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752. Marocche - Pergolese (Cross Country)
Madruzzo, Dro, Garda Trentino
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Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
0:50
Duration in hours
Distance
9.5
Distance in km
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Well within the reach of all, this route can be done all year round, and is listed as cross country, eve though it might be more accurate to classify it as gravel or family.
The route is just over 9 km log with an overall elevation gain of about 50 m. It runs through the northern area of the Lower Sarca Valley, the foothills of Monte Casale and Monte Bondone. The first stretch is all on cycle paths, then quiet country roads, with only one section on dirt road. As already mentioned, the entire route has no technical difficulties and it is practically on the flat. These areas have a century-long tradition of wine-making and despite the fact that the route is so short, you will come across three vineyards. Before you head back to Pietramurata, you can visit nearby Lake Cavedine.
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
Easy
Distance
9,5 km
Activity time
50 min
Ascent
50 m
Descent
50 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
241 m
Suggestions
Do not miss the chance to taste the local wine of this region, such as the famous Vino Santo and the white wine Nosiola 
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
Piazza - Pietramurata
Directions

The starting point of the route is in Pietramurata, at the church in the centre of the town and  piazza Mercato, the market square. Heading toward the River Sarca you come to the cycle path which you follow northwards, cycling along the banks of the river. At the end of the cycle path, at Sarche, keep right and a local road takes you to a roundabout at the winery Cantina di Toblino. This roundabout is always very busy. Cross it and take the second exit, continuing on down the main road towards Lake Cavedine. At the junction of Ponte Oliveti, keep to the right and continue on in the direction of the lake. After about 500 m, leave the main road, turning left onto a country road. Cross a small bridge and then head south along the river through the vineyards on an easy dirt track. Pass the Cantina Pisoni winery,  a place steeped in history and tradition, and head on to the historic centre of Pergolese. You will find yourself back on a paved road again, now keep left and stay on the left side of the river, continuing southwards. After about 1.5 km, a short distance from Lake Cavedine, the signposting for this route tells you to cross the rive on your right to bring you back to your starting point. Shortly before you come to the church, you will pass another famous winery in the area, Azienda agricola Gino Pedrotti

public transportation

You can reach Pietramurata with the public transportation system. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

How to get there
Where to park
Free parking space in Pietramurata (piazza Mercato)

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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