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FOURTH STAGE

from Gargnano to Salò

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This is an extremely pleasant and varied stage of the Great Tour of Garda, which keeps away from traffic, and goes through villages, woods, countryside, dotted with churches and sanctuaries.

The itinerary follows quite faithfully the BVG path (Bassa Via del Garda), remains substantially in the hills, and goes beyond Toscolano Maderno and Gardone Riviera without crossing them.

Various scenic spots along the way offer wide and enchanting panoramas. The passage along the Valle delle Cartiere is very interesting and suggestive, the views of Monte Pizzoccolo and Monte Castello di Gaino are beautiful, and the panorama of Salò and its surroundings is remarkable.


Path

From the center of Gargnano, near the Church of San Francesco, you head south-west,

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and after a couple of minutes turn left onto Via Donatori di Sangue:

Bivio sx

You go along the streets of the center,

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continuing in Via Colletta:

Gargnano
portico, lungo Via Colletta

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Finally, you rejoin the state road, cross it, and walk along it for about 80 m, then turn right, along a road marked with signpost 40:

Bivio dx

You continue, following the way,

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thus taking a paved stretch that climbs alongside high walls:

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The path continues between two walls, whith occasional interruptions that allow a good view on the surroundings,

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Alba tra gli ulivi
lungo il sentiero 40

You reach Via Villavetro, and take it to the right, uphill:

Bivio dx

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Already the Monte Castello di Gaino appears in front of you:

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At a crossroads, take slightly left, entering Via Fornico,

Bivio sx

and shortly after you reach the settlement with the same name:

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You avoid going up to the center of the village, and turn left,

Fornico
bivio sx

and two minutes later on the right:

Bivio dx

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At a crossroads with a gate,

Bivio sx
oppure dx per il santuario

you can turn right for a visit to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Supina,

Santuario Madonna di Supina

or go straight:

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At the next crossroads you continue on Via Cervano, instead of going down Via Sassello:

Bivio dx

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At the next one go up to the right,

Bivio dx

and continue through the countryside, along Via Mezzane,

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then in Via Cabiana, passing under the mountainside of Monte Castello di Gaino,

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vith a view on Monte Pizzoccolo:

Monte Pizzoccolo
dai pressi di Gaino

The road leads you to the town of Gaino,

Bivio dritti e dritti

that you cross,

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Gaino
bivio dx e dx

leaving it in a north-west direction.

At the capital at the exit of the town,

Bivio sx

you turn left, towards the Valle delle Cartiere:

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A crossroads on the right leads to a sharp downhill trail:

Bivio dx

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Towards the bottom of the valley, you turn completely left, along a small road:

Bivio tutto sx

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You cross a bridge,

Ponte

still proceed,

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and you cross the paper mill area:

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A double crossroads to the right

Bivio dx e dx

leads to take a moderately steep uphill path:

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Passaggio
lungo il sentiero 19

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You turn right continuing uphill:

Bivio dx

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You cross Via Sanico, continuing along the small road:

Attraversamento

You pass a stream that forms a beautiful waterfall,

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you ignore the road that climbs to the right,

Bivio sx

and cross a bridge, thus crossing another stream:

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Now you go down to Località Bezzuglio,

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In cammino lungo il sentiero 18
nei pressi di Pezzuglio

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At the next junction you ignore the road that goes down to the left:

Bivio dritti

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You then pass Bezzuglio, along the road of the same name:

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Then, in the hamlet of Fasano, you turn slightly right onto Via Supiane:

Bivio leggermente dx

You follow a path on the right side of the street,

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then the road itself:

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You reach and go beyond Supiane:

Supiane

Further down, among cypress woods, you can see the Vittoriale of D'Annunzio, a historical location:

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About 1 km further you reach San Michele. At the crossroads at the beginning of the village you can turn right,

Bivio dx
o sx per punto panoramico

or turn left, to reach the Church of San Michele, an excellent panoramic point:

Chiesa di San Michele
e punto panoramico

After passing through San Michele, exiting west-north-west,

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you enter the road to Serniga, to the left:

Confluenza sx

After about 800 m, at the few houses that make up the town of Serniga, you turn right,

Bivio dx

and at the next crossroads on the left,

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or on the right for a brief digression to the Sanctuary of San Bernardo:

Santuario di San Bernardo

With an left-then-right curve, you go down to take the central road of the town,

Seniga
bivio sx e sx e dx

then take the path that climbs to the right, uphill:

Bivio dx

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After the next fork on the left,

Bivio sx

the climb continues,

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with views of the lake,

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up to the town of San Bartolomeo, the highest point of the stage:

San Bartolomeo
bivio dritti

After going through the hamlet, you overcome a gate,

Attraversamento dritti

then pass the Church of San Bartolomeo:

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Now the descent towards Salò begins, in a wood crossed by a dense network of paths, which offer various route possibilities.

For example, you can take a series of crossroads in the right-left-right order:

Bivio dx

Bivio sx

Bivio dx

Shortly after you can deviate very little to the left for the Corna di Salò, an excellent panoramic point:

La Corna di Salò
punto panoramico

Then you turn left,

Bivio sx e dritti

and straight afterwards, going down in a zigzag:

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At the bottom of the path you join a small road, to the right:

Confluenza dx

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Shortly after, this converges in turn in Via Renzano, where you turn left:

Bivio sx

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You cross the highway,

Attraversamento

entering Via Silvio Pellico, then follow the curve to the left, thus converging in Via Belvedere, at the end of which you turn left in Via Garibaldi:

Bivio sx

About 300 m further, on your right, you find Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, and the Clock Door:

Salò
Porta dell'Orologio

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