Waiting for the new bike path around Lake Garda, which  will be breathless, we leave to discover the other bike paths of this beautiful corner of Italy, between Trentino, Lombardy and Veneto.

Lake Garda
Photo by Romtomtom via Flickr

I know really well Trentino’s Lake Garda, among the mountains, with its small sun-kissed beaches that in summer are filled with tourists. But I decided to find out the rest of the lake, the largest and most famous of the peninsula, by bike. The cycle tracks which surround and penetrate the surrounding areas are indeed the best way to discover these landscapes, to enjoy its atmosphere. So I found the best 5 bike tours to do, ready to discover them with me?

By bicycle with children on Lake Garda

Riva del Garda, one of the most famous destinations on Lake Garda

We start from Trentino, from the beautiful Riva del Garda, perfect for a short trip to do with children. We start from the tourist office of the town, in the direction of Torbole sul Garda, proceeding on the bike path, which at times runs along the lake, through breathtaking landscapes. Before the bridge over the river Sarca, we continue north along the river to Arco. We continue on the bike path, which leads us first before the evangelical church and then on roads between fields, then return to Riva del Garda.

Green Advice: a short walk from the center of Riva del Garda and the Lake, you can find Eco Hotel Primavera, which also rents bikes.

Ideal for: a short family trip in summer!

Mountain biking among breathtaking views

Bike paths near Lake Garda
Photo by Volker Kannacher via Flickr

We continue to explore this area of ​​Lake Garda, along the river Sarca. The itinerary starts from the bridge on Sarca in Riva del Garda, then arrives after about 4 kilometers up in Arco, in the green countryside. Then it continues in the direction of Dro, behind the fortress of the beautiful Arco Castle and among vineyards. You through the center of Dro, then bike along Lake Cavedine, to arrive first in Pietramurata and then in Sarche. The second part of the trail is more challenging, with several ups and downs, but the landscapes undoubtedly pay off the fatigue.

Green Advice: in Riva del Garda is easy to find shops that allow you to rent any type of bicycle.

Ideal for: a day in the stunning scenery of Trentino by mountain bike

Pedaling along the Mincio

Peschiera del Garda
Photo by Dan Kamminga via Flickr

Water is the protagonist of this cycle path, one of the most beautiful in Italy. We bike in the greenery of the Po valley, pedaling along Mincio river, between natural landscapes and beautiful medieval villages like Borghetto, and finally to Lake Garda, in picturesque Peschiera del Garda. It starts from Mantua, Renaissance city of rare beauty, and then going into the Mantova countryside along the Middle and Upper lakes. After 43 kilometers we reach our destination, after a really wonderful day.

Green Advice: You can reach Mantua with your bike by train from every main city of Italy.

Ideal for: a train and bike-lover couple!

An unusual tour: from the lake inland, among vineyards and woods, with a stop at a organic B&B

lakes of Sovenigo

We discover the Brescia side of Lake Garda and its surroundings, in a two hour tour in the nature, among vineyards, meadows, groves and the beautiful lakes of Sovenigo, a perfect place for a romantic picnic by the lake.

Green Advice: in Polpenazze del Garda you can book this eco-friendly B&B, which offers an excellent organic breakfast and a breathtaking view of Lake Garda!

Ideal for: a short romantic trip

From Lake Garda to the city of lovers

Valpolicella
Photo by Ilares Riolfi via Flickr

We move in Veneto, to reach Verona, following the Adige River, starting from the elegant town of Garda, located on the east coast of the beautiful Lake Garda. From here we then proceed in the heart of Valpolicella, immersed in the scents and vineyards, with the sound of the river in the background.

Green Advice: in Verona you can stay at the B&B La Casa di Paolo.

Ideal for: for the most trained bikers and wine lovers.

Ready to go? Lake Garda awaits us!

 

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