Route 742 has been classified as ‘All Mountain’. However, it has some climbs worthy of a Cross Country bike. There is a particular downhill section that, in its current state, could be prohibitive with an Enduro bike. The route rewards you with beautiful views of High Garda with its typical Mediterranean vegetation and many alpine forests which blanket the mountains of Calino, Misone and Biaina.
The route can be enjoyed for most of the year and during recent winters it seems to have been less affected by snow. The total altitude difference is just over 1300m, with climbs that in some places exceed 15%. Along with diverse terrain; long tarmac stretches, steep cemented ramps, cobblestone, dirt road, single track and scree.
Rest stopsCanale di Tenno medieval village
Rifugio Malga San Giovanni
Rifugio San Pietro
Ristorante Antica Croce
NOTE: This trail has difficult downhill runs and is recommended for expert bikers only
BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY
- 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
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET !
Suggestions taken from NORBA and IMBA codes of conduct.
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
Tips and hints
There are two refreshment points along the route that are popular with bikers: San Pietro mountain refuge and Malga San Giovanni. Payment in cash.
This is an official route of the Garda Trentino Provincial Network of MTB routes, regularly maintained and accompanied by specific signage.
For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation - APT Garda Trentino Tel. +39 0464 554444
- The texts relating to the route described in this sheet have been produced by Marco Giacomello, mountain bike guide.
Attention! To reach the true departure of the itinerary (the climb that leads from Varignano to Volta di No), it is necessary to ride a couple of kilometres on urban roads, crossing the centre of Arco.
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino
Free parking in Caneve (5 min. walk from the town centre).
More Pay parking: Foro Boario parking, via Caproni Maini (Car park near the bridge), Post office (Via Monache).
Author’s map recommendations
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)
- 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
- 11 Waypoints
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