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Ponale - Rifugio Pernici (732)
Ledro, Riva del Garda, Garda Trentino
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Alpine landscapes and Mediterranean atmospheres fused into a 40 km route with a 1600 m drop. 
The beauty and the variety of the scenery are well worth the effort: the blue waters of Lake Ledro, Val Concei, a patchwork of fields and meadows surrounded by mountains and woods, the verdant pastures of Trat, the descent overlooking Lake Garda, Riva and its alleys leading down to the port, the breathtaking views from the Ponale path and the ascent across Valle di Ledro and its villages… 
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Further information on www.vallediledro.com 

Route info
39,2 km
Activity time
6 h 00 min
1.670 m
1.670 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
1.578 m
Lowest point
66 m

Bocca di Trat and the Ponale path were important strategic locations for the Austrian Army during the First World War and were thus intensely fortified and entrenched.

A few minutes from Bocca Trat is Rifugio Pernici, a mountain hut and a former Austrian barracks, where it is possible to stay the night and take refreshment during the opening period.

Safety guidelines
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Punto di partenza
Pieve di Ledro
In Pieve we turn into Via Rabaglia and we cycle towards Val Concei along the old asphalt road now closed to traffic. We cross the village of Locca and we take Via di Carpeà. From the playground we cycle along country lanes to Enguiso and then to Lenzumo. At the sawmill we take the asphalt road leading to Malga Trat. From the malga we follow the dirt road to Bocca Trat and Rifugio Pernici. We cycle back to Bocca Trat and we take the dirt (later asphalt) road leading to Malga Grassi, Campi and Riva del Garda. We reach the hydroelectric plant and we follow the Sentiero del Ponale. Before the last tunnel we turn left. This path joins the cycling path avoiding the main road. We reach Molina and from here we cycle along the southern shore of the lake (Pur) and we return to Pieve. The Ponale is an Alpine trail and must be used carefully. Bikers must limit their speed and be aware of pedestrians.
public transportation

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Pieve di Ledro
And back: 214 bus Prè - Riva del Garda

Further information and timetable


How to get there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Pieve di Ledro. Further options


Where to park
Car park near the tourist office. 
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