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2024 Bike Marathon Garda Trentino Ronda Extrema

Comano, Tenno, Riva del Garda, Arco, Dro & Drena
Category
Difficulty
Difficult
Duration
13:25
Duration in hours
Distance
82.9
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
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The hardest route of the Bike Festival Marathon is the Ronda Extrema: 82 km, 3458 meters of difference in height and the overcome of the highest point at an altitude of 1.433 in Prà dei Muci

Leaving the Ronda Grande route at Malga Vigo, the Ronda Extrema continues to Cadregoni, Naone and Duson.

It will be the Adamello glacier that will stop even the most competitive bikers for a moment. Up there, at about 3500 meters of altitude, pages of history have been written related to the war events. 

At Malga Valbona there is the highest point of the Ronda to overcome, Prà dei Muci, where on the adjacent ridge, is located the famous “Becco dell’Aquila”. Half of the Ronda is done, the trail passes from Pozza Bella on the same route as the Ronda Grande to Semont where, instead, the Grande continues downhill and the Extrema returns to ask for a last uphill effort to arrive at S. Giovanni’s church.

In Coste starts the downhill to La Selva, Dos del Clef and continues on the same final section of the Ronda Grande to  the finish line in Riva del Garda.

The Ronda Grande is recommended for ambitious and advanced bikers.

Further information and useful links

For more information on routes, bike services (rentals, workshops, shops) and cycling friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444

 

Route info
Difficult
Route number
Distance
82,9 km
Duration
13 h 25 min
Altitude difference (+)
3.149 m
Altitude difference (-)
3.149 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.478 m
Lowest point
69 m
Suggestions

Prà dei Muci, is so called following a legend that wanted the haystacks turned into piles of earth because of a divine punishment for not having sanctified the Holy Days

Safety guidelines

Safety Tips

  1. Always wear your helmet.
  2. Plan your ride.
  3. You share the trail with other users. Yield right of way to hikers.
  4. Let your speed be determined by your experience.
  5. Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect.
  6. Cycle only on authorized and open trails.
  7. Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further.
  8. Respect public and private property.
  9. Always be self-sufficient.
  10. 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
Centre - Riva del Garda
Directions

After the start in the heart of the old town of Riva del Garda, the first kilometres of the route lead through the picturesque areas of Varone, Cologna and Gavazzo to Tenno. Afterwards it continues on a dirt road to Ville del Monte. From here the route leads along a beautiful gravel road to the unique Lake Tenno, famous for its unspoilt landscape and turquoise blue colour. After the ascent to Monte Calino, after 15.6 kilometres the route divides at Sella di Calino into Piccola and Extrema.

At this point the Ronda Extrema turns onto a dirt road to Vespana and leads via Lomasona to Prial. Now you should shift into a low gear to master the demanding climb to San Silvestro. The path continues on to Malga Vigo (1,079 metres above sea level), where it crosses an archaeological area (S. Martino) until it reaches the beautiful Valdori forest. At Malga Vigo, after 31.5 kilometres, the Ronda Extrema separates from the Ronda Grande. On unpaved roads the route leads downhill on a beautiful sibgle trail to Naone and uphill again to Duson.

The Senter de Mez connects Duson with Malga Valbona, the highest point (1,433 metres above sea level) of the Ronda Extrema in the village of Prà dei Muci. At this point, half of the total distance has already been completed. The route now passes Pozza Bella, on the same route as the Ronda Grande. Continuing on through Semont, a final climb to the church of S. Giovanni awaits.

From Coste, the track descends to La Selva, past Dos del Clef and continues on the same last stretch of the Ronda Grande. The last few kilometres follow the Sarca river, along large vineyards and many orchards - a region known for the best Trentino wines and sweetest apples- towards the finish at the festival area in Riva del Garda.  A great performance has been achieved.

public transportation

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.

 

How to get there

A22 motorway, exit: Rovereto Sud - Lake Garda. Then SS240 in the direction of Riva del Garda. 

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.

 

Where to park

Parking near the former hospital (Via Rosmini) or the former cemetery (Viale Damiano Chiesa).

Paid parking: Terme Romane (Viale Roma), Vecchia stazione (Largo Medaglie d’Oro), Ex-agraria (Via Lutti), Area ex-Cattoi (Viale Rovereto).

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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