Lago di Tenno - Tour
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In the village of TennoPhoto: Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Easy but interesting circuit, mostly on tarmac.
Signage: 736. Lago di Tenno - Tour
Start at the traffic-calmed centre of Tenno, ascending until you meet the main road at a bend. Cross it, then ride on gravel roads along the sunny slopes amid vineyards and olives. Just 2.5 km along the road is Canale di Tenno, which has one of the most original and charming medieval village centres and has rightly been named one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Continue uphill towards Lago di Tenno. The route doesn’t pass right by the lake, because the paths along it are reserved exclusively for walkers. We should definitely respect that, but don’t let it stop you from visiting the idyllic turquoise water. Descend on the other side of the valley via the village of Pranzo, back to Tenno.
In summer, at the end of the tour, reward yourself with a dip in Lake Tenno. It is forbidden to ride in the area surrounding beaches.
ITRS - International Trail Rating System
The ITRS is an objective way to assess trails and routes from a biker’s perspective, evaluating four aspects:
- Technical Difficulty: riding skill level needed
- Endurance: combined effect of length, uphill and downhill
- Wilderness: amount of planning required based on mobile phone reception, rescue options, water supply and wildlife
- Exposure: consequences of a fall
Discover more about the ITRS system and check the classification of this tour in the photo gallery.
- 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
The departure point of the trail is in the Lake Tenno car park.
Turn onto the side road signposted Matoni right behind the wooden tourist information hut (open in summer), and pedal southwards parallel to the main road. Looking out over the valley below, after about 650 m you come to the first junction where you keep to the left. Continue on straight across a short stretch of dirt road and on to the cobbled road whih comes from the nearby lake. Keep to the right here and follow directions for Canale di Tenno. Since it is a medieval village, you will not find any trail signposts in the narrow streets. The trail heads through the main square where there is also a place to stop for refreshments; keep to the left and then right as you come out of the village and back onto the main road. Now stay on the right as you head downhill until you come to the stop sign at Ville del Monte. Turn left here, then you come to the little church where you turn right and pick up the signposting again for the bike trails. Now turn onto a pleasant dirt track which leads to Tenno. Once back on the main road, follow it downhill until you come to the imposing Tenno Castle. Turn right here and go straight on along via dei Molini until you come to the main road on the other side of the vale. Once you come to the stop sign, go left for a short distance and then immediately turn right onto the side road climbs towards Pranzo. Near the town you come to the main road again, turn left and follow it uphill. After about 2 km you can turn onto a cycle track on the left hand side of the road which takes us the final kilometre to close the loop.
Tenno is connected by the intercity bus line 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche).
Attention! Buses are not very frequent!
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
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Parking in the village of Tenno in Via dei Laghi, near the playground.
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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