A New Bike Trail Will Have Cyclists Circle Around Italy’s Lake Garda

A brand new bike trail will open in Italy, going around the beautiful Lake Garda, which can be found in the northern parts of the country. The trail will allow cyclists to explore Italy’s largest lake via an 87-mile long trail.

The New Bike Trail Project is Called Garda by Bike

The New Bike Trail The bike trail project has been in the works for the last two years and is called Garda by Bike. The trail is expected to open by 2021 and is put together from newly built paths and existing cycling tracks. On it, you can get from Lombardy through Trento and to Veneto. The project is expected to be a success because it will allow travelers to spend time outdoors while remaining socially distanced. Garda by Bike will also become a link between the European cycle routes that span the continent, more specifically Eurovelo Route 7 and 8.

The Bike Trail Is Perfect for Families and Does Not Have Steep Climbs

Garda by Bike Despite being a long-distance route at its fullest, the bike path is actually family-friendly. It’s wide enough and doesn’t have any steep climbs. The loop can easily be done with any type of bike, partially because the path is made of wood planks. One section that is already open and runs a bit more than a mile from Capo Reamol is particularly picturesque and goes on the lake’s western shore. It hugs a rugged section of cliffs situated above the lake water.

Italy is planning other exciting outdoor projects in addition to Garda by Bike. This June, the country announced Sentiero Dei Parchi – a new hiking trail that will connect its twenty-five national parks. The new hiking trail will use sections of the Sentiero Italia – an existing trail that spans thousands of miles and passes through eighteen of the twenty-five national parks.

The project was described by the Minister for the Environment as an important sign that shows the value of Italy’s natural heritage.