A long, less technical route kind of route, rideable throughout the year. It is very interesting from a landscape and cultural perspective.
The Garda Sarca loop was the first route for mountain bikers and hikers created by the Garda Trentino tourism company. Opened in 2011, it precedes the new provincial legislation which regulates the paths. This is the reason why the 731 route signs differ from the newer route signage in the area. The tour involves a good part of the Valle del Basso Sarca (the low Sarca valley) and for the distance of almost 60 km, the ascents and descents vary considerably. The distance and altitude difference make this route undoubtedly demanding. From a technical point of view, apart from a few short sections with rough and sometimes loose terrain, there are no particular difficulties. Both uphill and downhill, a gradient of 20% is reached, mostly on asphalt and in forested areas. If it has rained the terrain may be slippery, especially on the sections of cement.
In a single itinerary, you can enjoy the great variety of landscapes and trails that Garda Trentino has to offer! From the shores of the famous Lake Garda to the hidden gems of the surrounding areas.
BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY
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.
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?
It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.
Emergency telephone number 112
This is an official route of the Garda Trentino Provincial Network of MTB routes, regularly maintained and accompanied by specific signage. A summary of the legislation is available on our website: www.gardatrentino.it
For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation: APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 www.gardatrentino.it
The texts relating to the route described in this sheet have been produced by Marco Giacomello, mountain bike guide.
Getting to northern Lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
In Torbole there are free parking places in Via Strada Granda or in the Busatte area. Pay parking in the Parcheggio Panorama and Lungolago Conca d'Oro