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736. Tenno Tour (Cross Country)

Mountainbiking · Lake Garda
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  • The medieval village of Canale di Tenno
    / The medieval village of Canale di Tenno
    Photo: Archivio Garda Trentino - Ph. LaValeBellotti, Garda Trentino
  • The medioeval village Canale di Tenno
    / The medioeval village Canale di Tenno
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • The quiet, narrow road to Pranzo
    / The quiet, narrow road to Pranzo
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • On the trail to Pranzo, in the background the castle of Tenno
    / On the trail to Pranzo, in the background the castle of Tenno
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino - Foto R. Kiaulehn, Garda Trentino
Map / 736. Tenno Tour (Cross Country)
150 300 450 600 750 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Canale di Tenno Casa degli Artisti

Technically a very easy tour, largely on paved road, which you can easily do even on a gravel bike, while enjoying the pictoresque surroundings overlooking lake Garda

 

 

easy
10.3 km
1:40 h
245 m
245 m

The loop proposed here starts out at the highest point on the route at the Lake Tenno car park.

This means that the first section is generally downhill, on minor roads in areas with little traffic and cross country, and then the trail climbs again to the starting point.

From a technical point of view it is a trail accessible to practically everybody. It is fairly easy from a physical point of view too, with a total distance of around 10 km and elevation of just under 400 m. If you want to do it together with another short tour, using the same starting and arrival point at Lake Tenno, you might want to consider route 738 or the more technical and challenging 739.

This itinerary touches on picturesque villages in the Tenno area, little stone houses huddled together and there are stunning views along the way.

Author’s recommendation

In summer, at the end of the tour, reward yourself with a dip in Lake Tenno, just a few minutes on foot from your departure point.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: March 12, 2019

Difficulty
S0 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
605 m
Lowest point
363 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Lake Tenno - A turquoise diamond
Casa degli Artisti
Canale di Tenno

Safety information

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.

Equipment

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

Tips, hints and links

  •  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.

Start

Lake Tenno - parking place (599 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.935531, 10.812550
UTM
32T 640512 5088481

Destination

Lake Tenno - parking place

Turn-by-turn directions

The departure point of the trail is in the Lake Tenno car park.

Turn onto the side road signposted Matoni right behind the wooden tourist information hut (open in summer), and pedal southwards parallel to the main road. Looking out over the valley below, after about 650 m you come to the first junction where you keep to the left. Continue on straight across a short stretch of dirt road and on to the cobbled road whih comes from the nearby lake. Keep to the right here and follow directions for Canale di Tenno. Since it is a medieval village, you will not find any trail signposts in the narrow streets. The trail heads through the main square where there is also a place to stop for refreshments; keep to the left and then right as you come out of the village and back onto the main road. Now stay on the right as you head downhill until you come to the stop sign at Ville del Monte. Turn left here, then you come to the little church where you turn right and pick up the signposting again for the bike trails. Now turn onto a pleasant dirt track which leads to Tenno. Once back on the main road, follow it downhill until you come to the imposing Tenno Castle. Turn right here and go straight on along via dei Molini until you come to the main road on the other side of the vale. Once you come to the stop sign, go left for a short distance and then immediately turn right onto the side road climbs towards Pranzo. Near the town you come to the main road again, turn left and follow it uphill. After about 2 km you can turn onto a cycle track on the left hand side of the road which takes us the final kilometre to close the loop. 

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Riva del Garda and Lake Tenno are served by an extra-urban bus line with infrequent journeys. For info: www.gardatrentino.it

Also, from June to September the BiciBusTrek service is active with a stop at the car park from where this itinerary departs. For info: www.gardatrentino.it

Info about bike public transport: www.gardatrentino.it

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it

Parking

Toll parking at the starting point of the tour. 
Free parking slots available in Ville del Monte. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino BIKE Map- On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole and online

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Difficulty
S0 easy
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
245 m
Descent
245 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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