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Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti - Cima Capi

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    / Cima Capi
    Photo: Elaborazione grafica Sveva Seneci, Garda Trentino
  • / Cima Capi - Cima Rocca
    Photo: Elaborazione grafica Sveva Seneci, Garda Trentino
  • / Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    Photo: G.P. Calzà, Garda Trentino
  • / Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    Photo: G.P. Calzà, Garda Trentino
  • / Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Ferrata Sussati - Cima Capi - Garda Alta - Foletti - Bezecca
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  • / Sonntag, 2. Juli 2017, 21:39 Uhr
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  • / martedì 28 febbraio 2017 20:03:21
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  • / Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    Photo: G.P. Calzà, Garda Trentino
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Panoramic and not particularly exposed, this via ferrata is advised also for beginners and kids. A real must-do of Garda Trentino! 

6.6 km
6:29 h
1285 m
1006 m User
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: November 26, 2019

B moderate
Highest point
936 m
Lowest point
65 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 -


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Cima Capi

Turn-by-turn directions


From Riva del Garda (see Gallery, Cima Capi) head up the Ponale trail, turn off to the right onto the trail SAT 405 Fausto Susatti until you come to the junction with the trail SAT 470 del Bech (1).

From Biacesa in Valle di Ledro (see Gallery, Cima Capi - Cima Rocca) follow directions for the trail SAT 470. Leave the trail SAT 471 Delle Laste, which leads up to Cima Rocca on your left, follow directions for ferrata Susatti until you come to the junction with the trail SAT 405 (1).


At the junction of the trail SAT 405 and SAT 470 head up along the ridge, using stirrups and rungs to get over a short section on rock. After a section on the trail you ascend the limestone outcrop of Cima Capi with some exposed sections (2) until you come to a prominent block of rock (3) where you have a short athletic section. After a cleft, easy rocks take you to the trail which leads to the top.


Head down from the top on the north side, easy but very exposed, until you come to the saddle between Cima Capi and Cima Rocca. From here you can head down towards Riva del Garda or Biacesa.

  • For Riva del Garda (see Gallery, Cima Capi) descend on the north side crossing the east face of Cima Rocca (4) and the valley after it; leave the trail for Bocca Pasumer on your left and you come to Bocca Enzima. Head down the side overlooking Riva del Garda until you come to the penstock and the trail SAT 405 which leads to Riva del Garda.
  • For Biacesa (see Gallery, Cima Capi - Cima Rocca) take the ferrata Mario Foletti SAT 406 on your left which traverse the southern face of Cima Rocca and leads to the shelter Bivacco Arcioni in about 40 minutes. From here head down to Biacesa on the steep trail SAT 460 which takes you past the chapel of San Giovanni.


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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Riva del Garda is connected to the other centres of Garda Trentino with local buses. 
The line Riva - Val di Ledro connects Riva del Garda to Biacesa. 
Info and timetables:

Getting there

How to get to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: 


Parking place for a fee available in via Monte Oro; free parking place via Galas. 

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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Regina Möschl 
August 31, 2019 · Community
Schöner leichter Klettersteig mit tollen Ausblicken. Den Überstieg über den Grat den man auf vielen Fotos sieht hätten wir allerdings fast übersehen :-) wegen der Leichtigkeit.
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Done at August 19, 2019
Volker Schnitzer
June 15, 2019 · Community
Mit meinen zwei Jungs (7+10 Jahre) war das genau das Richtige. Von Beginn an (gestartet von Besicase) schöne, enge, aussichtsreiche und leicht ansteigende Pfade. Der erste Klettersteig (Fausto Susatti) beginnt leicht und steigert sich stetig bis zum Erreichen des Gipfels nach gemütlichen 3,5h. Da einer der Jungs das erste mal in einem Klettersteig war, sind wir etwas langsamer voran gekommen, es gab aber immer wieder Stellen um schnellere vorbei zu lassen. Der Abstieg steht dem Aufstieg in fast nichts nach. Knackpunkt war nur der zweite Klettersteig "Mario Follett". Der querverlaufende Bereich war für meinen kleinen schwierig, er hatte zu kurze Arme und ich musste des öfteren nachhelfen. Der Abstieg (SAT460) von der Kapelle war das einzig Negative. 50min auf einem halb betonierten Weg steil bergab. Nächstes mal SAT471 nutzen. Fazit: Unbedingt machen, Aussicht auf den Gardasee ist überwältigend, für Kinder ist er fordernd, aber ein super Erlebnis. Für
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Done at June 15, 2019
Bap Koller 
June 02, 2018 · Community
ein MUST
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B moderate
6.6 km
6:29 h
1285 m
1006 m
Public transport friendly Scenic


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