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751. Jurassik Marocche
Dro, Garda Trentino
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
1:35
Duration in hours
Distance
12.4
Distance in km
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A short loop, rideable all year round, with two short sections of interesting descent. You’ll be immersed in a unique, sometimes lunar feeling landscape: The Marocche

The route develops in a very tranquil area: between the Sarca Valley and the basin of Lake Cavedine. The route doesn’t present particular technical difficulties, apart from a few short distances of rough ground, with some rather pronounced and sometimes loose rocks and gravel. However, with a minimum of confidence on this type of terrain, the two descents, even if short will leave a smile on your face. For the majority of the ascent, you’ll be riding on the bike path that runs along the river Sarca or, in the case of Lake Cavedine - on small, quiet roads. The Marocche of Dro is a wondrous landscape to behold.

Further information and useful links
  • This is an official route of the Garda Trentino Provincial Network of MTB routes, regularly maintained and accompanied by specific signage. 
  • For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation - APT Garda Trentino  Tel. +39 0464 554444 

  • The texts relating to the route described in this sheet have been produced by Marco Giacomello, mountain bike guide.
Route info
Intermediate
Distance
12,4 km
Activity time
1 h 35 min
Ascent
320 m
Descent
320 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
388 m
Lowest point
143 m
Suggestions
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Nature Reserve Marocche
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
Maso Trenti - Dro
Directions

The start point of the route is located along the provincial road that goes from Dro towards Drena (S.P. 84), in the area of ​​‘Maso Trenti’. Following the recommended bike directions, take the secondary road marked ‘Centrale Volta’ to reach the cycle path in the vicinity of The Bike and Wine bar. Those arriving from Arco or Dro, following the cycle path, shall arrive there directly. Continue on the cycle path in the direction of Pietramurata. Once past the old Centrale di Fies (a former hydroelectric plant, now contemporary art space) continue straight ahead, facing some rather testing uphill sections. Once in the Monte Taglio area, the directions of the route lead you to leave the cycle path following the path on your right instead. The initial stretch is up and down on the undergrowth, with some stable but sometimes rather pronounced rocky sections. Once arriving to look over Lake Cavedine, the descent that leads to the water level begins. Pass an old hydroelectric in-take building to follow the dirt / gravel track that runs beside the lake. Upon meeting the asphalt road, keep the left towards the water, then immediately turn right. Always well guided by signs, start to climb again and once in Trebi, continue to follow the main road. Along this stretch, you can admire Lake Cavedine, The Brento and Casale mountains to the left and Paganella in the background - part of the Brenta Group.
Shortly after passing the power line, turn right onto a dirt road. Continue straight ahead, still slightly uphill, passing a short stretch of asphalt. Not long after after finding the dirt / gravel road, the roughest descent of the whole route begins. Once you meet the provincial road for Drena, cross it and take the path that continues on the other side. There is a very tight hairpin at the beginning, then a pleasant descent, with loose terrain, and a beautiful view over the Sarca valley. At the end of the dirt road,  you’ll find the provincial road and, keeping to the left, continue on the road to reach your start point

How to get there

From the centers of Garda Trentino (Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda) head north towards Dro / Trento. In Dro, turn right towards Drena onto Provincial Road 84.

You can also get to the starting point by following the cycle path from Arco. 

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino

 

Where to park
In the Marocche area there are two free car parks, one before the tamburello court and one immediately after. Free Parking space close to the castle

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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