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Bolted trail "degli Scaloni" - "delle Cavre" - "dell'Anglone"

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  • Sentiero degli Scaloni, view on the Sarca Valley
    Sentiero degli Scaloni, view on the Sarca Valley
    Photo: G.P. Calzà, Garda Trentino
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These three bolted trails are fitted with ladders and steel cables and linked to become an easy loop above Dro.

Distance 7.6 km
4:00 h
486 m
484 m
530 m
107 m

The rocky wall on the right side of the River Sarca, between the villages of Dro and Ceniga, is babded with a system of ledges colonised by holm oak. Up until the years after the Second World War, woodcutters and charcoal burners would scale the steep walls to cut firewood and reach the woods above from where they would send tree trunks and faggots of kindling down to the valley floor by means of rudimentary but effective telpherage wires.

The base supporting the telpherage, known locally as le Cavre, gave its name to one of the via ferratas. The other gets its name “Scaloni” (stairway) from the steps made to facilitate the ascent in the most difficult sections. Taken over and refitted by the association Associazione Crozolam, this loop is more of a trail with protection than a via ferrata, but for the sake of safety you still need to wear a helmet, harness and ferrata set.

Author’s recommendation

The old bivouac Crozolam has been restored and it is now part of th Parco Crozolam, a park that show the local history and culture linked to the wood economy.  

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Update: January 02, 2023
A/B easy
Highest point
Coste dell'Anglone, 530 m
Lowest point
Ceniga, 107 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction

Track types

Asphalt 8.25%Forested/wild trail 27.86%Path 50.24%Road 1.75%Via ferrata 11.88%
0.6 km
Forested/wild trail
2.1 km
3.8 km
0.1 km
Via ferrata
0.9 km
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Safety information

  1. Only do the via ferrata if you are reasonably fit and in excellent health.
  2. Do not do the via ferrata in bad weather, especially if it looks like a storm is coming.
  3. Do not do the via ferrata alone: if you have an accident nobody will be able to call for help.
  4. The risk of rock falls increases if there are others on the via ferrata or with wind or rain.
  5. Always check route conditions; in winter you may find snow and ice on some routes which make progression dangerous.
  6. Use proper safety gear (helmet, harness, ferrata kit with double self-locking carabiners and energy absorbing systems); put on your helmet once you get near to the wall. Rocks might fall before you get to the start of the via ferrata.
  7. During progression always keep both carabiners clipped onto the safety cable and when you pass the anchor points make sure at least one is clipped on to each safety cable.
  8. Only one person may be on any length of cable between two anchor points.
  9. Wear clothing suited to the altitude, the season and the length of the route: hiking boots and ferrata gloves to protect you from contact with the metal parts.
  10. Pay special attention on the easy parts where there are no cables.
  11. Always check the condition of the bolts and cables on the wall as they can suffer damage in bad weather. If you even think you see any problems that might compromise safety, turn back and let us know about the situation at .
  12. Always evaluate a few important conditions: the proximity to other crowds, all the gears available and the preservation of the route. Beware, YOU are ultimately and solely responsible for taking this path and the safety rules and features that goes with it.
  13. These instructions are no substitute for the specific courses held by mountaineering associations or professional guides. Unless you have experience doing via ferratas, it is better to go accompanied by a mountain guide.

Emergency number 112.

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason, we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Tips and hints

  • Facing a via ferrata requires knowledge of the right technique of progression and some training. If you want to try out this experience for the first time or check the use of the via ferrata set, we recommend that you contact one of our mountain guides:
  • For further information on routes, activities, events and accommodation at lake Garda:
     APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 -


Ceniga - Ponte Romano (107 m)
45.950039, 10.898160
45°57'00.1"N 10°53'53.4"E
32T 647110 5090248


Ceniga - Ponte Romano

Turn-by-turn directions


From the Roman Bridge in Ceniga follow the road towards Maso Lizzone(NO car park). Take the SAT428 trail to the left, then turn right after a farmhouse and continue until you reach the Anglone crag.


With short stretches over boulders and a partially exposed trail you come to a sequence of broad steps (1) and an easy chimney, which lead to a slab with steps carved into the rock. After a section of trail, you come to a series of stone steps and the final trail which leads to Dos Tondo.Here you are at the junction with the trail SAT428B Delle Cavre: head north along it to the Crozolam shelter and continue on the path SAT425 until the bolted trail Sentiero dell’Anglone, which first descends onto a rocky slab and then, through a series of chimneys and easy rocks, leads down to wide steps, which take you to the foot of the wall.


Towards Ceniga, first take the Molinei track and then the Campagnola track along the river Sarca.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Dro and Ceniga are connected by some urban and intercity bus lines (204, 205) which will take you to the starting point of the trail. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: 

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino:  


There are car parks in via Battisti, Piazza Garibaldi, Via Capitelli (side streets off Piazza Repubblica).


45.950039, 10.898160
45°57'00.1"N 10°53'53.4"E
32T 647110 5090248
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino trekking map – On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole


  • technical mountain clothing   
  • hiking boots with Vibram or similar sole   
  • via ferrata gear   
  • harness   
  • helmet   
  • gloves   
  • pickaxe and crampons (when necessary)   
  • a length of rope (recommended)

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Chris Sawyer
June 15, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöner Klettersteig für Einsteiger. Die teilweise im Internet angegebenen 2,5 Stunden sind unrealistisch, schließlich will man ja immer wieder die tolle Aussicht genießen und sollte an einigen Stellen auch sorgfältig die Schritte wählen. Man sollte wirklich wie hier in der Beschreibung 3:30 bis 4 Stunden einplanen, zumal wenn man sich im An- und Abstieg mit dem Klettersteigset korrekt ein- und aushängt.
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When did you do this route? June 15, 2022
Daniela Rossini
May 30, 2021 · Community
Photo: Daniela Rossini, CC BY, Community
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A/B easy
7.6 km
4:00 h
486 m
484 m
Highest point
530 m
Lowest point
107 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Family-friendly


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