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729. Lago di Ledro - Tour
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Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
3:30
Duration in hours
Distance
16.5
Distance in km
Status
open
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This easy tour combines lakeside stretches with a detour along the Coste di Bariolo forest road. Stunning lake views and greenery galore along the way!

The tour coincides for the most part with the circuit around Lake Ledro, which unfolds on paved roads and cycle paths. The sparkling blue lake is an open-air museum and an adventure park and offers countless opportunities for a pleasant stopover. The easy and wooded stretch on the Coste di Bariolo provides plenty of viewpoints to admire the lake from above without having to face too steep a climb.

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Route info
Easy
Distance
16,5 km
Activity time
3 h 30 min
Ascent
500 m
Descent
500 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.033 m
Lowest point
652 m
Suggestions

On the shores of Lake Ledro there are four convenient beaches and lots of quiet spots for swimming and relaxing! To discover the history of this beautiful lake head to the Pile Dwellings Museums in Molina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011.

Safety guidelines

ITRS - International Trail Rating System

The ITRS is an objective way to assess trails and routes from a biker’s perspective, evaluating four aspects:

  • Technical Difficulty: riding skill level needed
  • Endurance: combined effect of length, uphill and downhill
  • Wilderness: amount of planning required based on mobile phone reception, rescue options, water supply and wildlife
  • Exposure: consequences of a fall

 Discover more about the ITRS system and check the classification of this tour in the photo gallery.

 

Safety Tips

  • Always wear your helmet.
  • Plan your ride.
  • You share the trail with other users. Yield right of way to hikers.
  • Let your speed be determined by your experience.
  • Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect.
  • Cycle only on authorized and open trails.
  • Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further.
  • Respect public and private property.
  • Always be self-sufficient.
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas.

This information is subject to inevitable variations, so none of these indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason, we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, it is advisable to check environment and weather conditions before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Pieve di Ledro
Directions

From the car park beside the information office in Pieve, we cross the main road and take Via Cassoni. Having reached the wayside shrine, we turn left into Via Rabaglia and after about a hundred metres turn left again, following the signs for Val Concei. The tarmac road becomes rideable after about 300 m and then continues for 1 km before rejoining the main road just before Locca. After 400 m we turn right and take the uphill climb on Via del Casel, at the end of which we turn right again into Via San Marco. We continue straight ahead and soon the tarmac road gives way to the Coste di Bariolo forest road, which winds its way uphill for about 3 km without any technical difficulties and then descends to the village of Alla Valle, where the tarmac road begins again.

From here we continue our descent along Via Dromaé to the village of Mezzolago (or alternatively we can turn right and follow route 729a. Dromaé variant). Just past the church we turn left into Via Belvedere, which soon rejoins the main road. We follow the main road in the direction of Molina for about 1 km and turn right at the pile dwellings and continue skirting the lake along Via al Lago and Via Val Maria as far as Pur. At the crossroads we keep to the right, pass the beach and continue along Via Mal Maria. After about 1 km, at a hairpin bend, we take the cycle path on the right, which leads to the Pieve sailing club. From here we continue along Via Alzer and turn left at the first opportunity to rejoin the cycle path. This briefly rejoins Via Alzer and then turns left and runs alongside the stream for 1 km, after which it rejoins Via Imperiale. We turn right to return to our starting point.

public transportation

Valle di Ledro is connected to Riva del Garda by the intercity bus line 214 (Riva-Valle di Ledro-Storo).

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

How to get there
Where to park

Parking between Via Imperiale and Via Nuova in Pieve, near the info point.

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 sudden drop in your energy levels. The unexpected things are part of the fun!

Remember to thoroughly evaluate the type of route you plan on doing, the locations you intend to cross and the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: The paths may be slippery and require more caution.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour?

  • An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
  • Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  • Waterproof / Windproof jacket
  • A spare top / spare socks (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold).
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike gloves/mitts
  • Map or GPS device
  • Bike lights: best placed on your helmet or handlebars. (It is always best to be prepared)
  • Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency whistle

It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.

Emergency telephone number 112.

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