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
The Sanctuary of Montecastello is located just below the peak of Monte Castello, on a spur of rock sheer above the lake, with magnificent panoramic views.
With its wonderful air of spirituality and peace, its history, artistic & architectural beauty, and marvellous location, it is one of the most famous and well-loved sacred places of Lake Garda.
For centuries it has been a place of pilgrimage and devotion, particularly to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is portrayed in an antique and miraculous fresco behind the main altar.
The Sanctuary is open from the 25th march to the 31st october 2018, from 9.00 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.
Mass: From May to September on Sunday, 5.00 p.m.
The service, with captain and on a beautiful and elegant boat crafted with attention to the smallest details, is ideal for families, for couples looking for rest and relaxation, or small groups (max 20 Pax). The perfect mix of quality, luxury, courtesy and discretion awaits you! Transfers service for shopping, lunches, dinners in restaurants overlooking the lake..
Aperitive service on board on request. Taxi boat service on the Lake Garda for any destination.
Available services: for hour, half a day, full day, they can personalize tours according to your desires.
Family tour from 130 euro
- Street address: Lungolago Zanardelli, 11
25087 Salò (BS) | Italy
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