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Our canyoning - trekking trips in the canyons of province Trentino in the Dolomites Alps
a new style of canyoning trekking in Italy

Short history of canyoning at Lake Garda Italy

The word canyoning many years ago has not even existed. When we rapelled into the torrents in search of adventure, it was called "torrentismo" in Italy and "descente du canyon" in France. One of our clever colleagues created the neologism "canyoning" which is now famous all over the world. Our mountain guides of Alpine School Arco at lake Garda Trentino began to accompany their customers in this new discipline in Italy and they had good reason as in the canyons rope maneuvers and typical mountaineering techniques have to be applied. Only the environment is different and thus were born many abusive centers (especially in Italy) which accompany the "naive customers" in the dangerous activities of canyoning. In the year 2000, canyoning was great fashion in Italy and every housewife, without any mountaineering experience, had to participate in canyoning, logically, the number of accidents was very high. For the canyoning - trek at lake Garda Trentino in Italy it is not required to have an extraordinary hi - tech equipment nor does it involve complicated tobogas or dangerously challenging jumps, etc. It only takes a pair of good boots and great passion for adventure!

NEWS - We have completed the tracing of the trekking from Chizzola to the village Sorne in the bed of the river Sorna. Path not easy but fantastic canyoning-trek


Abseiling in the traditional canyoning at Lake Garda Italy ... not mandatory in our canyoning-trek !

Breve storia del canyoning al Lago di Garda Trentino

La parola canyoning tanti anni fa non esisteva ancora, quando ci calavamo nei torrenti alla ricerca di avventure, si chiamava torrentismo in Italia e descente du canyon in Francia. Un nostro intelligente collega creo' il neologismo "canyoning" che ha preso piede in tutto il mondo ed anche le nostre guide alpine iniziarono ad accompagnare i loro clienti in questa nuova disciplina e ne avevano ben donde, visto che nel canyoning si usano manovre di corda e tecniche tipiche in alpinismo. Solo l' ambiente e' diverso, anche se i canyon fanno pur sempre parte di una montagna, ciononstante sono sorti anche molti centri abusivi (sopratutto in Italia) che accompagnano gli ignari "clienti" nella pericolosa attivita' del canyoning. Nel caso di questo sito la cosa non ci interessa, il canyoning - trek non prevede l' uso di attrezzature da astronauta, l' esecuzione di complicati toboga, spericolati salti, ecc. ecc. Bastano un paio di buoni stivali e tanta voglia d' avventura!

NEWS - Abbiamo ultimato la tracciatura del trekking da Chizzola a Sorne nell' alveo del torrente Sorna. Percorso non facile ma fantastico canyoning-trek

Kurze Geschichte des Canyoning am Gardasee Italien

Als wir uns damals, auf der Suche nach Abenteuern, in die Schluchten abseilten, gab es das Wort canyoning noch gar nicht. Einer unserer intelligenten Kollegen ersann die Wortschoepfung "canyoning", die bald in der ganzen Welt bekannt wurde. Unsere Bergfuehrer begannen ihre Kunden in diese neue Disziplin einzufuehren und dies aus gutem Grund, wenn man bedenkt, dass im Canyoning mit Seilmanoever sowie andere bergtypische Techniken anzuwenden sind. Nur ist hier das Ambiente anders und es gibt auch viele nicht zertifizierte Zentren (insbesondere in Italien), die ahnungslose "Kunden" in die gefaehrlichen Aktivitaet des Canyoning begleiten, ohne eine spezielle Ausbildung dafuer zu haben. Seit dem Jahr 2000 ist das Canyoning in Italien gross in Mode gekommen und praktisch jede Hausfrau, ohne jegliche Berg- oder Wandererfahrung, musste am Canyoning teilnehmen. Logischerweise war die Unfallsrate enorm hoch. Fuer Canyoning - Trek ist keine aufwaendige Ausruestung notwendig, es gibt keine komplizierte Rutschbahnen oder waghalsige Spruenge, etc. Alles, was Sie brauchen, sind ein Paar gute Stiefel und grosse Abenteuerlust!

NEWS - Wir haben die Wanderung von Chizzola zum Dorf Sorne im Flussbett der Sorna abgeschlossen. Das Trekking ist nicht einfach aber fantastisch Canyoning-Trek


The rules for the civile coexistence in Corne' at Lake Garda Italy
The seat of our canyoning trek excursions

The Mountain Guides organization ALPINGUIDE.COM ARCO offers various activities and courses at Lake Garda Italy