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Alte Ponale Straße

Alte Ponale Straße

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Recommended by 479 out of 512 cyclists

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  • Niccolò

    A stunning view for everybody. Shallow climb on a light gravel road that gets you from Riva del Garda to Pregasina or to Lago di Ledro.
    Better to be rode with a mountain bike or a gravel bike even if you can do it even with a road bike (at you own risk! anyway the gravel is really light and easy)

    • June 3, 2019

  • pfälzer

    The road can also be easily followed by a trekking bike ...

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    • September 5, 2017

  • 🅰️ndreas

    The most beautiful bike path in the world

    The journey along the most beautiful cycle path in the world, the Ponale road on northern Lake Garda, takes one and a half hours. The road was cut into the bare rock of the cliff above Riva del Garda. Today, the route recommended for a mountain bike is only accessible for cyclists and pedestrians and is one of the most popular destinations on Lake Garda. The Trentino region is one of the best equipped cycling areas in the world.

    Before the tunnel was opened in 1990, the Ponale road was the only connection between Riva del Garda and the Ledro Valley. Construction began in 1848 at the will of Giacomo Cis, a merchant from the Ledro Valley. At that time, the road was considered a masterpiece of engineering. Due to its strategic location on the border between Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy, the Ponale was strongly fortified by the Austrians. The Ponalesperre consists of many tunnels excavated in the rock. It stretches from the Ledro Valley to Lake Garda

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    • July 10, 2020

  • Björn von bergparadiese.de

    Renovated in 2018/19, therefore less flowig for mountain bikers, but safer and still a magnificent view.

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    • July 1, 2019

  • Franki

    A must on Lake Garda, great views and good for driving.

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    • August 11, 2019

  • Michi Steck

    The view of Lake Garda and Riva and Torbole is awesome!

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    • August 23, 2019

  • 🅰️ndreas

    The most beautiful bike path in the world
    The journey along the most beautiful cycle path in the world, the Ponale road on northern Lake Garda, takes one and a half hours. The road was cut into the bare rock of the cliff above Riva del Garda. Today, the route recommended for a mountain bike is only accessible for cyclists and pedestrians and is one of the most popular destinations on Lake Garda. The Trentino region is one of the best equipped cycling areas in the world.
    Before the tunnel was opened in 1990, the Ponale road was the only connection between Riva del Garda and the Ledro Valley. Construction began in 1848 at the will of Giacomo Cis, a merchant from the Ledro Valley. At that time, the road was considered a masterpiece of engineering. Due to its strategic location on the border between Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy, the Ponale was strongly fortified by the Austrians. The Ponalesperre consists of many tunnels excavated in the rock. It stretches from the Ledro Valley to Lake Garda

    Source: Gardasee.de

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    • July 10, 2020

  • Bernd

    Fantastic, one of my most beautiful tours!

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    • July 26, 2020

  • Christian

    Breathtakingly beautiful route, up and down!

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    • August 6, 2020

  • EG

    Great tour with a great view of Lake Garda and a refreshing swim in Lake Ledro!

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Thorsten

    Anyone cycling to appreciate nature, to honor individualism, the joy of discovery and something special should absolutely avoid this section. Flip-flop cyclists (no kidding) and hikers hand each other, and unfortunately the e-bike madness makes it possible to reach the previously unreached corners, now self-overestimated "cyclists", including his beloved four-legged friends in trailers. For us it was pure stress. The view and the history of this path are unquestionably sensational. Unfortunately, this is completely destroyed by the mass onslaught.

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    • September 22, 2021

  • Noalko

    New bike path is 50m above the water !!

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    • July 28, 2018

  • MichellevdRuit

    A path with a fantastic view over Lake Garda. The path is shared by mountain bikers and hikers. Especially during the day it is busier. Be careful with the mountain bike downhill and reduce speed where necessary.

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    • October 21, 2020

  • Jag2ooo

    Attention, this section is primarily for mountain bikes suitable (much coarse gravel), but also hikers get their money. It is a road cut in the rock, which offers an incredible view of Lake Garda and Riva. But if you have a fear of heights then you might be in trouble, because it is really downright on one side.

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    • October 10, 2016

  • Günni

    The view is simply gigantic 👍😃

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    • September 24, 2021

  • Anni

    Great view of Riva d.G. and Monte Brione

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    • September 30, 2021

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    22.2 mi
    5.6 mph
    4,625 ft
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Location: Riva Del Garda, Trentino, Italy

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  • Distance1.25 mi
  • Uphill625 ft
  • Downhill700 ft

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