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733. Riva del Garda - Prè - Passo Guil - Pregasina

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Garda Trentino
  • The old Ponale road, a must-do in Garda Trentino
    / The old Ponale road, a must-do in Garda Trentino
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • An uphill stretch of the tour between Leano and Passo Guil
    / An uphill stretch of the tour between Leano and Passo Guil
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • Bocca Larici
    / Bocca Larici
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • The view from Punta Larici
    / The view from Punta Larici
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • The old Ponale road: a must-do in Garda Trentino
    / The old Ponale road: a must-do in Garda Trentino
    Video: Garda Trentino - Lago di Garda
Map / 733. Riva del Garda - Prè - Passo Guil - Pregasina
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28.3 km
6:43 h
2045 m
2045 m

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We are currently working on maintenance and signposting on this trail. While work is under way, we might find better variants: for this reason there might be slight difference between the trail description and the actual itinerary. We will fix this as soon as we finish the work.

We are currently revising description and details of the tour as well. 

Thanks for your patience! 

Author’s recommendation

WARNING! Steep gradient at Leano User
APT Garda Trentino
Updated: 2019-02-12

1211 m
66 m
Best time of year

Safety information


  • Plan your ride
  • Share the trail with other users
  • Yield right of way to hikers
  • Let your speed be determined by your experience
  • Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect
  • Cycle only on authorized and open trails
  • Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further
  • Respect nature, plants, animals and the trail
  • Do not frighten animals
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Respect public and private property
  • Always be selfsufficient
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  • Take back home only good pics


Suggestions taken from NORBA and IMBA codes of conduct.

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.


Riding your bike requires specific clothing and equipment, even for relatively short and easy trips. It is always better to be prepared… e.g. for bad weather or a drop your energy levels. The unexpected things also make up a part of the fun!

Remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do, the locations you plan to cross and the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: The paths may be slippery and require more caution.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour?

  • An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
  • Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  • Waterproof / Windproof jacket.
  • A spare top / spare socks. (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold)
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike gloves/mitts
  • Map or GPS device
  • Bike lights: best placed on your helmet or handlebars. (It is always best to be prepared)
  • Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency whistle

It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.

Emergency telephone number 112

Tips, hints and links

  •  This is an official route of the Garda Trentino Provincial Network of MTB routes, regularly maintained and accompanied by specific signage. A summary of the legislation is available on our website:
  • For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation: 
    APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444


Info point Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda (68 m)
45.884948, 10.844743
32T 643137 5082919


Info point Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda

Turn-by-turn directions

Start from the Garda Trentino Tourist Office in Riva del Garda. With the building at your back, take the cycle path towards Museo della Rocca museum and then follow the lake shore as far as Piazza III November. From here, follow the lake shore until you come to the main road heading south. Before the tunnel, turn right and start to climb. This is the only real uphill stretch on the entire “Ponale” area and is quite short. Then head downhill and immediately turn left at the start of the Ponale road. Head uphill on a mainly dirt road which passes through some tunnels. Along this stretch you have a breathtaking view of Lake Garda so a stop-off is highly recommended.
Continue, leaving the Bar Ponale Alto Belvedere on your left. Now you ride on tarmac as far as the junction where you turn right towards Valle di Ledro. The road rises, cutting across the mountainside. At the end of the road you come to the main road and, after just a few metres, take the first road on the left, following directions for Pregasina. After the bridge, take the dirt cycle track on the right. The trail alternates between short uphill stretches and sections which are practically flat. Before you arrive at Prè di Ledro there is a steep stretch on a cement surface. At the top of the hill turn left towards Leano. You are climbing now quite steeply and so you need to use a low gear. From Leano, pass some holiday homes and continue uphill until you come to the Passo Guil pass. Here you turn left and follow direction for Passo Rocchetta. Some sections are fairly exposed so take particular care here! At Passo Rocchetta turn left again and head downhill on trail 422. it is all downhill on a dirt track with exposed roots and some steps. At the end of the track turn left. Here you are cycling along a dirt road, on a gentle uphill gradient, to Malga Palaer. Now turn left where the downhill stretch begins. The road is a dirt track but wide and well maintained. You come to Bocca Larici where there is a spectacular panorama over the lake.
Head down a forest trail where the road surface alternates between dirt and cement until you come to Pregasina. Cycle through the small village which has marvellous views over the northern end of Lake Garda. Head down towards Riva del Garda and on a bend you will come to a statue of the Regina dei Mondi, a panoramic viewing point over the lake. The Ponale road is in front of you. Take it and head down to centre of Riva to your right, while in the background you can admire Arco Castle to the north. Just before the entrance to the tunnel turn right and take the old tarmac road which after a few bends takes us to the junction with Valle di Ledro. Here you turn right in the direction of Riva del Garda. At this point you are on the Ponale road again. Retrace the route you took on the way out and you are back at the starting point.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda, Nago and Arco – are connected by a number of urban and intercity bus lines. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes:

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes:

Info about bike public transport:

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino:


Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).

Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths, Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, shopping center Blue Garden.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino BIKE Map - On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole and online

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Comments and ratings (4)

Andi Fü
Bei „Kondition“ sollten mindestens 4 bis 5 Punkte stehen. Daher die Abzüge bei der Bewertung. Auch technisch ist sie mindestens Mittel! Ohne eMotor eine echt harte Nuss. Ansonsten kommt man in Sachen Landschaft und Erlebnis voll auf seine Kosten. Tolle Strecke - muss nur angemessen bewertet werden.
Ausblick bei Pesagina
Ausblick bei Pesagina
Photo: Andi Fü, Community

Die Tour ist definitiv nicht „leicht“. Bergauf ist einiges an Kondition nötig um die teilweise sehr steilen Passagen zu meistern.

Friedrich Pohmann
Zwischen Pre und dem Passo Guil sind mehrere hundert Höhenmeter aufgrund der Steilheit zu schieben. Bereits Elmar Moser und andere aktuelle Führer fahren diesen Abschnitt vermutlich deshalb nur abwärts und bezeichnen ihn als Rüttelpiste.

S3 difficult
28.3 km
6:43 h
2045 m
2045 m
Public transport friendly Scenic With refreshment stops


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