Nordic walking

Brenzone sul Garda Nordic walking Park at Lake Garda

Walking through old villages and along the beach

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Ariella Bickhove

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A beautiful walk, interesting and with lovely views, suitable for all the family which takes you from Sommavilla to Castelletto di Brenzone going through some of the old villages of this region.

The complete tour starts in Sommavilla/Assenza and leads you to Castelletto di Brenzone sul Garda walking inland and in the hilly area. You’ll walk along the beach on the way back.

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Details

  • Technical characteristics

    • Starting point
      Sommavilla
    • Endpoint
      Sommavilla
    • Route
      Sommavilla – Zignago – Castello – Venzo – Boccino – Cà Romana – Campo – Fasor – Biaza – Castelletto – Marniga – Magugnano – Porto – Assenza – Sommavilla
    • Starting height
      90m
    • Highest point
      250m
    • Altitude – ascent/descent
      550m/556m
    • Distance
      18 km
    • Duration
      3 hrs
  • Difficulty

    • Difficulty
      medium
    • Technical difficulty (1 to 5)
      2
    • Physical training (1 to 5)
      2
  • Scenic appeal

    • Experience (1 to 5)
      5
    • Landscape (1 to 5)
      5
  • Type of route

    • Round tour
    • Suitable for families and children
    • Panoramic route
    • Insider tip
  • Best time of year

    • All year over

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Points of interest along this nordic walking trail

Do it if you need to take a break for a few hours, walking in relaxing and fascinating places. There are many different hamlets and all of them are beautiful and typical! Of course, you can also enjoy many spectacular views all along the way.

Tour description

Go southward from the parking lot in Sommavilla and, after a few meters, before the descent starts, turn left in Via Monteccio. Take the mule track on the left passing under the vault with road signs to path 31.

Carry on to Zignago, then Castello. When you get to Castello, take the uphill path on your left just before the church.

When the ascent is over, immediately before the parking lot on the left, take the little alley on the right with the cobblestones road. After a very short descend, follow the path in the field and, at the first junction keep going on the left, walk past the little church and, at the second junction keep going on the left to Venzo, Boccino and Cà Romana.

There you find a paved road with the ascent leading you to Campo di Brenzone. This uphill is fairly steep (but short) and is steeper than the gradient suitable for Nordic Walking.

When you get to Campo, take the path just after the church on the left which soon brings you to Fasor then Biaza and from there to Castelletto.

Once you get to the main road, cross the street and keep going northward, walking along the beach and passing through Marniga, Magugnano, Porto and Assenza.

At the roundabout in Assenza take the first uphill street on your right to Sommavilla.

Variant

The Nordic Walking Park of Brenzone sul Garda is made up of two 4 km long easy routes and two 6/7 km long medium routes.

Reducing the tour is also possible: you just have to go down to the beach and come back to Sommavilla from Castello, Cà Romana, Campo, Biaza or you can choose to walk along one of the shorter circular route.

Circular route of San Nicola

From Assenza to Porto

  • Length: 3,71 km (one way)
  • Degree of difficulty: easy

Circular route of the Madonna della Pace

From Porto to Magugnano

  • Lenght: 3,69 km (one way)
  • Degree of difficulty: easy

Circular route of Campo

From Magugnano to Castelletto

  • Lengt: 6,11 km (one way)
  • Degree of difficulty: medium

Circular route of San Zeno de l’Oselet

From Castelletto to Peagne

  • Length: 7,02 km (one way)
  • Degree of difficulty: medium

Our suggestions

  • If you don’t feel like coming back walking along the beach you can catch the bus to go back to Sommavilla

The tour during the winter

Thanks to the walk being at low level, it can be enjoyed all year round.

Shelters, huts or bivouacs along the trail

None. At Campo you will find a drinking fountain.

Partner

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How to reach the starting point of the trail

You can get to Sommavilla going up eastward from the roundabout in Assenza.

Parking

You find a parking lot on the right at the end of the ascent.

Public transport

  • From Torbole or Riva del Garda take a bus travelling south in the direction of Peschiera/Verona.
  • From Peschiera or Verona take a bus travelling north in the direction of Riva del Garda.

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