Variante Dos de Preghent - Trail
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Road to Malga TratPhoto: Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Stefania Oradini), Garda Trentino
This variant of the 732. tour unwinds mostly through woods, whereas the last section, the most panoramic, goes across the meadows above the village of Locca at the entrance to Val Concei.
Signage. 732a. Variante Dos de Preghent - Trail
The descent, though much easier than the one via Malga Grassi, is quite steep and requires a little attention in some places.
The church of Locca lies on the slopes of a sunny hill and offers wide reaching views over Val Concei. It is also the location of one of Games of Cubes installations, 100% designed and handcrafted in Valle di Ledro with the aim of bringing attention to some of the valley’s most beautiful and panoramic spots.
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 is a variant of the 732. Rifugio Pernici Trail Tour that allows us to avoid the most difficult part of this tour, the wild descent from Malga Grassi to Campi.
The entrance to the variant is along the road from Lenzumo to Malga Trat at a hairpin bend with a bar that blocks motor vehicles from entering (about 4 km uphill from Lenzumo and 1 km downhill from Malga Trat, shortly after the beginning of the tarmac road).
The descent is almost all on a forest road, with the exception of a well-marked section on a path. Shortly before the village of Locca, the forest road joins the tarmac road that descends towards the church and leads to the village, where we can take the 732. again to reach Lake Ledro or return to Riva del Garda.
Valle di Ledro is connected to Riva del Garda by the intercity bus line 214 (Riva-Valle di Ledro-Storo).
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Parking near the former hospital (Via Rosmini) or the former cemetery (Viale Damiano Chiesa) in Riva del Garda (starting point of the 732. Rifugio Pernici Trail Tour).
Paid parking: Terme Romane (Viale Roma), Vecchia stazione (Largo Medaglie d’Oro), Ex-agraria (Via Lutti), Area ex-Cattoi (Viale Rovereto).
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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