Route 742 has been classified as ‘All Mountain’. However, it has some climbs worthy of a Cross Country bike. There is a particular downhill section that, in its current state, could be prohibitive with an Enduro bike. The route rewards you with beautiful views of High Garda with its typical Mediterranean vegetation and many alpine forests which blanket the mountains of Calino, Misone and Biaina.
The route can be enjoyed for most of the year and during recent winters it seems to have been less affected by snow. The total altitude difference is just over 1300m, with climbs that in some places exceed 15%. Along with diverse terrain; long tarmac stretches, steep cemented ramps, cobblestone, dirt road, single track and scree.
NOTE: This trail has difficult downhill runs and is recommended for expert bikers only
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.
There are two refreshment points along the route that are popular with bikers: San Pietro mountain refuge and Malga San Giovanni. Payment in cash.
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
Attention! To reach the true departure of the itinerary (the climb that leads from Varignano to Volta di No), it is necessary to ride a couple of kilometres on urban roads, crossing the centre of Arco.
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