Via ferrata

Via ferrata “The Smugglers’ Trail” at Lake Garda with MMove mountain guides

Medium to difficult • 4 hrs Book nowfrom € 90 per person
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Out in the open, adrenaline rush, and sheer views over Lake Garda

Via ferrata Sentiero dei Contrabbandieri (The Smugglers’ Trail) at Lake Garda is a path cut into the rock a hundred feet above sea level that occasionally disappears and requires short but exciting climbs. It is roped up on ledges by belaying with pitons in the rock.

On the Smugglers’ Trail, you alternate between splits to overcome exposed passages, suspended traverses, and less challenging sections. This trail overlooking the Lake will impress you with its wild beauty.

The trail is very exposed and unequipped; it is suitable only for those with experience or if accompanied by a Mountain Guide. Caution, steady feet, and no fear of heights are required.

This activity is not suitable for children.

Who is your guide

Nice to meet you, I’m Mauro, International Alpine Guide UIAGM. I live in Arco since 2001 and in that very year I opened my Alpinism school Mmove (former Friends of Arco). For several years I’ve been living amazing adventures from the Alps to Patagonia, till the high peaks of Karakorum, following or opening new routes on these wild peaks. My goal now is to share my enthusiasm for the mountain with my guests.

MMove team

I’m very proud of all my collaborators and my high qualified local Alpine Guides. Mmove is not just an Alpinism School but also a bunch of friends that wants to give you great experiences. We like to Mmove it!

Necessary skills

  • No fear of heights

What to bring

  • Trekking shoes or boots
  • Backpack with water (1 lt./person) and snacks
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Rain jacket

Services included

  • Guida alpina UIAGM
  • Helmet, harness, ferrata set, gloves
  • Transport
  • RC insurance

Meeting Point

During the booking you can choose the following meeting points:

  1. ARCO
    Via Legionari Cecoslovacchi n°14 – 1 p.m.
    GPS 45.927168 10.891491
    Viale Rovereto n°136 – 1.15 p.m.
    GPS 45.878649 10.856839
    Statua Regina Mundi – 1.40 p.m.
    GPS 45.856409, 10.829891



Beautiful experience, has helpful and knowledgeable staff, a very scenic and well-maintained trail, and excellent organization with shuttle service and quality equipment.

Manuel Alovisi

Great experience, even for someone like me who had never done a via Ferrata before. Breathtaking views, very exposed but doable, and a few thrilling passages.


Beautiful scenic route overlooking the upper Garda, exciting experience from all points of view. Nice to be able to do it in groups and safely under the competent supervision of the mountain guide!

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