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Old Ponale Road Path
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Owner description: One follows via Gargnano (Gardesana Occidentale National Road SS 45bis) from the centre of Riva heading towards Limone. On the right before the tunnel, take the old road which once linked Riva del Garda with the Ledro Valley. From there one can enjoy breathtaking panoramas for once in a lifetime photo opportunities.
Reviewed 6 August 2014

As over reviewers have said, this is a fun and beautiful bike ride or hike. We decided to walk onwards from the Ponale Road Path to the Largo valley and lake .....it took a brisk 2 and 3 quarter hours or so. But a beautiful walk and loads of restaurants and cafés at the Largo Lake. And by the time we were walking back down the Ponale Road Path about 16.30 it was almost deserted,so it was much more peaceful.....just local runners and cyclists. So would recommend going early or late to avoid the crowds.

Thanks to Trip Adviser for recommending this attraction. We stayed in Malcesine and no where in the tourist information was this attraction mentioned and it is indeed one of the best things we did around Garda.

5  Thank JoC22
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We hiked there with young children, which was apparently quite uncomfortable due to the fast bikers that share the narrow path. Amazing landscapes but you must continuously watch out for down hill riders.

2  Thank Idan A
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is one of my fav parts of our trip to riva. There are spectacular views all along the path, which is mostly uphill from riva. We rented bikes and while it was tough going up, coming back down was great fun! One warning if you are on a bike be carefully on the way down as it is a very windy path with no barrier, and it's a long way down to the sea! Half way up the path there is a cafe, for a very welcome break!! Definitely recommend doing this if your fit and able!

Thank timothy o
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We rented bikes from a lovely bike guy just outside of the square for this trip, it was one of my favourite things we did as the views were amazing, you see all of the top of the lake and more, the ride up is fun and at times tough work but it's worth it! The ride down is quick and can be quite scary if it's been raining! There's a little cafe bar hallways up that you an stop and get a drink at - be warned it's heavily expensive!

1  Thank Clementine R
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

The last time the only real highlight of my trip was the Old Ponale Path. It still is as you see magnificent views of Lake Garda. As far as I am concerned this path is the highlight visiting the towns around Lake Garda

4  Thank Michael M
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