What to do in Arco

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Arco: What to do when you get there?

Arco is a small town located on the northern shores of Lake Garda near Riva del Garda, in Lombardy. in an attractive setting with sheer cliffs to one side and overlooked by a castle. The village stands at the southern end of the Sarca River which flows into Garda Lake. It is nestled by sheer cliffs which constitute a beauty for the eyes.

The symbol of the town is a rocky monolite on top of which stands out the ruins of the ancient "Torre di Arco", a medieval castle. The castle dominates the valley from a height of 273 m and it is reachable with a 20 minutes’ walk through path surrounded by olives. The view on the city definitely worth the visit!

A climbing paradise
The numerous rocky faces around the town are a paradise for free climbing lovers from all over the world. The incredible variety of routes, faces, routes has worth Arco international recognition as one of the best places for rock climbing all over the world. Multi-pitch routes, rock climbing, deep-water soloing, bouldering and more!

Every year Arco hosts the Rock Master Festival in the end of August. It is a fantastic event gathering pro athletes from all over the world, competing in the different disciplines of the World Cup Circuit.

Mountain and water activities
If you are not a big climber, but you love outdoor activities you can’t miss visiting Arco! It is in fact the perfect starting point for many different sport activities: as windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing on the Garda Lake. You will also have plenty of choice for mountain excursions by trekking, mountain biking, or reaching the top of famous via ferrata, or exploring the torrents by canyoning.

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Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

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Ferran A., Spain — 11/04/2023
Multi-pitch climbing is a thrilling experience that combines tradicional climbing in easier routes, so it can be performed by climber begginers and veterans. Learning the techniques necessary to safely perform the activity is also super useful for both type of climbers.
Peter W., United Kingdom — 02/08/2022
Testing enough to be fun but easy enough to be achievable. A perfect introduction to Via Ferrate.
Mazina V., Netherlands — 31/07/2021
We had direct from the beginning the adventure of jumping/ abseiling. Their was no Sum in the canyon and it was therefor quit cold. Because there was much water in the canyon we didn’t do the last 2 abseilings in the waterfall but we had enough adventure during this trip.
Kimberli B., United Kingdom — 07/03/2020
Having never done via Ferrata before I was a little anxious but really enjoyed it and would be confident doing it again.
Jannik W., Germany — 06/08/2019
In Germany we say "Angsthase" (as scared bunny, means someone being afraid of stuff), but I totally could put off this title for myself! Its been a very sick experience and can only recommend it for anyone who wants to get that special kick! We've been save the whole time and didn't even think about stopping. You get more than what you paid for!

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