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Bike Marathon 2020 Ronda Grande
Tenno, Riva del Garda, Arco, Dro, Garda Trentino
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Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
10:20
Duration in hours
Distance
59.9
Distance in km
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The Ronda Grande offers a healthy mix of climbs and descents: 59.56 kilometers, 2406 meters of total height difference with the highest point in Prai da Gom at an altitude of 1135 m.

From the junction with the Ronda Piccola at Sella di Calino, it continues until Vespana, goes down along the Lomasona and arrives in Prial from where, by setting a low gear, begins the climb to S. Silvestro up to Malga Vigo (1079  m.a.s.l.) where, the panorama of the Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello Mountains is extraordinary.

Up there, Cima Tosa and the Carè Alto glacier (3500 meter high) will block the riders with their incomparable beauty.

The Ronda Grande offers the opportunity to challenge considerable ascents, descents as well as to test different terrains: from asphalt to gravel sections, pedaling through places such as Dos del Clef and S. Pietro. Once in Novino the Ronda Grande takes the same road as the Ronda Piccola to the finish line.

Further information and useful links

For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation: APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 - www.gardatrentino.it

Route info
Difficult
Distance
59,9 km
Activity time
10 h 20 min
Ascent
2.688 m
Descent
2.692 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.153 m
Lowest point
69 m
Suggestions
The Brenta Dolomites are, in Malga Vigo, in front of you. Stop for a moment to admire them. 
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.

Punto di partenza
Centre - Riva del Garda
Directions

After the start, in the heart of the old town of Riva del Garda, the first few kilometres of the route lead through the picturesque areas of Varone, Cologna and Gavazzo to Tenno. Afterwards it continues on a dirt road to Ville del Monte. From here the route leads along a beautiful gravel road to the unique Lake Tenno, famous for its unspoilt landscape and turquoise blue colour. After the ascent to Monte Calino, after 15.6 kilometres the route divides at Sella di Calino into Piccola and Grande. At this point the Ronda Grande turns onto a dirt road to Vespana and leads via Lomasona to Prial. Now you should shift into a low gear to master the demanding climb to San Silvestro. The path continues on to Malga Vigo (1,079 metres above sea level), where it crosses an archaeological area (S. Martino) until it reaches the beautiful Valdori forest. From Malga Vigo you have an incomparable view of the Brenta Dolomites, including the 3,173-metre-high Cima Tosa and the over 3,500-metre-high Carè Alto.

After crossing Pozza Bella and Gorghi, the route passes Prai da Gom, the highest point of the Ronda Grande at 1,135 metres above sea level. This is followed by a four kilometre descent to Dos del Clef. Afterwards it leads uphill again to Bocca di Tovo on Monte Calino. The descent towards Riva starts on single trails to the town of Novino. From there the last part of the route leads back to the Ronda Piccola and follows the same track to the finish line at the festival area. A great performance has been achieved.

public transportation
The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda, Nago and Arco – are connected by a number of urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of the trail. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it

Info about bike public transport: www.gardatrentino.it

How to get there
Getting to northern Lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it 
Where to park
Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).

Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths,  Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, Blue Garden.

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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