For the next two days we planned to cycle up to Monte Altissimo, sleep in the Rifugio there and cycle down the next morning. From Torbole we cycled up a paved road that begins at the Panorama parking place above the city. This road leads in many turns up to another parking space at 1500m. Even if this is a paved road almost no cars drive on this road. At about 1000m there is fresh water where you can refill the bottle. At 1500m the paved road ends and a gravel road begins for the next 300m. In the end you follow the hiking path 601 from where we had to carry the bike up to the top of Monte Altissimo. The view from top is really great. The Rifugio Altissimo is at 2060m, so you can look down 2000m and see the lake! When the weather is good you can also see the mountains from Brenta and Adamello. Because of the view it is really worth going up there. Half pension at the Rifugio is 39 Euro per person. The pasta in the evening was really good. Unfortunately the water pipe was broken when we arrived and there was no water to wash ourselves or flush the toilet. Anyway, mountain huts are always good for suprises 😛 So we shared the room with three Italian boys and after breakfast the next morning we biked back down again. First 200m we had to carry the bike down. But according to the Internet there are some good mountainbikers who can bike this down! I will definitely never do this. Shortly after arriving in Torbole it started to rain and we took the next bus and train back home.
GPS track is available here