Lake Garda is a wonderful place that can be explored by one or two routes.
Water and mountains together. The Lake shores, the paths, the mule tracks and small villages, the pastures, woods and mountain peaks: all this in one place. Come and join us in the wonderful places on Garda – you will enjoy it, really enjoy it!
On Lake Garda there are routes for everyone, from easy paths along the Lake or on the hills to demanding uphill rides with technical dowhills for more extreme bikers.
The bike season starts here, and has done so for more than 20 years, with the Garda Bike Festival: the festival puts together the international mountain bike scene in a huge show ground including bike tests, shows, races and exhibitions.
Itineraries and routes for bike rides
All the routes you see published here have been tried, described, photographed and tracked by us. The GPS coordinates are free and you can download them from each itinerary page.
Le tracce gps sono libere e potete scaricarle dalla pagina del percorso.
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Interested in riding with a mountain bike guide around Lake Garda and on Monte Baldo?
The local guides know all the paths, shortcuts and best places: Locals always understand their place best of all. Our guides are people who really care about this area and it’s a great way to ride this area.
They can take you along easy routes like the Red Tour which descends from Monte Baldo to the Lake over the eastern slopes of the mountain, or along the famous Ponale road which gives you a “10 out of 10” view of the Lake.
Our guides can take you to the old village of Campo in Brenzone if you have some biking experience and want to take in some beautiful places where time seems to have stood still. Put it on your Wish List – it’s something you’ll have to do!
Monte Baldo: Malcesine, Brenzone and San Zeno by mountain bike
If you prefer an easy bike path, there are 17km of tarmac cycle path along the lakeside from Navene to Brenzone, set apart from the busy Gardesana road and suitable for all the family. An excellent opportunity to visit the small villages, beaches and harbours away from traffic.
The paths and routes from Malcesine to San Michele (the half way station of the Cable Car), at Brenzone and San Zeno di Montagna are mostly technically unchallenging and suitable for everyone who likes up and downhill on tarmac road rather than off-road on mule tracks and rough paths through the woods. Thanks to these routes mostly being at low altitude, they are passable year round.
From San Michele to Monte Baldo and to the higher parts of the mountain, however, the paths are longer and more difficult, suitable for those who have good experience, fitness and technical skills.
The only easy level route from Monte Baldo going down to Malcesine is the one going eastward, called “Red Tour”.
If you are looking for enduro and cross country routes not as so demanding as those above Malcesine, you can find them in Prada/Costabella northward from San Zeno di Montagna.
We remind you all that you are not allowed to cycle in any of the areas of the Integrated Natural Reserve Lastoni Selva Pezzi and Eastern Garda.
Monte Baldo peaks are not accessible by bike from Malcesine.
Bike transport with Malcesine Monte Baldo cable car.
Bike cable car runs from Malcesine and San Michele are open daily all year over. Bike runs from San Michele to Monte Baldo start at the same time as Provincial Road 8 (from Baldo) opens, and which is closed in the winter when there is snow.
To take your bike up on the Monte Baldo Cable Car there is a specific timetable and the number of passengers on each trip is limited to 13.
On these bike cable cars, no-one else is allowed on if not in possession of a bike. Tickets sold for the bike lift have a specific time printed on them - if for any reason you don’t use your ticket at the time indicated, you will be able to use your ticket on the next available bike cable car.
Each ticket is only for one journey and is available only on the day of travel.
To avoid the queue and to book the right cable car ride, we usually going to take the ticket early in the morning.