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The cycle pathe in Trentino are usually closed by the local authorities from November, 15th to April, 15th. Exceptions are the cycle paths along the River Adige and in the Basso Sarca/Garda Trentino, where cycling is prohibited only in case of ice or during a snowfall.
Head off from the car ark situated at the bridge in Arco where the cycle path begins. Shortly after, you pass the Climbing Stadium on your left, the venue for the Rock Master championship, one of the most important climbing competitions in the world. Follow the road signs so that you are cycling along with the river on your left and the vineyards on your right.
At the end of the cycle path turn left onto a side road which takes you into the little hamlet of Ceniga. Here you turn onto the first road on the right, then the first left, and cross through the centre. Continue on straight through vineyards until you come to a slight rise; turn right and then, at the end of the road, right again. At the stop sign turn right once more and go onto the roundabout, where you take the third exit. A sign on the side of the road gives directions for the cycle path. Cycle for a short distance among the houses until you come to the start of the cycle path which is protected and for bikes only.
This trail is well signposted and passes through the vineyards. The River Sarca is always flowing on the left of the cycle path which takes you to the Fies power station. Here, continue along the cycle path.
Be careful! In this area there is a short cement road that is very steep.
You are now passing through the protected area of the Marocche. Continue on the gentle rise with the River Sarca still on your left. After a downhill stretch you come to Pietramurata. Follow direction for the cycle path as you cross the centre and then go back onto the cycle path as it runs north along the flat beside the river.
At the end of the cycle path turn right and then immediately turn left; at the roundabout take the second exit in the direction of Ponte Oliveti / Pergolese. Continue on down the main road with vineyards on either side and cross through the centre of Pergolese; continue down the main road and you come to Lake Cavedine.
At this point you turn right, cross the bridge and go onto the cycle path which runs along the lake shore for a stretch. Follow cycle path signposts for Dro and, at the junction, turn left. Continue along the cycle path as far as the “taglio del Sarca” where you begin a nice downhill stretch through the woods. Now you are back on the cycle path you came out on which you follow back to Dro.
Here you cross through the historic centre and continue on towards Ceniga: at the end of the town turn right following directions for the Roman bridge. Cross the bridge and turn left into a little lane which runs between the River Sarca on the left and the sheer rock face of Monte Colodri on the right. Keep going straight to get back to where you started from.
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