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2022 Bike Marathon Garda Trentino Ronda Extrema

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The hardest route of the Bike Festival Marathon 2022 is the Ronda Extrema: 82 km, 3458 meters of difference in height and the overcome of the highest point at an altitude of 1.433 in Prà dei Muci
Distance 81.1 km
13:35 h
3,673 m
3,679 m
1,485 m
68 m

Leaving the Ronda Grande route at Malga Vigo, the Ronda Extrema continues to Cadregoni, Naone and Duson.

It will be the Adamello glacier that will stop even the most competitive bikers for a moment. Up there, at about 3500 meters of altitude, pages of history have been written related to the war events. 

At Malga Valbona there is the highest point of the Ronda to overcome, Prà dei Muci, where on the adjacent ridge, is located the famous “Becco dell’Aquila”. Half of the Ronda is done, the trail passes from Pozza Bella on the same route as the Ronda Grande to Semont where, instead, the Grande continues downhill and the Extrema returns to ask for a last uphill effort to arrive at S. Giovanni’s church.

In Coste starts the downhill to La Selva, Dos del Clef and continues on the same final section of the Ronda Grande to  the finish line in Riva del Garda.

The Ronda Grande is recommended for ambitious and advanced bikers.

Author’s recommendation

Prà dei Muci, is so called following a legend that wanted the haystacks turned into piles of earth because of a divine punishment for not having sanctified the Holy Days
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Update: February 07, 2022
Highest point
Prà dei Muci, 1,485 m
Lowest point
Riva del Garda, 68 m
Best time of year

Track types

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Rest stops

Acetaia del Balsamico Trentino
Rifugio Malga San Giovanni

Safety information


  • Plan your ride
  • Share the trail with other users
  • Yield right of way to hikers
  • Let your speed be determined by your experience
  • Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect
  • Cycle only on authorized and open trails
  • Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further
  • Respect nature, plants, animals and the trail
  • Do not frighten animals
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Respect public and private property
  • Always be selfsufficient
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  • Take back home only good pics


Suggestions taken from NORBA and IMBA codes of conduct.

Tips and hints

For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation - APT Garda Trentino  Tel. +39 0464 554444 


Centre - Riva del Garda (73 m)
45.886310, 10.843686
45°53'10.7"N 10°50'37.3"E
32T 643052 5083068
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Centre - Riva del Garda

Turn-by-turn directions

After the start in the heart of the old town of Riva del Garda, the first kilometres of the route lead through the picturesque areas of Varone, Cologna and Gavazzo to Tenno. Afterwards it continues on a dirt road to Ville del Monte. From here the route leads along a beautiful gravel road to the unique Lake Tenno, famous for its unspoilt landscape and turquoise blue colour. After the ascent to Monte Calino, after 15.6 kilometres the route divides at Sella di Calino into Piccola and Extrema.

At this point the Ronda Extrema turns onto a dirt road to Vespana and leads via Lomasona to Prial. Now you should shift into a low gear to master the demanding climb to San Silvestro. The path continues on to Malga Vigo (1,079 metres above sea level), where it crosses an archaeological area (S. Martino) until it reaches the beautiful Valdori forest. At Malga Vigo, after 31.5 kilometres, the Ronda Extrema separates from the Ronda Grande. On unpaved roads the route leads downhill on a beautiful sibgle trail to Naone and uphill again to Duson.

The Senter de Mez connects Duson with Malga Valbona, the highest point (1,433 metres above sea level) of the Ronda Extrema in the village of Prà dei Muci. At this point, half of the total distance has already been completed. The route now passes Pozza Bella, on the same route as the Ronda Grande. Continuing on through Semont, a final climb to the church of S. Giovanni awaits.

From Coste, the track descends to La Selva, past Dos del Clef and continues on the same last stretch of the Ronda Grande. The last few kilometres follow the Sarca river, along large vineyards and many orchards - a region known for the best Trentino wines and sweetest apples- towards the finish at the festival area in Riva del Garda.  A great performance has been achieved.


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Public transport

The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point or in the immediate surroundings.

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.

Getting there

Getting to northern Lake Garda / Garda Trentino


Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).

Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths,  Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, Blue Garden.


45.886310, 10.843686
45°53'10.7"N 10°50'37.3"E
32T 643052 5083068
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino BIKE Map- On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole 


Riding your bike requires specific clothing and equipment, even for relatively short and easy trips. It is always better to be prepared… e.g. for bad weather or a drop your energy levels. The unexpected things also make up a part of the fun!

Remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do, the locations you plan to cross and the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: The paths may be slippery and require more caution.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour?

  • An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
  • Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  • Waterproof / Windproof jacket.
  • A spare top / spare socks. (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold)
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike gloves/mitts
  • Map or GPS device
  • Bike lights: best placed on your helmet or handlebars. (It is always best to be prepared)
  • Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency whistle

It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.

Emergency telephone number 112

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Marco Hüwe
June 02, 2022 · Community
Coole MTB Tour! Das richtige für Marathonbiker und kein Vergleich zu den langweiligen MTB-Marathonstrecken in DE! Fordernde Anstiege, die durchaus recht steil (>20%) sind. Die Abfahrten sind auch ganz nett. Mir hat sie gefallen😊
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When did you do this route? June 01, 2022
March 27, 2021 · Community
Overall it would be good but a few sections are just meaningless. To mention a few: During the first descent you have to surf on huge rocks that are not fixed to the ground. The last trail Per Elisa does not make any sense and adds nothing valuable to the race. The organisers should really find an alternative trail and leave this for Enduro races not XC with skinny tyres. If wet, it will be funny to see how people can even attempt to get down the trail on their feet.
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81.1 km
13:35 h
3,673 m
3,679 m
Highest point
1,485 m
Lowest point
68 m
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