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Old Ponale Road Path

Via Gargnano | Riva del Garda, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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not so easy

Path is between Riva del Garda and Lago di Ledro. Its over 10 km continuous ascent, on some places... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Damijan N
Sentilj v Slovenskih Goricah, Slovenia
Lovely Walk

We walked from the ferry point and took the old road path which offered numerous photo... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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One follows via Gargnano (Gardesana Occidentale National Road SS 45bis) from the centre of Riva heading towards Limone. On the right before the tunnel, take the old road which once linked Riva del Garda with the Ledro Valley. From there one can enjoy breathtaking panoramas for once in a lifetime photo opportunities.
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Via Gargnano | Riva del Garda, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Path is between Riva del Garda and Lago di Ledro. Its over 10 km continuous ascent, on some places you have to push the bicycle. But at the end at Lago di Ledro, there is a lot of satisfaction. Be careful on the way down.

Thank Damijan N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked from the ferry point and took the old road path which offered numerous photo opportunities..After an hour we reached a welcome cafe stop for refreshments before returning however you could walk on further. The path is used by both cyclists and walkers. We...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Ponale Road is a great outdoor activity in Riva Del Garda. However don't underestimate the efforts needed. Consider to go on foot or rent an Electric MTB. An E-MTB perhaps also allows you to combine the climb with a further trip to Lago...More

Thank koen75koen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply stunning. Locals are very nice and the place is amazing with stunning views. Should definitly visit and not to miss the walk on the promenade.

1  Thank Loren V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice walk with perfect lake view. Not too steep. Nice track for Mountain Bike as well - even for 'normal' drivers.But don't try it with any other kind of bike.

1  Thank Werner G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired mountain bikes for a cycle along the old ponale road and soon learnt why mountain bikes are considered essential. The terrain is very rough and takes a bit of getting used to for any inexperienced mountain biker which we were. On the other...More

Thank Liam B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am an experienced trail rider so this review comes with a bias towards the cyclists. This path is 2-way for walkers and riders of all abilities/ages so it gets a bit busy at times. This is ok going up but a bit frustrating coming...More

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this walk in the morning of a very warm day and it was a sweaty one! Luckily, the café is perfectly located just when you need someone refreshments. The walk takes about three hours and is worth the effort. We wore runner shoes...More

Thank Desiré S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the north side of Lake Garda the mountains stretch right down to the lake. The roadway goes through several tunnels. the lake and its tunnels were used as locations for Bond films.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the lakes are so beauty full and you will not forget the view, we travel around the lakes and a boatl

Thank Constance4_13
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31 May 2017|
Response from YourNameHere1 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how far along the path you go. At some point the bicycles became too much of a distraction and we turned around. We had parked our car near the beginning of the path (there is a convenient lot) so I can't say... More
22 October 2016|
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Response from MattAlly | Reviewed this property |
We saw all ages riding it, some even younger. As always it's a case of being sensible. Narrow and rocky in places and a steep climb up.