Old Ponale Road Path

Old Ponale Road Path, Riva Del Garda: Address, Old Ponale Road Path Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Ponale Road Path
4.5
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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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Dion K
Horst, The Netherlands123 contributions
Nice walk up the mountain.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Beautiful hike with beautiful views over the lake and the mountains.

This walk is mostly used by mountainbikers and hikers.
Written 11 September 2021
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Agc_899
Gedney, UK85 contributions
Worth it!
Aug 2021
We walked from riva to lago di ledro, with an 9 month old baby on my partners back.
It was a little struggle the last 3 km but it’s worth it!
Lago di ledro it’s much better than Garda, smaller, less crowded , more “flat”
Written 29 August 2021
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Janet R
Burgess Hill, UK202 contributions
Great views
Sep 2020
Beautiful views from this path. We walked as far as the Belvedere cafe for an amazing cappucino. Just after the cafe we should have turned right to go to the lake for the full 10k walk, didn't realise this so carried on. Reached a small town but couldn't find the bus stop so walked back with even better views. This is mainly a cycle path which isn't a problem going up but watch out when they are coming down. There are parts of the path which are for hikers only, use them|
Written 30 September 2020
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Maurizio L
Castelnuovo Rangone, Italy67 contributions
Breath taking view
Oct 2019
It is an easy walk or easy mountain bike ride that offers a spectacular and breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding area. It is also littered with ruins from the WW1 era that can be visited, and at the very top, there is the Bar Ponale Alto which is a cafè that offers coffee, and food, which can be enjoyed on the terraces overlooking the Ponale gorge. Definitely a must see.
Written 28 December 2019
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Heidi S
United Kingdom96 contributions
Amazing view !!
Oct 2019
This is such a wonderful place for hiking. The view is stunning, it's easy to walk.
However, a lot of people are cycling at the same time. When they are going downslope, they never reduce the speed. It's actually quite dangerous especially for kids and the elderly. The path is curved and might be causing some blind spots. Please be aware of this when you are going to the Old Ponale Road Path. Otherwise, it is worth coming to this amazing place, very well maintained.
Written 21 October 2019
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iduap
Cork, Ireland294 contributions
Excellent walk from Riva del Garda
Sep 2019
This popular walk was reopened in 2019 after being upgraded. It's an ideal walk from the resort of Riva del Garda. It's worth noting that it's a bike track as well as a walking path so keep an eye out for bikes coming quickly down the path as you walk from Riva.
The spectacular views across Lake Garda start very soon after you leave Riva and get better as the path rises.
There is an option to go inland after about an hours walk to visit Lago di Ledro and but we decided to continue up the coast to the Regina Mundi statue and on to the village of Pregasina. We had a nice lunch in the Panorama Hotel in Pregasina and headed back to Riva del Garda.
Written 12 October 2019
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George S
Columbia Falls, MT53 contributions
Great views and a fun trail.
Sep 2019
This is an old road with some unpaved spots. A mountain bike is recommended and a little experience would be helpful for the steepness of grade.. The views are fantastic. Rent bike at Happybike.
Written 9 October 2019
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Jinx100
Reigate, UK45 contributions
Stunning Views form this busy path
Oct 2019
We walked the 10km from Riva to Lago di Ledro along the Old Ponale Path and yes you are rewarded with some amazing views across Lake Garda and then Lake Ladro at the end. A gentle uphill climb all the way (with one steeper 20 minute section as you near Ladro) - easy to do in trainers. The cafe after 3km is a welcome break but there is little other opportunity for refreshment until you get to Pre (where the bike/hiking path splits) and then Molina by Lake Ledro. It is easy to catch the bus back from Molina to Riva if you don't fancy the return walk.
Written 9 October 2019
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ayllim
Adelaide, Australia115 contributions
Scenic easy hike
Oct 2019 • Family
Gentle climb following old historic trail. Good views of lake. Many tunnels. Cafe and waterfall at top. We chose to return the same way we went up, but there are 2 other ways down.
Written 1 October 2019
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TannadiceTerrors
Edinburgh, UK297 contributions
Good hike
Sep 2019
Suitable hike for walkers of different level with a great historic cafe after approx 3km from Riva del Garda. Incredible regular viewpoints. Highly recommend.
Written 26 September 2019
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