The Aided path of the Laste is the fastest path that connects Biacesa with the Arcioni Shelter and the church of San Giovanni under Cima Rocca and Cima Capi. It can be covered both uphill and downhill and has no particular exposure.
The starting point of the itinerary is the village of Biacesa 4 Km from Riva del Garda. Once in Riva del Garda we follow the tunnels that lead us to Val di Ledro. Once out of the second we soon reach the village of Biacesa. We take via dei Dazi on the right and then at the end of the road we turn right. We continue for a short while until we come to a playground with a large parking lot. From there our trip will start.
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From Biacesa we follow the CAI 470 (Aided path of the Bech) eastwards towards Cima Capi and Val de Gac. After about fifteen minutes we will reach a crossroads. On the left rises the CAI 471 or the Aided path of the Laste (15 'from the parking lot).
The first aided stretch is an easy 6 meter dihedral well attached with the cable that runs to the left while many natural holds will be found on the right side of the corner. We continue along a grassy ledge inside the wood that leads us to a new very graded diagonal ramp that does not present particular difficulties. We continue along the path to a gallery with the book of signatures. We leave again in the path and we climb a small wall aided with ample metallic exchange. After a second similar stretch the equipment ends. We continue along the uphill path to the Arcioni Shelter (45 'from the start).
Once you reach the Church of San Giovanni, if you want to end the itinerary, take the CAI 460 path to the west which descends until you reach the CAI 417. At that junction, keep to the left and return to the village of Biacesa (45 'from the end of the aided path) - 1h 45 'total).
This is an easy aided path that allows you to reach the Arcioni Shelter and the Church of San Giovanni from the town of Biacesa with the fastest route. The itinerary does not present any particular technical difficulties and can also be recommended to beginners and people with little experience of via ferrata and aided routes.
At the end of the aided path of the Laste, we have some possible aided routes with which to continue our itinerary. If we wanted to go to Cima Capi we could go on Aided path Foletti which will allow us to reach the panoramic summit in less than an hour. If instead we wanted to proceed in the direction of Cima Rocca we can take the homonymous ferrata that extends along the walkways of the First World War.
An interesting opportunity is to walk the Ferrata Susatti uphill to reach Cima Capi. Get off at the Arcioni Shelter with the Foletti Trail and from the shelter use the aided Laste Path downhill to return to the parking lot. This makes it possible to carry out an interesting and panoramic loop tour of about 4 and a half hours.
Moving to the Passo di Tremalzo we can follow the Aided path Mora Pellegrini to Monte Corno.
Approach: 0:15 h
Ferrata: 0:45 h
Itinerary: 1:45 h
Ferrata height difference: 231 m
Route difference: 440 m
Max altitude: 858 m
Length: 4 Km
Mountain Group: Giudicarie Prealps