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Garda, Piedmont Map
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backpacking
4 months ago

I did this trail completely by accident April 2017 and never recorded. An annual voluntary event at Lake Garda is the 40 mile (65 KM) / 12 hour COL Darby Challenge.

The COL Darby challenge started in the city of Peschiera del Garda and goes through the cities of Mattarana, Lazise, Pai, Malcesine, and ended in Torbole.

The Uploaded pictures are along the city of Malcesine but the entire 40 mile route on the eastern side of Garda looks similarly amazing.

In a nutshell, this trail was absolutely remarkable. During my 40 mile hike, I stopped in Malcesine to get a beer and something to eat… I wish I remembered the name of the bar because it was awesome.

If you wish to do this 18 mile hike, definitely do it because it’s gorgeous. But I recommend doing the entire hike along Lake Garda… It is the best and took me less than 11 hours with several beer stops… It was pretty much a 40 mile long pub crawl! Just don’t get drunk and you should be fine!