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Vespana - Tour


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Entertaining circuit on the slopes north of Tenno.

Signage: 740. Vespana - Tour

There’s never a dull moment on this tour. Varied climbs, descents and flat sections, changing terrain and a series of sights make for an unforgettable MTB experience. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Start by ascending to the picturesque medieval village of Canale di Tenno. From there things get flatter until you reach the shimmering, turquoise Lago di Tenno. After a long climb along the wooded slopes at the foot of Monte Misone, you have the option of branching off to Rifugio San Pietro, which is a lovely spot for a break, with its unique setting and beautiful views over Lake Garda. Shortly after that you arrive at the highest point of the tour at Sella di Calino. After reaching the hamlet of Vespana you have to climb again, then you coast along through woods and meadows, initially on gravel, later on tarmac, back to your starting point in Tenno.


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
20,6 km
3 h 05 min
Altitude difference (+)
730 m
Altitude difference (-)
730 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
967 m
Lowest point
414 m

Rifugio San Pietro is worth a short detour for refreshment halfway through the tour and to enjoy the view over Lake Garda.

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

  • Always wear your helmet.
  • Plan your ride.
  • You 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 public and private property.
  • Always be self-sufficient.
  • 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

The starting point of the tour is at the car park along the main road in Tenno. From here we follow the main road towards the castle and turn left into Via Gioacchino Prati. We ride through the village and past the square and meet the main road again at a bend.

After a short stretch on asphalt, we leave the road to take the gravel path on the other side. This fairly steep path leads to the church of Sant'Antonio in Ville del Monte. We ride behind the church and then continue uphill on the main road, then turn right and take the winding asphalt road to the medieval village of Canale di Tenno.

The tour leads through Canale to the village square, where we keep to the right to take the first paved and then gravel path towards Lake Tenno. At the fork, we keep right and continue along the Laghisoli forest road, which runs high above Lake Tenno.

After the lake, the path becomes steeper and leads into the forest. We continue uphill, ignoring the side paths along the way, until we come to Bastiani, where we meet the asphalt road again. We turn left and continue uphill on the road towards San Pietro.

At the car park below the refuge, the asphalt becomes a gravel road again and the route continues uphill to Sella di Calino, the highest point of the route. From here, we continue on a gravel track towards the meadows of Vespana and Treni. At the crossroads, we turn right and go up a short stretch towards Monte Calino.

Soon we reach the asphalt road again and start our descent towards the village of Calvola, which we pass. At the junction for Canale, we continue downhill towards Ville del Monte. From here we return to Tenno on the outward route.

public transportation

Tenno is connected by the intercity bus line 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche).

Attention! Buses are not very frequent!

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.


How to get there
Where to park

Parking in the village of Tenno in Via dei Laghi, near the playground.

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.

Bike Stop Parking Tenno
bike stop
Rifugio Monte Calino " San Pietro"
mountain hut
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