This itinerary is very popular with local cyclists, especially those with limited free time, who seek a short but intense route.
The starting point is in Riva del Garda. This version proposes the climb from Deva e Pranzo and the descent from Ville del Monte and Tenno. Again, the road is wide and not very busy. There are no flat sections, just this gentle climb about ten kilometres long, followed by a pleasant descent of the same distance.
The reasonable gradients mean that everyone can manage this route and enjoy its spectacular view of Lake Garda.
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The itinerary proposed here departs from the Riva del Garda Information Office in Largo Medaglie d’Oro. From here we ride north and follow the signs for the Valle di Ledro -Ledro Valley.
Before the Ledro Valley tunnel begins, on the left, we find the road that leads to Lake Tenno. It’s here that the main climb of this loop begins. The gradient, never steep, is gradual. Halfway up, in Pranzo, we come across a fountain where we can fill up our water bottles. The last kilometre before reaching Lake Tenno also features a slightly downhill section. Once we reach the crossroads, the hard part is over.
We turn right and begin the descent that takes us back to our starting point. We pass through Ville del Monte, Tenno, Cologna, Gavazzo and Varone, before reaching Riva del Garda again.
The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point or in the immediate surroundings.
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You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino
Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).
Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths, Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, shopping center Blue Garden.
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!
Do not compare a road bike with a mountain bike. They are very different, especially in technical terms, and facing a hill with a road bike could be much more difficult than facing the same hill with a MTB. Therefore, remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do and the locations you plan to cross. Do not forget to consider the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: the paint of the crosswalk could be very slick.
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.
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