Long, challenging trail that only experts will enjoy.
Signage: 760a. Variante Maso Naranch - Trail
From Santa Barbara you start off briefly on the flat, then the adrenaline kicks in on a steep, technically demanding stretch interspersed with fast sections. At the eponymous farmstead (with refreshments) you can either leave the trail, or tackle the second part of the route, which is similar to the first. Variant of the 760. Monte Velo Trail-Tour.
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ITRS - International Trail Rating System
The ITRS is an objective way to assess trails and routes from a biker’s perspective, evaluating four aspects:
Discover more about the ITRS system and check the classification of this tour in the photo gallery.
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.
This is a variant of 760. Monte Velo Trail-Tour starting at Passo Santa Barbara.
At Passo Santa Barbara we take take the narrow asphalt road on the opposite side of the main road from the fountain. At the fork we turn left and continue on asphalt among meadows and fields in the direction of Monte Creino. We then follow the signposts and leave the asphalt road to turn into a trail on the left, which leads through the woods on the slopes of Monte Creino and comes to the forest road. We then continue downhill for 300 m and turn right towards Maso Naranch, with its wonderful view over Lake Garda.
At the end of the meadow overlooking the lake you will find signposting for the route once more and now you head on down the trail. There are a number of turnoffs in the woods, all signposted. As you ride down the different stretches of trail you will cross the paved road for Nago several times. Always take care as you come out onto the road. It isn’t a very busy road, but you could come across other vehicles or bikes heading downhill. In this section of the trail too you will find some stretches are quite treacherous. In the vicinity of the village of San Tomè the trail is interrupted and now you have only to follow the steep paved road as far as Nago. When you come to the traffic lights at the intersection with the main road which leads down to Torbole and Arco, go straight through and head towards the right.
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 route
Parking at the starting point of the 760. Monte Velo Trail-Tour.
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?
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