15: PUEGNAGO - POLPENAZZE

Polpenazze del Garda

Category: mountain bike excursion
Difficulty: easy
Starting point:

Piazza del Comune in Puegnago sul Garda


End point:

Piazza del Comune in Puegnago sul Garda


Maps:

250 m 290 m 8,6 Km 1 h

Piazza del Comune in Puegnago sul Garda

By bike:

from the municipality square of Puegnago take Via del Camposanto and continue to the right on Via dei Laghi, running along the lakes of Sovenigo, until you reach Via Cima Semonte on your left (1,2 km). Here the itinerary joins the provincial cycling path Salò-Lonato, continue to the south headed to Lonato, up to Polpenazze.

Once you enter the village of Basia (3,2 km) you will be cycling nearby lake Lucone (3,7 km), now completely dry except for a small wet area in the middle of the basin.

Turn left towards the Romanesque church of San Pietro in Lucone, and cycle down on Via San Pietro. At the STOP sign leave the cycling road to Lonato turning left, then on the right on Via Vedrine to get to the centre of Polpenazze where you will find the ancient, well-preserved village with its beautiful square opening in front of the church: here you can enjoy a unique view on the hills and the lake (5,7 km).

From the church square down on Via Galvani turn left and cycle towards the village of Picedo. Here enter Via Monte Grappa (6,8 km) to reach the area of Mura, with the church of San Giuseppe (7,9 km). The starting point, the castle of Puegnago, is close by (8,6 km).



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Notes:

Not recommended on hot days

Of naturalistic/geological interest

Of historical/cultural interest

Panoramic

Also recommended on foot


By car:
Puegnago can be easily reached from the top and the bottom of the lake. Parking available nearby the starting point.
Public transport:

a bus service is available to Puegnago (www.arriva.it). Check that your bicycle can be carried 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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