Anello Terre del Custoza
Path: Sommacampagna – Sona – Bussolengo – Valeggio – Villafranca.
Length of stretch: 65 km
Circuit in the Veronese countryside
A track that meanders its way through vineyards, old rural courtyards and the sites of the Risorgimento, providing an authentic experience like few others.
A pleasant65 kmitinerary, which can be cycled in both directions. It crosses the towns of Bussolengo, Sommacampagna, Sona, Valeggio and Villafranca on both standard low-trafficked roads and special cycle-pedestrian paths, offering a thorough exploration of our territory and rural tourism.
Leaving Sommacampagna, a town with good facilities just a short distance from its motorway exit, the route follows the perimeter of the circuit in an anticlockwise direction, along Route 35, which explores the Morainic Hills of Fondo (formed by the flow of the prehistoric Benaco glacier), Sona and Palazzolo, with a necessary stop off at Bussolengo to visit the Balconata sull'Adige (terrace overlooking the river), towards the Pre-Alpine area of Verona. From the village of Palazzolo, where King Carlo Alberto of Savoy observed the Battle of Pastrengo, you can join Route 30 which goes to San Giorgio in Salici and San Rocco, where the Ciclovia Pedemontana Alpina cycle route arrives from, Route 9, and continues towards the Mincio.
Cycling along the left bank of the river, via Salionze and Monzambano, on the old railway tracks of the Littorina, we reach Borghetto... under the Ponte Visconteo bridge and then go up through the village, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, to Valeggio sul Mincio. Here the route connects to Route 8A which leads to Villafranca di Verona. Going back a little on Route 16, you can get to Custoza and the famous Ossuary.
The excellent tourist facilities make this itinerary, which lies between the slopes of the Mincio River to the west, the Adige River to the north-east and the thousand-year-old Via Postumia to the south-east, a small paradise to be enjoyed in the company of others, offering an unforgettable cycling experience.