752. Marocche - Pergolese (Cross Country)
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Along the cycle path between Pietramurata and SarchePhoto: Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Marco Giacomello), Garda Trentino
Well within the reach of all, this route can be done all year round, and is listed as cross country, eve though it might be more accurate to classify it as gravel or family.
The route is just over 9 km log with an overall elevation gain of about 50 m. It runs through the northern area of the Lower Sarca Valley, the foothills of Monte Casale and Monte Bondone. The first stretch is all on cycle paths, then quiet country roads, with only one section on dirt road. As already mentioned, the entire route has no technical difficulties and it is practically on the flat. These areas have a century-long tradition of wine-making and despite the fact that the route is so short, you will come across three vineyards. Before you head back to Pietramurata, you can visit nearby Lake Cavedine.
Do not miss the chance to taste the local wine of this region, such as the famous Vino Santo and the white wine Nosiola
- Always wear your helmet.
- Plan your ride.
- You 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 public and private property.
- Always be self-sufficient.
- Do not cycle solo in remote areas.
This information is subject to inevitable variations, so none of these 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, it is advisable to check environment and weather conditions before setting out.
Tips and hints
- 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.
The starting point of the route is in Pietramurata, at the church in the centre of the town and piazza Mercato, the market square. Heading toward the River Sarca you come to the cycle path which you follow northwards, cycling along the banks of the river. At the end of the cycle path, at Sarche, keep right and a local road takes you to a roundabout at the winery Cantina di Toblino. This roundabout is always very busy. Cross it and take the second exit, continuing on down the main road towards Lake Cavedine. At the junction of Ponte Oliveti, keep to the right and continue on in the direction of the lake. After about 500 m, leave the main road, turning left onto a country road. Cross a small bridge and then head south along the river through the vineyards on an easy dirt track. Pass the Cantina Pisoni winery, a place steeped in history and tradition, and head on to the historic centre of Pergolese. You will find yourself back on a paved road again, now keep left and stay on the left side of the river, continuing southwards. After about 1.5 km, a short distance from Lake Cavedine, the signposting for this route tells you to cross the rive on your right to bring you back to your starting point. Shortly before you come to the church, you will pass another famous winery in the area, Azienda agricola Gino Pedrotti.
Pietramurata, Sarche, the lakes of Toblino and Santa Massenza (bus stop Due Laghi) and Vezzano are connected by the intercity bus line 205 (Riva del Garda – Sarche – Trento to the other places in Garda Trentino.
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Free parking space in Pietramurata (piazza Mercato)
Author’s map recommendations
Garda Trentino BIKE Map – Available in the info points of Garda Trentino (Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Ledro, Comano Terme)
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 sudden drop in your energy levels. The unexpected things are part of the fun!
Remember to thoroughly evaluate the type of route you plan on doing, the locations you intend 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.
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