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F1 Kids Tour

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  • Riding with kids on the cycle path along river Sarca
    / Riding with kids on the cycle path along river Sarca
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. G. Baldessari), Garda Trentino
  • / The cycle way on the bridge in Torbole
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Along the lake promenade
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. R. Kiaulehn), Garda Trentino
m 150 100 50 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km L’Ora … (Ristorante-Pizzeria-Gelateria) Energia Bike Degasperi Noleggio Bike Hotel Ristorante Olivo E-BikeGarda Ristorante Alla Lega E-BikeGarda Ristorante Pizzeria Rolly Moser Sport Re-Cycling System The Lab
his itinerary is completely level, suitable for families and all this kinds of bikes.
Distance 16.1 km
1:20 h
69 m
69 m
95 m
62 m

This is the longest Family Tour suggested by Garda Trentino: 15 km. However, it presents no efforts and it is completely flat, with no ascents. This loop follows mainly paved cycle paths, and it is suitable for all kinds of bikes. 

From Riva del Garda the tour goes to Arco and then back. 



Author’s recommendation

In Riva del Garda and in Arco there are several ice cream shops. Which one do you prefer? 
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Update: August 04, 2021
Highest point
San Nazzaro, 95 m
Lowest point
Riva del Garda, 62 m
Best time of year

Rest stops

Boccon d’Oro Ristorante Pizzeria
L’Ora - San Nicolò (Ristorante-Pizzeria-Gelateria)
Ristorante Alla Lega
Hotel Ristorante Olivo
Ristorante Pizzeria Rolly

Safety information

  1. Give your bike a regular checkup, especially if you've had it for years.
  2. Be seen: you must wear a high vis jacket (or sash) in tunnels and on country roads after sunset.
  3. Always wear your helmet.
  4. Make sure your front and rear lights are working.
  5. Put out your arm to give advance warning of your intention to change position and before you do anything, check there are no vehicles coming up behind you.
  6. Don't use headphones or your mobile phone handsfree kit: you need all your concentration on the road!
  7. Obey the road signs: stop at traffic lights and don't ride on the wrong side of the road.
  8. If you are cycling in a group, always go in single file.
  9. You've got a bell: use it to let pedestrians know you're there. Don't ride on footpaths. If you have to then get off and push your bike.
  10. If there are cycle paths use them. It's your safety that's at stake and the rules of the road say you must.

Tips and hints

For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation - APT Garda Trentino  Tel. +39 0464 554444 


Riva del Garda - Info office (68 m)
45.884887, 10.844754
45°53'05.6"N 10°50'41.1"E
32T 643138 5082912


Riva del Garda - Info office

Turn-by-turn directions

Departure from the tourist information office in Riva del Garda heading in the direction of Torbole sul Garda on the cycle path which has stretches jutting out over the lake. First cross the bridge on the River Sarca, then head north along the river as far as Arco and the sports grounds right beside the town centre. Continue down via XXIV Maggio past the Evangelical church to join the cycle path which runs along the main road (via Santa Caterina) to the underpass beside the shopping centres. Coming out of the underpass take the first turn left and continue for a short distance, then turn right pedalling along tracks through the fields as far as the church of the little hamlet of San Giorgio. Here you turn right and head along the main road. At the stop sign turn right and at the junction turn left. Continue to the stop sign where you turn left into via Passirone. When you come to the san Nazzaro roundabout turn left and take the cycle path in the direction of Riva del Garda. At the end of the cycle path cross the main road (viale Rovereto), then it is only a short distance along the cycle path back to the departure point.


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Public transport


The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point or in the immediate surroundings.

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino



Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).

Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths, Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, shopping center Blue Garden.


45.884887, 10.844754
45°53'05.6"N 10°50'41.1"E
32T 643138 5082912
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino BIKE Map- On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole 


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 drop your energy levels. The unexpected things also make up a part of the fun!

Remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do, the locations you plan 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)
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

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Markus Rysch
October 10, 2017 · Community
Schöne Anfahrt nach Arco. Dann geht es jedoch mitten durch den Stadtverkehr. Die Route navigiert z.T. in falsche Richtung durch Einbahnstraßen. Rückfahrt durch Baustellen und Industrie. Für Kids m.E. nicht geeignet.
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1:20 h
69 m
69 m
Highest point
95 m
Lowest point
62 m
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