Typology: enduro / Difficulty: for experts
Time: 4 hours / Distance: 19 km
AFrom the Town Hall in Brenzone sul Garda (Magugnano) take the cycle track on the shores of the lake to Porto, then ride up to Castello, following the steep foot path of Borgo Castellari. The famous 7 km climb of Punta Veleno, with its 20 hairpin turns reaching a maximum altitude of 1083 meters, begins here. This extremely panoramic road is entirely paved, with inclines which range between 15 to 20% from the beginning to the end. At the final hairpin turn (no. 1) go left and follow the directions for path no. 30 towards Malga Brione. This path is well kept and easy to ride, and offers breathtaking views of the entire lake. After about a 10 minute ride downhill, you cross Val Mezzana carrying you bike along a narrow path for about 100 meters. After this you follow an exhilarating single track through the woods to Malga Brione, where you should stop and take a minute to admire the amazing panorama. Continue following the path on the right, below Malga Brione, until you come to a large pylon, where you turn left. This steep, single track with its many narrow hairpin turns is the most difficult part of the itinerary. Take special care near the bottom, where the path is loose and quite pebbly and can be dangerous! On the right there is a small path which leads you onto the mule trail coming down from Malga Zovel, at an altitude of 325 meters. The return trip is full of enjoyable ups and downs until you reach Assenza. From here follow the cycle path back to Magugnano.