A day along the north-eastern cycle/pedestrian path of Lake Garda.

From Brenzone sul Garda to Navene di Malcesine a complete excursus on everything that Lake Garda can offer: the beauty of the views and the typicality of its villages, united by sport, gastronomy and nature.

Do you want to spend a colorful day dedicated to sport, nature, culture and gastronomy? There is something for everyone on the north-eastern cycle and pedestrian path of Lake Garda! It will conquer bicycle enthusiasts, lovers of long walks and those who need an incentive to move around the house: eat in complete relaxation near the beach.

Section of cycle/pedestrian path in Castelletto di Brenzone (VR) during the flowering of mimosas. ©️gardaoutdoors

Find below all the useful information you need to know to organize your trip.

Which villages does the north-eastern cycle path of Lake Garda cross?

From south to north it passes through 10 villages, all located in the province of Verona: Castelletto di Brenzone, Marniga, Magugnano, Porto di Brenzone, Assenza di Brenzone, Cassone, Val di Sogno, Malcesine, Campagnola, Navene.

Where can I park to go to the north-eastern cycle path of Lake Garda?

If you start from the south you can park along the Garda road SR 249 starting from Pai di Torri del Benaco (the cycle and pedestrian path starts shortly after the small town of Pai) or in the parking lots in the center of Castelletto di Brenzone (or in the one in front of the cemetery). If, on the other hand, you are starting from the north, once you have passed the last tunnel on the border with the Trentino region, you can park along the Garda road SR 249 that passes through Navene or, in the numerous car parks in the center of Malcesine.

How long is the north-eastern cycle path of Lake Garda?

This track is about 40 km long, round trip.

Is the north-eastern cycle path of Lake Garda suitable for children as well?

The track is all concrete or asphalted. Completely flat, very easy and suitable for everyone.

It is usable both by families with small children (with their bicycle or on a walk with a pram / stroller) and by those who enjoy the company of pets.

What can I do along the path of the north-eastern cycle path of Lake Garda?

Crossing 10 countries and many beaches, this route offers you a range of opportunities: food and wine stops in the many typical restaurants that you will find along the way (it will be a splendid opportunity to taste excellent lake fish at km 0), snacks in the various bars / ice cream parlors overlooking the lake, refreshing baths in the beautiful beaches that you will skirt on foot or by bike (it’s essential not to forget a swimsuit and a towel!), visit to the small historic centers of all the villages. Regarding this last point, we point out that in Cassone you will meet the Museum of the Lake (with the display of ancient tools used for fishing and outside two tanks with a small breeding of eels, chubs and trout) and the Aril river, only 175 meters long, which is considered the shortest river in the world. While in Malcesine you can linger longer to visit the Scaligero Castle (which from its high tower will give you an unforgettable view of the entire Lake Garda) and cling to the charming alleys that branch off to reach it. Nothing excludes that in Malcesine you can also take the Monte Baldo cable car to climb to the top and descend with your mountain bike along the dedicated paths.

On the entire route you can admire numerous water sports: windsurfing, kitesurfing, wing-foil, diving, sailing boats of all shapes, and be inspired to try them if you have never done so.

When is it better to go to the north-eastern cycle/pedestrian path of Lake Garda?

The track is always open and usable, even at night. It is beautiful in any season and never overcrowded. Surely in summer the beaches are full of happy bathers, but the cycle and pedestrian path is always fluid.

Dear Outdoors, I highly recommend this excursion because it meets the most diverse needs and above all will allow you to travel slowly through one of the most evocative stretches of the entire Lake Garda. You will notice how many magical corners it is dotted with and you will discover new ones to love.


Silvia Turazza – Garda Outdoors editorial staff

Silvia Turazza

According to the art of onomancy, the meaning of my name is described as follows: "it lives in the woods, sylvan and wild". Sometimes fate knows the way before you, and forges you with the most akin experiences. I live in the heart of Lake Garda in Castelletto di Brenzone. Passionate about trekking, photography and writing, which I combine in small adventures. If you are looking for me, you will find me in the forest overlooking the lake... with my Roberto and Gea.