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Maxxis Gravel Garda Trentino - Long Track

Valle dei Laghi, Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Tenno, Arco, Comano, Riva del Garda, Dro & Drena
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Difficulty
Difficult
Duration
6:30
Duration in hours
Distance
101.4
Distance in km
Status
closed
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For the second time as part of the BIKE Festival on Lake Garda, there will be a Gravel Challenge. The start is scheduled for Friday 3 May in a free time slot, between 08:30 and 09:30, directly on Lake Garda in Riva del Garda.

By taking part in the Maxxis Gravel Garda Trentino - Long Track 100 km long and 1,750 m of altitude difference, you can admire breathtaking views and enjoy Trentino specialities at the refreshment points.

At Maxxis Gravel Garda Trentino – Long Track everyone can decide whether to tackle it as a race or as a tour. On the 100 km route the time will only be taken once, everything that happens in between does not count towards the ranking. So there is plenty of time to chat, ride together and enjoy the breathtaking nature of Lake Garda. Of course, you don't have to ride fast on the stages. Only those who want to move up in the rankings or test themselves, give full throttle on the four timed stages.

The aim here is clear: to experience and enjoy yourself together with your friends while savouring the food of the region!

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
Distance
101,4 km
Duration
6 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+)
1.702 m
Altitude difference (-)
1.731 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
854 m
Lowest point
63 m
Safety guidelines

Safety Tips

  1. Always wear your helmet.
  2. Plan your ride.
  3. Obey the road signs, stop at traffic lights and do not ride on the wrong side of the road.
  4. You share the trail with other users. Yield right of way to hikers.
  5. Respect public and private property.
  6. Do not cycle solo in remote areas.
  7. Make sure your bike lights are working.

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
Parco Miralago, Riva del Garda
Directions

The route is varied to the maximum! Asphalt serpentines and gravel climbs, but also flat passages with great views, rough trail descents and the flowy finale are waiting for you. Each passage has its own special charm. The tremendous view over Lake Garda on the first climb. The turquoise blue of Lake Tenno. The high plateau with a view that stretches for miles at Fiavé. The lovely Sarca valley with the trail to the idyllic Lago di Cavedine. For experienced gravel bikers, the route is pleasant to ride and requires no special riding skills. Only the downhill into the Sarca valley requires courage and an extra portion of skills.

On the Long Track, time is recorded in the following sections:

  • Comano from km 40 | 4.5 km long, 230 m uphill
  • Dro località Calvarine from km 77 | 1.93 km long, 20 m uphill
  • Località Maza from km 88 | 1 km long, 10 m uphill

Refreshment points:

  1. Lundo at km 35
  2. Oltra at km 72
  3. At the finish line
public transportation

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.

 

How to get there

A22 motorway, exit: Rovereto Sud - Lake Garda. Then SS240 in the direction od Riva del Garda.

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.

 

Where to park

Parking near the former hospital (Via Rosmini) or the former cemetery (Viale Damiano Chiesa).

Paid parking: Terme Romane (Viale Roma), Vecchia stazione (Largo Medaglie d’Oro), Ex-agraria (Via Lutti), Area ex-Cattoi (Viale Rovereto).

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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