In northern Italy near Riva Del Garda, the L'Alto Garda area is a mountain biker’s paradise with rolling mountains surrounding a long lake (famous for windsurfing). The climate is arid and the soil dry and rocky. Numerous trails lace the ridgeline above the lake. An especially challenging climb is up Monte Alissimo (2078m). Near Trento, the out & back Santa Colomba Trail is a steep 1000m climb up Mount Calisio. Near the summit it traverses clockwise to a plateau extending from the north side and onto the small Lake of Santa Columbo.
Overall, Riva Del Garda is the 8th most popular mountain bike trail of all 45 mountain biking rides in Italy.