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1800. Mega Marocche
Valle dei Laghi, Dro & Drena, Comano
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Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
7:40
Duration in hours
Distance
57.2
Distance in km
Status
open
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This tour exceeds the expectations that any trails-loving biker may have from the area north of Lake Garda. The so-called "Marocche" offer a lunar landscape in the valley of river Sarca, north of Arco. Due to a huge landslide during the most recent ice age, thousands of rocky boulders rolled down from the steep walls of Mount Casale towards the Lake of Cavedine. Such landscape nowadays is the fascinating background of a great MTB experience: MegaMarocche, a tour that can hardly be topped when it comes to having fun while riding on trails. Even more importantly, these flowtrails can be enjoyed even by less-experienced bikers.

In comparison with the route departing from Lake of Garda, this pleasant alternative route departing from Ponte Arche saves bikers willing to reach Lake of Cavedine five kilometers at least. The tour begins with a short uphill stretch till the village of Comano and continues along a delightful trail towards the gorge of river Sarca („Limarò“ is the name of the place this river stretch runs through). From there one of the most attractive bicycle paths in Europe unfurls along a steep downhill road descending into the depths of the gorge and providing spectacular views.

A short stretch of paved road takes to the north shore of the Lake of Cavedine, from where winding trails - considered the best flowtrails of the whole region - lead through the forest till the south shore of Lake of Cavedine. There are no better MTB trails than these! After a short uphill stretch on paved road, bikers can once again enjoy riding on pleasant trails till reaching the road to Drena, a road that has to be followed uphill till Drena Castle.

From there riders get back to the infinite network of trails between the village of Cavedine and the lake of the same name, a network that may cause some confusion, were it not for the tracking and precise data supplied by Bike-GPS. Get surprised by the fabulous, winding trails this tour holds for any MTB lover.

After reaching the small car park of San Siro, the descent towards Lake of Cavedine runs alongside the steep walls devoted to climbers. Just as much as the first section of the tour is flow and fun, the second section demands technically skilled riders. Those who are not experienced freeriders will need to get off the saddle and walk some short stretches instead.

Way back on the bicycle path of Limarò, alongside the edge of the gorge of river Sarca and then to Maso Limarò, where local specialties wait for bikers.

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Route info
Difficult
Distance
57,2 km
Activity time
7 h 40 min
Ascent
1.420 m
Descent
1.420 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
760 m
Lowest point
240 m
Safety guidelines

Safety Tips

  • 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.

Punto di partenza
Ponte Arche
public transportation

The area around Comano is connected by the intercity bus lines 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche) and 201 (Trento - Ponte Arche - Campiglio – Tione) to the other places in Garda Trentino.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

 

How to get there
Where to park

Parking in Piazza Mercato in Ponte Arche and near the thermal park (Via Cesare Battisti).

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).
  • 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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