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Dolomiti Movlina - Tour

Comano
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Difficulty
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Duration
8:00
Duration in hours
Distance
75.2
Distance in km
Status
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Long, stunning tour on the edge of the Brenta Dolomites in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park.

 

Signage: 941. Dolomiti Movlina - Tour

Start from Ponte Arche and ascend to Stenico, then continue to Val Algone, the valley that borders the Brenta Group on the western side. The mighty limestone giants of the Brenta Group accompany you on the right side of the valley as you cycle up to Malga Movlina, firstly on a tarmac road, later on gravel tracks. Near the Passo del Gotro (1858 m), the highest point of the tour, there are a few short, very steep sections where it’s required to push your bike. When you reach Lago di Valagola, an idyllically situated mountain lake, it signals the end of all the challenges. You now cycle north along the Valagola on forest tracks. Shortly before Madonna di Campiglio, turn west and cycle first on minor roads, later on a cycle path along the Sarca through Val Rendena to Tione di Trento. Eventually you return via Stenico to the starting point in Ponte Arche, having covered 76 kilometres.

 

Further information and useful links

For more information on routes, bike services (rentals, workshops, shops) and cycling friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444

 

Route info
Difficult
Route number
941
Distance
75,2 km
Duration
8 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
1.950 m
Altitude difference (-)
1.950 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.862 m
Lowest point
389 m
Suggestions

With its many pastures and mountain huts, Val Algone is the ideal place for a taste of Alpine delicacies along the way!

Safety guidelines

ITRS - International Trail Rating System

The ITRS is an objective way to assess trails and routes from a biker’s perspective, evaluating four aspects:

  • Technical Difficulty: riding skill level needed
  • Endurance: combined effect of length, uphill and downhill
  • Wilderness: amount of planning required based on mobile phone reception, rescue options, water supply and wildlife
  • Exposure: consequences of a fall

Discover more about the ITRS system and check the classification of this tour in the photo gallery.

 

Safety Tips

  • Always wear your helmet.
  • Plan your ride.
  • You 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 public and private property.
  • Always be self-sufficient.
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas.

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.

Punto di partenza
Ponte Arche
Directions

Comano Terme, Ponte Arche – Stenico – Val Algone – Malga Nambi – Mga. Movlina – Bregn da l’Ors – Lago di Valagola – S. Antonio di Mavignola – (DBB Country) – Pinzolo – Preore – Ragoli – Stenico – Ponte Arche

The route starts in Ponte Arche at the tourist board Terme di Comano - Dolomiti di Brenta in the direction of the pedestrian bridge / park. Cross the bridge and keep left. Cross the main road and climb to Stenico [1]. Keep left dir. Ragoli/Tione. After 4 km turn right [2] and ascend on the tarmaced road to Val d’Algone for 12 km. At the crossing [3] near Malga Serli (1577 m) follow the hairpin bend uphill to the right. After about 3 km you will pass by a car park; the tarmaced road ends at a gate, and turns into a gravelled road, still climbing towards Malga Movlina [4 – 1785 m]. A bumpy cart track takes you past the alpine hut and you will cycle on it for about 600 m, until it ends. Continue to climb steeply on your bike or pushing it for 300 m. You will reach the Passo del Gotro [5 – 1859 m] along the pastures. Keep left to the DBB route dir. Passo Bregn de l’Ors [6 – 1844 m]. Follow the harsh right curve downhill to Lake Valagola (1587 m). You might like to walk sometimes. At the end of the beautiful mountain lake [7] , pass by the renovated alpine hut of Malga Valagola. Follow the wide gravelled road downhill for 6 km without turning. At the bottom of the valley cross the bridge on the river Sarca di Campiglio [8 - 1160 m]. Keep left and cycle slightly uphill to S. Antonio di Mavignola (1166 m). Go back following the signs of the DBB-“Country” route. After 600 m, abandon the main road [9], turn left and off you go, leaving the heights behind. Take the smooth cycle path without traffic down to the valley of Pinzolo (770 m). Then take the marked cycle path, which is easy to follow for 15 km (but pay attention at the crosswalks in Spiazzo). Near Ragoli this tarmaced cycle path ends abruptly [11 – 484 m] and turns into a gravelled path going in the direction of Ponte Arche. Start climbing again and the path will take you to the country road going from Ragoli to Stenico [12 – 610 m]. Soon you will pass the junction to Val d’Algone. From now on the route back to Ponte Arche via Stenico (660 m) is well-known to you from the outward journey.

public transportation

The area around Comano is connected by the intercity bus lines 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche) and 201 (Trento - Ponte Arche - Campiglio – Tione) to the other places in Garda Trentino.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

 

How to get there
Where to park

Parking in Piazza Mercato in Ponte Arche and near the thermal park (Via Cesare Battisti).

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?

  • 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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