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Old Ponale Road Path

Via Gargnano | Riva del Garda, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 347 147 8672
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Great hike

Easy to get to from Riva del Garda Great views Some caution needed to avoid mountain... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Spring Valley, New York
Fantastic day

Really good walk although it is slightly uphill from riva del Garda. Well worth it for the amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Bedford, United Kingdom
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One follows via Gargnano (Gardesana Occidentale National Road SS 45bis) from the centre of Riva heading towards Limone. On the right before the tunnel, take the old road which once linked Riva del Garda with the Ledro Valley. From there one can enjoy breathtaking panoramas for once in a lifetime photo opportunities.
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“mountain bikers” (23 reviews)
“stunning views” (22 reviews)
“lago di ledro” (15 reviews)
Via Gargnano | Riva del Garda, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 347 147 8672
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Easy to get to from Riva del Garda Great views Some caution needed to avoid mountain cyclists...most are careful to share the path but some are not Started too late to make it to the cafe at the top but a lovely hike

Thank RAD10977
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Really good walk although it is slightly uphill from riva del Garda. Well worth it for the amazing views. We went up to the cafe. It’s about 3.5 to 4 km. Walk was 48 minutes on the way up and about 36 on the way...More

Thank Sabbi_bedford
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Everything is said in previous reviews. Nothing but perfect views, fresh mountain air, quite easy trails. Children liked tunnels. Although we did not walk all road and spent there approximately 1,5 - 2 hours, it was still a valuable and nice walk.

1  Thank Zzipers
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It is a gradual ascent. As you climb the views over the lake become more and more stunning. After about 3 miles there is a café, beside two waterfalls, one of which eluded us .Very reasonably priced .We decided ,after our drink, to go back...More

1  Thank john p
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Fabulous views. If your not super fit and riding a bike like many, many visitors to Riva del Garda just have an amble along here to get a sense of the Lake environment. There is also fascinating history about how this area was fortified during...More

1  Thank Compo98
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A fascinating walk even in the mist, one advantage was that there were no bikes descending the trail only a few intrepid cyclists gong up. Path is quite broken but not steep.

1  Thank Polyana63
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We went in September and were happy to have sun on the trail, which means going in the morning. I don't know how hot it gets in July, but if it's too hot then afternoon might be better since you will mostly be in the...More

Thank r e
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We saw this suggestion on Trip Advisor so we visited The Lab bike shop and rented e-bikes and they provided a map. It was an incredible day! We rode to Lago de Ledro and Pregasina and back to Riva del Garda. We loved it and...More

Thank Nanette T
Reviewed 22 September 2017

A superb cliff side walk with stunning views throughout. Reaching the cafe is more than enough to get real value for your time. The views across the lake are simply stunning. Cyclists can be an issue but pedestrians have the right of way at all...More

Thank Pedro354
Reviewed 21 September 2017

A great afternoon's walk but beware of the mountain bikers, they do greet you at some speed so be aware.

Thank Karen H
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Gursh S
13 August 2017|
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Response from Lawrence P | Reviewed this property |
you can't drive on the path - you have to walk or cycle. you can park at Riva and walk up as far as you want but there are photo opportunities every time you turn around although there are a few spots which seem to be... More
Sheila W
6 June 2017|
Response from Mauro714 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry for the delay, I can only give the path from Riva del Garda. We passed in front of the hydroelectric power plant and after less than a kilometre you cross the road Gardesana Occidentale towards Ledro. After two km... More
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31 May 2017|
Response from YourNameHere1 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how far along the path you go. At some point the bicycles became too much of a distraction and we turned around. We had parked our car near the beginning of the path (there is a convenient lot) so I can't say... More