Completed in 2006 and entirely paved, this bidirectional cycle trail with a gentle gradient retraces one of the sides of the famous fortified quadrilateral that the Austrians built in the first half of the 1800s. If you ride it in the north-south direction, its starting point is at the Peschiera del Garda railway viaduct. The trail starts on the right bank of the Mincio and crosses to the left of the river at the village of Monzambano, near the Salionze dam. After a short distance along the trail, you come into view of the Scaliger Castle of Valeggio sul Mincio and then reach Borghetto, a charming village with its many distinctive water mills and the ruins of the Visconti bridge. Then the trail turns away from the river and continues along the canals of the Mantuan plain. After about 20 km, you reach the city of Mantua. Here we advise that you continue on the pedestrian and bicycle lane which runs along the shoreline of Lake Mezzo until you reach the castle of Mantua.
The River Mincio cycle trail
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