Desenzano del Garda

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From the train station in Desenzano del Garda (0,0 km) take via Cavour downhill and, after a short while, take via Irta on the left. Beyond the majestic flyover for trains (1,0 km), follow via Mezzocolle towards San Pietro and then via degli Oleandri going through an industrial area (2,5 km). After about a hundred metres follow the road that goes uphill, after a few metres it becomes an unmade road, this way you will avoid cycling on the busy main road. After this non-asphalted track, on a flyover you will also avoid the A4 motorway (3,6 km), to continue among cultivated fields and cattle up to km 4,5 where you can turn left at the indication for “Itinerari del Garda”. At the end of the unmade road you will reach San Pietro village (6,0 km) and on the left, through a narrow road going uphill, turn right after the houses. The trail continues through the villages of Calvata, Montonale Basso and Alto (8,6 km) up to a “T” crossroads (11 km) nearby the tower of San Martino della Battaglia. Here turn left, and after a few hundred metres you will reach the deviation to the Tower (historic monument). The itinerary continues to the north and beyond the highway (12,5 km), cycle next to the train tracks in via Località Madonnina, go through the tunnel in via Pigna and then turn in via Venezia and via Mattei to cycle under the train tracks again. Turn right following the indications to the cycling road (15,5 km). As you cycle past the cemetery and the church of San Zeno (16,0 km) continue on the cycling road that will take you under the train bridge (19,9 km), beyond which you go uphill on the right to the station square (20,5 km).

Route info
20,5 km
Activity time
2 h 00 min
Highest point
120 m
Safety guidelines

Make sure you take with you all the necessary equipment and clothes for excursions according to the season. Check the weather forecast the day before your trip and verify that the track is open on the day you choose. During the excursion do not deviate from the signalled path, respect the highway code and the environment, do not leave your waste along the path. The viability of the routes may not necessarily coincide with the indications, it needs to be verified permanently and periodically on the ground. The Author declines any responsibility for any accidents or damages that may occur on the proposed routes. 

Single emergency call number: 112

Punto di partenza

Desenzano del Garda, Train station, 114 m slm

public transportation

Bus service to Desenzano del Garda available (, also trains ( and by boat with Navigazione Lago di Garda (

How to get there

Desenzano del Garda is easily reachable from the top and from the bottom of the lake.
A4 motorway exit at Desenzano del Garda. Parking available at the station, close by the starting point.

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