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Variante Maso Naranch Trail

Val di Gresta, Surroundings

Duration in hours
Distance in km
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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.



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
5,8 km
30 min
Altitude difference (+)
90 m
Altitude difference (-)
800 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
1.260 m
Lowest point
455 m

Do not forget, while enjoying the bike tour, to admire the view over Lake Garda and shoot it! 

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
Santa Barbara

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.

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 route


How to get there
Where to park

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?

  • 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.

E-Bike Stop Info Point Arco
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Torbole sul Garda - Nago
E-Bike Stop Parking Coel - Nago
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E-Bike Stop Bicigrill Moletta - Arco
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