Trekking al Bosco Caproni

The thousand secrets of the rock

Do you know that not far from the historic center of Arco there is a forest?
We propose a journey back in time to the 20th century with an unspoiled landscape in the background: an easy trek, lasting 3-4 hours, ideal for families, sportsmen and women and lovers of history and nature, who are looking for an opportunity to spend a morning full of fun and new experiences. The forest is located on a small glacial terrace, which hides a multitude of stories and secrets, some of which are very ancient... many of them are linked to the rock...

Route:
During this beautiful walk we will start together from Arco and, after passing the olive groves of S. Martino, we will observe with our nose upwards the climbers on the overhanging walls of the historic cliff of Massone Policromuro, one of the most famous sites for climbing in Arco. We will go back to the foot of the cliffs to discover the oolite quarries, a soft rock and easy to work with for the sculptors, who made works on stone until the beginning of the twentieth century. Here we are in the Caproni wood. It is a wood of holm oaks (Mediterranean oaks), one of the few located at these latitudes, thanks to the mild climate and winds of Lake Garda. Here we find the largest and most fascinating oolite quarries, we can visit them inside and then leave to discover the "whale's back" and the trenches of the First World War. The view over the Sarca valley with its jutting rock walls and the ruins of the mining houses will be the contour of our tour!

Highlights:
- Visit to the oolite quarries
- The historical climbing wall Policromuro
- World War I trenches and posts
- Development: 8 km
- Walking time: 3-4 hours
- Height difference: ↑360 m ↓360 m

Months:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
From: April
To: October
Days:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Suggested dates: 28.04.2019; 26.05.2019; 30.06.2019; 28.07.2019; 25.08.2019; 29.09.2019; 27.10.2019
Duration: 1/2 day
Duration details: 4 hours
Min. participants: 1
Max. participants: 14
Minimum age: 12
Activity level: Light
Start times: 8:30
Included services: Mountain guide or hiking guide; Liability insurance
Things to bring: Hiking shoes (with good sole and good structure, NO sneakers); 1 backpack with spare clothing; 1 water bottle of 1 lt; Snacks (energy bars, fruit or nuts); 1 sun cap; Sunglasses; Optional sticks  
Requirements: Good general fitness; No vertigo or fear of emptiness, as well as a willingness to engage in activities that require physical and mental effort; No drug or alcohol abuse
Additional information: In case of bad weather the activity can be moved to the next date
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Meeting point: Arco – Chalet delle guide Mmove
Contact me: to check availability and price, or if you want to book for a large group.
Cancellation policy: MODERATE: full refund if you cancel at least 10 days before the experience is scheduled to start, or within 24 hours of purchase.
€25 per person