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Via ferrata Sentiero Contrabbandieri

The path which linked Austria with Italy up until 1918.

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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.

Sentiero Contrabbandieri Klettersteig mmove gardasee lago di garda Lake Garda
90 €
Duration: 4 hrs
Max 6.
All levels but no children.
SUMMER - Saturday afternoon at 1.00 pm

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No fear of heights
Request good physical condition 

Services and materials included:
UIAGM mountain guide, helmet, harness, ferrata set, gloves, courtesy transfer and RC insurance

What to bring:
trekking shoes or boots, backpack with water (2 lt./person), snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket and face mask (covid-19 emergency)

Meeting point:
During the booking you can choose the following meeting points:

ARCO - via legionari Cecoslovacchi n°14 - 1.00 pm | GPS 45.927168 10.891491
RIVA DEL GARDA - viale rovereto n°136 - 1.15 pm | GPS 45.878649 10.856839
PREGASINA - Regina Mundi statue - 1.40 pm | GPS 45.856409, 10.829891

The tour starts sharply at the times indicated on the website and on the voucher. Please avoid delays in respecting the other participants.

Outdoor Safety First - Disclaimer !!! IMPORTANT !!!
We remind you to read and let others read if you also book the general and specific disclaimer of via ferrata's for other people, you can also find it here

Sentiero dei contrabbandieri’ itinerary:

Exposure, adrenaline, views overlooking the lake, excitement: all make up the basic ingredients of this experience- truly breath taking- which this mountaineering path gives us which incredibly has been carved out on top of Lake Garda. You take it by leaving the spectacular Ponale road, on the outskirts of Riva, aiming towards south. On the “sentiero dei contrabbandieri” you alternate laybacking to overcome exposed passages like a tight rope walker, to hanging traverses and sections which are less difficult where you always need to be careful and have a steady foot. Your effort will be paid back by the amazing views and unforgettable emotions admiring, from a hundred metres up high, sail boats and ferries on the lake.


Info Tour ‘Sentiero dei contrabbandieri’:

  • Mountaineering path with short sections of via ferrata
  • Continue tied up and belaying one another from the many pegs placed along the rock
  • Extremely exposed path
  • Almost no vertical height gain, the route runs entirely on the flat
  • Magnificent view perched over Lake Garda
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