Pratosaiano Family Tour
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The cycle path along the river SarcaPhoto: Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Roberto Vuilleumier), Garda Trentino
Itinerary through orchards, wineyards and countryside. It runs not along cycle paths but on secondary and little roads.
Easy loop on paved secondary roads with not so much traffic. The start and the arrival are in Arco, while the itinerary develops through the hamlets of Massone, Bolognano, Vignole and Pratosaiano. Between a little village and the other, you pedal in the countryside, through apples orchards and grapes wineyards.
The trail is mainly level; the only ascent is after Massone going to Bolognano.
After the tour, stop in Arco for a delicious ice cream
- 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 is an easy tour of historic hamlets set among fields, orchards and vineyards. Head north on the cycle path from the car park at the bridge in Arco, leaving the cycle path after the bridge over the River Sarca to turn right into the underpass at the roundabout. On the other side, turn left and head up an asphalt road which takes you around the convent of the Capuchin Friars. When you reach the first stop sign at the cemetery, go straight on, then at the second stop sign turn right then left, cycling uphill towards the sports grounds. Keep going uphill, then take the first right turn. You pass through olive groves with a lovely view of Arco Castle. Come back down, keeping to the left through Bolognano until you get to Vignole. Cross the main road at the traffic lights and immediately turn left. Stay on this road until you come to a small bridge with a junction where you head on straight towards Maza to the south, passing through fields, apple orchards and vineyards. Now you start to turn back towards the centre of Arco, turning right and coming to Pratosaiano. At the capital, turn left and head northwards. When you reach the main road, turn left onto the cycle path which crosses a car park and then the River Sarca to come back to the sports grounds of Arco. Continue towards the historic centre down via Segantini and at the end of the road turn left to arrive back at the departure point.
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.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
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).
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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