Mountain Biking in Trentino — from the Dolomites to Lake Garda
Foto APT Dolomiti Paganella - Manfred Stomberg
Between the Dolomites and Italy’s crystal-clear lakes, every biker finds fulfillment. If you ask seasoned cyclists what the key ingredients to their perfect holiday are, they’ll say: bike, eat, sleep, repeat. And this simple day program in Trentino is the result of that perfect recipe—just with added Italian seasoning. The region is a special delicacy among bike gourmets for good reason: from the Dolomites to Lake Garda, you’ll find diverse routes, delicious regional products, and excellent accommodation. Whether bike-trekking, cross-country, freeriding or downhill mountain biking, the various routes in Trentino convince every biker that they chose wisely from the menu with this one. From demanding mountain trails to gentle routes, Trentino is the right choice for everyone. Have fun in the saddle!
This tour takes you right through the Adamello Brenta Natural Park, past Campo Carlo Magno past the Orso Bruno refuge and Lake Caprioli.Although the route is relatively exhausting, scenic all the more attractive and very varied. At the bottom of the valley a nice singletrack awaits you, before a long climb leads you first through the wooded Val Meledrio up to the Campo Carlo Magno and then later over ski slopes to the refuge Orso Bruno. The descent stretches the Lago dei Caprioli and leads through the green Val Piana, before you drive over the charming Val di Sole bike path back to the starting point.tip
We recommend this tour well trained bikers with a certain driving skills. On the way, we put a break to your heart to enjoy the beautiful landscape. For that, one of the huts or you take the little detour to the beautiful Lago dei Caprioli.
This wonderful tour introduces one of the most characteristic valleys in the area. The route mostly runs on unpaved roads in the Val Venegia valley until you reach one of the most famous places in the Dolomite panorama, the Baita Segantini mountain lodge. From this breathtaking vantage point at 2,200 meters, you can admire the cliffs of the Pale di San Martino in their full beauty.The climb, long but without any particular difficulties, offers you opportunities to rest at the Venegia, Venegiotta, Baita Segantini and Capanna Cervino huts.
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This tour in the heart of the Lagorai leads through the woods and meadows of the Val Campelle, which is known for its unspoiled nature and impressive landscape.Dirt roads, forests, meadows, alpine huts, streams and beautiful landscapes. A break with delicious local snacks at Rifugio Malga Conseria - what a wonderful tour!
This tour is a classic and leads you through beautiful forests to more than 2,000 meters, where you will not be amazed by the breathtaking panorama.You start through the "Passo Pian delle Fugazze" through a vast beech forest of the Val di Fieno. Through a tunnel you reach the highest point of the tour. Here you can stop at the Refugio Papa and enjoy the really impressive panorama before tackling the endless descent down the legendary Strada degli Scarubbi to Passo Xomo and on to Ponte Verde. After about an enjoyable hour in which it only went downhill, then you are back in Pian delle Fugazze.Tip:
This tour is also perfect for e-bikes.
This short tour starting from Canazei is ideal for sniffing the beautiful Dolomite mountains, for acclimatization or as a little round in between. You start in the idyllic center of Canazei and follow very soon a partly quite steeply rising gravel road - the only increase of this tour.Once at the top you have a nice view of the place and above all the fun part of the round is waiting for you: the action-packed descent back to Canazei, which offers a few technically demanding passages. The trail spits you right on a bike path that brings you back to Canazei relaxed.
More panoramic is not possible: the view from the Gantkofel over the Adige Valley, the South Tyrolean Wine Route and the Dolomites is spectacular. And the single trails on the crest are.The conditional and technical driving requirement of this tour in the northeast of the Non Valley is high, but the panorama of the Monte Macaion (Gantkofel) compensates for every drop of sweat that has flowed. For the nearly 13-kilometer driveway from Fondo, some strength, endurance and stamina are required. But on the Mendelkamm the hour of the friends of technically tricky singletrack beats. The difficulty of the trails to S2 requires safe driving technique, short sections can even be S3.Tip:
Since there is a first refreshment only in the Regole di Malosco, you should take enough to drink and a snack. You will find a nice resting place at the Bergner Kreuz.
This enduro tour not only leads through five well-known trails at the gates of Trento, but also uses the numerous existing lifts that mountain bikers like to take along during the summer. This opens up an enduro adventure at its best. You can enjoy nearly 4,000 downhill meters, but pedal uphill only a fraction of it on your own.Up to 2,125 meters high - perfect panoramic view included. Six times the lift helps you with the ascent. Only once do you need the lift pass as it applies equally to all facilities in the area. Highlight is the more than ten kilometers long descent from Cima Paganella to Santel, on which you destroy just once 1,000 altitude meters. For a touch of wilderness, we recommend a stop at the Animal Park of Spormaggiore, where you can observe bears, wolves, lynx and other alpine animals.The tour is quite demanding. A certain driving technique should be available. On the way, some fountains provide refreshment, or you pass various huts where you can fortify yourself.
From valley to valley, from lake to lake, between the Ledro Valley and the Judicaria: On this route, you go through the upper Ledro Valley, up to Malga Stigolo, down to Lake Idro, along the Chiese River and finally up to the Ledro Valley via Passo Giovo. Today, you can expect a real ups and downs. The wonderful views of the Ledro Valley and the Chiesetal leave no doubt that it was absolutely worth the effort.Tip:
Storo is famous for the yellow flour made from the typical corn of the Val del Chiese, whose corncobs are slowly milled to preserve the nutrients and fragrance and offer the real mountain polenta. And this is exactly what you should try.
This tour is quite challenging, very varied and peppered with some technically demanding passages. But she is also very sexy. Great views of the beautiful alpine environment alternate with exciting relics from the time of the First World War.This tour goes back to a well-known mountain bike event, the cult event "Folgaria Megabike", which was quite notorious not least because of its considerable amount of altitude. So you should bring a certain amount of climbing. As always, you will be rewarded with wonderful downhills, which in this case have a lot to offer.With all driving demands you will be permanently rewarded by the great environment. There are also quaint refuges, such as the Stella d'Italia, or the Baita Tonda and the cozy Malga Vallorsara farm - great places for a little or more refreshment. If you want to challenge yourself in stunning surroundings, this tour is for you!
The new downhill track for those who like to fly downhill! Somewhat more demanding than the variant "Tognola DH Tre", the new course winds its way below the Tognola gondola, grazes the Tognola Uno ski run and ends at the base station of the gondola, which will bring you back to the start.In the meantime, you have destroyed a steep 730 vertical meters on five kilometers and have driven your adrenaline pump up on various jumps and steep turns. The track is part of the San Martino Bike Area, where you can let off steam on three downhill tracks, an enduro track and a cross country course. Information about the park can be found here: sanmartinobikearena.com