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Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti - Cima Capi (from Ledro)
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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: www.gardatrentino.it

For further information on routes, activities, events and accommodation at lake Garda:  APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 - www.gardatrentino.it

Route info
Route number
7,2 km
Activity time
5 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
600 m
Altitude difference (-)
600 m
Physical effort
Highest point
928 m
Lowest point
406 m

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
  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 on some routes which make progression dangerous.
  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. Rocks might fall before you get to the start of the via ferrata.
  7. During progression always keep both carabiners clipped onto the safety cable and when you pass the anchor points make sure at least one 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 suited to the altitude, the season and the length of the route: hiking boots and ferrata gloves to protect you from contact with the metal parts.
  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. If you even think you see any problems that might compromise safety, turn back and let us know about the situation at info@gardatrentino.it.
  12. Always evaluate a few important conditions: the proximity to other crowds, all the gears available and the preservation of the route. Beware, YOU are ultimately and solely responsible for taking this path and the safety rules and features that goes with it.
  13. These instructions are no substitute for the specific courses held by mountaineering associations or professional guides. Unless you have experience doing via ferratas, it is better to go accompanied by a mountain guide.


Emergency 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

Cross the main road and turn into Via del Dazì, turn right into Via Cantodori and proceed along Via dei Toiane. At the fork take Via per Caregna and then the SAT 417 path. Turn right into the SAT 460 path towards the little church of San Giovanni. Follow the signs towards Via ferrata Susatti and turn into the SAT 405 path. Return along the SAT 471 path (Senter dei Bech).

public transportation

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Biacesa
And back: 214 bus Biacesa - Riva del Garda

Further information and timetable

How to get there

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


Where to park
Car park by the helipad just outside the village of Biacesa.
  • 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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