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Terlago Bike
Valle dei Laghi
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
3:30
Duration in hours
Distance
21
Distance in km
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Medium difficulty round tour from Terlago through the hamlets of Covelo, Maso Ariol, Monte Terlago, and Vallene. Along the way you will cycle past the lakes of Lamar and Terlago.

This Terlago Bike tour spans a mixture of paved and dirt roads and has some fairly technical sections. You will wind your way through the former municipality of Terlago. Starting off in the village of Terlago, you will cycle around Monte Mezzana along the tarmacked cycle path and dirt road towards the town of Covelo. From here, you will continue towards Prada, where you will arrive at some beautiful meadows used for haymaking close to the village of Monte Terlago. Once you reach the highest point, just below the top of Paganella, you will begin a steep descent to Lake Lamar. When you arrive here, you will have the option to stop for a break to admire the turquoise water and refuel on the small grassy beach. Once you leave the lake, you will head towards the last stretch of the route from the area of Selva Faeda, above the town of Vallene, downhill to an area by Lake Terlago. From here, you will quickly return to the departure point in the village of Terlago.

Further information and useful links

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

Route info
Intermediate
Distance
21,0 km
Activity time
3 h 30 min
Ascent
725 m
Descent
725 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
939 m
Lowest point
421 m
Suggestions

 This route is suitable for standard mountain bikes and e-bikes. You can shorten or lengthen this route.

Safety guidelines

BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY 

  • Plan your ride
  • 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 nature, plants, animals and the trail
  • Do not frighten animals
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Respect public and private property
  • Always be selfsufficient
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  • Take back home only good pics

ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET !

Suggestions taken from NORBA and IMBA codes of conduct.

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the 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,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Terlago
Directions

The tour starts on Via Degasperi in Terlago, where there is some convenient free parking in front of the primary school.  From here, you will proceed along the cycle path on Via Palù, passing Trilacum Sports Centre on your left. Follow the "del Palloncino" bend alongside the SS-45bis (Gardesana) road. From this point, you will take the dirt road in the direction of Covelo – Cadènis, bypassing Monte Mezzana. Once you come to the end of the dirt road, you will arrive at the first few houses in the town of Covelo. Keep heading in this direction and start the uphill climb across the SP-18dir and into the village via Cadènis, Villa Bassa and finally onto Via Ariòl in the direction of Monte Terlago.  Continue along the road to Ariòl until you reach Maso Ariòl, where you will take the first uphill road on your left towards the woods following the SAT 627 trail. Continue to follow the dirt road that runs alongside the last few houses and into the countryside, until you reach Maso Parisoi, after which you will continue your climb through the Monte Terlago countryside. At the end of the road, you will find yourself in a car park at the top of the village of Monte Terlago, where you will take the road towards the Prada meadows, following the SAT 627 trail signs.  Continue along the same path until you reach the crossroads with SAT 682, where you will continue on until you reach the highest point on the path, at the top of the Prada meadows (940 m.a.s.l.). From here, you will begin a steep and technically challenging descent in the direction of Mez Pian. Less experienced riders are advised to dismount in a couple of places to avoid the tight hairpin bends. Once you reach the bottom, you will find yourself on a forest road heading south in the direction of the Lamar lakes along the SAT 681 trail. Once you arrive at Lake Lamar (718 m.a.s.l.), cycle back uphill briefly, making sure to follow the SAT 627 trail towards Lake Terlago or the Giro del lago di lamar 1A.  At the top of this steep climb, continue to follow the 1A until you have cycled through (with numerous ups/downs) the entire Faeda Forest before arriving at the Vallene campsite. At the campsite, turn left onto SAT 615 towards Terlago, which will take you downhill to the first few houses in the village. There are some steep stretches during this descent and less experienced riders are advised to dismount. Once you reach the village of Terlago, continue right on Via Crosara, cross the covered walkway, and take Via Defant towards the church once you get to Piazza Torchio.  Turn left here on to Via Roma, cross the narrow road, and turn right on to Via Degasperi before the Cassa Rurale. You will find yourself back at the departure point in the primary school car park.

public transportation

Terlago is connected by regional buses.

From Riva del Garda:

  • Bus line 205 (Riva del Garda - Trento) until Cadine
  • Bus line 206 (Trento – Monte Terlago) or Line 230 (Trento – Ranzo/Margone) until Terlago

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

How to get there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino

To reach Terlago from Riva del Garda: from the SS 45bis (Gardesana road) in direction Trento follow the road signs for Terlago.

Where to park

In the village of Terlago there are several free parking spots:

  • At Lake Terlago
  • In via Omigo
  • In via A. Degasperi in front of the elementary school

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!

Remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do, the locations you plan 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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