Padua river bike ring: Part 3

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In the previous post I left you after Villa Ottoboni in Montà (red cross in the map below). There I restart to guide you through the Padua river bike ring: Part 3

Padua river bike ring: Part 3

Montà Map
Montà Map

As you can see from the photo the sidewalk is not tight but is promiscuous so one must proceed paying attention to pedestrians.

Via Montà
Via Montà

After 2,5 km the sidewalk ends (at the small roundabout you see in the photo below).

Traffic Circle
Traffic Circle

Pass the roundabout and go straight. Shortly after the bike path begins again.

Go on
Go on

Go ahead a few hundred meters and then cross the street at the pedestrian crossing.

Cross the street
Cross the street

Soon after the gravel path restarts.

Continue
Continue

I like very much this part because then shaded thanks to the trees and pleasant during hot summer.

Lungargine Ponterotto, Padua river bike ring
Lungargine Ponterotto, Padua river bike ring
Always on
Always on

Along this stretch there are also a few rest areas with benches.

Place for a pit stop
Place for a pit stop

At some point the gravel path ends and the paved road starts so you have to share again the road with cars, but in this section the traffic is very low.

Paved road
Paved road

Continue straight. You will see that the road will become narrower after a while,

Continue along via Matteotti
Continue along via Matteotti

until you come out in a square with a bar.

Limena
Limena

Continue straight ahead, crossing the street.

Cross and enter via Bocche
Cross and enter via Bocche

Here on the left there’s a small sluice where sometimes we saw people kayaking.

Kayaking folks
Kayaking folks

At the bottom of via Bocche, after a small climb, turn right and then immediately left (following the sign that says Brenta Itinerary).

Turn left
Turn left

Immediately there is a small slope, and two curves (right and then left). At your right there’s Punta Speron Park, where you can spot people having picnic during lunchtime.

Punta Speron Park
Punta Speron Park

Immediately after you will see the micro waterfalls of Limena.

Micro waterfalls
Micro waterfalls

Go on and cross the road at the bridge over the river Brenta.

Bridge, via Capitano Erminio Manetti
Bridge, via Capitano Erminio Manetti
Go on
Go on

Then turn right.

Turn right
Turn right

Here the gravel path restarts.

And the path goes on
And the path goes on

This is a beautiful stretch, away from the road, the cars and always quite peaceful.

Padua river bike ring, Saletto
Padua river bike ring, Saletto
Trees and River
Trees and River
River and Horses Trail
River and Horses Trail

After about 3-4 km you can see on the left the former Certosa di Vigodarzere (Certosa means Abbey, but now it is a private residence).

Vigodarzere Certosa
Vigodarzere Certosa

Continue towards the church of Vigodarzere.

Vigodarzere Church
Vigodarzere Church

Soon after you’ll come to a spot that can be a little dangerous if you don’t pay attention and be careful.

Down and up again
Down and up again

You have to go down, pass under the bridge and go up again. Be careful because the visibility is low and there are bikes and pedestrians in both directions… and some of them are not cautious at all! A few hundred meters after you get to the bridge in via Pontevigodarzere. Here you have to cross the pedestrian crossing and continue as indicated on the photo below.

Pontevigodarzere
Pontevigodarzere

Now that you completed the Padua river bike ring: Part 3, you can go to the last post of the Padua river bike ring!


To see the whole map go at www.turismopadova.it/en

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