The mild climate of lake garda is famous for the unforgettable days of beautiful weather that its guests enjoy. Due to the Venturi effect of the local winds, the Upper Garda area, in particular, often has sunny skies even when the rest of the lake is covered with clouds. These mild cloudless days attract athletes from all over Europe. Due to this particular climate, all sorts of outdoor sports activities can be enjoyed all year round, even during the winter: from mountain climbing to mountain biking.
Starting out from Campione di Tremosine, before you get to the soccer field near the tunnel for Riva del Garda, take the abandoned carriageable road the climbs up along the rocky cliffs overlooking the lake garda. Bearing left, the old road enters the province road. You'll reach a dark tunnel, which you'll avoid and keep to the right. Several curves indicate that you're about to enter the beautiful, cool Brasa ravine. Once you've passed the ravine, you'll head to the village of Pieve, where you'll turn right and follow signs for Vesio. At Priezzo, the biker turns right on the Via Levante road, where you'll reach an old church.
The itinerary starts out from the parking lot and heads south on the Gardesana road. After 700 meters you'll turn left and follow signs for the “Strada panoramica” (panoramic road). You'll ride uphill amidst homes and olive groves until you reach Hotel Panorama, then turn right on the road to s. Marggiore. At the next junction, the biker will turn left and head uphill to S. Maggiore.
The itinerary starts out from Varignano, a hamlet of Arco, in the square in front of San Michele church. Take the province road for S.Giovanni al monte (the first 2 km are the toughest) until you reach the sunny Padaro basin. The road gently rises to Mandrea, with a wonderful view of Valle dei Laghi and Mount Brento. A group of rustic homes announces the arrival at S. Giovanni al monte, a quiet area with lovely scenery. The biker can stop for a break at the refuge, then follow the signs for Gorghi-Prati di Gom. After a slight ascent of 300 meters, the asphalted road ends and you pass a group of homes.
The itinerary starts out in Magugnano, a hamlet of
Brenzone. Take the Gardesana road north for approximately 400 meters, then turn right and follow the signs for Castello. The ascending road passes the village of Bocine and flanks the typical terraced olive groves. After 2 km, the biker will reach reach the hamlet of Castello and pass the church: a slight descent takes you to the intersection for Prada. Now comes a hard, steady climb for 7 grueling kilometers.
Starting out from Torri del Benaco, you'll head south to Punta S.Vigilio, where you'll take an unpaved trail on the left of the Gardesana road that leads to a white road uphill marked with the red-and-white CAI n. 41 "Crero" sign. You'll pass by mountainbike the bar and, after the road widens you'll encounter a fork in the road.
Starting out from Vesio di Temosine, follow the signs for Polzone. After less than 1 km, turn right on the unpaved road to Val S. Michele valley that skirts the meadows and cornfields. Once you pass a small dam (at 5.3 km), head for the Tremalzo Pass. Beyond the bridge, you'll go uphill and take a winding road. The steeper ascent will require changing gear speeds: don't overexert yourself right away because the road is difficult and steep.
The itinerary starts slightly before Salò, near the junction of the state road for S. Michele. The first stretch is on the Gardesana road heading to Brescia. Beware of the traffic. After 0,5 km, take the second road to your right and travel the steep S. Bartolomeo road. The steep incline on the cement road forces the rider to use lower speeds: this is a tough start for muscles that are still not warmed up. Further up, bear right and do not take the private road that goes straight.
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