Via ferrata

Via ferrata Monte Colodri on Lake Garda

The easy via ferrata perfect for families in Arco

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Ariella Bickhove

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The Colodri via ferrata covers a rise of 300m and is usable nearly year round. It is not particularly difficult and is suitable for those who want to try or improve their skills on protected climbing routes using via ferrata kit.

This via ferrata is also suitable for children who are accompanied by adults and with the proper equipment.

Climbing the via ferrata you have the rock paths of Monte Colodri on your right. The via was built in 1981 by S.A.T. Arco as a return route for mountaineers using the Colodri paths (398m).

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Details

  • Technical characteristics

    • Starting point
      Prabi
    • Endpoint
      Prabi
    • Route
      Prabi – via ferrata Monte Colodri – Laghel – Arco – Prabi
    • Starting height
      95m
    • Highest point
      285m
    • Altitude – ascent/descent
      267m/267m
    • Via ferrata distance
      1,20km
    • Distance
      4,1km
    • Duration
      2,5 hrs
  • Difficulty

  • Scenic appeal

    • Experience (1 to 5)
      5
    • Landscape (1 to 5)
      5
  • Best time of year

    • All year over
      without ice and snow

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Points of interest along this via ferrata

There are various viewpoints over the Sarca Valley and the north end of Lake Garda.

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Monte Colodri description

Crossing the street, take the path up the hill (431b) which goes across the rocks of Prabi and, in five minutes, brings you to the start of the via ferrata.

The route is well equipped with metal ropes and iron pegs. At certain points the rock is quite well worn by climbers but the ironwork remains in good condition.

When you have finished the ferrata, come back down by following the path north: first you will get to Monte Colodri and then you will find signs to show the descent to Arco. Following the path to the crossroads, take the route to the Church of S.Maria di Laghel which will bring you to the centre of Arco. From the centre of Arco you can walk back to Prabi.

Variant

There aren’t any variations to this route.

The 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

None

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How to reach the starting point of the via ferrata

From Torbole or Riva del Garda, arriving at Arco you go straight on towards the bridge over the Sarca river and turn left following signs to “Località Prabi”. Carry on for a few hundred metres and just after the Rock Master you will find Camping Arco and the Arco swimming pool where you can leave your car.

Parking

At Camping Arco.

Public transport

None.

Equipment needed

It is obligatory to use a helmet, harness and via ferrata kit.

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