Having read in bike magazin and on the Internet about Tremalzo we thought this is definitively a route we would like to bike. Passo Tremalzo is famous for its way down on gravel in many turns. On this way first mountainbike tests for the bike magazin were done in 1989. It is possible to use a shuttle bus that takes you to the top of Tremalzo. But we decided either we do the whole thing on bike or we leave it. So we started in the morning and cycled from Torbole to Riva, from there along the old Ponale road with an amazing view on the Lake Garda up the Lake Ledro. When we reached the lake the first 600m in altitude were done. There is a nice cycling road from the lake to the beginning of the road up to Tremalzo. When you reach the road that leads up to Tremalzo 900m in altitude are left. The road is easy to cycle, never to steep, but still we were happy when we reached Rifugio Garda at 1600. From here the view around is great! We felt already quite exhausted at this moment, but then you have to cycle another 200m on gravel road. Then we reach a tunnel and the way down starts! That was great!! In endless turns you bike down to the lake and after each turn the view is amazing! At Passo Nota we had to decide which way we want to continue. Already quite tired we decided to go down to Lake Ledro and from there back to Torbole. That was a really cool start of our vacacion! 2300m in altitude in total, and in the evening we had a huge pizza! 🙂
GPS track available here.