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Naranch Trail

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  • mountain biking trail at Lake Garda: Naranch Trail
    / mountain biking trail at Lake Garda: Naranch Trail
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  • / Naranch Trail
    Photo: Ralf Glaser, Garda Trentino
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    Photo: Markus Berger, Garda Trentino
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Naranch Trail is a classic enduro trail, physically challenging (difficulty is 7/10), that offers spectacular scenery. It is perfect for those looking for downhill runs on natural technical trails. 


5.6 km
0:44 h
172 m
1,206 m

This is the most accessible enduro trail in all of Garda Trentino. Good steering technique and confidence on steep downhill runs is essential.

The first part, as far as Maso Naranch, is fairly wide and easy.  The first stretch is more a single trail for about 400 metres which, then widens out more than a metre for 800 metres. Just before the Maso there is the only rock Garden section which you should evaluate before taking it on.

Below Maso the trail is narrower and full of narrow bends with natural footholds, most of it in a little valley between two ridges and coming out onto a tarmac road which leads to Nago.

The trails all runs through the woods on not too rocky flow terrain.

Author’s recommendation

Do not forget, while enjoying the descent, to admire the view over Lake Garda
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Updated: June 24, 2020
S4 difficult
Highest point
1,277 m
Lowest point
240 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


Safety information


  • 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


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
  • The texts relating to the route described in this sheet have been produced by Marco Giacomello, mountain bike guide.


Monte Creino (1,275 m)
45.888439, 10.934097
45°53'18.4"N 10°56'02.7"E
32T 650061 5083471



Turn-by-turn directions

The “Naranch Trail” starts from the service area near the trenches overlooking Val di Gresta. Here you keep to the right at the next junctions until you come to the forest trail which runs down the slope above Malga Fiavei. You are now in the area of the farmhouse Maso Naranch, keep on going down until you come to it. The meadow in front of this farmhouse is a natural terrace overlooking Lake Garda and if visibility is at all good, you will simply have to stop and take a photo.

At the end of the meadow overlooking the lake, you will find directions pointing you on down the trail. There are a number of turn-offs here in the woods, all signposted, although, unfortunately, signposts have disappeared on a number of occasions. Following the various shortcuts, you will cut across the narrow, steep, paved road for Nago a number of times: always take great care when you come out of the trail onto the road.

There is not much traffic here but you may come across other vehicles or bikes on their way down. Depending on the state of the trail, certain stretches in this area can also be quite treacherous.

When you get close to the village of San Tomè, the trail is interrupted and you have to follow the steep paved road as far as Nago.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Nago can be reached by the number 332 bus from Arco, Riva del Garda and Rovereto, and the urban bus number 3 from Riva del Garda, Torbole and Arco. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes:

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino:



The car park “al Coel” in Nago, which is accessed from the roundabout, is free of charge all year round.


45.888439, 10.934097
45°53'18.4"N 10°56'02.7"E
32T 650061 5083471
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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 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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Iron Limbo
October 13, 2017 · Community
Schöner Naturtrail! Allerdings trifft die Einstufung "leicht" nicht zu. Mit zunehmendem Tempo und Untergrundbeschaffenheit wird der Naranchtrail anspruchsvoller! Meiner Meinung nach, nichts für Anfänger und Familienausflüge! Man sollte ein gutes Gefühl für sein Rad und sein können mitbringen! Aber ein tolles Erlebnis für alle Singletrail Liebhaber!
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S4 difficult
5.6 km
0:44 h
172 m
1,206 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Single trail/Free ride


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