The Mori-Torbole sul Garda cycle path is a branch of the cycle path which goes from the Brennero to Verona, the “cycle path of the sun” (Ciclopista del Sole), the Italian part of a European project which aims to build a cycle path from the North Pole to Malta.
Leaving the main route, the Mori-Lake Garda cycle path gives cyclists coming from the north easy access to the shores of the lake. From Vallagarina you climb to the San Giovanni Pass and then head down again towards the Garda basin to arrive at Torbole sul Garda. The change in the landscape as you go from one valley to the other, from the vineyards of the Valle dell'Adige to the naturereserve of Lake Loppio and then the northern shore of Lake Garda surrounded by sheer mountains.
The cycle path does not present any particular difficulties – apart from the ascent to the San Giovanni Pass (287 m) and is suitable for anyone who is used to getting around by bicycle.
The cycle pathe in Trentino are usually closed by the local authorities from November, 15th to April, 15th. Exceptions are the cycle paths along the River Adige and in the Basso Sarca/Garda Trentino, where cycling is prohibited only in case of ice or during a snowfall.
This route begins shortly after the bridge over the River Adige beside the signpost for Lake Garda which marks the start of the cycle path. Once you leave the Adige cycle path you head down a side road with little traffic and a short uphill stretch. Follow the directions for the cycle path, cross through Mori, and you soon come to the cycle path which continues on towards Lake Garda.
The cycle path is paved and protected and the only traffic allowed is for the local farmers. On the stretch from Mori to Loppio the cycle path is completely flat as it runs through vineyards. When you come to Loppio, cross the main road using the underpass and cycle parallel to it for a while. Keep on straight until you come to Lake Loppio. Cycle along the shore of the lake and you come to a short uphill stretch which takes you to the San Giovanni Pass, the highest point (and most challenging section) of the entire trail.
From here you start to descend, always following directions for the cycle path, and you soon come to Nago. This is where the cycle path ends. Cycle across the town to the other side. On the right turn onto the “old Nago”, a long straight road which takes you to Torbole and the end of the itinerary.
Mori is easily accessible from the Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda Nord exit on the motorway Autostrada del Brennero A22 (in the direction of Riva del Garda).
For directions on how to reach the Mori-Lake Garda cycle path by bicycle from Rovereto we recommend the cycling map from the tourist board of Rovereto.
Riding your bike requires specific clothing and equipment, even for relatively short and easy trips. It is always better to be prepared… e.g. for bad weather or a drop your energy levels. The unexpected things also make up a part of the fun!
Remember to thoroughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do, the locations you plan to cross and the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: The paths may be slippery and require more caution.
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