13: SALÒ


Category: hiking
Difficulty: medium
Starting point: Via San Bartolomeo – Salò (60 m above sea level)
End point: Via San Bartolomeo – Salò (60 m above sea level)
Maps: “100 sentieri, 100 mondi” - Official map of trekking paths in Parco Alto Garda Bresciano.

600 m 505 m 11,7 Km 4 h Via San Bartolomeo – Salò (60 m above sea level)
On foot:

the itinerary begins in the area of the quarter of Carmine, one of the most ancient of Salò, along Via San Bartolomeo close by the headquarters of the Red Cross, with signs indicating the trekking of Bassa Via del Garda which you will follow up to Passo “La Stacca”. Once through Strada Statale 45 bis, continue to the next fork of the road turning left toward Via del Seminario. Nearby a small parking, follow the path that enters a suggestive and thick wood of pine trees. Do not deviate from the main path and go past the alternative road to Renzano, you will see on the right “la Corna” (387 m above sea level), a cliff where you must stop by to have an amazing view of the gulf of Salò. Back on your track, exit the wood and reach the 17th century church of San Bartolomeo (465 m above sea level). On the main path, follow the signs to Bassa Via del Garda to Passo “La Stacca” (443 m above sea level), where you will see a hunting hut and a fork in the path: here you leave the directions to Bassa Via del Garda to follow trail no. 17B toward Loc. Bagnolo and the Church of Madonna di Bagnolo (504 m above sea level). Beyond the porch, turn left along path no. 16 to Località Milord, full of century-old chestnut trees, on a donwhill path with an alternation of untarmacked road and asphalted road. 

The itinerary reaches the Church of Madonna del Rio (168 m above sea level), behind which you can see a cave with a high waterfall. Continuing on the untarmacked road, go past the charming borough of Renzano (176 m above sea level) and Strada Statale 45Bis, close by Salò. Once in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, after having visited the historical centre of the village and its beautiful walk along the lake banks, you will reach the starting point.



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By car:
Salò can be reached from Brescia or Riva del Garda through Strada Statale 45 bis Gardesana Occidentale. Parking available close by the starting point.
Public transport:

bus service available from Brescia or Riva del Garda (www.arriva.it) and with a ferry boat from the main ports on the lake (www.navigazionelaghi.it).

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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