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Cycle path of the Lakes
Valle dei Laghi
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Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
3:55
Duration in hours
Distance
13.7
Distance in km
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A section of the cycle path that connects the village of Vezzano to Lake Terlago.
The cycle path of the lakes is about 14 km long (return trip) starting from the village of Vezzano and ending at Lake Terlago. In the first section, the route alternates between uphill and flatter sections until it approaches Mount Mezzana. From this point onwards, continue downhill to the Trilacum sports ground, and then on towards Lake Terlago. The cycle path ends at the lake car park, not far from the beach, where there are two bars, a restaurant and pizzeria and a wakeboarding facility. The return is along the same route to the village of Vezzano.

The cycle path is suitable for all types of bicycles as it is well paved and maintained. Families with children can also ride it, bearing in mind that it is not a classic flat cycle path, but alternates uphill and downhill stretches which require a certain level of autonomy in pedalling and braking.

Further information and useful links
For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation: APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444
Route info
Easy
Distance
13,7 km
Activity time
3 h 55 min
Ascent
192 m
Descent
192 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
501 m
Lowest point
394 m
Suggestions
Near the Old Mill (Vecchio Mulino), there is a ranch with horses in the paddock: an excellent opportunity to get close to these magnificent animals in complete safety.
Safety guidelines
  1.  Give your bike a regular checkup, especially if you've had it for years.
  2. Be seen: you must wear a high vis jacket (or sash) in tunnels and on country roads after sunset.
  3. Always wear your helmet.
  4. Make sure your front and rear lights are working.
  5. Put out your arm to give advance warning of your intention to change position and before you do anything, check there are no vehicles coming up behind you.
  6. Don't use headphones or your mobile phone handsfree kit: you need all your concentration on the road!
  7. Obey the road signs: stop at traffic lights and don't ride on the wrong side of the road.
  8. If you are cycling in a group, always go in single file.
  9. You've got a bell: use it to let pedestrians know you're there. Don't ride on footpaths. If you have to then get off and push your bike.
  10. If there are cycle paths use them. It's your safety that's at stake and the rules of the road say you must.

Note: 

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. 

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the 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, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

 

Punto di partenza
Vezzano
Directions
The cycle path starts in the village of Vezzano: it can be reached from the village square, following Via Roma towards Trento (northwards) until you reach a roundabout.  At the roundabout, follow the signs for the cycle path as far as Lake Terlago. The return journey is along the same route.
public transportation

Vezzano is connected by the intercity bus line 205. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

How to get there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino

To reach Vezzano from Riva del Garda, follow the SS 45bis road to Vezzano.

Where to park

In Vezzano there are a few free parking spots available in in front of the Pharmacy in via Roma.  Otherwise you can park in via Stoppani at the Valle dei Laghi Theater.

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.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour?

  •  Bike helmet
  • Bike gloves
  • Bike glasses
  • Waterproof/Windproof jacket
  • Headlights and rearlights
  • Reflecting suspenders
  • Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  • Water Bottle
  • Bike repair kit (tire levers, mini bike pump, bike tube)

 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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