Exposed via ferrata tour along the old smugglers' path "Percorso alpinistico Massimiliano Torti" with fantastic views over Lake Garda
The panoramic via ferrata, nicknamed "Strade degli banditi" (bandit trail), was probably created by smugglers in the last century. It leads us from a platform above the Hotel Pier over partly extremely exposed ledges to the old access road to Pregàsina, the Strada del Ponale. During this trip, we always enjoy the beautiful view over Lake Garda, the city of Riva del Garda and the surrounding mountains. The path is not very demanding, but many parts of the path are not belayed, some not at all. Therefore, we can only recommend this route for experienced climbers who are not afraid of heights.
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Updated: August 04, 2020
Safety informationNo emergency exit; no complete belay
Getting thereFrom Riva del Garda along the SS240 in southern direction. Shortly after leaving the tunnel, turn left onto the Strada Provinziale di Pregàsina and through another tunnel to Pregàsina.
ParkingParking at Hotel Rosalpina
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EquipmentComplete via ferrata equipment (climbing harness, KS-set, helmet, via ferrata gloves), safety rope is recommended because of the lack of wire rope protection on the route
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.