Hiking on Monte Colodri and Monte Colt
Step by Step: Here is Arco from above!
5.5 kms – 3 hrs – vertical height gain ↑450 m ↓450 m
Would you like to test yourself and discover your abilities and follow us on our long treks?
In this trek you will be guided along a pleasant but never simple path, with small and fun rocky sections where you will improve your hiking technique.
Mount Colodri is situated exactly above Arco, at only 340 metres of altitude. We won’t climb up the classic via ferrata, but opt for pleasant and just as spectacular alternative! From up above, walking along the ridge towards Monte Colt, you will also see the origins of the vertical faces of the Sarca Valley!
Once you walk across the centre of Arco, from the Collegiate Church walk up the characteristic steps which lead to the castle. Arco’s olive groves, situated on the slopes of the castle’s ruins, accompany us with its secular history. We take a glimpse of the towers of the castle of Arco and a few sections of the city wall, to detour then towards the Church of S.Maria di Laghel. From here, the path (SAT 431) runs into a holly oak woods and leads us with stone steps to Monte Colodri (340m). Once we reach the top, we are exactly above the historic climbing routes of Arco, where everything began in the exciting 80’s. Together we will find out about some of the most important climbers through their climbing routes, which are named after them. The view spaces all around, including Lake Garda, the mountain chain of Mount Baldo and the Marocche of Dro.
After a small break, we continue in a northerly direction along the ridge which leads to Monte Colt (415m). Leaning slabs, karst rocks, grassy sections, natural steps, scree and short exposed sections. A mix of perfect terrain to learn how to feel at total ease in any situation! There are various and pleasant paths to choose from and which lead us back to the centre of Arco and our starting point!
at APT tourist officies of Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole sul Garda