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781. Mountain & Garda Bike (All Mountain)

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  • Mountain & Garda Bike (The old Ponale road)
    / Mountain & Garda Bike (The old Ponale road)
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. R. Kiaulehn), Garda Trentino
  • / Lake Ledro
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. R. Kiaulehn), Garda Trentino
  • / Bike Trat - Pernici
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. R. Kiaulehn), Garda Trentino
  • / Bike to Pranzo and Tenno in the background
    Photo: R. Kiaulehn, Garda Trentino
  • / Mountain & Garda Bike (View over the Valle dei Laghi)
    Photo: R. Kiaulehn, Garda Trentino
  • / Monte Bondone
    Photo: R. Kiaulehn, Garda Trentino
  • / Monte Bondone
    Photo: R. Kiaulehn, Garda Trentino
  • / View from Passo Due Sassi
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (Ph. Ronny Kiaulehn), Garda Trentino
  • / View on lake Garda
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (Ph. Ronny Kiaulehn), Garda Trentino
  • / Mountain & Garda Bike - from rock to water
    Video: Garda Trentino
m 2000 1500 1000 500 -500 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 km F.LLI TAMBOSI Energia Bike Bike in Garda Lagolo Lake Hosteria Toblino Lago di Tenno CAMPEI La Casina

4 territories, 218 km, 10,000 ascent: this is the Mountain & Garda Bike loop, a unique route between Lake Garda, Valle di Ledro, Monte Bondone and Brentonico.

Distance 217.6 km
39:30 h
9,502 m
9,509 m

A two wheel journey from rock to water

A loop of more than 200 km with 10 thousand metres of difference in height, hundreds of kilometers of mapped side trails (that is further mtb routes) through landscapes and views either familiar or yet to be discovered. All of this in one of the most beautiful region of Italy. 

Mountain & Garda Bike: a ceaseless ride among rocky peaks and stretches of water, challenging hills and easy trails, discovering the beauty of Garda Trentino, Tremalzo and Valle di Ledro, Monte Bondone and Valle dei Laghi, Monte Baldo. 


We are working for you!

We are currently working on maintenance and signposting on this trail. While work is under way, we might find better variants: for this reason there might be slight difference between the trail description and the actual itinerary. We will fix this as soon as we finish the work. We are currently revising description and details of the tour as well. Thanks for your patience!

Author’s recommendation

There are several possibilities, where you can book your accommodation during the ride of Mountain&Garda Bike 
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Valentina Bellotti
Update: August 04, 2021
Highest point
Varagna, 1,706 m
Lowest point
Riva del Garda, 62 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Hosteria Toblino
La Casina
Malga Zanga Restaurant
Rifugio Capanna Grassi
Rifugio Malga San Giovanni

Safety information


  • Plan your ride
  • Share the trail with other users
  • Yield right of way to hikers
  • Let your speed be determined by your experience
  • Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect
  • Cycle only on authorized and open trails
  • Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further
  • Respect nature, plants, animals and the trail
  • Do not frighten animals
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Respect public and private property
  • Always be selfsufficient
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  • Take back home only good pics


Suggestions taken from NORBA and IMBA codes of conduct.


The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Tips and hints

  • This is an official route of the Garda Trentino Provincial Network of MTB routes, regularly maintained and accompanied by specific signage. 
  • For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation - APT Garda Trentino  Tel. +39 0464 554444 


Riva del Garda (73 m)
45.884836, 10.839951
45°53'05.4"N 10°50'23.8"E
32T 642766 5082898


Riva del Garda

Turn-by-turn directions

Riva del Garda - Ponale - Valle di Ledro - Bocca di Trat (Rifugio Nino Pernici) - Tenno - Treni - San Giovanni al Monte - Monte Casale - Sarche - Vezzano - Monte Bondone - Passo Sant'Uldarico - Passo Due Sassi - Monte Velo - Valle di Gresta - Brentonico - Prati di Nago - Malga Zures - Busatte - Torbole sul Garda - Riva del Garda


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point or in the immediate surroundings.

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino



Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).

Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths, Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, shopping center Blue Garden.


45.884836, 10.839951
45°53'05.4"N 10°50'23.8"E
32T 642766 5082898
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino BIKE map – On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole 

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Riding your bike requires specific clothing and equipment, even for relatively short and easy trips. It is always better to be prepared… e.g. for bad weather or a drop your energy levels. The unexpected things also make up a part of the fun!

Remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do, the locations you plan to cross and the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: The paths may be slippery and require more caution.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour?

  • An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
  • Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  • Waterproof / Windproof jacket.
  • A spare top / spare socks. (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold)
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike gloves/mitts
  • Map or GPS device
  • Bike lights: best placed on your helmet or handlebars. (It is always best to be prepared)
  • Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency whistle

It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.

Emergency telephone number 112

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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August 14, 2018 · Community
Buongiorno. Questo percorso è fattibile anche con una bicicletta front'? Grazie MARIO
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