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Arco is a city at the northern shore of Lake Garda in Italy. It is one of the most popular climbing spots in Europe.

Get in[edit]

Map of Arco

Arco is 4 km northeast of Riva del Garda.

Get around[edit]

Most of the attraction are accessible by foot from the city center.


The first thing visible from far away is the Arco Castle ruins built above the impressive cliffs of the city.


Rock climbing[edit]

There are many spots:

  • Placche Zebrate - 14 multi-pitch routes, optimally secured

A small climbing guide is sold for 1€ at the camp sites.


A lot of trails with good indication are available here.


There are lots of shops selling climbing equipment and if you are thinking about completing your equipment before travelling to Arco - don't! Prices are really cheap here.




  • 1 Zoo Camping, +39 0464 516232. Check-out: 2 p.m.. Nice camp site located near climbing spots. There is a swimming pool and lot of trees for the shade. 9€ for a tent pitch + 8€ per adult.

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