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Multi-activity family adventure near Lake Garda

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Enjoy an unforgettable 4-day multi-activity family adventure near Lake Garda and discover some of the top spots for hiking, via ferrata and rock climbing in the region. Join a program designed for everyone's level and enjoyment and create family memories to last a lifetime.



4 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Open to everyone

All Levels


  • Enjoy a unique outdoor adventure with your family near Lake Garda.
  • Let a guide take care of safety and logistics to enjoy a true holiday adventure.
  • Discover some of the best via ferratas and hiking trails in the Garda area.
  • Combine hiking, via ferrata and rock climbing on a fun multi-activity program.


An outdoor family adventure is a great way to create unforgettable memories with the kids and learn about nature, teamwork, and facing fears, all while having fun! On this 4-day program, I have designed a flexible itinerary for families to enjoy via ferrata, rock climbing, and hiking near Lake Garda!

The flexible itinerary that I propose will allow us to tailor the adventure to suit your family’s preferences and needs. Some of the activities may be optional so that if someone is tired they can stay at the hut while the rest participate. Furthermore, going with a guide will allow you to join in on the fun instead of having to worry about safety and logistics.

The via ferratas we can visit on this program include: 

  • Rio Sallogoni ferrata: this charming ferrata route that ends in the magnificent Castle of Drena includes passing through a beautiful canyon with little waterfalls and a mystic gorge that leads to a Tibetan cable bridge.

  • Via ferrata Cima Capi: an easy-going ferrata that everyone can enjoy with an optional add on to visit some WWI tunnels. 

  • Via ferrata Colodri: this renowned ferrata goes up the well known Arco rock walls to the top of Mt. Colodri and is ideal for beginners and families. Once at the top you will be surprised by the amazing views overlooking Lake Garda. The descent goes through olive groves and passes an old Way of the Cross.

We can also choose to hike from Le Viote del Bondone to Monte Stivo. The “Ridge Trail” is another hiking trail we can explore. It starts from Pregasina, just above Riva del Garda, and boasts stunning views of the lake.  And, for those that like a little bit more of a challenge, we can head to the Smugglers trail (sentiero dei contrabbandieri), a suspended and amazing ledge that overlooks the lake. Furthermore, there are several rock climbing spots we will visit where we will learn all about safety, knots, rappelling, and climbing techniques. You can find a tentative itinerary below. To get an idea of what it would be like, you can read about one family’s experience on a similar multi-adventure program in the Dolomites.  

If the weather is bad, we can go to the natural science museum in Trento (40 minutes from Riva del Garda) and go climbing in the climbing hall nearby Sambapolis in the afternoon. Another option is to head to Lake Ledro and visit the village and museum there, a unique place to learn about the history of human settlement in the Ledro valley.

Keep in mind that all levels are welcome, as are young children. If you have any doubts, please don’t hesitate to contact me about them. In terms of accommodation, during the summer months, when the huts are open, the ideal scenario is to stay one night at a mountain hut and the rest of the time in the valley. I recommend the following agriturismos:

So, are you ready to create unforgettable memories with your family on a multi-day adventure near Lake Garda? Then contact me now. I will be happy to help you plan an outdoor family holiday that you will never forget!

Or, if you prefer, you can join me on a multi-adventure family program in the Dolomites, which offers some amazing options too.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

Helmet, headlamps, harness, via ferrata set, and all technical gear is included. Participants will need to bring a waterproof jacket, suitable shoes with Vibram sole (no sneakers), half finger gloves, and hiking clothes.


Day 1: Via Ferrata and Hiking

Option 1: Enjoy a short and easy via ferrata in the morning–> via ferrata Rio Sallagoni and hike for two/three hours to reach the hut in the afternoon. 

Option 2: Hike for 7 hours to reach the Monte Stivo hut from Le Viote del Bondone.

If Rifugio Altissimo is open, there is a really nice and historical loop to hike there which can be included in the program. 

Day 2: Rock climbing basics

A nice hike from the hut will take us to the perfect spot to practice some monopitch rock climbing, and to learn safety, knots, rappelling, and climbing techniques.

Day 3: Via Ferrata Cima Capi

One of the Garda Trentino favorites! We will head to the famous via ferrata Cima Capi with the choice of extending the excursion and visiting the WW1 tunnels.

Day 4: Ridge Trail hike/ Via Ferrata Colodri

Option 1: Hike on the “ridge trail”  4 to 5 hrs, 500 meters up.  Enjoy amazing views of Lake Garda. 

Option 2: climbing the easy via ferrata Colodri to reach the Muro dell’Asino climbing wall. Once there, we can enjoy some optional sports climbing or return via a hidden path. 

Day 4: Optional more advanced day 4 alternative: The Smugglers trail

The Smugglers trail (sentiero dei contrabbandieri), is a suspended and amazing ledge on the lake. It is not difficult but not suggested for people afraid of heights. A sheer drop over the lake, a path cut out from the rock, which every so often disappears and requires some short but exciting climbing, will impress you with its wild beauty. It proceeds almost horizontally, offering unexpected and vertiginous overhangs above the lake. As the route is not equipped it is only suitable for experienced climbers or else requires a Guide. You reach it along the legendary Ponale road.

You can also include this option on an added 5th day if you would like to extend your adventure.

Duration: 4 hrs (to come back we have to take a take for a short drive, 5/10 minutes)




During the summer months, when the huts are open, we can stay one night at the Rifugio Stivo or Rifugio Altissimo and the rest of the time in the valley at one of the agriturismos in the area.

Meeting point

45.6049385, 10.6351414

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Technical equipment is included. Participants will need to bring a waterproof jacket, suitable shoes with Vibram sole (no sneakers), half finger gloves and hiking clothes.

About the 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



What people are saying about Marika Fave

Brittany Scrugham


March, 2023

Marika was an excellent guide! She was very accommodating for all our skill levels and did a wonderful job planning and finding the best snow - even for a low snowfall year. It was such a pleasure going on Marika's trip and I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a multi-day ski tour in the Dolomites!

Shai Abadi


November, 2022

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Sin Chow


September, 2022

Amazing climber, lots of knowledge and fun to be around. We had a great time with her as our guide!

Collin Edwards-Hill


September, 2022

Marica was a great guide with a lot of knowledge

Enikő Rausch


August, 2022

Marika is a great guide. We spent an amazing day together. She made our day challenging but at the same time we felt safe and relaxed.

Ellen Allgurin


August, 2022

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Menahem olesh


August, 2022

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Jennifer Winters


July, 2022

Marika was wonderful, she had good suggestions on which via ferrata to try, she was quick to respond to questions, and she made us feel safe on the via ferrata. Highly recommend!

Maria Voznesensky


June, 2022


Claire Addison


June, 2022

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Rita Einevoll


June, 2022

We can truly recomend having any kind of trip with Marika. She is fantastic in every way. She is very skilled and knows the area very well.

Kimberlee Keller


September, 2021

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!

Tanya Ianniello


August, 2021

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!!

Catherine Derroitte


August, 2021

Very happy about this faboulous day in the dolomites. We travelled with 3 kids and it was an unforgettable experience! Many thanks to Marika for her patience!

Marianne Sanggaard Assenholt


July, 2021

Really good setup the communication with explore-share was good and fast. The guide Marika know very much about the area and adapted the trip to our wishes and the weather. She was also very helpful both before and during the trip. Marikas attitude is welcoming and warm and we can recommend her.


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