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Riding with kids on the cycle path along river SarcaPhoto: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. G. Baldessari), Garda Trentino
This itinerary is completely level, suitable for families and all this kinds of bikes.
This is the longest Family Tour suggested by Garda Trentino: 15 km. However, it presents no efforts and it is completely flat, with no ascents. This loop follows mainly paved cycle paths, and it is suitable for all kinds of bikes.
From Riva del Garda the tour goes to Arco and then back.
In Riva del Garda and in Arco there are several ice cream shops. Which one do you prefer?
- Always wear your helmet.
- Plan your ride.
- You 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 public and private property.
- Always be self-sufficient.
- Do not cycle solo in remote areas.
This information is subject to inevitable variations, so none of these 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, it is advisable to check environment and weather conditions before setting out.
Tips and hints
For more information on routes, bike services (rentals, workshops, shops) and cycling friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444
Departure from the tourist information office in Riva del Garda heading in the direction of Torbole sul Garda on the cycle path which has stretches jutting out over the lake. First cross the bridge on the River Sarca, then head north along the river as far as Arco and the sports grounds right beside the town centre. Continue down via XXIV Maggio past the Evangelical church to join the cycle path which runs along the main road (via Santa Caterina) to the underpass beside the shopping centres. Coming out of the underpass take the first turn left and continue for a short distance, then turn right pedalling along tracks through the fields as far as the church of the little hamlet of San Giorgio. Here you turn right and head along the main road. At the stop sign turn right and at the junction turn left. Continue to the stop sign where you turn left into via Passirone. When you come to the san Nazzaro roundabout turn left and take the cycle path in the direction of Riva del Garda. At the end of the cycle path cross the main road (viale Rovereto), then it is only a short distance along the cycle path back to the departure point.
The main towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Nago – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of tours or in the immediate surroundings.
You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Parking near the former hospital (Via Rosmini) or the former cemetery (Viale Damiano Chiesa).
Paid parking: Terme Romane (Viale Roma), Vecchia stazione (Largo Medaglie d’Oro), Ex-agraria (Via Lutti), Area ex-Cattoi (Viale Rovereto).
Author’s map recommendations
Garda Trentino BIKE Map – Available in the info points of Garda Trentino (Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Ledro, Comano Terme)
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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 sudden drop in your energy levels. The unexpected things are part of the fun!
Remember to thoroughly evaluate the type of route you plan on doing, the locations you intend 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).
- 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.
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