Italy’s largest lake, surrounded by steep glaciers, is the setting for Lake Garda Multisport Adventure recently launched by Italy’s active leader in guided and self-guided mountain travel, Dolomite Mountains s.r.l.
Think northern Italy’s Trentino region, a short drive from Milan, Verona or Venice. Here in the last Ice Age glaciers carved out Lake Garda, surrounded by vertical limestone walls and medieval castle towers, a near-mythical landscape today enjoyed by merry-makers year-round at the resort town of Riva del Garda where Dolomite Mountains’ guests lodge while adventuring over and around this clear blue water.
Visitors will tackle a via ferrata ascent high above Lake Garda, experience the adrenaline rush of canyoneering through narrow passageways and caves, sliding through rocks carved by water over eons, and mountain bike to a glacial lake. Swimming and water sports are also included.
Via ferrata means “iron road,” a designated climbing route equipped with a steel cable to which even inexperienced climbers can secure themselves, eliminating some mountaineering risks on exceptionally challenging alpine terrain. This system in German is known as Klettersteig (climbing path). Technical via ferrata mountain climbing was introduced to the region in WWI.
Beautiful beaches, transparent blue water, vertical limestone cliffs, rolling hills and towering mountains are all waiting to be discovered here, says Agustina Lagos-Marmol, Dolomite Mountains founder (http://dolomitemountains.com/en/home.htm). A temperate climate and flourishing vegetation – primarily olive and lemon groves, orange trees, palms, cypresses, and oleanders – combine with the landscape to provide a lush background to the remarkable historical and cultural remains dotting the shoreline. Italy’s Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tower over a blend of Italian, Austrian and Ladin cultures and cuisines.
At a per person (double) rate of €1090, a minimum of four adventurers indulge in bicycling, canyoneering and technical via ferrata mountain climbing. Included in this guided 5 day/4 night program are a trip briefing upon arrival in Riva del Garda, logistics and map of the area, bed and breakfast accommodation for four nights, all breakfasts, dinners in the hotel, the services for three days of a local, English-speaking professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide, equipment and gear pertaining to activities, some transfers, and local tourist and Italian VAT taxes. Airport transfers and local medical and evacuation insurances are available upon request.
About Dolomite Mountains s.r.l.
Dolomite Mountains s.r.l. is a local company in the Dolomites specializing and providing unique experiences in adventure travel within one of the most beautiful natural settings on Earth. Types of trips offered include Hike, Bike, Via Ferrata, Climb, Snowshoe, Photo Safari, Ski, Self Guided and Luxury Trips.
For over 15 years they have been crafting Dolomite adventures, helping travelers uncover the region’s true spirit. Customized guided and self guided active trips and luxury and gourmet adventures take travelers off the beaten path for authentic experiences that reveal the real Dolomites.
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