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755. Drena and the chestnuts (Cross Country)

Mountainbiking · Lake Garda
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  • Drena Castle, starting point of the route
    / Drena Castle, starting point of the route
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • Forest road between chestnut trees in March
    / Forest road between chestnut trees in March
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • Forest road between chestnut trees in March
    / Forest road between chestnut trees in March
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • The vineyards at Luch
    / The vineyards at Luch
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • One of the works of the Open Air Gallery in Braila
    / One of the works of the Open Air Gallery in Braila
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
Map / 755. Drena and the chestnuts (Cross Country)
150 300 450 600 750 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Castel Drena

A short loop suitable for everyone, which leads you to discover the rural areas on the left side of the Sarca valley.

easy
8.2 km
1:25 h
270 m
270 m

A tour of around 8 kilometres between the quiet valley of Cavedine and the chestnut groves towards Braila. With just over 300 meters altitude gain and no technical difficulty, the route is accessible to everyone. It can also be considered as a complement to the route 756. Both of these itineraries have the same starting point. However, from the locality of Luch the 755 diverges in the opposite direction.

Author’s recommendation

At the end of the ride you can enjoy a well earned refreshment or snack from the kiosk in the car park.

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

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

Castel Drena

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

Drena - parking place at the castle (371 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.970443, 10.939877
UTM
32T 650288 5092593

Destination

Drena - parking place at the castle

Turn-by-turn directions

The route starts near to Drena castle, in the nearby car park. Initially you will not find the route directions (number 755). First, take the provincial road towards the beautiful village of Drena, leaving the castle behind you. After about 400 meters, cross the road to take the initially steep - Via Rovereto on your left. Follow this quiet internal lane, which leads you to proceed parallel to the provincial road below. After crossing the locality of Naroncol you will again meet the provincial road. Cross this, and after a few hundred metres, turn right - dropping down into Luch. Here you will discover the route signs for Malga Campo - follow them along this secondary road until you reach a crossroads with a religious shrine. Turn right here and follow the signage for "La Casina" restaurant. Continue along this road to pass the restaurant, where shortly after you must take the forest road on the right. Immersed in the ancient chestnut trees, follow the forest road up to reach an asphalt road near to Braila. At this juncture - if you pay close attention, the woods are scattered with interesting sculptures which form an open-air gallery. Turn right here onto the asphalt road, following it until you see Drena Castle. Descend into the village once again, along via Giovanni Segantini, continuing straight to return to your original starting point.

Getting there

  • From the Garda Trentino centres: Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, go north towards Trento / Dro. At a roundabout fork right towards Drena onto the provincial road SP84. Go up the hairpin bends for around 5km until you reach the Castle.
  • Getting to northern Lake Garda: www.gardatrentino.it

Parking

Free parking in the area next to the castle / provincial road SP84.

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
8.2 km
Duration
1:25 h
Ascent
270 m
Descent
270 m
Loop With refreshment stops

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