Puegnago del Garda-Polpenazze del Garda

Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
1:00
Duration in hours
Distance
8.6
Distance in km
Suggested period
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From the municipality square of Puegnago del Garda take via del Camposanto and continue to the right on via dei Laghi, running along the lakes of Sovenigo, until you reach via Cima Semonte on your left (1,2 km). Here the itinerary joins the provincial cycling path Salò-Lonato, continue to the south headed to Lonato del Garda, up to Polpenazze del Garda. Once you enter the village of Basia (3,2 km) you will be cycling nearby lake Lucone (3,7 km), now completely dry except for a small wet area in the middle of the basin. The environmental characteristics mark the area as a valuable ecological oasis, while the abundance and quality of archaeological finds make it a site of fundamental importance for the study of prehistory in northern Italy recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Turn left towards the Romanesque church of San Pietro in Lucone, and cycle down on via San Pietro. At the Stop sign leave the cycling road to Lonato del Garda turning left, then on the right on via Vedrine to get to the centre of Polpenazze del Garda where you will find the ancient, well-preserved village with its beautiful square opening in front of the church: here you can enjoy a unique view on the hills and the lake (5,7 km). From the church square down on via Galvani turn left and cycle towards the village of Picedo, known mainly for its high concentration of vineyards and olive groves. Here enter via Monte Grappa (6,8 km) to reach the area of Mura, with the church of San Giuseppe (7,9 km). The starting point, the castle of Puegnago del Garda, is close by (8,6 km).

Route info
Easy
Distance
8,6 km
Activity time
1 h 00 min
Highest point
290 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

Puegnago del Garda, Piazza del municipio, 216 m slm

public transportation

Puegnago del Garda can be reached by bus (www.arriva.it).

How to get there

Puegnago del Garda can be easily reached from the top and and lower lake by driving along the SP572. Parking available nearby the starting point.

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