Bike, helmet, and an adventurous mind: hop on the saddle and enjoy the province from a different perspective. Lake Garda suspended bike path, River Oglio Bike Trail, Brescia-Verona bike path in the plain, and the mountain trails in Camonica Valley. Here are the best itineraries for your unforgettable bike experience in the province of Brescia.
When easy bike calls, Brescia answers. Many bike paths in the province are suitable for a family outing on the saddle. Spend an outstanding afternoon with your loved ones. Here are four itineraries worth of mention:
2 km perched over the lake, between blue waters and imposing rocks. It is Lake Garda suspended bike path, the most spectacular track in Europe, stretching from Limone’s town limit to Riva del Garda. It’s a total of 6 km of enjoyment between lemon gardens, olive trees, and breathtaking views. Park the car in one of the many paid parking lots in Limone and continue by bike across the town centre. You have the possibility to rent bikes on site.
280 km of diverse and charming landscapes, from the summits of upper Camonica Valley to the plain passing from Lake Iseo and Franciacorta. A recommended path which includes the possibility to stop by the lake for a break is beautiful Vello – Toline, the old coastal road which is now a walk and bike path. During the summer, you can stop at the cloister of Vello, equipped with private beach and direct access to the lake.
A marvellous tour of the hills of Valtenesi and incredible views of lower Lake Garda, enjoying the flavour of the vineyards and the lake’s mild climate. Among the not-to-miss attractions are Padenghe Castle, Polpenazze old centre, and Salò lakefront.
A relaxing flat path connecting two historically important, service-driven cities. In the proximity of Peschiera, you can decide whether to take the detour towards Mantova and visit the most beautiful towns along Mincio River.
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From Lake Garda to Camonica Valley, unleash the adrenaline you have in your body and enjoy the many MTB, off-road, and gravity options in the province! Here are our recommendations.
Location: Tignale, Lake Garda (Italy)
Photo: Marco Toniolo
With a length of 4 km and a difference in altitude of 1,700 m, this challenging trail departs from Limone sul Garda and reaches Passo Nota after crossing Tremosine. It’s a route which will put your muscles to the test, but we are certain that the incredible views and the wild nature of upper Lake Garda will make up for it.
Let’s move to Camonica Valley following this beautiful trail from Edolo to the summit of Piz Tri, 2,300 m above sea level. This large circular trail can be completed in about 6.5 hours. For the most part, it follows the old roads and mule tracks built during the Great War and offers an invaluable perspective to admire the mountains of the Mount Rosa, Bernina, Adamello, and Ortles-Cevedale ranges.
Is MTB not enough? Experience the excitement of the two large Camonica Valley bike parks: Tonale – Ponte di Legno – Temù and Montecampione. Here, you will find gravity and enduro tracks, as well as options for every age and level. All surrounded by incredible nature. If you have children, kids park in Montecampione offers qualified training to instill passion and technique in the little ones.
Other fun MTB tracks in Camonica Valley and Lake Iseo that you can’t miss are:
The province of Brescia is a very popular destination among road bikers. Summits to conquer and routes touching lakes and mountains make our area a real must-do for road bikers around the world. Try and see for yourself!
One of the famous ascents of Giro d’Italia, particularly appreciated by bikers thanks to low automobile traffic. 17.8 km, 1,363 m of difference in altitude, a maximum slope of 16%, and views that will remain in your heart forever make this summit one of the stages to conquer at least once in your life. The ascent to Gavia starts just after the town of Ponte di Legno.
This pass has a special place in the history of Giro d’Italia (“The Pink Race”), too. It was here that Marco Pantani did his legendary ascent in 1994. To reach the summit of Mortirolo, pass Edolo and continue uphill towards Monno: you will be facing challenging ascents and abrupt turns for 13 km, with a difference in altitude of 927 m and slopes ranging from 7.5% to 16%.
This is a pleasant ride from Pisogne to the end of Palot Valley, a small ski area in the winter and a perfect place for excursions in the summer. Every year in May, an uphill time trial open to amateurs and paralympians is hosted here. It’s called “Ciclismo per tutti” (Cycling for everyone).
Before starting the ascent, you can visit the church of Santa Maria della Neve in Pisogne, a small gem boasting a beautiful fresco cycle by Romanino.
This excursion is ideal also for beginners thanks to the almost total absence of slopes and the many services along the road. The circular road around Lake Iseo is 66 km long and reserves riders many surprises. Old tunnels along the Bergamo (west) coast, the imposing Monte Isola raising in the middle of the lake, numerous rest areas along the lake, and the magnificent Vello – Toline bike path – it is certainly worth finding a half day to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience in Lombardy.
Lake Garda bike circuit is a spectacular 140 km ring, a perfect way to enjoy wild nature on the Brescian side and thehistorical and architectural beauties of the tourist towns on the Trentino, Verona, and lower Lake Garda sides (Sirmione and Desenzano). Since the itinerary is rather long, it is indicated for trained bikers.
74 itineraries for a total of 3,500 km of bike trails encompass all cycling disciplines and levels of preparation. This project aims at promoting the region by showcasing the many points of interest it offers. Greenway Valli Resilienti is a recently mapped network of MTB, slow bike, and city bike itineraries offering fascinating excursions in Sabbia and Trompia valleys. The official website lists all the routes divided by specialty, distance, difference in altitude, and difficulty level. A gpx trace is available for each route.
The province of Brescia is the land of outdoor activities. Golf and water sports. A regenerating swim in the lake. Fishing and many other lake and mountain activities in the open air. Visit the following pages to learn more:
Bike and e-bike rental, tour guides, specialised shops. Several towns in the province have activated services to make bicycle tourism easier and providing support to those who choose this sustainable way to vacation in the open air. For questions, please contact the Local Infopoint.
There is also a transportation network – ferry, road, railway – equipped to serve bikers during their transfers.
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