DIFFICULTY: TIPS:keep your helmet always on and enjoy
Tremalzo has been rated as one of the best spots in the world by many international specialized magazines.
There is no doubt: this is a must for almost any biker, not just die hard ones! It is indeed possible to choose how much effort can be put in the ascent to the 1850 metres summit: a shuttle can bring us to the 1700 metres high Garda mountain hut (leaving just 150 metres of uphill dirt road), or to the 1100 metres of the Church of Santa Croce, or to the 700 metres of Lake d’Ampola.
For the “Iron Bikers” the extreme is also available: a nice and tough ascent from Lake Garda itself. Whatever the choice, the Bocca Val Marza tunnel is the gateway to Heaven itself!
An awesome, incredible descent starts there. This is on a former military road and it resembles a very long tropical snake twirled on itself. The views are breathtaking for many kilometres while the road leads to the Nota Pass. We stop there and meet the nice manager of the hut, deciding in the meantime what itinerary we will take for the descent. Once we reach Bocca Fortini, after a short uphill, we turn left and join a beautiful road that will take us overflying the gorgeous green valley over Lake Ledro and finally down to its shores. All this on a smooth and easy forest guards’ road.