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E-MTB6 Ponale

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An easy trail along the most famous trail of Garda Trentino: Strada del Ponale.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

Distance 11.5 km
1:15 h
330 m
330 m
403 m
65 m

Ponale links Riva del Garda to Pregasina and to Valle di Ledro, and it is one of the most beautiful attractions of Garda Trentino.

The road is along the mountain side overlooking Lake Garda and offers great views. From Ponale Alto you continue on the left to Pregasina, but you can decide to go to the right toward Lake Ledro. 


Author’s recommendation

It is impossible not to take pictures of the view over Garda Trentino! Share your photos with #GardaTrentino 
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Valentina Bellotti
Update: August 04, 2021
S1 easy
Highest point
Madonna di Pregasina, 403 m
Lowest point
Riva del Garda, 65 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Ponale Alto Belvedere

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

For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation - APT Garda Trentino  Tel. +39 0464 554444 


Info office Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda (68 m)
45.884679, 10.844685
45°53'04.8"N 10°50'40.9"E
32T 643134 5082889


Info office Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda

Turn-by-turn directions

The itinerary starts at the Ingarda tourist office; with the building at your back, take the cycle path as far as Rocca, then follow the lake as far as Piazza III Novembre. At the end of the town centre, from Piazza Catena, take the main road and head south in the direction of Limone sul Garda. Before the tunnel, turn right and begin to climb. This short stretch is the only uphill section of the entire Ponale route. Come back down again and immediately turn left. This is where the Ponale trail really begins. Head uphill always on a dirt road apart from the tunnels where there is still the original asphalt surface. While you are climbing you have an exceptional view over Lake Garda and it is well worth a stop off to admire it better. Keep going until at the end of the dirt road you come to Bar Ponale Alto (Belvedere) which, as its name suggests, offers a spectacular view of the lake. Cycle on a short distance and you come to a junction where you go left to Pregasina untile the Regina Mundi (you can choose to head uphill to the right to Valle di Ledro). You can head back the way you came.


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 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.


45.884679, 10.844685
45°53'04.8"N 10°50'40.9"E
32T 643134 5082889
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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Richard Werdinigg
August 25, 2018 · Community
Eine schöne Tour auf einer alten Kriegsstrasse
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When did you do this route? August 21, 2018
Photo: Richard Werdinigg, Community
Photo: Richard Werdinigg, Community
July 29, 2018 · Community
Panorama mozzafiato!
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Photo: E P, Community
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S1 easy
11.5 km
1:15 h
330 m
330 m
Highest point
403 m
Lowest point
65 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Insider tip


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