From via Pergola-SP572 (0,0 km) at the roundabout with indications to Soiano del Lago continue on via Monte Cicogna going slightly uphill on the unmade road via Gherla headed to Soiano del Lago. Here keep the right side on SP25 until you reach the entrance to the historic centre (2,5 km), where the parish church and the castle characterise this small borough. If you cycle along SP25 to Polpenazze del Garda you will reach the village, then follow the indications to the castle and the panoramic spot. Once on the panoramic square of the parish church of Polpenazze del Garda (5,0 km), don’t forget to stop by the castle walls and the well-preserved historic centre. Back on Strada Provinciale towards Puegnago del Garda, just outside the historic centre beyond the roundabout, take on the right via Rio Bosco going downhill on unmade road through cultivated fields and olive trees. Once on the asphalted road to Puegnago del Garda (6,3 km), continue until you reach the deviation for Mura (7,5 km) on the right, which will take you through this ancient village, cycling on a tiny circular road around the historic centre. Back on via Roma (SP25), in a few minutes you will find yourself in Puegnago del Garda (8,5 km), with its unique castle, and down to via Aldo Merler, to turn left on via Fontane and, shortly after, there is the small village of Raffa (10,5 km). The village unfolds along via XX Settembre going north, and after the church turn right in via Fosse (11,5 km). After a little while turn right once again in via Mascontina (12,1 km) and continue to the village of Pieve Vecchia di Manerba del Garda, with the charming church of San Rocco (13,9 km). At the end of via Manzoni (14,5 km) turn right on an unmade road after a small stream (white/ red signs). Follow the indications on the cycling road to Desenzano del Garda until you reach Balbiana (16,0 km). At the large roundabout on SP39 take via Noveglie which, after a while, turns into an unmade road. Turn left in via Dugale to reach once again SP39 – via San Martino (17,6 km). Through the centre of Moniga del Garda (19,0 km), with a short deviation among the walls of the castle to enjoy the view from the terrace next to the walls, continue along via Roma towards SP572 and conclude the excursion (20,5 km).
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
Moniga del Garda, roundabout on SP572 for Soiano del Lago, 127 m slm
Moniga del Garda can be reached by bus (www.arriva.it).
Moniga del Garda can be easily reached from the top and from the bottom of the lake via SP572. Parking available nearby the starting point.