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E-MTB3 Marocche di Dro

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  • The protected area of the Marocche
    The protected area of the Marocche
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A short trip to explore the Marocche di Dro. A few kilometres of pleasant ups and downs along dirt tracks to test drive your E-MTB.

Open
easy
Distance 27.3 km
1:45 h
279 m
263 m
292 m
85 m

This cyclical route starts off in Arco and continues in a northerly direction. The dirt track begins after the famous Roman Bridge in the hamlet of Ceniga, and will accompany you for several kilometres, mostly uphill, along which you’ll tackle a few short, steep inclines interspersed with easier sections.

You’ll return to Arco via an asphalt cycle path, surrounded by the unspoiled nature of the Marocche di Dro. On your way back, you’ll also tackle a few short, steep inclines before enjoying the breeze on your face on the way downhill.

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget to pack your swimsuit during the summer months! There is a small beach near the Roman Bridge which is perfect for a dip in the River Sarca.

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Update: January 20, 2023
Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gaggiolo, 292 m
Lowest point
Arco, 85 m
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Track types

Asphalt 45.45%Dirt road 32.78%Path 10.87%Road 9.43%Unknown 1.45%
Asphalt
12.4 km
Dirt road
8.9 km
Path
3 km
Road
2.6 km
Unknown
0.4 km
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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

Parking place at the bridge - Arco (89 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.920796, 10.889565
DMS
45°55'14.9"N 10°53'22.4"E
UTM
32T 646521 5086983
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Destination

Parking place at the bridge - Arco

Turn-by-turn directions

This itinerary leaves from the car park at Arco Bridge. Head north up via Caproni Maini, the road right under the castle walls. For a short stretch you will be cycling among the houses but then you come out into vineyards and orchards at the foot of the Colodri crags, an area which is famous for sports climbing. Once you get to the Roman bridge in Ceniga, keep to the left without crossing the bridge. Head along the River Sarca till you come to the junction before Maso Lizzone. Here take the right. The road changes now and you find yourself on a compact dirt road which is easy to ride on. There are some short uphill and downhill stretches till you come to the stop. Head straight on along an asphalt road, leaving Dro on your right and when you come to via Cesare Battisti take the first left. There is a short asphalt stretch, then you are riding on a dirt road again. Head uphill on a steady rise through the woods, come out onto a flat area, the perfect place to stop and take in the view to the south where you can see the town of Arco on the right dominated by the castle, and the castle of Drena on the left. Continue along this track to the junction for Lake Bagattoli where you head left. You continue uphill on a compact dirt road which presents no problems. At the next junction, turn right and head up and downhill on a dirt road. When you come to the barrier with the helipad on the right, turn right and head downhill. After a flat stretch, turn right and head uphill on a rough track, then begin a fun downhill run on a compact surface as far as the Dro motocross track. Follow the signposts for the Anello Garda Sarca loop and you will hit the main road outside the village of Pietramurata where you cycle along the footpath at the side of the main road, then cross at the pedestrian crossing. When you reach Pietramurata, head into the town and follow signposts for the cycle path. Cycle along the asphalt track through vineyards and orchards until you find yourself pedalling through the Marocche, a nature reserve with unique scenery. The cycle path continues to wind up and down until you come to a cement road surface. Take care on this section because of the steep gradient. Once you come to the old Fies power station the gradient levels off a bit. On the side of the road you will find a bar and a hundred metres further on turn left until you come to the stop sign. Head down onto the main road and after a straight stretch, leave the main road and go straight on. You are now cycling through vineyards and orchards.  Continue along the base of the cliff till you come to Moletta di Arco where you must keep to the left and head in the direction of San Martino. Pass through the hamlet. At the end of the road turn right into via Europa and keep to the right until you turn into viale San Francesco. Head on down viale San Francesco passing the convent of the Capuchin friars. Here take the underpass and then cross the bridge over the River Sarca. Now you are almost back where you started from.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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 Caneve (5 minutes walk to the town centre).

Paid parking: Foro Boario, near the bridge (Via Caproni Maini) or the post office (Via Monache).

Coordinates

DD
45.920796, 10.889565
DMS
45°55'14.9"N 10°53'22.4"E
UTM
32T 646521 5086983
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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

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M. Sch 
October 12, 2018 · Community
When did you do this route? October 04, 2018

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Status
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Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
27.3 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
279 m
Descent
263 m
Highest point
292 m
Lowest point
85 m
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