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Easy trek in Arco’s Caproni Forest, near Lake Garda (Half-day)


Join Mauro, a certified guide, on this half-day hike through the beautiful and fascinating Caproni Forest in northern Italy.


1/2 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Visit amazing oolite quarries
  • Learn about the region's history and visit WWI trenches
  • A perfect excursion for the whole family


Not far from the historic center of Arco, there’s a pristine forest with many interesting sites to discover. Hiking here makes a perfect half-day excursion for nature and history lovers, and it’s great for the whole family.

Leaving from Arco, we’ll pass the olive groves of S. Martino and famous Massone Policromuro cliff, where climbers can be observed. Then we’ll visit quarries of oolite, a soft sedimentary rock that was once a preferred medium for sculptors.

Inside the forest we’ll be surrounded by majestic oak trees. Here the oolite quarries are even larger and more elaborate. We’ll pay a visit to the “dorso di balena,”or “whale’s back” formation, and to trenches from WWI. You’ll be happy to have a knowledgeable guide to tell you about the forest’s fascinating history. The view over Sarca Valley, with its impressive rock walls and ruins of mining houses, is something else to look forward to.

Book now to for an unforgettable trip discovering the natural wonders of Caproni Forest and learning about its past. 

Other half-day, family-friendly excursions near Arco that may interest you include this via ferrata tour and this climbing trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back


More info

Maximum group size: 16 people.

About the guide

Certified mountain and ski guide and is directing since 15 years the Mountain School Mmove (former Friends of Arco). In the past, his passion had driven him for weeks to the solitude of the Alps, of Patagonia, or of the icy heights of the Karakorum to climb famous walls and peaks and open up new routes.

Today his priorities have moved. He wants to share his enthusiasm for the mountains - while working with his guests and in his spare time with his sons, as his father has once done with him. Mauro Girardi is very proud on its enthusiastic and highly qualified team of local Mountain-and Ski Guides, Hiking Guides and office employees. Mmove is not just a mountain school, but is a steadily growing circle of friends, who would like to realize great experiences. We like to Mmove it !!

Mmove is the only mountain school in the Alto Garda region with a guaranteed weekly program and activities for all tastes and the whole family.

The team is formed by 8 IFMGA/UIAGM Guides, so if Mauro is not available, one of the other highly qualified members of the team will be the guide.


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What people are saying about Mauro Girardi

Rutger de Groen


August, 2023

Gabriel was an excelent guide!! Very friendly, helpfull, calm and relax guide! We really enjoyed the trip. We started with a more easy route on day one to measure our level. On day two and three the difficulty was gradually increased acoording to our skills.

Marco Brienissen


May, 2023

We as a team of Base lifestyle had a fantastic day under your guidance. The 3 guides are professional and very helpful. And what is also important to experience a beautiful day, lots of humor and many smiling faces. We are grateful to you for the successful day. Next year again, see you then. Greetings, Jan-Dirk

Gilad Carmi


July, 2022

Hi. According to your recommendation, we canceled the family ferrta ( too hot for 5 years old girl) Please let me know what about the refund Thank

Darci Minorik


July, 2022

Matteo was Awesome. My family had a wonderful day trekking and exploring the beautiful country! Wish we were spending more time In The area so we could spend another day exploring with you!

Pepijn van den Hout


August, 2020

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.

Francisca Dussaillant


February, 2020

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Pete and Corey


October, 2018

My son and I were planning a trip to climb in Arvo, Italy and wanted a good start to our trip so we booked a guide with Explore-share.com, and it was the best thing we did. Lupe and the staff handled every inquire we had, were really professional then ended up hooking us up with MMove based in Arco. We booked a private guide for 3 days of rock climbing and we boosted our grades in those days. Our guide Matteo was bloody awesome, amazing guide who just gets that little bit more out of your. Our grades jumped thanks to Matteo. Day 1 was sport climbing to check what we could do, single pitches and going hard. The afternoon was a multi pitch. Then for day 2 and 3 we pumped out multi pitch after multi pitch. Best 3 days of climbing in a long time. My Son went from grade 15/16 to leading 23's. This 3 days started our trip and gave us the confidence to go on climbing for another 2 weeks. Thanks guys for an amazing wicked time We will be back soon


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