An easy trail along the most famous trail of Garda Trentino: Strada del Ponale.
Ponale links Riva del Garda to Pregasina and to Valle di Ledro, and it is one of the most beautiful attractions of Garda Trentino.
The road is along the mountain side overlooking Lake Garda and offers great views. From Ponale Alto you continue on the left to Pregasina, but you can decide to go to the right toward Lake Ledro.
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.
The itinerary starts at the Ingarda tourist office; with the building at your back, take the cycle path as far as Rocca, then follow the lake as far as Piazza III Novembre. At the end of the town centre, from Piazza Catena, take the main road and head south in the direction of Limone sul Garda. Before the tunnel, turn right and begin to climb. This short stretch is the only uphill section of the entire Ponale route. Come back down again and immediately turn left. This is where the Ponale trail really begins. Head uphill always on a dirt road apart from the tunnels where there is still the original asphalt surface. While you are climbing you have an exceptional view over Lake Garda and it is well worth a stop off to admire it better. Keep going until at the end of the dirt road you come to Bar Ponale Alto (Belvedere) which, as its name suggests, offers a spectacular view of the lake. Cycle on a short distance and you come to a junction where you go left to Pregasina untile the Regina Mundi (you can choose to head uphill to the right to Valle di Ledro). You can head back the way you came.
The main towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Nago – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of tours or in the immediate surroundings.
You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Parking near the former hospital (Via Rosmini) or the former cemetery (Viale Damiano Chiesa).
Paid parking: Terme Romane (Viale Roma), Vecchia stazione (Largo Medaglie d’Oro), Ex-agraria (Via Lutti), Area ex-Cattoi (Viale 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 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?
It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.
Emergency telephone number 112.