Lago Bagattoli Family Tour
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Centrale di FiesPhoto: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
Nice trail through the woods around Dro, with only a couple of km of light ascent.
This family tour starts in Dro, where you find the first and only ascent: the one leading to Loc. Oltra, on unpaved road. After this, the trail continue to the small Lake Bagatol, famous for fishing. At the former Power Plant of Fies, you bike on the cycle path back to Dro.
The fist ascent is not very hard, but in some points the slope is more than 10%.
If you want to bike more, continue to Pietramurata. There you will find the information to come back along the cycle path!
- 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
This trail is fun and varied with gentle uphill and downhill sections and stretches along the flat. You set off from piazza della Repubblica, the main square in Dro. Head down via Cesare Battisti following directions for Oltra where you will come to a football pitch. Cycle along the asphalt and stay on the main road. Cross the bridge and after the bend take the first left in the direction of the “sentiero delle Cavre” trail. Here you are on a compact dirt road which winds up and down hill. The final stretch is quite steep and leads to a viewing point. From here you can admire the Sarca valley with the castles of Arco and Drena. Head downhill again on a dirt road and turn right when you come to the junction. You will soon come to Lake Bagattoli where you can stop for a rest. You come to the end of the dirt track and are back on asphalt again. Turn left at the stop sign and cycle along the footpath as far as the traffic light. Cross the road and turn left into the main road where you cycle a short distance along the footpath till you come to the start of the cycle path (asphalt surface). On your right cross the bridge over the River Sarca and you come to what was once Fies power station. Turn right and head down the cycle path. You cycle through the Marocche, a nature reserve of great geological interest and through the pine wood along the banks of the River Sarca which is on your right. Further on, as you get nearer to Dro, your surroundings change and you find yourself cycling through vineyards. Once you reach Dro, follow directions for the cycle path. At the roundabout, turn right and you are back to the point you left from.
Dro and Ceniga are connected by the intercity bus lines 205 (Riva del Garda – Sarche - Trento) and 204 (Riva del Garda– Cavedine - Trento) to the other places in Garda Trentino.
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Parking in via Battisti, Piazza Garibaldi und Via Capitelli (side streets of Piazza Repubblica) in Dro.
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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