The length of this tour and the high gradient make this an undoubtedly tough proposal. The route is studded with many panoramic points, affording a splendid view, both of Lake Garda and of the Valle dell’Adige.
Passing from Trentino into the region Veneto you reach Malcesine. Carry on always flanking the lake, passing through the characteristic veronese villages of Brenzone, Castelletto, Torri del Benaco and Garda. At the roundabout go left uphill in the direction of Costermano, where the Pre-Alps start.
Continue past Caprino Veronese and turn left being ready to tackle an almost 30 km long climb passing through Ferrara Monte Baldo and ending with the apparently flat ground taking to the Rifugio Graziani mountain dew (1610 m).
From here on starts the likewise long downhill road passing through S. Valentino and Brentonico leading to Mori. Take the cycle path towards Nago, passing through the nature reserve of the Lake Loppio and the S. Giovanni Pass. At the roundabout at the end of the town of Nago go left, go downhill towards Torbole sul Garda and return to Riva del Garda.
We remind that headlights and rearlights as well as the use of reflecting suspenders are obligatory in tunnels, even considering that most of these are illuminated.
The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda, Nago and Arco – are connected by a number of urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of the trail.
For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it
You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it
Getting to Lake Garda – Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
Free parking in Via Strada Granda or in the Busatte district.
Pay parking in the Parcheggio Panorama and Lungolago Conca d'Oro.
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.
Emergency telephone number 112.