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Ever wondered if you could cycle on water? Italy's Lake Garda is building a floating bike path to let you do just that

Forget walking on water - Lake Garda in northern Italy plans to allow cyclists to ride on it with the construction of a new 'floating' bike path.

The 87 mile Ciclabile di Limone sul Garda route, which is set to open in 2021, will hug the mountainside high above the lake and drop down to skim the water's surface, aiming to give cyclists the feeling of flying over the lake. The project is set to cost a hefty £90 million to construct and is planned to suit all levels of cyclist. Riders will even be able to hop on and off parts of the bridge by boat.

The floating bike path is aimed at boosting cycling tourism to the region, and will connect villages and restaurants dotted on the lake's shoreline all while offering cyclists panoramic views of the water.

Chicco Risatti, mayor of the town of Limone sul Garda, said he hopes that "this will be the most spectacular cycle path in Europe."

Garda Outdoors released drone footage of the building work taking place on the western side of the lake. Check out the footage to get a feel for just how spectacular the path will be.