1-day Downhill Mountain Biking in the Tremalzo Pass, Lake Garda
Duration: 8 hours Medium
Why we love this tour
Explore downhill gravel roads on this historic mountain bike trail for incredible views of Northern Italy’s nature
- Bike downhill through a gorgeous pass
- Explore the wild nature of Arco Valley
- Cruise along a historic WWI path
- Enjoy a pasta lunch
- Professional bike guide
Lake Garda's position in the Southern Limestone Alps makes its surrounding area a mountain biking hot spot. The Tremalzo Pass, known as one of the best spots in the region, sits just west of the lake. This mostly downhill route of gravel roads winds through incredible scenery along a historic path built during World War I.
After meeting in the town of Arco, on the northern part of Lake Garda, you take a shuttle with your guide and your equipment to the pass's starting point at 2,000 m (6,600 m) in elevation. The 30 km (19 mi) trail winds through rich vegetation and past sweeping views of the Ledro Valley. The pass is mostly downhill, but a few uphill sections make sure you keep your heart pumping.
During WWI, the Italian troops occupied the southern side of this valley while the Austrians were just north. The Italian soldiers created the Tremalzo Pass to transport weapons more efficiently. Today, traveling this former military road brings incredible views of Lake Garda down below.
Halfway through the biking journey, the group makes a stop for lunch in a mountain hut. Enjoy delicious pasta in the country where the dish was perfected. Take a rest to enjoy the meal and the stunning surroundings. After your muscles are ready for more action, you continue biking to finish the breathtaking 30km ride.
For experienced mountain bikers or active travelers looking for a beautiful cycling path, the Tremalzo Pass is the highlight of the mountains around Lake Garda. Spend the day mountain biking through history down a route full of marvelous views.
Need to know before you go
The tour runs with a minimum of 4 participants, but you may book from 1 person.
The minimum age is 18 years old.
No previous mountain biking is necessary, but participants must be in good physical shape.
The following is required from all participants: strong athletic shoes suitable for pedaling, helmet, gloves, sunglasses, water bottle, energy bars, and sunscreen.
Clip-in pedals are suitable for participants with appropriate gear.
Length: about 30 km (19 mi)
Uphill vertical gain: ↑ 250 m (820 ft)
Downhill vertical gain: ↓ 1800 m (5905 ft)
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
MMove - Into Nature Office
Via dei Legionari Cecoslovacchi, 14, 38062 Arco, Italy
Provided byMmove - Into Nature
Reviews for this provider
4 Oct 2019
A very good experience. The number of exposed sections were shorter (but with considerable difficulty) than what I had expected. Hiking along the steep path carved out in the mountain was the mainstay. But 5/5 to our guide Matteo who was an expert mountaineer (he helped a fellow climber cross over a difficult section when she got badly stuck). Overall a very memorable experience!
25 Sep 2019
Best day ever, easy to find very reliable and friendly staff. Plus you get to see some really great scenery on your way to the steering point. First class canyoning and the guide Andrea needs a pay rise.
24 Sep 2019
This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Lake Garda! Such an amazing experience with one other solo traveller and our guide Andrea who immediately put us at ease with his sense of humour and easy going nature. He also kept a watchful eye on our safety as we were both first timers on a via ferrata climb. The views were spectacular ...even better than I anticipated! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun yet challenging activity
17 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
Great, friendly guide. Had a fantastic afternoon climbing.
8 Aug 2019
Location was very nice, instructor was friendly and experienced. We had a lot of fun! Only thing that was a bit confusing was the pickup. We booked through OutdoorVisit but we're supposed to find the tour operator (MMove) at the crowded pickup point. They didn't seem to be able to find our reservation, but after 20 mins everything worked out. This meant that other people had to wait for us though.
8 Aug 2019
Fantastic day out. The guys were great, made it a laugh and I 100% recommend. I’m afraid of heights and water and managed to do it, my adrenaline was pumping. Lots of jumps and abseils. It is a little scary but you feel great and really feel you achieved something afterwards. I think the reps were called David and Andreo they were great!
27 Jul 2019
Great Guides, Good Humor, lots of GREAT Adventure for our Family, High lever of Safety
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