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751. Jurassik Marocche

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  • The bike path towards Monte Taglio di Sarca
    / The bike path towards Monte Taglio di Sarca
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • The trail to lake Cavedine
    / The trail to lake Cavedine
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • The Cavedine lake, in March, with the snow-covered Paganella in the background
    / The Cavedine lake, in March, with the snow-covered Paganella in the background
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • lunedì 4 settembre 2017, 18:52
    / lunedì 4 settembre 2017, 18:52
    Photo: Massimo Ganz, Community
  • The last part of the descent overlooking the lower Sarca valley
    / The last part of the descent overlooking the lower Sarca valley
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
Map / 751. Jurassik Marocche
0 150 300 450 600 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Centrale di Fies Marocche di Dro

A short loop, rideable all year round, with two short sections of interesting descent. You’ll be immersed in a unique, sometimes lunar feeling landscape: The Marocche

moderate
12.4 km
1:35 h
296 m
296 m

The route develops in a very tranquil area: between the Sarca Valley and the basin of Lake Cavedine. The route doesn’t present particular technical difficulties, apart from a few short distances of rough ground, with some rather pronounced and sometimes loose rocks and gravel. However, with a minimum of confidence on this type of terrain, the two descents, even if short will leave a smile on your face. For the majority of the ascent, you’ll be riding on the bike path that runs along the river Sarca or, in the case of Lake Cavedine - on small, quiet roads. The Marocche of Dro is a wondrous landscape to behold.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: February 08, 2019

Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
388 m
Lowest point
143 m
Best time of year
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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

Maso Trenti - Dro (146 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.967227, 10.928265
UTM
32T 649397 5092214

Destination

Maso Trenti - Dro

Turn-by-turn directions

The start point of the route is located along the provincial road that goes from Dro towards Drena (S.P. 84), in the area of ​​‘Maso Trenti’. Following the recommended bike directions, take the secondary road marked ‘Centrale Volta’ to reach the cycle path in the vicinity of The Bike and Wine bar. Those arriving from Arco or Dro, following the cycle path, shall arrive there directly. Continue on the cycle path in the direction of Pietramurata. Once past the old Centrale di Fies (a former hydroelectric plant, now contemporary art space) continue straight ahead, facing some rather testing uphill sections. Once in the Monte Taglio area, the directions of the route lead you to leave the cycle path following the path on your right instead. The initial stretch is up and down on the undergrowth, with some stable but sometimes rather pronounced rocky sections. Once arriving to look over Lake Cavedine, the descent that leads to the water level begins. Pass an old hydroelectric in-take building to follow the dirt / gravel track that runs beside the lake. Upon meeting the asphalt road, keep the left towards the water, then immediately turn right. Always well guided by signs, start to climb again and once in Trebi, continue to follow the main road. Along this stretch, you can admire Lake Cavedine, The Brento and Casale mountains to the left and Paganella in the background - part of the Brenta Group.
Shortly after passing the power line, turn right onto a dirt road. Continue straight ahead, still slightly uphill, passing a short stretch of asphalt. Not long after after finding the dirt / gravel road, the roughest descent of the whole route begins. Once you meet the provincial road for Drena, cross it and take the path that continues on the other side. There is a very tight hairpin at the beginning, then a pleasant descent, with loose terrain, and a beautiful view over the Sarca valley. At the end of the dirt road,  you’ll find the provincial road and, keeping to the left, continue on the road to reach your start point

Getting there

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

From the centers of Garda Trentino (Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda) head north towards Dro / Trento. In Dro, turn right towards Drena onto Provincial Road 84.

You can also get to the starting point by following the cycle path from Arco. 

Parking

Free parking slots available at the sport ground along the road to Drena. 

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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Massimo Ganz
September 04, 2017 · Community
lunedì 4 settembre 2017, 18:52
Photo: Massimo Ganz, Community

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
12.4 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
296 m
Descent
296 m
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