INFORMATION LAKE GARDA ITALY This year is our 20th anniversary of the foundation of our mountain guides School in Arco at Lake Garda Dolomites Alps Italy. According to our guests' opinion these are the highlights of our proposals.

Alpinguide Italy guides for climbing trekking via ferrata
Arco Lake Garda - Dolomites Alps Trentino Italy
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Information on canyoning origin and exercise at lake Garda in Italy

The origin of Sarca Valley and Lake Garda can be found in the glacial period. During the centuries the brooks have hollowed deep canyons. In this untamed mountain world the sun is passing through the rocks and playing with the crystal clear waterfalls. The mountain guides are always at your disposal. Our neopren wetsuits prevent you from feeling the cold and make you experience a unique adventure.

WHO can participate in canyoning?

For the participation in canyoning there is no special physical condition required. It is not even necessary to know how to swim, however, the participants should be "familiar" with water in order to enjoy and have fun during canyoning. In the area of Lake Garda Italy there are several canyons of each difficulty degree (beginner to experienced).

WHAT is Canyoning or canyoneering?

We would like to underline that canyoning consists in the descent (not ascent) of canyons/torrents/waterfalls by means of "abseiling" (belayed on the rope of the mountain guide), sliding and/or jumping (optional). Canyoning is an activity with fun for all participants who want to discover an unknown and uncontaminated world. The entire canyoning tour has a duration of ca. four hours (also for the beginners); in order to enjoy more, we do not advice the half-day canyon tours which have a much shorter duration.

WHO are your guides?

Nowadays there are many agencies and clubs which are offering canyoning tours. We would like to point out that - BY LAW - only licensed Mountain Guides UIAGM are permitted to accompany and guide guests on Canyoning tours. We strongly recommend to choose only Mountain Guides for your canyoning tour.


What the participants should bring along: dry clothes to change, bathing costume, towel, trekking shoes or sneakers, an extra pair of shoes to change. We recommend to leave all valuables and/or what should not get wet in your hotel. This is the equipment which our guides will provide for the canyoning trip: neopren wetsuits (long sleaves/long legs, similar as diving suit), neopren socks, helmet, harness, life-jacket, rope, carabiners. The rent of this canyoning gear is free of charge. We would like to point out that the participants are wearing their own trekking shoes which will get wet. Therefore it is a MUST to bring along an extra pair of dry shoes to change.


Most of our canyons are located along the Western coast of Lake Garda. If our guests are staying in hotels in the area of Riva, Arco, Torbole, Nago etc., we are offering a free pick-up service with our mini-bus to and from the hotel. Otherwise we agree on a meeting point which can be reached easily.


Our staff of the Alpine Climbing School in Arco consists of nationally and internationally licensed mountain guides who are registered with the national and international Moutain Guides Association (UIAGM). They are in the possession of a valid third party liability insurance.

How you have to book and request information:
only by e-mail to at least 15 days before the start of our excursion.

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BRENTA TREK Brenta Trekking Dolomites

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