Open Air Gallery - Tour
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Drena Castle and the Sarca ValleyPhoto: Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Tommaso Prugnola), Garda Trentino
Short and easy tour through open air art gallery, perfect with kids.
Signage: 755. Open Air Galley - Tour
This circuit is just over 8 km long but still has a lot to offer. It takes you right around the village of Drena, through the chestnut groves it is known for, and to an unusual open-air gallery. This mountain bike route is not especially challenging from a technical point of view and much of it is on tarmacked paths. On the way back to Drena from the open air gallery, you can enjoy some stunning views down into the Sarca Valley and finally, of course, of the beautifully situated Drena Castle, which you can also visit.
It’s definitely worth stopping to marvel at the various sculptures and animals created by over forty artists from all over the world on a series of beautifully curated paths.
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 route starts near to Drena castle, in the nearby car park. Initially you will not find the route directions (number 755). First, take the provincial road towards the beautiful village of Drena, leaving the castle behind you. After about 400 meters, cross the road to take the initially steep - Via Rovereto on your left. Follow this quiet internal lane, which leads you to proceed parallel to the provincial road below. After crossing the locality of Naroncol you will again meet the provincial road. Cross this, and after a few hundred metres, turn right - dropping down into Luch. Here you will discover the route signs for Malga Campo - follow them along this secondary road until you reach a crossroads with a religious shrine. Turn right here and follow the signage for "La Casina" restaurant. Continue along this road to pass the restaurant, where shortly after you must take the forest road on the right. Immersed in the ancient chestnut trees, follow the forest road up to reach an asphalt road near to Braila. At this juncture - if you pay close attention, the woods are scattered with interesting sculptures which form an open-air gallery. Turn right here onto the asphalt road, following it until you see Drena Castle. Descend into the village once again, along via Giovanni Segantini, continuing straight to return to your original starting point.
Drena is connected by the intercity bus lines 204 (Riva del Garda – Cavedine – Trento) to the other places in Garda Trentino.
Stop in the locality Marocche on request.
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Parking along the main road near the castle or in the locality Marocche, near the Tamburello sports field.
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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