If you fancy a walk or a cycle along the lakefront, the ideal option is the Vello-Toline road.
It is the old coastal road, now made pedestrian and closed off to traffic. The road is around 5 km long, so totalling up to a 10 km round trip which can be done in roughly a 2 hours walk or an hours cycle. The itinerary is easy but impressive as it is in direct contact with Lake Iseo.
- Starting Point: Toline (BS)
- Time: 2 hours (round trip)
- Difficulty: easy
- Water on the way: no
- Length: 10 km
This is a nice and easy walk along the lakefront. The itinerary follows a long flat path along the very edge of Lake Iseo, allowing you to admire some of the beautiful panoramic views.
The pedestrian trail starts after the hamlet of Toline. The path is hidden behind the main road, just between the junction and the tunnel. Look for a pedestrian pathway that follows the lake and then dips down towards the lake. You can park your car at the side of the road, or just before the beginning of the trail. There is a small parking in front of “Iseo Serrature”.
The road is all paved, flat and wide, and it winds along the lake for 5 km, enjoying the excellent landscape characterised by water on one side and the cliffs on the other.
The path is always flat and allows you to admire some beautiful panoramic views. The road is sometimes in the shade and often swept by a nice breeze, giving some wonderful reprieve from the sun.
On the way you can find a couple of spots for a swim. A windsurf platform and a stepladder, reachable by an underpass that leads you down to the lake.
The road ends near the hamlet of Vello, where you can find a bar – Baia del Sol – to enjoy a drink by the lake.
This walk is lovely also in the evening, before the sun goes down, as you can admire the sunset on the lake. There is not lighting on the road, so make sure to come back before it’s dark (or take a torch).
Of course the walk can be done the other way around, starting in Vello.