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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


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!


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.



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.

About the guide

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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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 840 each

Group of 2

EUR 450 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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