12: SALÒ - PUEGNAGO

Puegnago del Garda

Category: mountain bike excursion
Difficulty: medium
Starting point: Parking of the market in Via Zane, in Salò
End point: Parking of the market in Via Zane, in Salò
Maps:

300 m 305 m 15,5 Km 2h Parking of the market in Via Zane, in Salò
By bike:

from the large parking of the market (0,0 km) between the centre of Salò and the area of sports facilities, cycle to the south along Via Zane, then turn right in Via Montessori. At the Stop sign (0,9 km) turn left in Via Muro until you reach the small square in the village of Villa (2,1 km), where you can continue along the cycling road headed to Lonato.

Cycling on the steep road on top of the hill, among wood and vineyards, you will reach a road going slightly uphill (5,2 km) where you should tund left to reach the lakes of  Sovenigo. Here you leave the cycling road to Lonato to continue toward Via dei Laghi up to the crossroads with SP 25 and Via Roma. Follow this road headed to Salò and you will reach the centre of Puegnago (8,1 km), where there is a castle and the parish church.

After the village, turn left towards the village of Palude. Cycle along Via XXV Aprile up to SP 25, which reaches the village of Cunettone going north (10,5 km).

Pay attention on this busy road and continue towards Via Zette to turn left on Via Panoramica (11,3 km). Here you will find a proper cycling road that takes you back to the starting point (15,5 km).



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Notes:

Not recommended on hot days 

Of naturalistic/geological interest  

Of historical/cultural interest 

Panoramic


By car:

Salò can be easily reached from both ends of the lake. There is a large parking in the market of Via Zane close by the starting point. NOTE: Saturday is market day and the parking is busy.


Public transport:

bus service available to Salò (www.arriva.it) and by ferry boat from the main ports in the lake (www.navigazionelaghi.it). Check that your bicycle can be transported on the bus you choose.



Safety tips:

Make sure you take with you all the necessary equipment and clothes for bicycle excursions according to the season. Check the weather forecast the day before you trip and verify that the track is open on the day you choose. During the excursion respect the highway code and the environment, do not leave your waste along the path.The itineraries described here and the GPS tracks do not alert bikers of possible dangers, nor indicate the only path available for excursions.

Emergency number: 112




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