21: DESENZANO - POZZOLENGO

Desenzano del Garda

Category: mountain bike excursion
Difficulty: easy
Starting point: Porto Zattera in Rivoltella del Garda
End point: Porto Zattera in Rivoltella del Garda
Maps:

200 m 120 m 22,5 Km 2 h Porto Zattera in Rivoltella del Garda
By bike:

From porto Zattera in Rivoltella del Garda (0,0 km) take Via Colli Storici going south and after 500 metres turn right in Via Tese, which becomes an unmade road after a few metres. Back on asphalted road (2,0 km) turn right in Via Prascarello, then on the left in Via Pigna and, through a tunnel, cycle to the other side of the railway (2,3 km) to continue beside the rails in Via Località Madonnina, and cycle on the flyover on A4 motorway (4,3 km) to the crossroads for the Tower in San Martino della Battaglia (5,5 km).

Turn left, and after a few metres you will see the majestic war memorial. The itinerary continues up to a roundabout, go straight towards Preseglie to turn right close by Cascina Ceresa (7,7 km) and, once in Cascina Vestona, turn left until you reach the road to Pozzolengo (9,2 km) going south.

 

After about 200 metres, on the left, go uphill on the cycling road indicated with the dedicated signs until you reach the village of Pozzolengo (10,9 km) and right after the Municipality building turn right in Via Diaz and again in Via Verdi to get to the square in front of the Castle, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Lake Garda and the mountains surrounding it. Continue in Via Morazzo, exit the village on unmade road until you cycle close by Lago Mantellina (12,6 km), a wet area typical of moraines. Beyond the lake, follow the perimeter of a large golf course until you reach the asphalted road (15,0 km), then cycle towards the village of Selva Capuzza following the indications. After a few minutes you will reach the crossroads to the Tower of San Martino (17,0 km) to cycle back the road you did before until you arrive in the port of Zattera (22,5 km).



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Notes:

Not recommended on hot days 

Of naturalistic/geological interest 

Of historical/cultural interest 

Panoramic


By car:
Rivoltella del Garda can be easily reached from the top and also from the bottom of the lake. It is located between Desenzano and Sirmione, you can take any of these two exits on A4 motorway to reach Rivoltella del Garda. Parking available nearby the starting point.
Public transport:

bus service available to Rivoltella (www.arriva.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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