Tour of the Busa
A beautiful route in the lake Garda area
From the car park near the bridge over the River Sarca turn right through the old town centre of Arco. The path then goes towards the village of San Giorgio, almost as far as Rione Degasperi, along the network of country roads through the sunny vineyards and orchards to the right of the S.S. 45bis; from here, turn left towards the hamlet of S.Alessandro and the broad, comfortable road, protected by a cycling path, which leads straight to Porto San Nicolò at Riva del Garda, just a few metres from the lake. The new panoramic cycling path overhanging the lake crosses the beach at the mouth of the Sarca and skirts the river for about 200 metres, before coming to the S.S. 240 which follows for a brief stretch as far as the centre of Torbole. From Piazza Vittorio Veneto, near the little harbour, an uphill path paved in porphyry leads up, around the base of the cliff dominated by the ruins of Castel Penede, as far as the village of Nago. From here the path descends for about 200 metres as far as the “Marmitte dei Giganti” (The Giants’Potholes), huge, natural glacier wells. Here the Prealta path begins, a suggestive panoramic dirt track which leads to Pratosaiano, after which Arco is just 2 km away.