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Ponale Path

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    / Trail running sul Sentiero del Ponale
    Photo: Mattia Bonavida, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / MTB sul Sentiero del Ponale
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  • / A strapiombo sul lago
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  • / Vista sul Lago di Garda
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  • / Vista dalla Ponale
    Photo: Roberto Vuilleumier, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Sentiero del Ponale
    Photo: Fabrizio Novali, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Mulattiera del Ponale
    Photo: Apt Valle di Ledro, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Zete della Ponale
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  • / Valle del torrente Ponale
    Photo: Fabrizio Novali, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Vegetazione lungo il Ponale
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  • / Sperone
    Photo: Fabrizio Novali, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Riva del Garda sullo sfondo
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Breathtaking views from one of the most spectacular paths in Europe. Here the Alpine landscapes of Valle di Ledro slowly turn into the Mediterranean-like sceneries of Lake Garda!

The Ponale road was built in the mid-19th century on the initiative of the tradesman Giacomo Cis to improve connections between Valle di Ledro and Lake Garda. Today it is a wonderful panoramic path for hikers and bikers. Ponale means many things: the torrent originating from Lake Ledro, the wind blowing westwards towards Lake Garda, the medieval donkey path from Valle di Ledro to Riva del Garda, the old 19th century road and the port which is the only enclave of Valle di Ledro by the shores of Lake Garda.

One of the last curves before reaching Riva is known as Lovers’ Belvedere. The story goes that Emperor Franz Joseph chose this very point for his surprise visit on the road, which was then still in construction.

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Update: September 05, 2018

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Pregasina bivio
And back: Pregasina bivio - Riva del Garda

Further information or timetable

Getting there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to the crossroads towards Pregasina. Further options

Parking

Car park at the crossroads.

Coordinates

DD
45.864001, 10.813601
DMS
45°51'50.4"N 10°48'49.0"E
UTM
32T 640774 5080536
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Ponale Path

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38067 Ledro
Phone 0039 0464 591222

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