An easy via ferrata, suitable also for beginners, which offers a wonderful view on lake Garda as well as interesting historical traces.
Easy protected routes which follow the higher part of the system of tunnels and trenches which were part of the Austrian defence lines during the First World War. Headlamps needed for the tunnels
The simple Via Ferrata delle Laste leads to the Chapel of San Giovanni al Monte – popular with the inhabitants of Biacesa – the starting point of the labyrinth of tunnels and trenches excavated into the hart of the mountain which lead to Cima Ro cca, or rather cross it from side to side. There are tunnels and trenches to explore with a torch which are also suitable for families with children who have a love of the mountains and a taste for adventure.
The view from Cima Rocca extends from Lake Garda to the eastern peaks of the Ledro Valley.
Facing a via ferrata requires knowledge of the right technique of progression and some training. If you want to try out this experience for the first time or check the use of the via ferrata set, we recommend that you contact one of our mountain guides: Guides – Via ferratas with the experts
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The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason, we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
From the car park in Biacesa take the path SAT470 dei Bech and then the bolted trail SAT471 delle Laste.
After a few bends you find yourself at the start of the bolted section,which heads up easy slabs as far as a small cave (5). You get over the finalrocky outcrops and come to the shelter Bivacco Arcioni and the chapelof San Giovanni.Keep going and you come to three tunnels (make sure to have a headlamp)with a ladder (6-7-8) excavated in the rock from one side to the other.You reach the summit along the trail that leads up on your right.
From Cima Rocca head down the north side along a steep boltedsection which leads you to the mouth of the main tunnel. Once youreach Bocca Pasumer you go down to Biacesa on the SAT460.
Valle di Ledro is connected to Riva del Garda by the intercity bus line 214 (Riva-Valle di Ledro-Storo).
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
From the Garda Trentino area follow the directions to Valle di Ledro. Biacesa is the first village after the long tunnel.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Car park by the helipad just outside the village of Biacesa.
You need to wear the right clothing and take the proper gear when you go hiking in the mountains. Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.
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