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“Great number of activities on offer!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Friends of Arco - Scuola di Alpinismo

Friends of Arco - Scuola di Alpinismo
Via Santoni, 13, 38062 Arco, Italy
+39 0464 532828
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Arco
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Owner description: Friends of Arco srl is the first School of Alpinism in the Alto Garda area and one of four in Trentino. Further on we are the only local company specialized outdoor activities and adventure travel for the whole family, that guarantees unique experiences within the most beautiful natural settings on earth: In the Alto Garda area, in the Dolomites and in all Italy.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great number of activities on offer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Friends of Arco offer a wide range of activities, good quality, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We went canyoning and it was absolutely superb.

Visited August 2013
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maurogirardi, Responsabile reception at Friends of Arco - Scuola di Alpinismo, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thanks for your compliments, we are always trying to offer the best to our customers improving our activities, our guides and our service in general. Hoping to see you again we thank you for your positive comment, it makes us proud to hear good things about our work because we love it and we try to satisfy all the requests everyday.
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Asse, Belgium
1 review
“Super”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My canoying experience last week ( 11/07/2013) was superb. Our guide explained everything very well and took account of the daring level of each participant of the group. I'm looking forward to come back and to do more canoying and maybe outdoor climbing. An absolute must when you are at the Garda Lake ! Many thanks to our guide!

Visited July 2013
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maurogirardi, Responsabile reception at Friends of Arco - Scuola di Alpinismo, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thanks for your positive comment, we are proud you enjoyed doing canyoning with us in July, during the summer season canyoning is the solution against the hot weather. In our activities the certified guides understand the level of every partecipant and try to get the best out of everyone in every situation getting closer to the limits of our customers. If you are back in Arco don't forget to try some climbing on rocks because this place is definetely the best to do it.
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Nuremberg, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fascination Climbing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We start climbing with the friends of arco. It was amazing. Devid is very funny but experienced guide as well as Mauro. Very different style of teching but both can set you on fire for climbing. They know a lot of good places to have quick wins. Both have the talent to addict us for this sport. It's not cheap but you get value for money.

Visited May 2013

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maurogirardi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Friends of Arco - Scuola di Alpinismo, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear Friend of Arco,
Thanks for the nice words. We are happy that you had a great time with Devid and Mauro and that you have discovered a new hobby. We hope you keep on climbing and to see you again in Arco one day! best wishes
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
“Via Ferrata Lago de Garda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It was quite a pleasant first experience of climb. Guide was truly competent and make me feel secure during all phases of the course. Service has been done efficiently from the booking on the internet to the day activity, starting with the reception, briefing and climb. I strongly recommend the services of Friends of Arco to anyone that wants to adventure on Italy "alpicatas".

Visited April 2013

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maurogirardi, Proprietario at Friends of Arco - Scuola di Alpinismo, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are trying to do the best as we can! We are so happy to have accompanied you in your first adventure! Thanks a lot!
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“First Canyoning Experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This was my first Canyoning experience.
I booked the canyoning day expecting it to be fun, exciting and to take me out of my comfort zone.
I was not let down on any of these scores!

I did the half day at Torrent Vione in early May. Unfortunately there were supposed to be four other people, but they cancelled due to illness. So I was at the mercy of two Italian thrill seeking guides alone.

I cannot say enough good things about them. They were very experienced, very professional and very patient in light of my cowardice.

The experience itself was fantastic! I've never done anything like it before. Absailing down waterfalls, jumping and sliding into pools beneath you as you follow the river down through the mountains and all this surrounded by breath taking scenery.

I could not recommend this more, be brave and give it a try.

Visited May 2013
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maurogirardi, Proprietario at Friends of Arco - Scuola di Alpinismo, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are happy, that you have enjoyed your first canyoning trip. It would be a pleasure for as to welcome you again in Arco and take in some other canyons. See you soon…
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