The Strada del Ponale connects Riva del Garda and the Valle di Ledro. Originally built in the second half of the 19th century, it was replaced by a modern tunnel only 20 years ago. Since 2004 it has been closed to traffic and limited to cyclists and hikers. Thanks to its position and architecture, the old Strada del Ponale is one of the most beautiful historical panoramic roads in Europe.
We start our hiking tour in the centre of the village Riva del Garda and hike along the shores of the lake, passing the old hydropower station. After about 1 km we cross the Gardesana road and follow the signpost D01 towards Ledro. Soon we reach the wonderful panoramic trail carved into the rocks and leading through small tunnels.
After further two km of steady and gentle gradient the trail turns right and we look down to the beautiful bay at the entrance of the Valle di Ledro. Here, the road divides into a bicycle track and a hiking trail. We cross a bridge before we hike up some steps to reach a forest road. From here, we continue our tour into the Valle di Ledro. After a short asphalted section (Pregasina road) we pass the village Biacesa. Crossing the village Pre di Ledro we hike upwards towards Molina di Ledro and finally reach Lake Ledro with its very interesting pile-dwelling museum.
From Cervano you can see a majestic mountain called Monte Castello.
If you like trekking, in 2 h you can arrive on the top and see the beautiful panorama of Toscolano and the south of lake Garda, the trail is sunny and shadowed, full of amazing flowers, easy in the first part, at the end it becomes more difficult but not impossible and, when you arrive on the top, you’ll have fun to find Cervano!
If you want to have a shorter version you can start from Navazzo, is about 50 minutes
The path signal is 21
There is no better place than Lake Garda for bike lovers. More than one thousand kilometres of waymarked trails for all abilities, from beginners who want to go on easy outings, to more experienced riders with a high level of commitment.
The breathtaking scenery and unparalleled natural beauty guarantee all enthusiasts an unforgettable time of complete and utter freedom.
On this amazing site you can find a lot of interesting route for yours mtb tour around Lombardy.
near Cervano we can suggest this:
GARDA AND THE COURSE OF THE CHIESE IN THREE DAYS (273 KM)
FROM GARDA TO THE PO IN THREE DAYS (421 KM)
If you are not so brave you can also find something more easy like this:
Bike north Garda
Bike south Garda
Strada del ponale
Riva del Garda – Malga Grassi – Strada della Pinza
at this link the magazine with all the routes: In Bici Magazine
Let us know if you find something interesting!
In Bici in Lombardia
TOURS & EXCURSIONS LAKE GARDA
Downhill mountain biking is a genre of mountain biking practiced on steep, rough terrain that often features jumps, drops, rock gardens and other obstacles.
This weekend (23th – 24th may 2015) there was Mad of the Lake urban downhill competition inside country and village in Toscolano Maderno.
In the same time, for kids Igarda Baby Camp