Hi Coming down from Ortisei in the Dolmonites approx. mid October. Working on the itinerary.
Travelling from Mori by bus to Riva. I have a timetable of the bus from Roverto which pulls in at Mori and then on to Riva, but this of course is only until June. Will the next timetable be fewer buses in and out of Riva. Bus from Ortisei to Ponte Gardena and train to Mori and then bus as it is closer.
Then we will need to get down to Desenzano.
3 nights in Riva and 2 or 3 in Desenzano. Want to do both ends...then train to Venice.
The best and most convenient option to get down quickly from Riva to Desenzano is the bus 1hr 50 mins. Rapidi Ferry. Only have to March timetable yet, but I see there is only one and it leaves at 9.15 arrives at 11.49. 2hrs 25 mins.
Will there be far less options in October?
What is the weather usually like in mid October on the lake and are there most sights open?
Riva area and northern/mid lake villages :
Would like to see Il Vittorio at Malcasine.
Any finiculars to take us up to another village, restaurant, panoramic views. Can we walk short distances from Riva to another area of the lake. Any bus tours from Riva of interest or quick bus rides to a pretty small country village.
Have done Lake Como and west coast...eastern side this time.
Will post questions under Desenzano also.