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Palafitte Bike Tour

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Child-friendly circuit in an archaeologically significant area.


Signage: 947. Palafitte Bike - Tour

Start in the centre of Fiavé, head south past the Museo delle Palafitte (well worth a visit) until you reach the Torbiera near Fiavé, a peat bog where pile dwellings were built in prehistoric times.  The route continues southwards. At the highest point it almost reaches Passo del Ballino, the crossing towards Tenno. There the route turns and leads in a northerly direction on gravel paths, slightly downhill through the forest. You then switch back to tarmac and describe a wide loop around the village of Fiavé, through agricultural land. Passing the villages of Dasindo and Favrio, you end up back at the starting point having covered just under 15 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
Route number
15,5 km
1 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+)
330 m
Altitude difference (-)
330 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
758 m
Lowest point
495 m

The remains of the pile dwellings  with some realistic replicas can be seen at the Parco Archeo Natura or at the Pile-Dwellings Museum in the centr of Fiavé.

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

  1. Always wear your helmet.
  2. Plan your ride.
  3. You share the trail with other users. Yield right of way to hikers.
  4. Let your speed be determined by your experience.
  5. Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect.
  6. Cycle only on authorized and open trails.
  7. Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further.
  8. Respect public and private property.
  9. Always be self-sufficient.
  10. 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

Fiavé – Passo Ballino – sentiero Dus – Cornelle – Busca – Curé – Dasindo – Favrio – Molina – Fiavé

[1] From the centre of Fiavé head south (Via 3. Novembre).  When you reach the main road [2], turn right and immediately right again (localitá Dos). At the end of the street drive through the factory on the left and then turn right at the main road [3] in the direction of Passo Ballino. After having passed the Torbiera wetlands, on the right hand side (open to the public, no bicycles), the sport field and the picnic area, take the forest road [4] going uphill. Once you're out of the wood [5], cycle through the meadows towards a house, turn to left and take the road uphill [6]. Just before the pass, turn abruptly right and traverse the main road [7 – 3.9 km]. The gravelled road descends slightly through the forest for 3 km. Cross a farm track [8 – 7.3 km] and continue straight ahead until you reach another house [9] and a right bend; finally you will reach the main street going from Fiavé to Cavrasto. Cross the street and follow the farm track, slightly descending. Stay always on the main track, pass two junctions [10/11 – 8.7 km and 9.6 km] and two other junctions [12/13] where you have to turn left both times. You will see the remains of a house at the crossing after the factories in Curè [14]. Here turn right downhill and with a right/left combination, surpass a ditch. Soon the road turns right continuing in the middle of the fields [15]. Turn right again at the next junction [16] towards Dasindo. Cross the main road [18], traverse the centre of the village keeping to the left [19], and then turn to the right side leaving the village behind and head southward. Shortly before the graveyard [20], take the small and steep tarmaced road to Favrio. There turn right [21] and take the road that goes back to Fiavé.

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 Via Bleggio in Fiavé, behind the church.

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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