Discover lake garda by bike

Discover lake garda by bike

It's hard to say which are the best bike paths around the lake. Some of them are because of the breathtaking views indispensable, others we recommend because they cover the the most beautiful places of Lake Garda and allow you to alternate between cycling and walking.

Here we would like to give you a few ideas, but if you are interested in this kind of excursions, you should know that we offer often excursions can be organized with our guests and, if necessary, we can offer Rent a bike.

If you prefer to plan your own explorations, keep in mind that you can often reach your destination on two wheels and return later by ferry or bus. So you can go far. Rely on the comfort of the return trip. Road. It is suitable for everyone. Does not have great differences in altitude. It is suitable for everyone. Does not have great differences in altitude.

It offers you the opportunity to visit the splendid Mantua where the Palazzo Ducale and the Palazzo Te, ancient witnesses of the splendor of the Gonzaga era, await you.

Along the path to the land of Virgil you will find other points of interest that can be reached by a short detour.

Here you will meet the Parco Giardino Sigurtà near Valeggio, the Parco delle Bertone in Goito and finally the nature reserve Bosco Fontana in Marmirolo.

Three expressions of nature, from the very well-kept park to the silent forest: if you like greenery, they are definitely worth a visit. In the vicinity of Valeggio there is also Borghetto, a small village of medieval origin, which is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Tremosine is part of the Brescian shore. Situated on a plateau above the lake.

At the beginning of the last century it was connected to the coast only by a steep little road, which today has become the Forra road.

The view here is very impressive, but you have to make an effort to admire it: The approx 6 km long slope through tunnels is not easy to manage.

However, it is a very exciting experience to ride your bike inside the mountain, in the ditch dug by the stream.

If you are on the Terrazza del Brivido arrive, forget all your efforts: From there you can overlook the entire lake, which is 350 meters above the water.

3 The Ponale path

The Ponale path is located to the north of Lake Garda. It connects Riva del Garda with the Val di Ledro and is used by both cyclists and pedestrians. Only towards the end of the route there may be difficulties, because near Lake Ledro you have to face a climb through the woods. The road was already built in the middle of the 19th century. The road was dug in the rock at the end of the nineteenth century, and cars going to the Ledro Valley passed through this place, but since 1992 it has been closed to motor traffic and is now only a bicycle and pedestrian path for tourists.

Here you can also enjoy the best view of Lake Garda, because you can dominate its beauty from above.

Immediately after the start in Riva, the road begins to climb slightly until you reach the bridge over the Ponale Valley. From there you can choose to reach the Ledro Valley or continue to Pregasina.

4 From Peschiera to Garda

Let's talk about Peschiera again, because via Gardesana you can reach the most popular villages on the Veronese side of the lake: Lazise, Bardolino e Garda.

On a roughly 20 km long, flat route, you can visit these three places, which are very popular with Italian and foreign tourists.

In Lazise you can admire the majestic Scaliger castle and walk along a wide and well-kept lake promenade. From there you can walk along the lake in the direction of Bardolino continue, going through the lively fraction Cisano comes.

Bardolino deserves a longer stop: take the time to explore the picturesque alleys, visit the medieval church of San Severo and enjoy an ice cream in one of the cafes with a unique view. Then it's back in the saddle again to Garda with its well-kept gardens and narrow streets full of stores and bars, where you can quench your thirst with a cool drink in one of the many pubs overlooking the lake.

5 From Peschiera to Desenzano, via Sirmione

From Peschiera it is very easy to reach by bike first Sirmione and then Desenzano. The route is 16 km long and allows you to visit two of the most popular villages on the Brescian side of Lake Garda.

Sirmione is a little jewel: is a land famous for its thermal baths, but also for the archaeological site of the Grotte di Catullo and the imposing Scaliger Castle. The castle, which you can enter by going to the top of the tower, from where you have a magnificent view of the lake. Further it goes to Desenzano, a town with a very lively center full of tourists who come here to stroll through the stores and go to the bars and clubs of the area. Here you can admire the Roman villa and antiquarium, the old harbor and the medieval castle.

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