The historical importance of the ancient village of Lonato del Garda is evident in some important buildings: the grandiose dome of the Basilica, the majestic Civic Tower, the monumental Rocca. Strolling through the old centre takes you back in time. On the way up, you can also visit the large park that houses the Fondazione Ugo Da Como museum, rich in art and culture. It is from the very heart of the town that the route starts: from the square of municipio in Lonato del Garda (Piazza Matteotti) cycle northbound to the tower through via Trento e Trieste, via De Gasperi and via San Zeno, one after the other. Once on via XXIV maggio, before the village of Sedena, take via Reparè on your right (2,4 km) heading to via Cuccagna, which turns into an unmade road towards the castle of Drugolo (5,2 km). After having admired the splendid view of the castle and its neighbouring rural village, cycle uphill on via Cappuccini in the wood that covers the surrounding hills headed east. Go beyond the disused stables (6,2 km) and follow the unmade road going north. Continue through to the cluster of houses and cycle downhill until you cross via Ronchi (7,7 km), then turn right on the cycling road to Lonato del Garda to go back to the starting point, after having gone through the villages of Ronchi, S. Anna, and the last part on the cycling road along SP25.
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
Lonato del Garda, Piazza del municipio, 120 m slm
Bus service available to Lonato del Garda (www.arriva.it), which can also be reached by train (www.trenitalia.com).
Lonato del Garda can be easily reached from the top and from the bottom of the lake. Take the A4 motorway Desenzano del Garda exit. Parking available in the village of Lonato del Garda.