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 A long uphill climb on the northern slopes of Monte Baldo, mostly on paved road with stunning scenery, towards peaceful pastures overlooking the Brenta Dolomites.

 

 

 

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 42.8 km
7:45 h
1,707 m
1,707 m
1,706 m
156 m

Monte Baldo is normally known for its extremely technical trails like the legendary ExSeicentouno. But this trail is quite simple from a technical point of view, even though it is very demanding physically.

The elevation profile speaks for itself: 1550 metres of elevation gain, largely on paved road, without any letup, with an average gradient of 10%. A total of over 1700 metres, 100 more, if you are starting from lake level. The scenery, as you climb, is simply stunning.

Once you have reached the top of Monte Varagna, a short stretch that is steep and loose, then there are easy forest trails, steep at times, but well-kept, and secondary roads in the Altopiano di Brentonico plateau. These areas, so tranquil and steeped in tradition, seem a million miles away from a crowded tourist area like Alto Garda. There are no water springs along the route and the first mountain hut you will come to is Rifugio Campei. You must therefore make sure to bring enough water to drink.

Author’s recommendation

This tour is suitable also for fat bike!

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Staff Outdoor Garda Trentino VB 
Update: December 15, 2022
Difficulty
S1 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Sella Monte Varagna, 1,706 m
Lowest point
Nago, 156 m
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Track types

Asphalt 55.79%Dirt road 3.26%Forested/wild trail 26.63%Path 4.37%Road 9.93%
Asphalt
23.9 km
Dirt road
1.4 km
Forested/wild trail
11.4 km
Path
1.9 km
Road
4.2 km
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Rest stops

CAMPEI
Bicigrill - Mori

Safety information

Safety Tips

  • 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

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

 

Start

Torbole sul Garda - Busatte (155 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.866024, 10.881478
DMS
45°51'57.7"N 10°52'53.3"E
UTM
32T 646037 5080883
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Destination

Torbole sul Garda - Busatte

Turn-by-turn directions

The departure point for this route is Parco le Busatte. At the car park exit, the signpost for route 765 takes you straight onto the steep uphill climb towards Nago. At the end of the cement stretch, follow the clear directions and turn onto the road for Monte Baldo. Stay on this road and pass Malga Zures and Doss Casina. Further along the road you also pass Prati di Nago and a series of steeper bends, until you come to a car park where the paved road ends. Keep on going on the dirt road, follow the forest trail and pass the barrier. When you reach the saddle of Monte Varagna, you come to a fork in the road. Here you follow directions and turn onto a track on the right a little lower down. Directly below Monte Altissimo, you now cross the meadows of the pasture in the direction of Val del Parol. Even though it is probably pointless, we would like to remind you to always close the gates when you enter and leave pastures.

What comes next is the most technical part of the route, not very long, but rather rough going and with some tight bends. When you get to the dirt road which crosses Val del Parol, keep left and ride on through pastures until you come to the mountain hut Rifugio Campei. This is the only refreshment point you will meet on the mountainside before you come to the towns on the plateau. Go on past the mountain hut and be sure not to underestimate the steepness of the gradient, limit your speed and pay particular attention to the cemented tracks along the trail, especially when the going is wet. When you come to the Brentegana road, still on a dirt track, follow it downhill until you come to the farms in Festa. From here on, the route follows a paved road towards Brentonico. Shortly before you come to the town, follow directions and take a sharp left on a narrow uphill road. This will take you above the town football pitches. Shortly after you pass them, keep right and turn onto a mule track which leads to the ruins of the old castle of Dosso Maggiore, of which only traces remain. Keep left, on a paved road once again, until you come to the town of Castione where, once you get to the piazza  beneath the church, you will pick up signposts again. Continue onwards  towards Sano where you need to keep left until you come to the bottom of the valley. Here you cross the fields and come to the cycle path which runs along the main road. Follow it in the direction of Lake Garda over the Passo San Giovanni pass and you will come to Nago. Ride through the historic centre of the town past the church and keep going, first down via San Vigilio, then via Monte Baldo. Keep going in the direction of Busatte and you come to the first part of the route which you follow in the opposite direction until you come back to where you started from.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

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

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

Getting there

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.

Parking

Parking in the locality Busatte.

Paid parking: Panorama, Via Strada Granda, Lungolago Conca d'Oro.

Coordinates

DD
45.866024, 10.881478
DMS
45°51'57.7"N 10°52'53.3"E
UTM
32T 646037 5080883
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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)

Equipment

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).
  • 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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Rating

4.7
(6)
Simon Z 
May 09, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöne Runde. Lange Asphaltauffahrt; zum Ende holprige Schotterpiste. Dann schöner Wiesentrail. Hier sind einige Murmeltiere rumgewuselt. Ab der Hütte steile Asphaltpiste im Wechsel mit Schotterwegen. Alles gut zu fahren. Beschilderung "Bike 765" folgen.
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Giorgio Zandonai
June 14, 2020 · Community
La prima parte é solo asfalto pertanto non troppo piacevole, appena comincia la discesa per raggiungere il Campei molto più affascinante, la prima parte di 0,5km abbastanza tecnica poi forestale fino al rifugio.. Dal rifugio a Loppio bella discesa varia la prima parte sterrato poi tutto asfalto.. Ogni svincolo é segnalato con segnaletica del numero del percorso.
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domenica 14 giugno 2020 22:29:31
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Elio Castoldi
June 14, 2020 · Community
Molto impegnativo ma merita sicuramente. Panorami mozzafiato su tutto il lago di Garda. In cima ottimo panorama a 360 gradi.
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domenica 14 giugno 2020 3:26:44 PM
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domenica 14 giugno 2020 3:28:24 PM
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domenica 14 giugno 2020 3:29:12 PM
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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
42.8 km
Duration
7:45 h
Ascent
1,707 m
Descent
1,707 m
Highest point
1,706 m
Lowest point
156 m
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