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Via Ferrata "Che Guevara"

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  • Via Ferrata "Che Guevara"
    / Via Ferrata "Che Guevara"
    Photo: Ralf Stute -, Garda Trentino
  • Via Ferrata "Che Guevara"
    / Via Ferrata "Che Guevara"
    Photo: Elaborazione grafica Sveva Seneci, Garda Trentino
  • lunedì 29 maggio 2017, 19:52
    / lunedì 29 maggio 2017, 19:52
    Photo: Ina Balanuta, Community
Map / Via Ferrata "Che Guevara"
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A long and challenging via ferrata, which requires a good training, but offers breathtaking views on the Sarca Valley!

15.2 km
8:00 h
1766 m
1766 m



Author’s recommendation

Attention! Avoid this via ferrata in the summer because it is in full sun the whole day. User
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: April 01, 2019

C difficult
Highest point
1624 m
Lowest point
245 m
Best time of year

Safety information

  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
  12. In an emergency call 112.
  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.


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.

Tips, hints and 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:
  • For further information on routes, activities, events and accommodation at lake Garda:
     APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 -


Pietramurata (249 m)
46.026489, 10.944381
32T 650485 5098828

Turn-by-turn directions


Park your car on the far side of Pietramurata and take the road on your left which runs along the quarry at the foot of sheer wall of Monte Casale. A steep trail through the woods leads to the first bolted section.


The first section has vertical stretches in clefts and dihedrals followed by a traverse to the right and then a diagonal bend back towards the left across short rock walls and ledges up to the summit of Croz del Pin (1). From here you begin smooth expanse which is the wall of Monte Casale. Rungs and stirrups (2) help you across the ramparts up to an elevation of 1200 metres a.s.l. where you come across the log book ( 3). This marks the end of the difficult section but the ascent continues with another 400 metres of elevation gain with short bolted sections before you reach the summit of Monte Casale and, soon after, the mountain hut Rifugio Don Zio.


From the Rifugio Don Zio hut you take the trail SAT 427 towards Sarche and from there continue to Pietramurata (about 3 hours).

Getting there

From Riva del Garda and Torbole follow first signs to Arco and then to Trento, on the SS 45 bis. Pietramurata is on the main road, short after Dro. 

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino trekking map – On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole

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Gianni Battistata
October 28, 2019 · Community
Che Guevara
Photo: Gianni Battistata, Community

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C difficult
15.2 km
8:00 h
1766 m
1766 m
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