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3-day sport climbing course in Arco, near Lake Garda

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Join Bernd, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this 3-day sport climbing course in Arco, near Lake Garda in Northern Italy. You will receive instruction in a variety of topics related to sport climbing, all while enjoying one of the best climbing atmospheres in Europe.

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3 Days

May, Jun




Are you looking to improve your sport climbing technique by receiving instruction, tips, and feedback from an experienced climber?  Then join me for this 3 day program in one of the best climbing towns in Europe, and I promise you will come away a more knowledgeable climber!

Located in northern Italy, Arco is a charming town near the lovely Lake Garda.  The locals of Arco have undertaken initiatives to develop new climbing routes in the surrounding area, and also to check that the bolts on existing routes are in good condition.  Because of this, it is a popular climbing destination and will make a perfect base for us during this program, especially so you may reward your hard work with an ice cream or a cappuccino in one of the town’s many cafes.

We will spend time in both the climbing garden and in the cliffs surrounding Arco, and the specific routes will depend on the level and interest of the climber.  This program is designed for participants who have already completed a basic course in sport climbing or are at least 5th degree top rope climbers, but who want to take their climbing knowledge and technique to the next level.

You will receive instruction in the following topics: climbing safety, toprope climbing, dismantling routes, lowering yourself and rappelling, climbing tactics, along with personalized feedback that will make you a better climber.

Sign up now for my 3-day sport climbing course: not only will we have fun exploring one of Europe’s top climbing destinations, you will also learn skills and techniques that will improve your climbing and help you continue to progress as a climber.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price is per person for joining a group of 4-6 people. Price includes guiding services and instruction.


Day 1: Arrival, Climbing Garden

We will meet at 10am at either the hotel or the campsite, depending on where you are staying.  From there, we will check our equipment and then head to the climbing garden.

Day 2 to 3: Area surrounding Arco

We will climb outdoors in the area surrounding Arco today.  The specific site and routes we choose will depend on the interest and abilities of the climber.  Afterwards, we may enjoy dinner together at a local Pizzeria.




You may choose to stay at the Hotel Garden or camp at the municipal campsite.

Meeting point

We will meet at your accommodation, either at the Hotel Garden in town or the municipal campsite.

About the guide

IFMGA/IVBV Certified mountain, ski and canyoning guide, member of DAV and VDBS mountaineering and sport climbing teaching and training team. I’ve been part of the VDBS team for the formation and training of German mountain guides for 20 years.

I started climbing at the age of 17. Since 1987 I am certified mountain guide and a passion has become a profession. I live in Scharnitz / Tyrol and I am leader of the moutaineering school Alpenwelt Karwendel in Mittenwald.
Ice climbing in norway, skitouring in morocco, rock climbing in cuba or high mountains in the himalaya - I like it to explore new areas around the world. I led a DAV training expedition for talented young mountaineers in the Tian Shan mountain range with climbing Khan Tengri and did several expeditions to the karakorum mountains and the himalayas.

As a full-time mountain guide, I feel at home in the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains as well as in the mountains and climbing areas worldwide. I am happy to accompany you as a guide to your desired goal!


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What people are saying about Bernd Eberle

Michael Eriksen


September, 2023

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Alarik Sutter


June, 2023

Bernd is an extremely skilled mountain guide and I felt very safe on my climb with him. I will most surely book future trips with him!

Ben Cook


June, 2023

Bernd is extremely easy going and all round nice chap. He is also a very competent guide.

Andreas Linder


March, 2023

Bernd was very professional and experienced. Also flexible which helped as my luggade was delayed so we postponed our climb one day. Our climbs were everything i hoped for so i highly recommend.

Nicole Humphreys


January, 2023

Bernd is professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Ice climbing. We had great introductory session and came away with lots of new skills! We will be booking with Bernd again!

Martin Maguiness


January, 2023

Bernd was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and helpful and really made us feel welcome and took us on an amazing adventure. His climbing coaching was top notch, and we learned a lot in the day. Even dropped us off in town afterwards all the way from the ice climbing location, which was over an hour drive. 10/10

William Yu


December, 2022

Bernd was absolutely an amazing guide. Our plans in Germany got cancelled as our friend got Covid, so I reached out to Bernd on the 21st with just some ideas for the 24th. Not only did he plan the entire trip for us within a day, but he also provided us all the gear at no extra cost, including mountaineering boots, since we had no gear on us. Had a great day climbing; would highly recommend!

Christopher Govan


December, 2022

I would Highly recommend Bernd as a guide, he has Decades of experienced in mountaineering and alpining climbing and it shows. He adapted our plan quickly as the weather was very poor, so I still could get the experience needed.

David Zirkin


August, 2022

Guide was very professional and friendly with an emphasis on safety

hope neuman


January, 2022

This tour was great! Bernd was very knowledgeable about the ice and climbing. He was very helpful and consistently offered advice and guidance to those of us who had never climbed before. I would definitely do more tours with him

Undine Lasater


January, 2022

Bernd is a great teacher and guide. My husband and I are so glad that we had him as first timers for ice climbing. Aside from being knowledgeable, he is a very kind, warm and genuine person.

Thomas Cambien


January, 2022

Awesome trip! Communication was quick, friendly and efficient. We adapted the trip based on skiing experience, fitness level, and local conditions, which made for a perfect balance between learning touring & safety technique, and physical challenge. Highly recommended!

Zhizong Mark NG


December, 2021

Bernd is a great guide with a wealth of knowledge. My wife and I enjoyed our time with him immensely. He is able to be able to choose the expedition according to our needs. We will definitely do a multi day trip if possible and if there’s a chance. 5star guide

Barbara Bartova


August, 2021

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Martijn de Win


September, 2020

Fantastic trip! Bernd was a wonderful guide that made sure we had a memorable trip in the Italian Alps. The itinerary was perfectly structured. Would definitely recommend to have Bernd as a guide for any aspiring mountaineer!


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