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EMTB Test track Bike Festival – EasyLoop

Mountainbiking · Lake Garda
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Garda Trentino
  • Along the lake promenade in Riva del Garda
    / Along the lake promenade in Riva del Garda
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • EasyLoop - BikeFestival 2019
    / EasyLoop - BikeFestival 2019
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
Map / EMTB Test track Bike Festival – EasyLoop
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Designed specifically for the 2019 Bike Festival, this easy but fun route allows you to test the EMTBs presented at the expo stands by the various brands.

easy
8.4 km
1:03 h
206 m
206 m

A tour of 8.5 km and 250 m altitude difference, without particular technical difficulties. It starts on the cycle path and then climbs, surrounded by olive trees, on secondary asphalt roads. The slope is gradually increasing to even reach 30%. Ideal therefore to appreciate the assistance of engines, but to avoid unpleasant breakdowns in transmission, let us not be surprised with too hard gears. The descent is on an old unpaved road, which crosses the main road to Lake Tenno in several places. Pay close attention during the descent to the various crossings of the main road.

Author’s recommendation

Don't miss the Bike Festival 2019, the biggest MTB show in Europe, with expo area, events and much more! Info & update available here

outdooractive.com User
Author
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: 2019-01-22

Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
271 m
65 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

For further information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation: APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444  www.gardatrentino.it

Start

Riva del Garda (69 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.881995, 10.846447
UTM
32T 643277 5082594

Destination

Riva del Garda

Turn-by-turn directions

The start of the route is located near the mouth of the Varone torrent. Follow the directions of route 731, of the Garda Trentino trails network moving away from the exhibition area, leaving the beaches and beginning to climb the course of water to the north. Cross Viale Rovereto and continue along the cycle path to Varone. Here, at the crossroads set by a traffic light keep the left and then immediately turn right, taking a secondary road, which leads you to overcome an old church. Near a fountain, turn to the right starting an ascent among the olive trees towards Deva. Reach the main road to Tenno, in the village of Deva. Here begins the descent, follow the route 373, which leads you to take the "cuts" of an old unpaved road, which brings you back to Riva del Garda admiring the Garda. Once reached the village Dom, near a hairpin bend, keep the right as indicated, continuing on a secondary road to San Giacomo. So keeping the right to the stop on via Ardaro you arrive back into Riva del Garda, the route starting point.

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

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it

Getting there

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

Parking

Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).

Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths,  Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, Blue Garden.

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
S1 easy
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
1:03 h
Ascent
206 m
Descent
206 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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