A tour on the slopes of Mount Baldo, for those who adore long climbs: 16 kilometres, with some tough sections, which lead to the San Valentino skiing resort.
This route takes us to the San Valentino skiing resort, located in the garden of Mount Baldo. There is a choice of different itineraries for getting there: in this tour we suggest taking on the road that leaves from Avio and heads into the Valle dei Molini.
Technically speaking, this climb is quite long and features an average gradient of 7.5%, with a few brief slopes that exceed 10%. Just as long a descent takes us back to where we started.
Almost completely traffic-free, this tour offers cyclists an opportunity to enjoy the nature of Mount Baldo to the full. Its quiet slopes, stunning in the winter but just as characteristic without snow, provide the perfect setting for a challenging tour, suitable for expert cyclists.
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Start from Torbole sul Garda and then go uphill until Nago along the “Nago Vecchia (Old Nago)” road. From here on, following the cycle path reach Mori by passing the San Giovanni Pass and flanking the nature reserve of Loppio.
Arrived at the centre of Mori, turn right at the traffic light following the directions to Avio. Take the path running along the river Adige passing through Chizzola and Sabbionara. Once reached Avio turn right taking a 16km uphill road, called “little Stelvio”. Go through some gorges until the dam, before the last uphill road that leads to the S. Valentino's meadows.
Turn right, go downhill towards Brentonico and head back to Mori. From here on, take again the cycle path to Nago and go downhill to Torbole.
The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point or in the immediate surroundings.
For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes
You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino
Free parking in Torbole in the Busatte Park.
More Pay parking at the Panorama parking area, in Via Strada Granda or and along the lakefront Lungolago Conca d'Oro
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!
Do not compare a road bike with a mountain bike. They are very different, especially in technical terms, and facing a hill with a road bike could be much more difficult than facing the same hill with a MTB. Therefore, remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do and the locations you plan to cross. Do not forget to consider the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: the paint of the crosswalk could be very slick.
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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