, so a charming vacation is guaranteed.

So, if you want to get started in rock climbing in the beautiful landscape of the Sarca Valley, please contact me! I’ll be glad to teach you the fundamentals of this incredible sport!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Muro Dell'Asino or Placche de Baone

Easy natural rock area for learning the basic (knots, safety, easy climbing). Packed lunch

Day 2: Arco

Trying the climbing techniques on different kind of walls.

Day 3: Santa Massenza

Spigolo Nascosto climbing route. A multi pitch climbing route suitable for beginners. We may choose something more challenging based on your skills.



More info

Please bring: comfortable paints, T-Shirt and fleece for outdoor activities, raining jacket, low running or approaching shoes

Meeting point

Café Trentino (Arco) at 9.00.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in Bozen and I have been living all my life long in Fassa Valley, Dolomites. That's why my native language is ladin, a reto-romanic language spoken around Sella.

My big passion besides traveling is mountains and guiding because I love to show the people the beauty of the mountains.

I was a member of the Italian National Alpine Ski from 1990 to 1997 when I became Ski Instructor. In 2009

I became an IFMAG Mountain guide. I guide in the Dolomites, Sarca valley, Sizialian vulcanoes, Ortles Cevedale area, and Sardinia.


Italian | German | English



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What people are saying about Marika



Our family with kids ages 5, 9 and 12 had a wonderful day with Marika at a via ferrata! She was amazing at catering to the needs of our 3 very different children including one who was feeling anxious. Our 5 year old was completely enamored with Marika & wanted to stay in Italy with her! In addition to being a lovely person I felt safe the entire time and she was appropriately cautious as you would want anyone to be with your children. Highly highly recommended!!



Marika was amazing! She was very knowledgeable of the history of the Dolomites and the terrains. She made us feel very safe and comfortable- would highly recommend another tour with her! Excellent guide and highlight of our Italy trip!



Every family leader should take their family to a trip like this! Such a bounding experience



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



My wife and I had an incredible experience on our via ferrata trek. Marica was so helpful when it came to directions, choosing the right trail and even provided a rain jacket for my wife as she did not have one. Marica was very safety conscious and we had complete trust in her abilities and knowledge of the area. Thank you

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