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1720. Side Tour di Cavedine, Madruzzo e Valle dei Laghi
Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena
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Category
Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
5:00
Duration in hours
Distance
39.1
Distance in km
Suggested period
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The 1720 Side Tour will take you on a journey of discovery through Val di Cavedine and Valle dei Laghi, passing through the Marocche di Dro and past several lakes and castles.
This route starts in the town of Sarche and takes you in the direction of Lake Cavedine along a cycle path that flanks the River Sarca. Once you have passed the lake, you will also cycle through the Marocche di Dro, which is essentially an accumulation of large boulders that fell off the mountainside long ago and formed a pile on the valley floor. The landscape here is a sight to behold and is the perfect spot to take some great photos. You will continue uphill towards Drena Castle and then descend gently through the vineyards of Val di Cavedine until you reach Castel Madruzzo. You will then reach the towns of Vezzano and Fraveggio, which offer glimpses of Lake Garda, before returning downhill to Lake Santa Massenza, a place that is famous for its grappa distilleries. You will soon find yourself skirting Lake Toblino and its castle, which rises from the blue water, eventually reaching the departure point in the town of Sarche.
Further information and useful links
For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation - APT Garda Trentino  Tel. +39 0464 554444 
Route info
Intermediate
Distance
39,1 km
Activity time
5 h 00 min
Ascent
731 m
Descent
731 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
613 m
Lowest point
237 m
Suggestions
During this tour you will have the option to sample delicious and renowned local wines and grappa, which are the fruits of traditions passed down through many generations of expert distillers.
Safety guidelines
BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY 
  • Plan your ride
  • 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 nature, plants, animals and the trail
  • Do not frighten animals
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Respect public and private property
  • Always be selfsufficient
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  • Take back home only good pics

ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET !

Suggestions taken from NORBA and IMBA codes of conduct.

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the 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,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Sarche
Directions
Set off from the village of Sarche (250 m.a.s.l.).  This route starts on a cycle path near the bridge over the River Sarca, at the entrance to Limarò gorge (on Via Caffaro). Follow the cycle and pedestrian path to the village of Pietramurata (250 m.a.s.l.), where you will enter Via alla Busa, eventually arriving at the church square. Take a left on to Strada Nuova and after a hundred metres, turn right towards the Località ai Monti. After the canal, continue straight along the tarmacked bike path between the fields. After Rimone Canal, you will reach a junction that is 276 metres above sea level, where you will leave the pedestrian cycle path and take the dirt road on the left, which crosses Monte Gaggio and descends towards Lake Cavedine, eventually reaching the SP-214 near the southern edge of the lake after around 2 kilometres. Turn right here along the SP-214, until you reach the junction with the SP-84, which ascends in wide hairpin bends towards the village of Drena (400 m.a.s.l.) – dominated by the castle of the same name. At the village, take Via Giovanni Segantini to the right and at the roundabout, take Via Don Camillo Corradini. You will reach a church. Continue along the narrow streets of Drena Bassa and turn left onto Vicolo Cesare Battisti. Take the road on the left to exit the town before ascending uphill again on a tarmacked road into the countryside. After two wide bends, the climb continues in an easterly direction along Via di Vespiai until it crosses another tarmacked road (570 m.a.s.l.). After a few metres, take the dirt road immediately to your right in a northerly direction. The road soon becomes paved and reaches a crossroads with another paved road. Take a right here. Head up to Masi di Vigo and take Via Masi di Sotto on your left to descend to the intersection with the SP-84 (575 m.a.s.l.). You will reach the small church of S. Udalrico (580 m.a.s.l.) immediately after which you will turn right onto Via Monte Stivo, heading towards the centre of the village of Vigo. Cross Via Rocchetta and then Via Masi di Sopra, until you reach Via Nuova and the church (605 m.a.s.l.). Head down Via Camartina to your left until you cross Via Capitello, where you will take another left. As soon as you pass the capital, a tarmacked road on your right will take you through a few crop fields. Head in the same direction and you will pass a couple of intersections, eventually reaching the village of Cavedine (502 m.a.s.l.), making sure to turn left just before the sports centre. At the traffic lights, take the SP-84 on the right and follow it for about 3.2 kilometres, passing through the intersection with the SP-85. At the entrance to the town of Lasino, turn right on to Via Bassetti, in the direction of the town centre (460 m.a.s.l.). Follow Via III Novembre and Via Lagolo and when you come to the end of the village, turn right at the church, and then immediately left onto a paved country lane, which heads in a northerly direction to the village of Castel Madruzzo (480 m.a.s.l.), at the foot of the castle of the same name. Follow the road down alongside the castle in the direction of Calavino. After a short climb, you will reach Via SS. Trinità and SP-84, which leads up to the village (350 m.a.s.l.). At the end of the square, turn left on to Via Garibaldi and climb two hairpin bends up to the charming Corgnon Church (400 m.a.s.l.). Turn right immediately after the church and follow the road through the vineyards and alongside the forest, which will lead you past a wide bend to some crossroads. Take a right and descend rapidly, passing the fish farm until you reach the village of Padergnone (250 m.a.s.l.). Now turn right and follow the road uphill until you reach the village church. Turn left here and then immediately right on to Via XII Maggio. Cross the village and then turn left on to Via S. Valentino. Follow it until you reach a fork on the left, which will lead you onto a dirt road. Continue to the underpass under the SS-45bis and then climb the dirt road flanking the state road (SS) until you join it at the entrance to the village of Vezzano (390 m.a.s.l.). In the centre of the village, take the fork towards Fraveggio, along Via Dante. Once you reach the village (426 m.a.s.l.) and pass through Piazza Bressan, descend on to the tarmacked road towards Santa Massenza (250 m.a.s.l.). It runs alongside Santa Massenza Lake and up to a roundabout at the canal that connects the two lakes. At this point, take the SS-45bis, which flanks the entire length of Lake Toblino, before returning to Sarche, the departure point.

 

– You can shorten this route from the village of Calavino. When you reach Corgnon Church, continue straight down the tarmacked road until you reach the wide hairpin bend on the SP-251. Descend to the right towards Ponte Oliveti and Sarche. Length 29.4km, elevation gain 490m.

public transportation

Sarche is connected by the intercity bus line 205 (Riva del Garda-Sarche-Trento). For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

How to get there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino

To reach Sarche from Riva del Garda, follow the SS 45bis road in direction Trento.

Where to park

Free parking at the strip mall on the SS 45bis (Gardesana) road.

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 drop your energy levels. The unexpected things also make up a part of the fun!

Remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do, the locations you plan 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)
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • 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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