An all-year-round tour, suitable even for gravel bikes - if a bit of loose terrain doesn’t bother you. The initial climb, which leads from lake Cavedine to the archaeological area, is all on asphalt. Although the length of the ride is rather short, it would be wise - especially during the hottest periods, to prioritise your personal water supply, as there are no fountains en-route.
The upper part of the route develops on an old block pavement, with some rather rough sections, in the vicinity of some interesting archaeological sites. The descent will be mostly on asphalt with the exception of a short gravel section.
BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY
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.
The starting point of the route is in Trebi. Coming north from Dro you will find the first sign for route 753 to your right, at the forked road. However, starting from the south of the lake, continue south for a few dozen meters where you should take the first road on your left. Here you will quickly find the route signage which guides you uphill, through the locality of Trebi. Continue to climb on the main road, where the gradient is constant at around 10%. Quickly gaining altitude, you’ll have the possibility to admire the remarkable views of Lake Cavedine and the Sarca Valley.
A little after you have passed over the hill-top, follow a wide curve round to the right. Leave the asphalt road, and take the archeological gravel road, continuing to follow the directions for route 753. All of the turnings are well indicated and the route continues with undulating terrain until the locality of San Siro. Once again riding on asphalt, keep left and start to descend, following the main road - as indicated by the signage.
At the fourth hairpin bend, take the gravel road on the left that brings you back to Lake Cavedine. After approximately 100 meters, the terrain returns to asphalt. Continue to follow the road downhill toward the lake, where you will rapidly meet its tributary.
Turn left here and follow the road that runs along the water course to the south, where for a short time you will arrive at the lake itself. Continue straight on to find the route starting point.
Cavedine is connected by the intercity bus lines (204, 205) which will take you to the starting point of the trail.
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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?
It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.
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