738. Lago di Tenno - Ballino
Garda Trentino Verified partner Explorers Choice
mountain biking trail at Lake Garda: 738. Lago di Tenno - BallinoVideo: Outdooractive – 3D Videos
A short loop for everyone around one of the pearls of Trentino: Lake Tenno. Famous for its colour, it’s the ideal destination in every season.
This route is suited to a day of leisure and relaxation where a swim in the clear waters of Lake Tenno can be enjoyed. Or perhaps as a complement to one of the other route itineraries; 736, 737 or 739.
Much of the initial climbing develops along the main road that leads to the Ballino Pass. Despite the fact that the route starts out on the asphalt, the lake’s beauty can still be admired from afar. The gradients throughout vary but never exceed 10%. Then again, the climb to reach the forest in the Castil area requires a good effort! From here, you continue on an easy forest road through the woods, until you reach the beautiful Lake of Tenno. The descent has no particular difficulties except the terrain is sometimes a bit loose and there are two barriers to overcome on the sides of the road.
Do not forget your swimming costume /trunks in the summer!
Rest stopsLake Tenno - A turquoise diamond
Canale di Tenno medieval village
- Always wear your helmet.
- Plan your ride.
- You share the trail with other users. Yield right of way to hikers.
- Let your speed be determined by your experience.
- Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect.
- Cycle only on authorized and open trails.
- Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further.
- Respect public and private property.
- Always be self-sufficient.
- Do not cycle solo in remote areas.
This information is subject to inevitable variations, so none of these indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason, we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, it is advisable to check environment and weather conditions before setting out.
Tips and hints
For more information on routes, bike services (rentals, workshops, shops) and cycling friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444
The route starts from the car park near to Lake Tenno. From here follow the main road towards Ballino Pass. When you reach the church at the village of Ballino, turn right following the route directions. Continue uphill towards the village of Castil: facing the most challenging climb of the route. The signposts for route 738 are always clear, and while coasting along the other side of the loop, the lake starts to become visible.
Shortly after passing it, staying on the easy forest path, you’ll reach an old road that leads to the village of 'Canale di Tenno’. If the day is clear from here you can see the mighty Lake Garda - to the right and the village, straight ahead. At the first junction turn right and, after a short gravel road, utilising the route signs, return to the starting point on a quiet side road.
Tenno is connected by the intercity bus line 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche).
Attention! Buses are not very frequent!
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Parking in the village of Tenno in Via dei Laghi, near the playground.
Author’s map recommendations
Garda Trentino BIKE Map – Available in the info points of Garda Trentino (Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Ledro, Comano Terme)
Riding your bike requires specific clothing and equipment, even for relatively short and easy trips. It is always better to be prepared… e.g. for bad weather or a sudden drop in your energy levels. The unexpected things are part of the fun!
Remember to thoroughly evaluate the type of route you plan on doing, the locations you intend to cross and the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: The paths may be slippery and require more caution.
What do I need to bring on my bike tour?
- An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
- Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
- Waterproof / Windproof jacket
- A spare top / spare socks (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold).
- Bike gloves/mitts
- Map or GPS device
- Bike lights: best placed on your helmet or handlebars. (It is always best to be prepared)
- Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
- First aid kit
- Emergency whistle
It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.
Emergency telephone number 112.
- 3 Waypoints
- 3 Waypoints
Questions and answers
Would you like to the ask the author a question?
Help others by being the first to add a review.
Photos from others