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Arco is a small town located on the northern shores of Lake Garda near Riva del Garda, in Lombardy. in an attractive setting with sheer cliffs to one side and overlooked by a castle. The village stands at the southern end of the Sarca River which flows into Garda Lake. It is nestled by sheer cliffs which constitute a beauty for the eyes.

The symbol of the town is a rocky monolite on top of which stands out the ruins of the ancient "Torre di Arco", a medieval castle. The castle dominates the valley from a height of 273 m and it is reachable with a 20 minutes’ walk through path surrounded by olives. The view on the city definitely worth the visit!

A climbing paradise
The numerous rocky faces around the town are a paradise for free climbing lovers from all over the world. The incredible variety of routes, faces, routes has worth Arco international recognition as one of the best places for rock climbing all over the world. Multi-pitch routes, rock climbing, deep-water soloing, bouldering and more!

Every year Arco hosts the Rock Master Festival in the end of August. It is a fantastic event gathering pro athletes from all over the world, competing in the different disciplines of the World Cup Circuit.

Mountain and water activities
If you are not a big climber, but you love outdoor activities you can’t miss visiting Arco! It is in fact the perfect starting point for many different sport activities: as windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing on the Garda Lake.  You will also have plenty of choice for mountain excursions by trekking, mountain biking, or reaching the top of famous via ferrata, or exploring the torrents by canyoning.

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    About

    Arco is a small town located on the northern shores of Lake Garda near Riva del Garda, in Lombardy. in an attractive setting with sheer cliffs to one side and overlooked by a castle. The village stands at the southern end of the Sarca River which flows into Garda Lake. It is nestled by sheer cliffs which constitute a beauty for the eyes.

    The symbol of the town is a rocky monolite on top of which stands out the ruins of the ancient "Torre di Arco", a medieval castle. The castle dominates the valley from a height of 273 m and it is reachable with a 20 minutes’ walk through path surrounded by olives. The view on the city definitely worth the visit!

    A climbing paradise
    The numerous rocky faces around the town are a paradise for free climbing lovers from all over the world. The incredible variety of routes, faces, routes has worth Arco international recognition as one of the best places for rock climbing all over the world. Multi-pitch routes, rock climbing, deep-water soloing, bouldering and more!

    Every year Arco hosts the Rock Master Festival in the end of August. It is a fantastic event gathering pro athletes from all over the world, competing in the different disciplines of the World Cup Circuit.

    Mountain and water activities
    If you are not a big climber, but you love outdoor activities you can’t miss visiting Arco! It is in fact the perfect starting point for many different sport activities: as windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing on the Garda Lake.  You will also have plenty of choice for mountain excursions by trekking, mountain biking, or reaching the top of famous via ferrata, or exploring the torrents by canyoning.

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