Frauke was keen for a long MTB ride so we tackled Tremalzo. We left early in the morning from Torbole and headed up into the mountains. It was around 30 degrees at the lake so I was happy when the temperature began to drop a little as we ascended.

View towards Riva 2 (Lago di Garda, Italy) resize Frauke riding (Lago di Garda, Italy) 1 resize

Above left: View towards Torbole from the track winding along the cliffs. Above middle: Frauke on her bike. Below left: We did not escape the Italian switch-backs. Frauke cursed the mountain as we wound our way slowly up-and-up towards Tremalzo. Below right: The view from Torbole looking into the mountains where we rode.

The winding road (Lago di Garda, Italy) resize View from Torbole (Lago di Garda, Italy) resize

We had lunch at the first pass and tackled a winding single track that took us towards our next pass. The Tremalzo pass was a horrible slog complete with many switch-backs to test one’s mental toughness. Frauke cursed the mountain. From the top we took a mix of 4WD tracks and single tracks down towards Lago di Ledro and then finally headed back to Torbole by road and tracks that hugged the cliffs above the lake.

Beautiful warm weather. Beautiful views. Great riding.

We noshed-up on pasta at our campsite after our seven hour mission.

Below is a map showing our ride. We did the loop clock-wise.
GPS Data

Ride time: 5:56:54 Dst: 60.82 km Avg: 10.22 km/h Max: 57.41 km/h

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