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756. Passo S. Uldarico (Cross Country)

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  • Drena, starting point of the route
    / Drena, starting point of the route
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • The "Opel" forest road
    / The "Opel" forest road
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
  • A bumpy passage on the track
    / A bumpy passage on the track
    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
Map / 756. Passo S. Uldarico (Cross Country)
300 450 600 750 900 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Castel Drena

A short loop around the small mountain which divides the valley of Cavedine and its homonymous lake. With the exception of a short unstable section, the route is fairly easy going.

moderate
17 km
2:34 h
467 m
467 m

With a length of 17km and an altitude difference of just under 550 meters, this tour is suitable for most abilities.
As anticipated, the last part of the descent is the most challenging due to a single stretch of bumpy terrain. The rest of the route develops on quiet secondary roads, easy gravel tracks and short stretches along the provincial roads of Cavedine.

This is a very quiet, rural area - where the influence of tourism is rarely perceived. Enjoyable all year round , the route leads from Val di Cavedine, located at the foot of Monte Bondone, to the Sarca Valley. Lake Cavedine is certainly a sight to behold with the Brento and Casale mountain groups in the background. As with the other itineraries: the inhabited areas do not offer route signposts, therefore, the route information supplied here can always come in handy.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: 02 08, 2019

Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
735 m
307 m
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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

Parking place at Drena Castle (378 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.970899, 10.941530
UTM
32T 650415 5092646

Destination

Parking place at Drena 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. Still riding on asphalt, at the next junction (now led by the signs) - turn left / northwards to ride through the crop fields of the Cavedine valley. After a short gravel track taking you to a crossroads, keep right towards the centre of Masi di Vigo. And before reaching the built-up area turn left again heading north, until you once again meet the provincial road at Passo San Udalrico.

Continue right on the main road, and after around 200 meters turn left to climb up Via Coste, reaching a village of the same name. This road is characterised by a very Italian sight - the stations of the cross, leading you up to a small church. Here continue straight ahead, following the road to discover the route signage which indicates you to continue on the forest road. Ride downhill on the pleasant, undulating path, which is stable and quite flowing. At the end of the forest, continue straight until you reach the stop sign where you must keep left on Via Trebi. Next you will find yourself in an archaeological area which you must leave on your, following the main road. If you want to lengthen your adventure, you could always follow the directions of route 753, which then rejoins this. Otherwise, continuing straight on the road, you will shortly begin to descend, with Lake Cavedine and the Sarca valley below you.

Guided by the signposts - take the second fork that you shall meet on your left, interrupting the descent to continue on a slightly uphill, gravel road.

At the end of the road continue straight to face the last downhill stretch, the most technical part of the whole route. Having successfully tackled this section, you shall once again meet the provincial road to Cavedine. Here turn left, going uphill for about a kilometre over a couple of divine hairpin bends to once again reach your start 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 / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
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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Comments and ratings (1)

Danilo Brembilla
08 20, 2017
Bel percorso, poco frequentato, con salita agevole su asfalto e discesa a tratti sterrati impegnativi. Magnifico panorama sia sulla vallata sopra Drena che sulla valle di Cavedine
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domenica 20 agosto 2017 13:15:51
Photo: Danilo Brembilla, Community
domenica 20 agosto 2017 13:16:16
Photo: Danilo Brembilla, Community

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
17 km
Duration
2:34 h
Ascent
467 m
Descent
467 m
Loop

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