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Tour del Lago di Cavedine

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    The Fies hydroelectric plant
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. J. Doohan), Garda Trentino
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This route is the easiest of all those offered, perfect for those who want to avoid tough, long climbs. Lake Cavedine is the pearl of this short itinerary.

Distance 40 km
2:20 h
269 m
269 m
279 m
70 m

The only drawback of this route is the short climb leading from Dro to the crossroads for Lake Cavedine: it spans just over 2 kilometres and is characterised by gentle gradients.

For the rest, a brief, enjoyable, tour on flat terrain, mostly on cycle paths. A chance to view the magnitude of the Marocche di Dro Nature Reserve close-up, a huge, sun-kissed expanse of pebbles and one of the few protected areas classified as a dry and not humid zone.

An itinerary for all levels of cyclists, also suitable for beginners.


Author’s recommendation

Take advantage of this route to visit the Marocche di Dro Nature Reserve. 

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Update: January 25, 2023
Highest point
Lago di Cavedine, 279 m
Lowest point
Riva del Garda, 70 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 49.34%Road 50.65%
19.7 km
20.3 km
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Safety information


  1. Give your bike a regular checkup, especially if you've had it for years.
  2. Be seen: you must wear a high vis jacket (or sash) in tunnels and on country roads after sunset.
  3. Always wear your helmet.
  4. Make sure your front and rear lights are working.
  5. Put out your arm to give advance warning of your intention to change position and before you do anything, check there are no vehicles coming up behind you.
  6. Don't use headphones or your mobile phone handsfree kit: you need all your concentration on the road!
  7. Obey the road signs: stop at traffic lights and don't ride on the wrong side of the road.
  8. If you are cycling in a group, always go in single file.
  9. You've got a bell: use it to let pedestrians know you're there. Don't ride on footpaths. If you have to then get off and push your bike.
  10. If there are cycle paths use them. It's your safety that's at stake and the rules of the road say you must.

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 


Riva del Garda (70 m)
45.884278, 10.850860
45°53'03.4"N 10°51'03.1"E
32T 643614 5082855


Riva del Garda

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Riva del Garda you head north towards Arco up to the Carmellini parking where you take the cycle path that flanks the Sarca river until the residential area of Ceniga. Carry on to Dro and at the roundabout after the flyover take the direction to Drena.

After a short uphill street you take the crossroad to Lake Cavedine and Pergolese, in the middle of the nature reserve “Marocche”, you turn left and after an apparently flat road, start the downhill road that leads us to the lake. After flanking it until the end, at the second bridge turn left in the direction of Pietramurata.

At the beginning of the village turn again left and take the cycle path that passes through the woods flanking the Sarca river, passing close to the plant of Fies until the roundabout of Dro.  Continue past the residential area and travel the same road through again in the opposite direction until reaching Riva del Garda.

All loop itineraries can be done in both ways.


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.


45.884278, 10.850860
45°53'03.4"N 10°51'03.1"E
32T 643614 5082855
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 

Book recommendations for this region:

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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!

Do not compare a road bike with a mountain bike. They are very different, especially in technical terms, and facing a hill with a road bike could be much more difficult than facing the same hill with a MTB. Therefore, remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do and the locations you plan to cross. Do not forget to consider the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: the paint of the crosswalk could be very slick.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour?

  • Bike helmet
  • Bike gloves
  • Bike glasses
  • Waterproof/Windproof jacket
  • Headlights and rearlights
  • Reflecting suspenders
  • Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  • Water Bottle
  • Bike repair kit (tire levers, mini bike pump, bike tube)

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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2:20 h
269 m
269 m
Highest point
279 m
Lowest point
70 m
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