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Mountain Biking around Lake Garda and Arco

Lake Garda along with the Arco to Sarche valley to the north is a beautiful setting combining water and mountains that has been attracting mountain bikers for many years.  This area is huge and provides a wide range of routes and trails to suite mountain bikers of all abilities from beginners to the more experienced cyclist with a high level of commitment.  The map opposite shows some of the popular places to cycle around Lake Garda and Arco.  This information has been extracted from the MTB North Garda Guidebook that is available to buy from our shop.

The terrain around Lake Garda provides over a 1,000km of waymarked trails ranging from dedicated cycling paths, cobbled and dirt roads, to mule tracks and paths, along with some ski lifts to whisk you high into the mountains. 

The easier circuits and trails involve cycling along paths and dirt roads along with easier tracks and paths that require a small amount of technical abilities.  With harder all mountain circuits and trails the itinerary is varied and includes tracks with long and technically demanding downhill sections.  Alternatively they involve adventure and exploration in the hills where the ability and experience in finding your way around a mountain environment is essential.  The top end riders will be looking for the freeride circuits and trails that provide thrilling downhill descents.  Sometimes these tracks have been built specifically, with purpose built structures such as drops, jumps, gang planks, and banked turns, whilst often including very technical and difficult passages.

Map of the popular mountain biking circuits and trails around Lake Garda and Arco

Map of the popular mountain biking circuits and trails around Lake Garda and Arco

The MTB North Garda guidebook describes 54 circuits and trails in the North Garda regionLake Garda Logistics for Mountain Bikers

When is the best time to mountain bike around Lake Garda?  The climate around Lake Garda allows mountain bikers to ride throughout the year, from the summer right the way through to the winter.

What is the best mountain biking guidebook for around Lake Garda?  The MTB North Garda guidebook describes 54 circuits and trails in the North Garda region.  These trails and circuits are suitable for all riders of abilities from novice through to the expert freerider.  Buy the MTB North Garda guidebook from our shop.

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The MTB North Garda guidebook describes 54 circuits and trails in the North Garda region

The MTB North Garda guidebook describes 54 circuits and trails in the North Garda region.

Buy this guidebook from our shop.

Accommodation in Arco and around Lake Garda
Accommodation in Arco and around Lake Garda