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A day without a car
Garda Trentino

Discovering Alto Garda

The beauty of a lakeside view

The day begins in Riva del Garda, with a pleasant stroll through the centre. You can visit the MAG - Museo Alto Garda in the town’s fort, climb up the Torre Apponale or take the panoramic lift to the Bastione: either way, you can feast your eyes on the panorama of Garda at your feet.

Then hop on the boat and sail to Torbole sul Garda. The small town is popular with windsurfers from all over Europe, because here the wind is truly at home.

After the stop, you can take the bus and head towards Arco: this takes about 15 minutes.  With a pleasant walk among the olive trees (about 20 minutes) you reach the castle that towers over the town from above. Its ruins are really impressive and conceal frescoes depicting court life in the 14th century. 

If you have time for one last stop, it is easy to get to the Varone waterfall, one of the most popular (and most spectacular) attractions of Garda Trentino, by bus (or with the Bus&Go service).

Like our route and wonder if you could also do it by bike?  Take to the saddle because the answer is yes. Riva del Garda, Torbole and Arco are connected by cycle paths and minor roads on which you can pedal carefree.

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A few more ideas for your visit
 
Ponale mountain bike - Lake Garda
Riva del Garda
La strada del Ponale
always open
nature
Torbole sul Garda - Nago
Strada di Santa Lucia
culture
Arco
Casinò Municipale
culture
Riva del Garda
Lago di Garda
nature
Riva del Garda
Forte Batteria di Mezzo
fortification
Arco
Chiesa di Sant’ Apollinare
church
Arco
Parco Fluviale della Sarca
nature
Torbole sul Garda - Nago
Castel Penede
Temporary closed
castle
Riva del Garda
Palazzo Martini
culture
BIKE
Using your bike to get around? Cycle paths and back roads are the best way to move around. And when tiredness sets in, you can always take a bus back to base.
Love walking and fancy trying one of the many paths through Alto Garda?
 
Ponale | © Archivio APT Garda Dolomiti - Watchsome, Garda Trentino
Easy
Riva del Garda, Ledro
Sentiero del Ponale (from Riva del Garda)
Distance 6,2 km
Duration 3 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 470 m
Altitude difference (-) 5 m
Status
open
View from Segrom | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino, North Lake Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Torbole sul Garda - Nago
23. The Great War: along the Segrom ridge to Malga Zures
Distance 5,1 km
Duration 2 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+) 451 m
Altitude difference (-) 451 m
Status
open
The Castle of Arco | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Easy
Arco
Laghel, echoes of literature and religious devotion
Distance 5,5 km
Duration 1 h 50 min
Altitude difference (+) 222 m
Altitude difference (-) 222 m
Status
open
View from the Bastione: Riva del Garda | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino, North Lake Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco, Riva del Garda, Tenno
GardaTrek - Low Loop 1: from Riva del Garda to Arco
Distance 13,9 km
Duration 5 h 55 min
Altitude difference (+) 596 m
Altitude difference (-) 588 m
Status
closed
The Castle of Arco and the olive groves | © Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Easy
Arco
Rilke Promenade
Distance 7,1 km
Duration 2 h 15 min
Altitude difference (+) 221 m
Altitude difference (-) 221 m
Status
open
Monte Biaina | © visit trentino, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco
Monte Biaina
Distance 7,3 km
Duration 3 h 35 min
Altitude difference (+) 627 m
Altitude difference (-) 627 m
Status
open
View of Arco castle | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Easy
Arco
The Dürer Promenade in Arco
Distance 7,6 km
Duration 2 h 21 min
Altitude difference (+) 212 m
Altitude difference (-) 212 m
Status
open
The castle of Arco | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Easy
Arco
Walking up to the Castle of Arco
Distance 2,9 km
Duration 1 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 111 m
Altitude difference (-) 99 m
Status
open
Defensionmauer | © F. Novali , Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Ledro, Riva del Garda
Path of the Defensionmauer
Distance 8,8 km
Duration 5 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 400 m
Altitude difference (-) 400 m
Status
open
Cross under Pichea | © Daniele Mosna, Garda Trentino
Easy
Riva del Garda, Ledro
Galleria Riccabona
Distance 2,2 km
Duration 1 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 223 m
Altitude difference (-) 7 m
Status
open
Bunker from WWII - Dos Tenim (Nago - Torbole) | © Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino MM, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Arco, Riva del Garda
The "Blue Line" of Garda Trentino
Distance 15,2 km
Duration 5 h 20 min
Altitude difference (+) 291 m
Altitude difference (-) 293 m
Status
open
Marmitte dei Giganti | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Tommaso Prugnola), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Arco
18. From the Marmitte to Perlone between nature and geology
Distance 7,6 km
Duration 2 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+) 469 m
Altitude difference (-) 469 m
Status
open
Sunrise on the Monte Altissimo | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Surroundings
From Nago to the summit of Monte Altissimo
Distance 8,6 km
Duration 4 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 761 m
Altitude difference (-) 762 m
Status
open
Chape of the Seven Sorrows - Arco (Massone) | © Marco Meiche - Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Easy
Arco, Dro & Drena
Treasures of Sacral Art in Arco
Distance 9,7 km
Duration 2 h 35 min
Altitude difference (+) 77 m
Altitude difference (-) 77 m
Status
open
Archaeological Site of San Martino | © VisitTrentino, Garda Trentino
Easy
Arco, Comano
Monte San Martino nel Lomaso (da S. Giovanni)
Distance 6,5 km
Duration 2 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 200 m
Altitude difference (-) 200 m
Status
open
Giro delle cime | © Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
Difficult
Tenno, Comano, Riva del Garda, Ledro
Giro delle cime
Distance 25,8 km
Duration 11 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 2.366 m
Altitude difference (-) 2.368 m
Status
open
© Staff Outdoor Apt Rovereto Vallagarina Monte Baldo, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco, Val di Gresta
Ascent to Monte Stivo
Distance 14,5 km
Duration 6 h 21 min
Altitude difference (+) 890 m
Altitude difference (-) 892 m
Bondiga | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino (Ph. A. Seneci), North Lake Garda Trentino
Difficult
Arco, Dro & Drena, Tenno
GardaTrek - Medium Loop 2: from the Rifugio San Pietro hut to Ceniga
Distance 12,9 km
Duration 6 h 20 min
Altitude difference (+) 950 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.802 m
Status
open
The view from the Bastione | © Patrizia N. Matteotti (Archivio Garda Trentino) , Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda
Bastione and Santa Barbara, the lords of Riva del Garda
Distance 2,8 km
Duration 1 h 45 min
Altitude difference (+) 590 m
Altitude difference (-) 60 m
Status
open
The village Campi | © Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Difficult
Riva del Garda
The Old Pinza Road
Distance 10,5 km
Duration 4 h 32 min
Altitude difference (+) 8 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.512 m
Status
open
View from Segrom | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino, North Lake Garda Trentino
Difficult
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Arco, Riva del Garda
Garda Trek - Medium Loop 4: From Bolognano to Riva del Garda
Distance 23,1 km
Duration 8 h 25 min
Altitude difference (+) 953 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.045 m
Status
closed
Ascent to the Monte Altissimo | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Torbole sul Garda - Nago
From Malga Campo to Rifugio Altissimo above Lake Garda
Distance 9,4 km
Duration 3 h 35 min
Altitude difference (+) 508 m
Altitude difference (-) 508 m
Status
open
© Archivio APT Garda Dolomiti - E. Biagi, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco
Belvedere Pezol
Distance 7,0 km
Duration 3 h 20 min
Altitude difference (+) 612 m
Altitude difference (-) 614 m
Status
open
Wayside shrine near Bolognano | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino , North Lake Garda Trentino
Difficult
Dro & Drena, Arco
GardaTrek - Medium Loop 3: from Ceniga to Bolognano
Distance 19,8 km
Duration 8 h 20 min
Altitude difference (+) 891 m
Altitude difference (-) 868 m
Status
open
Monte Colodri | © Archivio Garda Trentino (Ph. Promovideo), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco, Dro & Drena
Monte Colodri - Colt
Distance 10,0 km
Duration 4 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 415 m
Altitude difference (-) 411 m
Status
open
Archeological Area San Martino (Riva del Garda loc. Campi) | © Marco Meiche, Garda Trentino
Easy
Riva del Garda
The Archaeological Area San Martino in Campi
Distance 2,3 km
Duration 1 h 05 min
Altitude difference (+) 140 m
Altitude difference (-) 125 m
Status
open
© Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda, Ledro
Monte Tomeabrù
Distance 9,7 km
Duration 4 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+) 455 m
Altitude difference (-) 461 m
Status
open
© Massimo Novali, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda, Ledro
Ledro Alps Trek Alpiedi - Leg 3: from Bivacco Arcioni to Rifugio Pernici
Distance 11,1 km
Duration 5 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.156 m
Altitude difference (-) 372 m
Status
open
© Fabrizio Novali, Garda Trentino
Difficult
Ledro, Riva del Garda
Cima Bal and Cima Nara
Distance 14,2 km
Duration 8 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.195 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.195 m
Status
open
On the top of Monte Brento | © Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco, Comano, Dro & Drena
The summit of Monte Brento
Distance 11,1 km
Duration 4 h 31 min
Altitude difference (+) 470 m
Altitude difference (-) 467 m
Status
open
View over lake Garda from the trenches of Monte Corno | © Associazione 1 Territorio 2 Fronti, Garda Trentino
Easy
Torbole sul Garda - Nago
WWI: Monte Corno and Busa dei Capitani
Distance 3,4 km
Duration 1 h 45 min
Altitude difference (+) 317 m
Altitude difference (-) 316 m
Status
open
View from Punta Larici | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Mattia Bonavida), North Lake Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda
Punta Larici, the most spectacular lookout point on Lake Garda
Distance 3,2 km
Duration 1 h 45 min
Altitude difference (+) 367 m
Altitude difference (-) 34 m
Status
open
The trail "del Berghem" | © B. Angelini, North Lake Garda Trentino
Difficult
Riva del Garda
Along the equipped trail "del Berghem" to San Martino and Malga Grassi
Distance 17,3 km
Duration 6 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.111 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.110 m
Status
open
The forts of Monte Brione | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Easy
Riva del Garda, Arco
The forts of Monte Brione
Distance 6,1 km
Duration 3 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 375 m
Altitude difference (-) 375 m
Status
open
View from the old "Maza"-road | © Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Arco, Riva del Garda, Tenno
Garda Trek - Low Loop: in the heart of Garda Trentino
Distance 32,4 km
Duration 12 h 25 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.145 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.170 m
Status
open
Monte Stivo | © Archivio Garda Trentino - (Ph. Jennifer Doohan), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Val di Gresta, Arco
Monte Stivo
Distance 9,7 km
Duration 4 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 850 m
Altitude difference (-) 856 m
Status
open
Scala Santa | © Staff Outdoor Garda Trentino VB, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Ledro, Riva del Garda
Great War: Cima Nodice and the “Scala Santa” or Holy Stairs
Distance 3,1 km
Duration 2 h 01 min
Altitude difference (+) 313 m
Altitude difference (-) 313 m
Status
open
The hut Pernici - Bocca di Trat | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino, North Lake Garda Trentino
Difficult
Ledro, Riva del Garda
2 days in the mountains of Garda Trentino and 1 night in Rifugio Pernici
Distance 25,4 km
Duration 13 h 45 min
Altitude difference (+) 2.086 m
Altitude difference (-) 2.086 m
Status
open
Chiesetta S. Maria Maddalena | © Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
Easy
Riva del Garda
Bastione - S. Maria Maddalena - Foci San Giacomo
Distance 4,3 km
Duration 1 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+) 196 m
Altitude difference (-) 196 m
Status
open
First World War trenches in Dromaé | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Alice Russolo), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Ledro, Riva del Garda
Sentiero della Pace 9: From Rifugio Pernici to Riva del Garda
Distance 18,3 km
Duration 5 h 50 min
Altitude difference (+) 192 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.720 m
Sentiero Busatte - Tempesta | © Archivio APT Garda Dolomiti - A. Galvagni , Garda Trentino
Easy
Torbole sul Garda - Nago
Sentiero Busatte Tempesta
Distance 7,9 km
Duration 2 h 40 min
Altitude difference (+) 305 m
Altitude difference (-) 295 m
Status
closed
Lake Ledro from Dromaè | © Alice Russolo, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda, Ledro
Dromaé - Cima d'Oro
Distance 11,5 km
Duration 6 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.128 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.128 m
Status
open
The Sarca Valley, view from the "Schoolteacher's Trail" | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco, Dro & Drena
Sentiero della Maestra- "Teacher's Trail" in Val del Sarca
Distance 11,6 km
Duration 4 h 15 min
Altitude difference (+) 495 m
Altitude difference (-) 493 m
Status
open
Trekking in Bosco Caproni | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Tommaso Prugnola), Garda Trentino
Easy
Arco
Bosco Caproni and Trenches of Vastrè
Distance 5,4 km
Duration 2 h 20 min
Altitude difference (+) 220 m
Altitude difference (-) 217 m
Status
open
Descent - section with rope | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Dro & Drena, Arco
From Dro to Braila along the Teacher's Trail
Distance 10,9 km
Duration 4 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+) 455 m
Altitude difference (-) 454 m
Status
open
Monte Corno | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Tommaso Prugnola), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco, Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Surroundings
WWI: Monte Corno
Distance 6,9 km
Duration 3 h 10 min
Altitude difference (+) 560 m
Altitude difference (-) 560 m
Status
open
The view from Punta Larici | © M. Giacomello, North Lake Garda Trentino
Difficult
Riva del Garda
Loop around Pregasina: Punta Larici and Malga Palaer
Distance 6,5 km
Duration 3 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+) 478 m
Altitude difference (-) 477 m
Status
open
Open Air Gallery near Drena | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Marco Giacomello), Garda Trentino
Easy
Dro & Drena, Arco
Open Air Gallery: art in the open air in Drena
Distance 0,8 km
Duration 21 min
Altitude difference (+) 54 m
Altitude difference (-) 53 m
Status
open
Torbole sul Garda | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. Fabio Staropoli) , North Lake Garda Trentino
Easy
Torbole sul Garda - Nago
19. Marmitte, Castel Penede and Strada Santa Lucia
Distance 5,8 km
Duration 2 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 222 m
Altitude difference (-) 221 m
Status
open
The mountain hut Rifugio San Pietro | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. Promovideo), North Lake Garda Trentino
Difficult
Riva del Garda, Tenno
GardaTrek Medium Loop 1: from Riva del Garda to Rifugio San Pietro
Distance 23,3 km
Duration 10 h 40 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.434 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.308 m
Status
closed
© Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
Difficult
Comano, Tenno, Riva del Garda, Ledro
Giro delle cime - Half tour
Distance 17,5 km
Duration 8 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.200 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.200 m
Status
closed
Reaching Rifugio Pernici | © Stefania Oradini, North Lake Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda
Great War: from Malga Grassi to Rifugio Pernici
Distance 2,5 km
Duration 2 h 08 min
Altitude difference (+) 558 m
Altitude difference (-) 3 m
Status
open
The Ponale Path | © Staff Outdoor Garda Trentino AC, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda, Ledro
Sentiero del Ponale (from Ledro)
Distance 10,5 km
Duration 4 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 382 m
Altitude difference (-) 382 m
Status
open
© Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda, Ledro
Bocca Trat - Cima Parì
Distance 9,7 km
Duration 4 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+) 580 m
Altitude difference (-) 580 m
Status
open
© A. Pizzato - montagnadiviaggi.it, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Surroundings, Torbole sul Garda - Nago
22. Great War: Doss Casina and Dosso Alto
Distance 7,2 km
Duration 3 h 20 min
Altitude difference (+) 448 m
Altitude difference (-) 452 m
Status
open
View from Segrom | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino, North Lake Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Dro & Drena, Arco, Riva del Garda, Tenno
GardaTrek - Medium Loop: 4 stages around Garda Trentino
Distance 72,6 km
Duration 29 h 05 min
Altitude difference (+) 4.261 m
Altitude difference (-) 4.265 m
Status
closed
Between Tofino and Roda | © Alessandro de Guelmi, Garda Trentino
Difficult
Ledro, Tenno, Comano, Riva del Garda
Ledro Alps Trek Alpiedi - Leg 4: from Rifugio Pernici to Bivacco Campel
Distance 18,2 km
Duration 8 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.653 m
Altitude difference (-) 1.551 m
Status
open
Trekking Cima Nara | © VisitTrentino, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda, Ledro
Trekking to Cima Bal and Cima Nara
Distance 10,2 km
Duration 4 h 55 min
Altitude difference (+) 915 m
Altitude difference (-) 900 m
Status
open
Starting the route, along river Sarca | © Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Arco, Riva del Garda
Garda Trek - LowLoop 2: from Arco to Riva del Garda
Distance 19,2 km
Duration 7 h 10 min
Altitude difference (+) 543 m
Altitude difference (-) 569 m
Status
open
Descent from Monte Altissimo | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Difficult
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Surroundings
Sentiero della Pace 11: from Torbole - Nago to Rifugio Damiano Chiesa
Distance 11,1 km
Duration 6 h 25 min
Altitude difference (+) 1.843 m
Altitude difference (-) 0 m
Punta Larici | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Riva del Garda
Punta Larici
Distance 8,6 km
Duration 4 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 640 m
Altitude difference (-) 637 m
Status
open
Coste di Baone - Arco | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. A. Seneci), Garda Trentino
Easy
Arco
Coste di Baone
Distance 4,9 km
Duration 2 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 230 m
Altitude difference (-) 214 m
Status
open
Eremo di San Giacomo - Arco | © A. Galvagni ©APT Garda Trentino , Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Arco
10. To the Hermitage Eremo di San Giacomo
Distance 4,2 km
Duration 2 h 15 min
Altitude difference (+) 615 m
Altitude difference (-) 8 m
Status
open
Torbole sul Garda | © Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. Fabio Staropoli) , North Lake Garda Trentino
Easy
Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Arco, Riva del Garda
Sentiero della Pace 10: from Riva del Garda to Torbole-Nago
Distance 6,4 km
Duration 1 h 55 min
Altitude difference (+) 159 m
Altitude difference (-) 16 m
On the top of Monte Stivo | © Archivio Garda Trentino (Ph. Jennifer Doohan), Garda Trentino
Intermediate
Val di Gresta, Arco
From Malga Campo to Monte Stivo
Distance 8,4 km
Duration 4 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 690 m
Altitude difference (-) 690 m
Status
open
Garda Trentino has many unforgettable experiences in store for you. Choose your favourite!
 
Arco
Urban Sketching
Ticket from 20,00 €
Culture
Riva del Garda
Ledro Enduro Experience
Ticket from 100,00 €
Outdoor
maga marocche 1
Riva del Garda
Trentino e-MTB Adventures - Mega Marocche
Ticket from 65,00 €
Outdoor
30,00
Guest Card Special
4.9
Excellent
Riva del Garda
Mondo Ponale
Ticket from 40,00 €
Culture
Riva del Garda
Terlago e-MTB Enduro Experience
Ticket from 100,00 €
Outdoor
67,50
Guest Card Special
Arco
Just Like a Beekeeper
Ticket from 75,00 €
Outdoor
Riva del Garda
Dolomiti Paganella Bike Experience
Ticket from 80,00 €
Outdoor
4.8
Excellent
Riva del Garda
Gourmet aperitivo on board a sail boat
Ticket from 90,00 €
Outdoor
Riva del Garda
Garda Trentino Enduro Experience
Ticket from 100,00 €
Outdoor