San Felice del Benaco

Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
2:30
Duration in hours
Distance
2.5
Distance in km
Suggested period
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The route begins at the via Zette roundabout in Cunettone di Salò. Immediately take the tarmac cycle path (path no. 823) through pleasant vast meadows overlooking the Valtenesi hills as a scenic backdrop. Arriving at Paradiso (1.45 km), where the road turns into a dirt track, plunge into a landscape dominated by olive trees until you reach the crossroads at Mascontina (2.3 km). Turn right (path no. 822) and proceed to the village of Raffa di Puegnago (3.2 km, 146 m asl) where the path becomes paved again. First pass through the historic cluster of houses along via XX Settembre (path no. 825), then the residential area of via Mazzini and via Benaco. When you reach the crossroads with via Teodora Bresciani, head north onto via Mascontina where the landscape immediately becomes rural again. Return to a pleasant dirt road at 4.48 km, turning right onto via San Procolo, which heads slightly uphill through olive trees offering, after a short while, incredible views of Lake Garda and the Rocca di Manerba on the horizon. At the end of a short stretch through the woods, watch out for the entrance to a road with no pavement, and follow it as far as the marvellous Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine (5.77 km, 115 m asl), which is worth a stop and a look inside. Next, take via Monte Croce on the other side of the road and follow it to the same crossroads at Mascontina (6.77 km) that you encountered earlier. Turn right and follow the same road as on the outward journey to the roundabout at via Zette, where the route ends.

Route info
Easy
Distance
2,5 km
Activity time
2 h 30 min
Highest point
169 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

San Felice del Benaco, Via Bonomi, at the Via Zette roundabout, 160 m slm

public transportation

Salò can be reached by bus (www.arriva.it).

How to get there

Salò is easy to reach from the upper lake along the Gardesana Occidentale (SS45bis) or from the lower lake along the SP572. Parking is available near the starting point.

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