From the parking in the upper part of Vesio (0,0 km), cycle northbound on via Passo Nota along Bondo valley, a place that once hosted and ancient lake. This area of important natural interest, which became an official nature reserve in 1980, is a true hikers’ paradise. The first part of the itinerary is on asphalted road, and up to the 4th kilometre unfolds on a path with an almost imperceptible altitude gap. Once you reach the large picnic area with a fountain (4,2 km), the road goes rapidly uphill. The series of hairpin bends that allow to overcome the altitude gap of about 500 m to reach Passo Nota starts at the 5th kilometre.
At km 8,5 the path continues on a cobbled road and, after a few metres, close by the last bend there is a fountain and the crossroads to Rifugio degli Alpini “Fratelli Pedercini”. If you cycle on the road that reaches Rifugio Passo Nota (9,0 km) and the mountain pass bearing the same name (1218 m asl), the environment is typically mountainous, with calcareous tops surrounding the pass, and a wood made of conifers and beech trees. Cycling back for a few metres beyond Passo Nota, at the crossroads take the untarmacked road on the left with indications to Vesio (path no. 106). The rest of the path unfolds on an old military track and, up to km 12,5, there is another altitude gap of 100 m before cycling downhill afterwards. In the first part, where you will go through several caves built in the rock during the Great War, there are several panoramic spots on a delicately sloping path overlooking Tremosine sul Garda and mount Tremalzo. From km 16,5 starts the road downhill with a series of steep hairpin bends that will take you back to the beginning of the excursion.
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.
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Tremosine sul Garda, Vesio, Parkplatz via Passo Nota, 653 m slm
Vesio can be reached by bus (www.arriva.it).
Vesio can be reached from the Tremosine sul Garda plateau or from Limone sul Garda, or from Tignale. Possibility of parking near the starting point.