Canyoning trekking at Lake Garda Dolomites Alps Italy
Our canyons at Lake Garda Alps Italy and the rates
RECOMMENDATION FROM MOUNTAIN GUIDES ARCO ABOUT CANYONING AT LAKE GARDA DOLOMITES ALPS ITALY
We would like to point out that according to law only state-controlled mountain guides are entitled to accompany
people into the canyons. The accompaniment in the canyon tours in Italy is reserved exclusively to the
mountain guides because in the canyon the same techniques and rope maneuvers
which are used in alpinism in the mountains are being applied in this activity. However there are many agencies and associations which are offering guided tours.
These "experts" are boasting themselves of their education at so-called "International Commissions" and they are
convinced that they are able to do canyontours on an international level and to pay their holiday costs at Lake Garda.
The difference between a "expert" and a mountain guide becomes apparent immediately in case of an accident
in the canyon. The mountain guide MUST have his own liability insurance (up to 5 million Euro) but the "expert" ?
Our trips in Arco at Lake Garda Dolomites Italy
Torrente Ampola Val di Ledro
This route is also called 'Rio Nero - lower part', but we call it Torrente Ampola
because each torrent has its own proper name.
Finally, when the impressive Rio Nero is becoming flatter and the water calmer, here is the start of our canyoning Ampola. The tour is easy but interesting because it includes many jumps and slides. There is only
a 20 m abseil trail into a characteristic cave but also many simple or medium difficult variants.
We highly recommend this route to beginners, families or simply to anyone who has never done canyoning before.
Torrente Vione in Tremosine
The Rio Vione, in former times also known as Rio Senerifa, is starting from Tremosine. The agencies have baptized them with
the imaginative name "Johanna" and is certainly one of the most beautiful tours at Lake Garda.
The many jumps (up to 12 meters high!), the long abseilings (up to 45 m) and very fast slides are not suitable for
beginners. The Vione canyon is also an exciting adventure for people who have experience. The mayor of Tremosine
had ordered the closure of Torrent Vione in 2010. After some time now, however, it has been made accessibile
again but now linked to some bureaucracy like e-mail to the municipality of Tremosine
after the payment of a small tax.
Canyon Palvico in Ledro Valley
The Palvico Gorge is located in the region of Lombardy but has an easier access from Lake Garda along Ledro Valley.
The water stream has hollowed out a deep ravine which is descending steeply towards the Storo plain. Canyon Palvico includes
some jumps and many abseilings. The environment is fantastic with many caves where you can swim between light and shade.
Particularly impressive is the last vertical abseil in the waterfall of about 50 meters above a pond.
The last part of the Palvico Canyon is visible coming by foot from Storo so everyone can see that the Palvico
Tour is not suitable for beginners
Torrente Albola at Riva del Garda
This canyon is not very long but the Albola is located in a deep ravine and wild water makes it one of the most
challenging and technically most difficult canyons in this area. The torrent Albola is the right option for those who
already have wild water experience and enough mountaineering capacity of rappelling themselves alone.
Canyon Vaio dell' Orsa in the Adige Valley
The ravine of Vaio dell' Orsa is cutting the steep slope which is descending from the chain of Monte Baldo
Adige Valley. It is starting from the village Ferrara del Monte Baldo and is leading down a steep track to the stream.
The tour includes some jumps and several complicated descents. Sometimes it is difficult to find the way
between the huge boulders which are forming the riverbed. It is an adventurous route for which the participants need a little
experience in mountaineering. Therefore it is advisable to do the Vaio dell 'Orsa
of a mountain guide.
Canyon Rio Nero in Ledro Valley
It is definitely the most difficult tour in the canyon around Lake Garda. The Canyon Rio Nero is located in the
gorge of Monte Tremalzo which was excavated by the Ampola river stream. The upper part of the river offers many
long and complicated descents but only a few jumps. The final abseil trail is extremely impressive as it is running directly
through a huge waterfall and you are finally landing 30 m under it...
The last part of Rio Nero is a not very steep track and the water is calming down. This section is also suitable
as a canyoning tour for beginners
(see: canyon Ampola).
Canyoning-Trekking Sorne at the foot of Monte Baldo
in 1850 there were 17 factories used for mills, ironworks and sawmills, the whole being driven by energy supplied
free of charge from the torrent. Of course there was a network of mule tracks of access to facilitate the
production. What remains of it today ... Nothing! Some old men are telling that in 1800 strands of gold had been
found in the torrent Sorna and the peasants quit working on the fields and rushed to seek the precious metal.
Today we visit the remains of these historical places abandoned for centuries but back into a natural fantastic
environment. The canyon Sorne is full of unspoiled natural treasures and suitable for an easy but adventurous trekking.
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