Path of the Smugglers

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Arco, IT
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Arco, IT
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Experience the thrill of the Path of the Smugglers tour, as you embark on an adventure overlooking the stunning Lake Garda. This path, carved into the rock, will take you on an exhilarating journey with occasional disappearing sections and exciting climbs. Prepare to be amazed by the wild beauty of the landscape, including breathtaking cliffs that seem to defy gravity. Only suitable for experienced hikers or those accompanied by a guide, this unmarked route offers a unique and challenging experience. Accessible via the legendary Ponale road, the Path of the Smugglers promises an unforgettable 240-minute journey that will leave you with lasting memories. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore this hidden gem and witness the untouched beauty of nature.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Stunning views of Lake Garda
  • Exhilarating rock climbing challenges
  • Wild and rugged natural beauty
  • Opportunity to explore a legendary road
  • Memorable and unique hiking experience
  • Helmet, harness and ferrata set
  • Snacks

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The Path of the Smugglers is an exhilarating tour that takes you on a breathtaking adventure overlooking Lake Garda. This unique experience invites you to traverse a path cut into the rock, offering occasional disappearing sections and exciting climbs. Prepare to be amazed by the wild beauty that surrounds you, as the almost horizontal development unveils unexpected and dizzying cliffs overlooking the picturesque lake. This tour is not for the faint of heart, as it requires experience or the guidance of a seasoned expert to navigate the unmarked path. To embark on this unforgettable journey, you can access the starting point along the legendary Ponale road.

What to expect?

During this captivating tour, you can expect to spend a total duration of 240 minutes immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring natural landscape of Lake Garda. As you embark on the adventure, you will meet at the designated meeting point in front of Camping Arco. From there, you will be taken on a thrilling journey along the Path of the Smugglers. Prepare to be captivated by the striking views of Lake Garda and the exhilarating sensations that come with the occasional disappearing sections and daring climbs along the route. The tour concludes back at the starting point in front of Camping Arco, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Who is this for?

The Path of the Smugglers tour welcomes adventurous souls who crave an adrenaline-pumping experience surrounded by nature's wonders. This tour is tailor-made for those seeking excitement, breathtaking views, and the thrill of conquering challenging terrains. Regardless of age or background, anyone with prior hiking experience or the desire to explore with a knowledgeable guide can embark on this adventure. From nature enthusiasts to photographers, the tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the untamed beauty of Lake Garda from a vantage point that few have the chance to discover.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in a journey like no other as you explore the untamed beauty of the Path of the Smugglers. This tour offers an invigorating escape from the ordinary, providing an opportunity to reconnect with nature and challenge your limits. As you traverse the path cut into the rock, the enthralling climbs and occasional disappearing sections will spark a sense of adventure like never before. The stunning views of Lake Garda from dizzying cliffs along the way will leave you in awe of the natural world. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time explorer, the Path of the Smugglers is a must-book experience that promises unforgettable memories and a chance to witness the remarkable beauty of Lake Garda.

Good to know

It is important to note that the Path of the Smugglers tour is not equipped with safety measures, making it suitable only for those with prior hiking experience or those who choose to be accompanied by a guide. The starting and ending point of the tour is in front of Camping Arco, which serves as a convenient meeting point for participants. To fully enjoy this thrilling adventure, it is recommended to wear appropriate hiking gear and footwear for comfort and safety. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the astonishing views and preserve the memories of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Travelers who have embarked on the Path of the Smugglers tour have expressed their awe and amazement at this extraordinary experience. They highlight the breathtaking views of Lake Garda and the exhilarating sensation of conquering the challenging terrain. The tour has been praised as an unforgettable adventure that provides an immersive escape into nature's beauty. Many reviewers appreciate the unique opportunity to explore an unmarked path while being surrounded by stunning cliffs and wild landscapes. Participants have also commended the informative and knowledgeable guides who provide valuable insights into the area's history and natural wonders. Overall, the reviews convey high levels of satisfaction and a strong recommendation for those seeking an unforgettable and adrenaline-pumping experience in Lake Garda.

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5 (8)


A really fun way to see lake Garda from above. Nothing overly technical or physically demanding, but a cool experience.

Jen W

Fantastic hike with an amazing guide Marco. The views were amazing and Marco was very informative. We definetley hiked higher with Marco than we would have done without him.

Olga B

Great experience with Andre on Santinero di Cintrabbadieri! Highly recomended - awsome views with a great company:)


I had an amazing day out with Andrea on the Sentiero di Contrabbandieri. An interesting walk for an old climber. Highly recommended for an exciting, but very safe, experience.

Rüdiger K

Sehr schöner Felspfad, mit genialen Blicken auf den Gardasee und ein paar kurzen Klettersteig-Passagen. Eigentlich ist diese Tour "betreutes" Gehen in einer Seilschaft. Das macht es aber wieder zu einem tollen Erlebnis, man kann sich deshalb mehr auf die Umgebung konzentrieren. Unser Guide Gabriel war ein sehr netter und erfahrener Guide, vielen Dank für das Guiding. Cheers aus dem Black Forest, Rudi 👍🤗


Wir haben den Schmugglerweg in Begleitung eines erfahrenen Bergführers beschritten. Der Guide war sehr freundlich und hat durch seine kompetente Ausstrahlung Sicherheit vermittelt. Gerne buchen wir nächstes Jahr wieder eine Tour 😉


Bellissimo percorso panoramico a picco sull'alto Garda, esperienza entusiasmante sotto tutti i punti di vista, bello poterlo percorrere in gruppo e in sicurezza sotto la supervisione competente della guida alpina!


Wer am Gardasee Urlaub macht und dem direkten Trubel am See entgehen möchte, ist in Arco genau richtig - und hier wiederum genau richtig bei Mmove. Ich war das 2. Mal mit Mmove auf dem alten Schmugglerpfad in luftiger Höhe über dem Gardasee unterwegs und es war beide Male ein ganz prägendes und unverwechselbares Erlebnis. Von der Anmeldung über die Durchführung bis zur Verabschiedung am Ende eines aufregenden Nachmittags läuft alles freundlich, professionell und selbst unter Coronabedingungen mit höchster Sicherheit ab. Unser Guide Andrea vermittelte Ruhe und fröhliche Gastgeberschaft und mit seiner Erfahrung meisterte er auch die kribbeligen Situationen, die an den 2 bis 3 Schlüsselstellen der Ferrata unweigerlich auftraten. So wurde der Nachmittag für alle zu einem positiven Erlebnis.
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2024-05-25 20:03