Endless bike routes along the Garda

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The Garda Trentino region is great for cycling. There are legends about many routes, both mountain and road. Nothing unusual. There are 44 marked routes, stretching for over 1,300 km. I think that this region is well known to lovers of two wheels, but it is not only a Mecca for very active people, but also for all those who like communing with nature.

Simple cycle routes for everyone

I admit that the most beautiful routes leading on the mountain slopes, providing amazing views, are mostly intended for experienced cyclists. This does not mean that there are no scenic routes for average two-wheelers. The routes are divided into three basic categories according to technical and fitness skills: easy, moderate and difficult.

To choose the right route for you, just browse the online guide to mountain androad routes. I think that you will choose something for yourself from among the long, diverse list.

If you are only interested in recreational ones, check the simplest paths in the section dedicated to family recreation . Regardless of your skills, you can go on one of the routes proposed there.

I drove a few of them. I recommend, among others a trip to the turquoise lake of Bogattoli. You can go there as I did with Torbole on the bicycle path along the Sarca River.


The route proposed in the guide - F06 Lago Bagattoli Trail - leads only from Dro. It is a very pleasant, varied and scenic path. Leading through vineyards and hills. Part of the route is a bit more demanding, but once you get a certain height, high rocks start to appear before your eyes, and from the vantage points there is a panorama of the Sarca valley and the castles in Arco and Drena. After that, you go down to the turquoise Lake Bogattoli, where you can relax, have a snack and drink a good beer. If you like not only admiring beautiful views, but also relaxing in peace and quiet, I recommend this trail. At the beginning of October, I met only a few people on the tour.

Bicycle tours in the vineyards

The bike over the Garda is a great means of transport and a way of sightseeing. I recommend, among others a recreational ride to at least one vineyard in the region, about or recently wrote about the local products that delighted me in Garda Trentino - you can read it here .

E-bike not only for grandparents

If you do not like cycling, or you are afraid that you will not be able to cope with even a straight route, you can rent an e-bike. You will definitely not have a problem finding a rental shop. I used to think that electric bikes are only for the elderly. After a few tests, I found that they are a very good solution for everyone, regardless of age and skills. Thanks to the electric drive, it is faster to overcome the route and less tiring on the climbs, so you can afford more demanding and longer routes, regardless of your condition.



When choosing a bike trip, it is worth checking the route on the Internet in advance at: https://www.gardatrentino.it/en/outdoor/tours and saving it on your phone. GPS maps are very helpful as not all routes are well marked and you can sometimes get lost. This is especially true of simple family tours. The mountain trails are best marked with three digital numbers, it is difficult to get lost on them;)

Bicycle rentals

You don't need your bike. You can easily find a rental shop in every city. If you want to go for a day or two for a bike, it is worth considering whether to go with your equipment. The cost of renting a bike starts from EUR 20 per day. The price of course decreases when we rent a bike for a longer period.

Link to example rentals: https://www.gardatrentino.it/en/MTB-Shops-rental-lake-garda/

The right choice of equipment will allow you to enjoy the trip

When you rent equipment, remember to pay attention to the size of the bike and the saddle. You can always try how you sit and ride on it, and then ask for a fit or replacement of the bike or the saddle itself for a comfortable, touristic one. It seems to me that only enthusiasts riding diapers are able to stay long on narrow, very hard saddles. Maybe they are great technically, they weigh little and meet the requirements of competitors, but for weekend bike enthusiasts, comfort is probably more important;)

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