Described by Winston Churchill as the “eighth wonder of the world”, the Forra Road is, in effect, one of the most beautiful streets in the world. About six kilometers of path overhanging Lake Garda that, between hairpin bends and serpentine curves in the heart of the mountain, offers the best panoramic view of the largest lake in Italy.
Strada della Forra: how to reach it and road signs
The Strada della Forra has been open since last 26 May: the news has been a source of joy for all lovers of the area and especially for motorcyclists; the road, in fact, was closed from December 2020 due to a failure of the ground. This panoramic road is located in Tremosine sul Garda and can be reached in two ways: uphill, starting from the Strada Statale Gardesana or downhill from Borgo di Pieve. This year the road signs provide that, during the high season, the road on the lake is only accessible upwards, from 10 am to 7 pm, until 30 September.
Routes and useful information for the Strada della Forra
A naturalistic path that will fill your eyes with wonder, a place where time seems to have stopped: the Strada della Forra is an experience that will always remain in your heart and is passable in many ways.
The car is definitely the most convenient choice but maybe not the best: the points to stop are not many and you risk not to fully enjoy the route. The Strada della Forra is instead one of the roads preferred by motorcyclists who walk slowly to appreciate every glimpse: with the bike is easier to stop to take the time to admire every detail of this path from the fairy-tale flavor.
Great news for bike and trekking enthusiasts since the Forra is also available for this type of itinerary. For the more trained, the path to follow on foot is the path number 201 porto-pieve, a path of medium difficulty that lasts about three hours. Surely, walking the Strada della Forra on foot is the best choice to live the complete experience of this path dug into the rock.
Whether your route is by car or motorbike, on foot or by bike, a stop at the effigy of Our Lady is a must: the inhabitants call it “Madonnina”was transported in procession and placed along the Forra by Don Michele Milesi and then became the patron saint of motorists passing through.
A stay in Tremosine Sul Garda after the Strada della Forra
Tremosine sul Garda is one of the most charming Italian villages and is ideal to stay after walking the Strada della Forra. The village of Tremosine is the place to visit after walking the panoramic road on the lake: here is where you get lost in the alleys, where life flows slowly and you can enjoy a unique relaxation.
Do not miss the famous terrace of the thrill, suspended in the void at 350 meters above sea level from which to enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake and Monte Baldo.
In Tremosine sul Garda you can stay in some wonderful structures overlooking the lake to live a unique experience. It is ideal for a journey in search of those feelings of peace and serenity that only the grandeur of the surrounding nature can give.
Typical dishes in Tremosine sul Garda
After walking the Strada della Forra , there is nothing better than a stop at one of the typical restaurants in the area (especially for those who have chosen to walk the path!) where you can enjoy the traditional dishes of the place. The cuisine of Tremosine sul Garda is a mix between lake and mountains, between Mediterranean cuisine and mountain cuisine and is famous for its dairy tradition and acacia honey. The most appreciated and known cheese is the Formagella di Tremosine, obtained with cow’s milk, which is matured in rooms with special moulds for a period of time that varies according to taste.
Famous and renowned also the extra virgin olive oil Garda DOP bresciano, used in Capù, typical dish of the area where the PDO oil on bread is combined with grated cheese, ribs (a vegetable similar to chard), eggs and salt: a real delicacy that you can enjoy only here!
Dishes based on lake fish such as trout, pike and carp. Often seasoned with the aromatic herbs of the plateau, they are delicious in the various recipes proposed by the restaurants in the area. And for those who prefer meat, Tremosine reserves the tasty Brescia skewer: we can just say that there is something for everyone!