OUR BEST RIDES | Tremosine – The “James Bond” ride
The “James Bond” ride is our most requested ride, available between June 1 and October 1.
Why do we call it the “James Bond” ride? The 2008 James Bond film “Quantum of Solace” opens with a spectacular car chase scene filmed along the road on the west side of Lake Garda, the same road you will ride to Tremosine, which sits high above the lake. If you’ve never seen Quantum of Solace, rent it for views of the lake like you’ve never seen.
James Bond trivia: Quantum of Solace is the 22nd film in the 007 agent saga, and stars the 6th James Bond, Daniel Craig. Bond is driving an Aston Martin DBS on the Lake Garda road. Unlike Bond, we take this road, the Strada della Forra, a bit slower and really enjoy what has also been referred to as “the most beautiful road in the world” and "The Eighth Wonder of the World" (Winston Churchill, upon visiting the area).
The ride begins with 50km, undulating along the east side of the lake until we arrive in Malcesine, where we take the ferry to Limone on the west side.
In Limone we ride along the famous new cycle path of Limone. The bike path, seemingly suspended in the air, was inaugurated in July 2018. It’s really unique and it’s no wonder it’s being talked about in the news all over the world.
After the cycle path we climb the “Strada della Forra”, that takes us up to Tremosine. This road is built inside a canyon, and after magnificent lake views, you are now treated to a beautiful, narrow, winding road flanked by rock walls.
At Tremosine we pause for the obligatory gelato on the “Terrazza del Brivido” whose deck provides a 180 ° view of the Lake. Nice Photo Op! Once rested, we ride down to Toscolano Maderno where we catch a second ferry to Torri del Benaco…. from Torri its 23km back to the hotel.
In total, this is a 120 km ride with 1500m of ascent… not overly difficult… but it is an all-day adventure. We always have a minivan following with food, water… and…just in case anyone gets a bit tired.