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Old Ponale Road Path

Via Gargnano | Riva del Garda, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 347 147 8672
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Views to die for

It is a gradual ascent. As you climb the views over the lake become more and more stunning. After... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
john p
Fabulous Views and History too!

Fabulous views. If your not super fit and riding a bike like many, many visitors to Riva del Garda... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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One follows via Gargnano (Gardesana Occidentale National Road SS 45bis) from the centre of Riva heading towards Limone. On the right before the tunnel, take the old road which once linked Riva del Garda with the Ledro Valley. From there one can enjoy breathtaking panoramas for once in a lifetime photo opportunities.
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“mountain bikers” (23 reviews)
“stunning views” (22 reviews)
“lago di ledro” (15 reviews)
Via Gargnano | Riva del Garda, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 347 147 8672
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a gradual ascent. As you climb the views over the lake become more and more stunning. After about 3 miles there is a café, beside two waterfalls, one of which eluded us .Very reasonably priced .We decided ,after our drink, to go back...More

Thank john p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous views. If your not super fit and riding a bike like many, many visitors to Riva del Garda just have an amble along here to get a sense of the Lake environment. There is also fascinating history about how this area was fortified during...More

Thank Compo98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating walk even in the mist, one advantage was that there were no bikes descending the trail only a few intrepid cyclists gong up. Path is quite broken but not steep.

Thank Polyana63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in September and were happy to have sun on the trail, which means going in the morning. I don't know how hot it gets in July, but if it's too hot then afternoon might be better since you will mostly be in the...More

Thank r e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this suggestion on Trip Advisor so we visited The Lab bike shop and rented e-bikes and they provided a map. It was an incredible day! We rode to Lago de Ledro and Pregasina and back to Riva del Garda. We loved it and...More

Thank Nanette T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superb cliff side walk with stunning views throughout. Reaching the cafe is more than enough to get real value for your time. The views across the lake are simply stunning. Cyclists can be an issue but pedestrians have the right of way at all...More

Thank Pedro354
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great afternoon's walk but beware of the mountain bikers, they do greet you at some speed so be aware.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk is quite hard but the scenery is simply fantastic. If you are up to cycling it would be better as there are a large number of cyclists about, many of whom think they have right of way. Nevertheless, worth it

Thank Theenglishcritic
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately there are too many arrogant cyclists who ride too fast and it makes this walk a little precarious in places. Still very much worth going and if you walk far enough there is a cafe near the waterfall (heard it, but couldn't see it)...More

1  Thank wendyg63
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We enjoyed the challenge of the old Ponale road during a day when we had hired bikes in Riva, with the power provided by e-bikes making the climb much easier. The views are great and it is worth the effort to get to the top!

Thank Martin N
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Gursh S
13 August 2017|
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Response from Lawrence P | Reviewed this property |
you can't drive on the path - you have to walk or cycle. you can park at Riva and walk up as far as you want but there are photo opportunities every time you turn around although there are a few spots which seem to be... More
Sheila W
6 June 2017|
Response from Mauro714 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry for the delay, I can only give the path from Riva del Garda. We passed in front of the hydroelectric power plant and after less than a kilometre you cross the road Gardesana Occidentale towards Ledro. After two km... More
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31 May 2017|
Response from YourNameHere1 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how far along the path you go. At some point the bicycles became too much of a distraction and we turned around. We had parked our car near the beginning of the path (there is a convenient lot) so I can't say... More