This is a challenging tour and greatly rewarding in terms of scenery and natural surroundings. Certain gradients must not be underestimated, even if you are using pedal assist
The ascent which takes you from the olive groves of Arco towards Padaro is a tough one. Stretches of dirt road and cement road alternate and the gradient can exceed 20% in places. Then there is a long stretch with a gradient of close to 10% before continuing the climb on a well-tended forestry trail.
The first stretch of the descent is quite technical, initially on a rocky surface, loose in points and with some steps. Then the surface becomes gradually smoother and more stable with a series of sharp narrow turns. Once you get past this point, there are no more particularly technical parts and you will cover several stretches on paved road punctuated by some short ascents. Given the weather conditions of recent years, this trail is open all year round. If you have a limited supply of water on the uphill stretch, you are advised to fill up at the fountain you will find at the entrance to the village of Padaro.
NOTE: There is a downhill run on this trail only suited to expert bikers!
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
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
Free parking in Caneve (5 min. walk from the town centre.
Further Pay parking: Foro Boario parking, via Caproni Maini (Car park near the bridge), Post office (Via Monache).