Among the range of activities offered by the Marble Road, one of the most popular is sport climbing. Its attraction comes from the number of suitable locations inside the quarries, where tall vertical walls – overhanging in some places – have made the slab climbing style that is typical of this area famous.

Over the years, Virle has devoted particular care and attention to the development of this open air discipline, and through nailing, wall maintenance and providing specialised services, it is now well known as a tourist sport magnet that attracts and caters for both the local population and enthusiasts from the nearby provinces, and sometimes even from further afield.


poggio san martino


Opened in 1942 by the Società Escursionisti Bresciani U.Ugolini, the former quarry of Poggio San Martino is known as the district’s rock climbing training ground, contributing to the writing of a large part of the history of Brescian climbing and mountaineering. Poggio S.Martino is located in a spectacular abandoned quarry in the very centre of Virle, and its overhanging walls are ideal for the expert climber in search of heights.

corna rossa 2


The crag of Corna Rossa is perhaps the most popular rock climbing training ground in Virle. Currently managed by the Società Escursionisti Bresciani U.Ugolini, it is located in a stunning environment comprising impressive rock amphitheatres that combine nature and industry. Its vertical slab walls offer technical climbing with various levels of difficulty, suitable for climbers of any level.

falesia di monte predelle


Located at the entrance of the Virle Valley, the crag of Monte Predelle, managed by the group CAI of Brescia, is one of the few examples of rock climbing training grounds for beginners. The low walls are ideal for those who wish to begin climbing in a safe environment and practise mountaineering manoeuvres.

falesia di mazzano


Due to the incline of its walls, the crag of Mazzano has become the ideal location for lovers of vertical climbing. Suitable for climbers with some experience, routes are fast and intense, giving a sample of the typical dark reddish stone of this area. Thanks to the temperate climate and to its position offering splendid views, this crag can be utilised in all seasons.

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