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
As you can see from the photo the sidewalk is not tight but is promiscuous so one must proceed paying attention to pedestrians.
After 2,5 km the sidewalk ends (at the small roundabout you see in the photo below).
Pass the roundabout and go straight. Shortly after the bike path begins again.
Go ahead a few hundred meters and then cross the street at the pedestrian crossing.
Soon after the gravel path restarts.
I like very much this part because then shaded thanks to the trees and pleasant during hot summer.
Along this stretch there are also a few rest areas with benches.
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.
Continue straight. You will see that the road will become narrower after a while,
until you come out in a square with a bar.
Continue straight ahead, crossing the street.
Here on the left there’s a small sluice where sometimes we saw people kayaking.
At the bottom of via Bocche, after a small climb, turn right and then immediately left (following the sign that says Brenta Itinerary).
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.
Immediately after you will see the micro waterfalls of Limena.
Go on and cross the road at the bridge over the river Brenta.
Then turn right.
Here the gravel path restarts.
This is a beautiful stretch, away from the road, the cars and always quite peaceful.
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).
Continue towards the church of Vigodarzere.
Soon after you’ll come to a spot that can be a little dangerous if you don’t pay attention and be careful.
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.
Now that you completed the Padua river bike ring: Part 3, you can go to the last post of the Padua river bike ring!
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