Arco has a mild climate and has a huge selection of climbing routes from single pitch to 300m long in a wide range of grades. Climbing is possible throughout the year, even if the south facing crags can be too hot in the summer, there is plenty of selections that are cooler. The best time to climb in Arco is spring and autumn.
The Lake Garda area offers a great place for windsurfing, mountain biking and hiking. All this together, combined with the fact that Lago di Garda is positioned near a great number of big cities makes the whole area a very popular place for holidays and weekends. The area is crowded with tourists during August and during weekends. Because of its popularity Arco has a lot of Hotels, camping grounds, restaurants and bars, so there is no problem to find food and a bed to sleep in though you have to book before leaving during the summer.
Arco has a long tradition of hard rock climbing,and the first international climbing competition was hosted in 1986. Every year in September the "Rock master" is held.. The are a couple of indoor bouldering room for rainy days.
|NUMBER OF SECTORS||47+|
|NUMBER OF ROUTES||1000+|
|LENGTH OF ROPE||60 meters|
AREA 1 Around Arco
AREA 2 Gresta Valley
AREA 3 Around Nago
AREA 4 Sarca Vally
|FOR A FULL UPDATED LISTING OF SECTORS AND ROUTES BUY A LOCAL GUIDEBOOK IN THE TOWN OF ARCO|