Easy tour visiting chestnut groves and open-air art.
Signage: 757. Carobbi - Tour
If you want a tour that’s not overly long or strenuous, but is still interesting and varied, this one’s for you. Start in Arco and head towards San Martino, initially along a mountain road, afterwards on concrete and gravel paths up to the hamlet of Carobbi, an idyllically situated farmstead surrounded by mighty chestnuts. Forest tracks then lead down to the picturesque village of Braila and along a tarmac road to the Open Air Gallery. You then descend via Drena, past the imposing castle and into Valle del Sarca. Keeping to the south-eastern side of the valley, you alternate between tarmac and gravel and cycle through flat orchards and vineyards back to the starting point in Arco.
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ITRS - International Trail Rating System
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This information is subject to inevitable variations, so none of these 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, it is advisable to check environment and weather conditions before setting out.
The starting point of the tour is in Arco, along the cycling path next to the Caneve car park. Following the cycle path towards the town centre of Arco, we cross the river Sarca and ride northwards along it. We pass by the climbing stadium and cross the river once again. At the roundabout we cross the main road and reach the treelined street on the other side, which leads to the Convent of San Francesco.
Instead of going all the way to the convent, we turn left in Via di Sai and then right into Via Angelo Maino. At the crossroads near the car park we turn left and ride through the hamlet of San Martino passing by the church located on a high spot. Then we keep right and start our ascent on a rather narrow asphalt road in the direction of the Policromuro crag and the Bosco Caproni.
Once we reach Pianaura, we reach a fork and turn right to continue the climb towards Troiana, where the asphalt gives way to a dirt road, and Carobbi, a nice spot surrounded by beautiful chestnut groves.
In Carobbi turn left and start the descent, first towards Braila and then to Drena. In the village follow Via Segantini in the direction of the castle, from where you have to follow the main road. After 1 km turn left onto a trail and keep heading downhill.
Meeting the main road again, follow it in a southerly direction for just over 600 meters, then turn left, continuing off road, in the direction of Arco. When you reach the main road junction at Moletta, cross it and head for the river and the cycle path, which you have to follow to return to the starting point.
The main towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Nago – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of tours or in the immediate surroundings.
You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Parking in Caneve (5 minutes walk to the town centre).
Paid parking: Foro Boario, near the bridge (Via Caproni Maini) or the post office (Via Monache).
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 sudden drop in your energy levels. The unexpected things are part of the fun!
Remember to thoroughly evaluate the type of route you plan on doing, the locations you intend 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.
Emergency telephone number 112.
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