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739. Mena Tour (All Mountain / Enduro)

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  • The forest road near Casa Bastiani
    / The forest road near Casa Bastiani
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • / Woods in Mena
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • / At "Bastiani"
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (Promovideo), Garda Trentino
  • / A stratch of the trail leading to lake Tenno
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • / Canale di Tenno
    Photo: Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
m 900 800 700 600 500 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Lake Tenno - A turquoise diamond MONTE CALINO "SAN PIETRO" Agritur Calvola
A very short route but with a steep ascent and an all-round technical trail. Despite its short distance, the road surface varies continually, ensuring fun all the way. 
7.9 km
1:31 h
315 m
315 m

A loop just 8 km long in the marvellous surroundings of Lake Tenno. Though short, this route has a challenging ascent and an interesting downhill run which should not be underestimated. The initial climb is on a road with a gradient of 15%, then the trail continues on an easy forestry road until it comes to the start of the single track which finishes not far from lovely Lake Tenno. Though short, this trail has a number of passages which require good control of the bike if you are to do them in safety.

The lake is famous for its colours and the purity of its water; in the summer it is a fantastic spot for a swim. Finally, you cross what is probably the most famous medieval village in Alto Garda, Canale di Tenno. Near the highest point of the climb, if you continue for another 1.5 km and little more than 100 metres in elevation gain, you will come to the mountain hut Rifugio San Pietro, situated on a natural terrace overlooking Lake Garda.

Author’s recommendation

Do not forget your swimming costume /trunks in the summer!
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Valentina Bellotti
Updated: June 25, 2020
S3 difficult
Highest point
Rifugio San Pietro, 870 m
Lowest point
Mena, 586 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Lake Tenno - A turquoise diamond
Canale di Tenno medieval village
Agritur Calvola

Safety information


  • 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



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.

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:
  • For more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation: 
    APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444
  • The texts relating to the route described in this sheet have been produced by Marco Giacomello, mountain bike guide.


Canale di Tenno (595 m)
45.927499, 10.828896
45°55'39.0"N 10°49'44.0"E
32T 641799 5087618


Canale di Tenno

Turn-by-turn directions

This route begins at Canale di Tenno. At the cross-roads as you leave the village, take the road towards Rifugio San Pietro and the road immediately starts to rise steeply. Follow the road and the clear signposting past the Calino Cross until you come to a junction in Daglie. Here the signpost for route 739 tells you to keep to the left, leaving the main road.  Continue along on the forestry road until you come to Casa Bastiani, and take a slight right towards Mena. You are riding on a forestry trail again for about a kilometre, then leave it and turn to the left to turn immediately right onto the single track. As the track currently stands, some stretches are rather technical and the final section reaches gradients of 30%. When you get to the forestry trail from Ballino, keep to the left until you come to Lake Tenno. The trail runs along the lake from above, and you keep it below you on your right. Keep on straight until you come to to the entrance to the medieval village of Canale di Tenno, the point from which you started.

Should you decide to go down to the lake to spend some time on the beach, remember that cycling is prohibited on the path which runs along the beaches, and the ban on cycling has only recently been lifted in the medieval villages in the Tenno area, Canale di Tenno included. It probably goes without saying, and the beauty of these places leads you to slow down anyway, but make sure that you cause no disturbance to other road users.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Riva del Garda and Tenno are served by an extra-urban bus line with infrequent journeys. The closest bus stop to the starting point of the tour is Ville del Monte. For info:

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

Info about bike public transport:

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino:


Free parking slots in Ville del Monte, only minutes away from Canale di Tenno. 


45.927499, 10.828896
45°55'39.0"N 10°49'44.0"E
32T 641799 5087618
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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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

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Corrado Rebesco
June 24, 2018 · Community
Provato oggi scendendo da San Pietro In gran parte della discesa è necessario portare la bici in spalla. Un albero caduto interrompe il sentiero ed è molto difficile da aggirare. Ciao a tutti
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domenica 24 giugno 2018 19:42:04

S3 difficult
7.9 km
315 m
315 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Single trail/Free ride


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