0 - Cycling excursions on Lake Garda
If you are a mountain bike lover or a fan of "slow" cycling, Lake Garda is perfect for lovers of this increasingly popular sport.
The beauty of the cycle paths between Salò, Toscolano Maderno and the recent overhanging cycle path in Limone sul Garda will offer tourists arriving on the western shore of Lake Garda spectacular stretches of cycle path, with breathtaking views and pleasant rides on their own or in company.
You can, for example, opt for a cycle path that presents no particular difficulty and is suitable for everyone, along the Valle delle Cartiere, near Toscolano Maderno. The route is about 18 km long, has a difference in altitude of 200 metres and can be covered in about 2 hours.
This path leads to the Bogliaco golf course and then to the hamlets of Cecina and Pulciano. Finally, the path descends towards the village of Toscolano, along the river of the same name. Along the way, you will be lucky enough to see a real Eco Museum - an open-air museum where you can observe the ancient paper mills that once stood in this area.
The Valle delle Cartiere (Valley of the Paper Mills), between Garde and Quattroruote, is also crossed by the Toscolano stream, which flows suggestively between two very high rock walls. This stretch is very special because it is cut into the “scaglia lombarda”, a typical stratified rock similar to marble but rich in clay.
The area was rich in archaeological excavations in the early 2000s; excavations that have given visitors back a part of the history that this area has known for centuries.
If you are more adventurous, and like to go further afield, you can take the new Limone sul Garda cycle path, which has cantilevered sections and is gaining a worldwide reputation.
Inaugurated in mid-2018, the Garda by Bike, with truly stunning views and starting from the centre of Limone and reaching the border between Trentino and Lombardy - when the work is completed you will be able to reach Riva del Garda by bike.
Between Limone sul Garda and Trentino, there is an elegant steel footbridge that runs along the lake: at some points it is hooked onto the living rock and cantilevers over the water, allowing cyclists and walkers to enjoy a wonderful view of the other side of the lake.
But these are just two examples of the cycle paths you can find in our area: come and see us and we will show you many other interesting routes to discover with your bike!