19: LONATO

Lonato del Garda

Category: mountain bike excursion
Difficulty: easy
Starting point: Lonato del Garda train station
End point: Lonato del Garda train station
Maps:

150 m 190 m 15,7 Km 2 h Lonato del Garda train station
By bike:

from the train station cycle along Via IV novembre up to the next crossroads, turn right to bo beyond the train station and, again on your right, enter Via Piave. At the following roundabout take Via Isonzo and continue on the cycling road to Castiglione delle Stiviere, which you will follow up to the deviation to Fornace dei Gorghi. Once you reach the end of the underground passage of the motorway, turn left on the unmade road Via Monte Mario (0,9 km). Continue on the same road going south on the non-asphalted road until you will go back on the asphalted road towards Via Molocco Sopra and, later on, Via Molocco sotto, which will take you to the village of Esenta.

The sign that marks the beginning of the village (4,9 km), always following the indications to the cycling road to Castiglione delle Stiviere, continue uphill along Via San Marco through the village, until you enter Via Damian Chiesa. Turn left on Via Slossaroli up to the crossroads with Corte Ferrarini on your left (8,3 km). From here take the deviation to the archaological site of Fornace dei Gorghi towards the large roundabout that will take you to Castiglione on the cycling road, then take the indications to Fornace.

After the visit to the archaeological site, leave the cycling road to Castiglione and continue cycling through Via Corte Ferrarini, along the kartodrome until the end of Via Slossaroli. Turn left and reach the village of Brodena (12,3 km). Here turn right and continue north through the road bearing the same name, and cycle to the crossroads with Viale Marziale Cerutti. Here turn left and continue until you reach the flyover on the train station, which will lead you to the station back to the starting point.



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Notes:

Not recommended on hot days

Of historical/cultural interest 

Panoramic


By car:
Lonato del Garda can be easily reached from the top and also the bottom of the lake. A4 motorway exit in Desenzano. Parking available in front of the train station or in the surrounding area.
Public transport:

bus service to Lonato del Garda available (www.arriva.it) and also the train (www.trenitalia.com). Check that your bicycle can be carried on the bus or train 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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