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E-MTB3 Marocche di Dro

· 1 review · Mountainbiking · Garda Trentino
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A short trip to explore the Marocche di Dro. A few kilometres of pleasant ups and downs along dirt tracks to test drive your E-MTB.
easy
27.3 km
1:45 h
279 m
263 m

This cyclical route starts off in Arco and continues in a northerly direction. The dirt track begins after the famous Roman Bridge in the hamlet of Ceniga, and will accompany you for several kilometres, mostly uphill, along which you’ll tackle a few short, steep inclines interspersed with easier sections.

You’ll return to Arco via an asphalt cycle path, surrounded by the unspoiled nature of the Marocche di Dro. On your way back, you’ll also tackle a few short, steep inclines before enjoying the breeze on your face on the way downhill.

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget to pack your swimsuit during the summer months! There is a small beach near the Roman Bridge which is perfect for a dip in the River Sarca.
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Author
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: July 23, 2020
Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gaggiolo, 292 m
Lowest point
Arco, 85 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

Tips, hints and links

 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

Start

Parking place at the bridge - Arco (89 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.920796, 10.889565
DMS
45°55'14.9"N 10°53'22.4"E
UTM
32T 646521 5086983
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Destination

Parking place at the bridge - Arco

Turn-by-turn directions

This itinerary leaves from the car park at Arco Bridge. Head north up via Caproni Maini, the road right under the castle walls. For a short stretch you will be cycling among the houses but then you come out into vineyards and orchards at the foot of the Colodri crags, an area which is famous for sports climbing. Once you get to the Roman bridge in Ceniga, keep to the left without crossing the bridge. Head along the River Sarca till you come to the junction before Maso Lizzone. Here take the right. The road changes now and you find yourself on a compact dirt road which is easy to ride on. There are some short uphill and downhill stretches till you come to the stop. Head straight on along an asphalt road, leaving Dro on your right and when you come to via Cesare Battisti take the first left. There is a short asphalt stretch, then you are riding on a dirt road again. Head uphill on a steady rise through the woods, come out onto a flat area, the perfect place to stop and take in the view to the south where you can see the town of Arco on the right dominated by the castle, and the castle of Drena on the left. Continue along this track to the junction for Lake Bagattoli where you head left. You continue uphill on a compact dirt road which presents no problems. At the next junction, turn right and head up and downhill on a dirt road. When you come to the barrier with the helipad on the right, turn right and head downhill. After a flat stretch, turn right and head uphill on a rough track, then begin a fun downhill run on a compact surface as far as the Dro motocross track. Follow the signposts for the Anello Garda Sarca loop and you will hit the main road outside the village of Pietramurata where you cycle along the footpath at the side of the main road, then cross at the pedestrian crossing. When you reach Pietramurata, head into the town and follow signposts for the cycle path. Cycle along the asphalt track through vineyards and orchards until you find yourself pedalling through the Marocche, a nature reserve with unique scenery. The cycle path continues to wind up and down until you come to a cement road surface. Take care on this section because of the steep gradient. Once you come to the old Fies power station the gradient levels off a bit. On the side of the road you will find a bar and a hundred metres further on turn left until you come to the stop sign. Head down onto the main road and after a straight stretch, leave the main road and go straight on. You are now cycling through vineyards and orchards.  Continue along the base of the cliff till you come to Moletta di Arco where you must keep to the left and head in the direction of San Martino. Pass through the hamlet. At the end of the road turn right into via Europa and keep to the right until you turn into viale San Francesco. Head on down viale San Francesco passing the convent of the Capuchin friars. Here take the underpass and then cross the bridge over the River Sarca. Now you are almost back where you started from.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda, Nago and Arco – are connected by a number of urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of the trail.

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it

 

 

Getting there

Getting to Lake Garda – Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it

Parking

Free parking in Caneve (5 minutes on foot from the centre).

Pay parkng Foro Boario, Via Caproni Maini (Parcheggio al Ponte), Posta (Via Monache).

Coordinates

DD
45.920796, 10.889565
DMS
45°55'14.9"N 10°53'22.4"E
UTM
32T 646521 5086983
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///irritation.proactively.coppers
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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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


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M. Sch 
October 12, 2018 · Community
Completed this Route on October 04, 2018

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Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
27.3 km
Duration
1:45h
Ascent
279 m
Descent
263 m
Public transport friendly Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly

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