Via ferrata F.Susatti Cima Capi at Lake Garda

Trail Via ferrata Middle to easy

Photo: Giampaolo Calzà (Trota)
Angela Trawoeger
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The easy, nice and very panoramic via ferrata

Wonderful and breathtaking Via ferrata on the sheer walls above Lake Garda.
Suitable for those who wish to have a go at a Via Ferrata but, bearing in mind its length and character, this one is for people who are fairly fit.

The Via is well equipped having been totally renovated in 2009.

Experts in via ferrata however, notwithstanding the relatively easy route, will find satisfaction in the amazing views over Lake Garda.

Cima Capi (909m) forms part of the Garda/Brescia Prealps and is to be found in the North East part of Lake Garda.

Via ferrata Cima Capi with a mountain guide

If you are by yourself and you feel like join us, if you prefer to go along with a local guide or if you are a beginner, you can try the via ferrata Cima Capi with our mountain guide.

Details

Features
Route Biacesa - Via Ferrata F.Susatti - Cima Capi - Via Ferrata Foletti - Bivacco Arcioni - Biacesa
Start Biacesa
Destination Biacesa
Starting height 660m
Maximum height 909m
Altitude - ascent/descent 890m/813m
Length 8,2 km
Time 5 hrs
Difficulty
Difficulty middle to easy
Technical difficulty (1 to 5) 2
Physical training (1 to 5) 3
CAI (italian alpine club) difficulty scale EEA: for expert hikers with equipment*
* Mountain signs on Monte Baldo and difficulty scale
Scenic appeal (1 to 5)
Impression 5
Landscape 5

Classifications

  • Round tour
  • Summit tour
  • Stage tour
  • Panoramic route
  • Insider tip

Best time of year

Alle year round, without snow

Points of interest along the via ferrata

The Via pretty much follows the crest of the mountain range and offers unique views of Lake Garda, the Monte Baldo range, the Sarca valley, into the Ledro valley, over the Adamello-Presanella range and the Brenta Dolomites in almost their entirety.

Cima Capi description

From Biacesa go north east and you will get onto the first path no.470 (Sentiero del Bec) and then no.405 (Via Ferrata Susatti). From the car park to the start of the Via Ferrata is about an hour and a half.

The Via Ferrata starts over easy rocks and crosses Austrian trenches left over from the first World War. The whole walk is rich in historical artefacts with trenches and walkways in reinforced concrete. In some parts steps have been built. The only part that is more technical is towards the end of the Via where you have to go round a very exposed massive boulder.

The via has difference in level above sea level of 500m from start to finish. Arriving at the summit of Cima Capi (tricolour flag and summit book) keep on path 405 until it splits into two: turn left and take path 460 towards Via Ferrata Foletti which, in about 40 minutes, brings you to the Bivacco Arcioni, near the church of San Giovanni.

From here there is a road that takes you back to Biacesa.

Variant

There are two access routes to the Via Ferrata: one from the Ponale road which, taking the path which goes off to the right, takes you to the “Sentiero del Bec”: the other starts from Biacesa and is the route that we at 360 suggest to use.

Our suggestions

  • It is very hot and crowded in the summer months
  • In many places it is quite windy
  • The Ferrata Foletti is a little more difficult

Via ferrata during the winter

You can do this route in summer and winter alike but it is best not to if there is a risk of ice.

Shelters, huts or bivouacs along the trail

Bivacco Arcioni:
Near the church of San Giovanni.
Association: “Pro San Giovanni di Biacesa di Ledro”
Tel. +39 328 0062146.

How to reach the starting point of the via ferrata

From Riva del Garda follow signs to Valle di Ledro. Going through the long tunnels you get to the only traffic lights at Biacesa (418m). Biacesa is about 7km from Riva

Parking

Go through the village to the car park next to the playground.

Public transport

Lines 2

Equipment needed

The use of helmet, harness and Ferrata kit is obligatory.

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