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Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti - Cima Capi (from Ledro)

Ledro
Category
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
5:00
Duration in hours
Distance
7.3
Distance in km
Status
open
WSEN
Suggested period
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Easy and beginner-friendly ferrata, which nonetheless has plenty to offer for expert climbers, starting from the breathtaking views! 

To the west, Valle di Ledro with its meadows and its villages. To the east Lake Garda with Monte Brione in the background. Trenches, walkways and military emplacements all point to the great strategic value of Valle di Ledro and Lake Garda during the Great War. The little church of San Giovanni in montibus (i.e. in the mountains), in its present form, dates back to 1985, but already in the 17th century there was a hermitage on the same site.

Further information and useful links

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

For further information on routes, activities, events and accommodation at lake Garda: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444

 

Route info
Intermediate
Route number
Distance
7,3 km
Duration
5 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
600 m
Altitude difference (-)
600 m
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.087 m
Lowest point
418 m
Suggestions

If you want to take a break along the way Bivacco Arcioni is the perfect place. If you want to stay the night, you can collect the key at the tourist office in Pieve di Ledro.  

Safety guidelines

Safety Tips

  1. Only do the via ferrata if you are reasonably fit and in excellent health.
  2. Do not do the via ferrata in bad weather, especially if it looks like a storm is coming.
  3. Do not do the via ferrata alone: if you have an accident nobody will be able to call for help.
  4. The risk of rock falls increases if there are others on the via ferrata or with wind or rain.
  5. Always check route conditions; in winter you may find snow and ice.
  6. Use proper safety gear (helmet, harness, ferrata kit with double self-locking carabiners and energy absorbing systems). Put on your helmet once you get near to the wall in case of rock falls.
  7. During progression always keep both carabiners clipped onto the safety cable and when you pass the anchor points make sure at least one carabiner is clipped on to each safety cable.
  8. Only one person may be on any length of cable between two anchor points.
  9. Wear clothing and hiking boots suited to the altitude, the season and the length of the route and ferrata gloves.
  10. Pay special attention on the easy parts, where there are no cables.
  11. Always check the condition of the bolts and cables on the wall as they can suffer damage in bad weather.
  12. Carefully evaluate the crowding conditions and the state of preservation of the safety gear on the via ferrata. Beware, YOU are ultimately and solely responsible for undertaking a via ferrata safely and responsibly.

Emergency telephone number 112.

 

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.

Punto di partenza
Biacesa
Directions

From the car park we take Via del Dazì to the right and then continue uphill on Via Cantodori out of the village towards the countryside. At the fork, we keep to the right once again and take the SAT 470 path, which we follow for about 2 km to the start of the via ferrata. We reach Cima Capi and continue ascending, at first on the SAT 405 path and then on SAT 471 path to Cima Rocca. We descend along a section equipped with ladders and cables to the Bivacco Arcioni and keep right to take the SAT 460 path, which then merges into the SAT 417 path. After reaching the asphalt road, we return to the village from the outward route.

public transportation

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.

 

How to get there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Biacesa. 

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino

Where to park

Car park in Via Cipelli, next to the sports field.

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.

What should you absolutely have with you on a via ferrata tour?

  • rucksack (25/30L capacity) for a day trip
  • technical mountain clothing  
  • hiking boots with Vibram or similar sole  
  • via ferrata gear  
  • harness  
  • helmet  
  • gloves  
  • pickaxe and crampons (when necessary)  
  • a length of rope (recommended)
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