Since it is over 40 km long, this route can be classified as moderately hard. However, there are no major difficulties, if not a few short stretches of uphill road that require a good set of gears. The road surface is mostly paved.
This long itinerary unwinds through the enchanting moraine hills surrounding Lake Garda. The ideal starting point is Peschiera del Garda. An easy stretch of road running along the edge of the lake connects the historical centre of Peschiera to Lido Ronchi, near Gardaland.
After crossing the state road, you will find yourself in the countryside, on the border of the production zone of two DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) wines, namely Bardolino DOC and Custoza DOC. Riding along these gently rolling hills you will soon cycle by Sandrà, one of the countless villages dotting the landscape.
A few miles further up is the charming town of Palazzolo, with its interesting Church of Saint Justina.
Having stopped to admire the breath-taking view, you then continue downhill and soon reach Sona, another ancient village located between Lake Garda and Verona.
The surrounding countryside is an expanse of vineyards and orchards full of kiwifruit and peaches. The next stop is Sommacampagna. The route continues across the moraine hills, and takes you to the town of Salionze.
From here, you head towards the river Mincio, and cycle along its left bank. When you reach the weir bridge of Salionze, your cross over to the other side and a beautiful bike track will lead you back to Peschiera. The view on part of the defence walls, just before entering the town’s historical centre, is absolutely stunning.