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Varignano – S. Giovanni al Monte – Favrio – Passo del Ballino – Varignano

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Informationen zur Tour Varignano – S. Giovanni al Monte – Favrio – Passo del Ballino – Varignano

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    3:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1290 m
  • Altitude
    1290 m
  • Max. height
    1117 m
The ascent of 10 km to the Passo San Giovanni has become a classic for bikers. The variant of this itinerary reaches the land behind the Lake Garda. The fantastically signed tour is long and difficult and lacks any technical difficulties. Along the route you can find numerous restaurants and charging stations for your e-bikes in Ballino.


At the fountain (near the church) of the Piazza San Michele in (1) Varignano/Arco (103 m) you follow the signs for “Anello Garda-Sarca” over the steep road uphill. Passing the village of (2) Padaro (352 m) you also pass the village (3) Mandrea after approx. 3 km, always uphill until you reach (4) San Giovanni al Monte (1050 m). Approx. 900 m further you will reach (5) Marcarie (1104 m). At the junction you continue straigt (direction Vigo-Lundo, n. 452) and on the forest road you descend to the alp (6) Malga di Vigo (1087 m). Having almost reached the valley you keep left in the direction of Val Lomasone. Near the church (7) San Silvestro (599 m) you turn left and drive along the province’s road until you reach the village (8) Vigo Lomaso. Through the village you drive in the direction of Riva del Garda. At the junction at the (9) stone shaft before Dasindo (512 m) you turn left and continue near the church until you reach the next junction. You turn right (MTB-tour) and continue upill to (10) Favrio (627 m). You follow the signs to the (11) Passo del Ballino until you reach the entrance into the state’s road SS421. Over the road you reach the Passo del Ballino (750 m). Before entering the village (12) of Balino you will follow the approx. 3 km long road in constant ups and downs to the (13) Lago di Tenno (601 m). You take the road above the parking area in the village Matoni. At the wooden cross you turn right and continue to the junction with the province’s road. At the church (14) of San Antonio you take the gravelled road in the direction of Villa until you reach the entry into the province’s road. Following it you will reach (15) Tenno (427 m). At the junction after the Castello di Tenno you can take the road with the signs for “Anello Garda Sarca” until you reach (16) Volta di No and you drive over the very steep road downhill until you reach (1) the starting point in Varignano.

Starting point

Varignano (Arco), 103 m

Target point

Varignano (Arco), 103 m


Varignano (Arco)

Public transportation


Via the A22 until you reach the exit Rovereto Sud and then continue to Lake Garda until you reach Arco/Varignano. Or via the A22 to the exit Trento Nord and via the province’s road through the Sarche valley to Arco/Varignano. In the centre you can find some parking spots. 

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