​Easy Bicycle Routes


The Lake Garda area and its back country offer hundreds of kilometres of bicycle paths that vary in difficulty and are accessible to all, from families with children to trained cyclists.

Lake Garda is a very popular travel destination with bicycle enthusiasts – partly because of its inherent natural beauty and the bicycle paths themselves, but first and foremost because of the understanding and attention shown to cyclists and their needs. A cycling holiday with children is an exciting way of getting to know this area, exploring the countryside (with places otherwise difficult to reach) and offering your entire family a nature holiday out in the fresh air.

And for those who do not want to bring along their own bicycles, there are various bike rental options.
There are a number of inns along the way that offer everything from a simple snack to a full lunch, and picnic areas.

Bicycle paths South of Lake Garda

Lake Garda is surrounded by easy bicycle paths, above all in the South.
From Peschiera del Garda, you can easily cycle along the lake up to Garda and then further north, taking a few demanding climbs. You need to take care, especially with children, as there are a few points where the bicycle path crosses the busy Gardesana Orientale street.
The western shore of Lake Garda also offers a series of easy bicycle paths and visitors can use the ferry service across the lake from some places (Toscolano Maderno – Torri del Benaco). 


Mincio Bicycle Path

The asphalt bicycle path from Peschiera del Garda to Mantua was completed in 2006. It runs along one of the sides of the famous Quadrilatero defense system built by the Austrians in the first half of the 19th century.
Find the start of the path on the right river bank in Peschiera del Garda. Then cross the river at the Salionze dyke, right before the town of Monzambano. Shortly afterwards, you catch sight of the Scaliger castle in Valeggio sul Mincio and then reach one of the most beautiful towns in Italy: Borghetto sul Minco is known for its water mills and the ruins of the Visconti bridge. From here, cycle along the river on to Pozzolo, from where another route takes you to Volta Mantovana. After a cycle of approximately 40 km through the plain you reach Mantua.


Bicycle paths in the Moraine hills

The Moraine hills surrounding the southern part of the lake offer various bicycle paths, more or less suitable for families.
The new bicycle route through the hills of Custoza, inaugurated in 2014, is worthy of mention, as are the bicycle paths from Sirmione to Montichiari (up and down the hill), from Desenzano to San Martino della Battaglia, from Castiglione delle Stiviere to Pozzolo past the historic town of Solferino, the “Lake Garda Bicycle Path” (Ciclovia del Benaco) and many more.
In general, the bicycle paths in this area can be subdivided into those of the so-called Upper Moraine Corridor and Lower Moraine Corridor.


Bicycle Paths North of Lake Garda

The Trentino lends itself to sports activities. From here, cycle tourists and mountain bikers can reach beautiful destinations. There is no lack of easy routes for the whole family, such as the bicycle path from Riva del Garda to Nago-Torbole, the Torbole-Sarche bicycle path that runs along the Sarca river or the path that links Riva del Garda to the Lago di Ledro.

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