DIFFICULTY: TIPS:keep your helmet always on and enjoy
Laghel is the isolated and peaceful valley just behind the town of Arco, immersed in the lush green of olive trees and woods.
This area is so quiet you will even find a Buddhist meditation centre! To get to this valley we first take the bicycle lane, then a little steeper country road through olive trees part of it on asphalt and part on dirt.
Some rest might be needed: the beautiful scenery will be a great reward for the effort! The downhill part is on a fast single trail in the woods. At the exit of the woods the Roman bridge of Ceniga greets us.
The last part of the way back is accompanied by the sound of the Sarca River flowing next to us. At this point we “conquer” the Castle of Arco and have a refreshing stop in the town’s centre for an excellent ice cream.
- Garda Lake’s beaches: between palm and oleander trees on the shores of the lake;
- The Sarca River: along its banks surrounded by rich vegetation;
- Parco dell’Arciduca (Archduke’s park): created in 1800 and rich in exotic species;
- Arco’s olive tree plantation: centuries old trees for the fine Garda Lake oil;
- Laghel: an isolated valley with an church at its entrance;
- Romanesque bridge: an old crossing of the Sarca river;
- San Paolo Hermitage: 900 years old;
- The Castle of Arco: on a beautiful rock towering on the city’s roofs;
- Historical palaces: the cathedral and the aristocracy’s abode in Arco’s centre.