With a length of 17km and an altitude difference of just under 550 meters, this tour is suitable for most abilities.
As anticipated, the last part of the descent is the most challenging due to a single stretch of bumpy terrain. The rest of the route develops on quiet secondary roads, easy gravel tracks and short stretches along the provincial roads of Cavedine.
This is a very quiet, rural area - where the influence of tourism is rarely perceived. Enjoyable all year round , the route leads from Val di Cavedine, located at the foot of Monte Bondone, to the Sarca Valley. Lake Cavedine is certainly a sight to behold with the Brento and Casale mountain groups in the background. As with the other itineraries: the inhabited areas do not offer route signposts, therefore, the route information supplied here can always come in handy.
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 route starts near to Drena castle, in the nearby car park. Initially you will not find the route directions (number 755). First, take the provincial road towards the beautiful village of Drena, leaving the castle behind you. After about 400 meters, cross the road to take the initially steep - Via Rovereto on your left. Follow this quiet internal lane, which leads you to proceed parallel to the provincial road below. After crossing the locality of Naroncol you will again meet the provincial road. Cross this, and after a few hundred metres, turn right - dropping down into Luch. Still riding on asphalt, at the next junction (now led by the signs) - turn left / northwards to ride through the crop fields of the Cavedine valley. After a short gravel track taking you to a crossroads, keep right towards the centre of Masi di Vigo. And before reaching the built-up area turn left again heading north, until you once again meet the provincial road at Passo San Udalrico.
Continue right on the main road, and after around 200 meters turn left to climb up Via Coste, reaching a village of the same name. This road is characterised by a very Italian sight - the stations of the cross, leading you up to a small church. Here continue straight ahead, following the road to discover the route signage which indicates you to continue on the forest road. Ride downhill on the pleasant, undulating path, which is stable and quite flowing. At the end of the forest, continue straight until you reach the stop sign where you must keep left on Via Trebi. Next you will find yourself in an archaeological area which you must leave on your, following the main road. If you want to lengthen your adventure, you could always follow the directions of route 753, which then rejoins this. Otherwise, continuing straight on the road, you will shortly begin to descend, with Lake Cavedine and the Sarca valley below you.
Guided by the signposts - take the second fork that you shall meet on your left, interrupting the descent to continue on a slightly uphill, gravel road.
At the end of the road continue straight to face the last downhill stretch, the most technical part of the whole route. Having successfully tackled this section, you shall once again meet the provincial road to Cavedine. Here turn left, going uphill for about a kilometre over a couple of divine hairpin bends to once again reach your start point.
Drena is connected with the other towns in Garda Trentino by the number 304 intercity bus line. Details and timetables: www.gardatrentino.it
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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