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Drena - Malga Campo

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54.1 km
5:01 h
1302 m
1302 m


Riva del Garda, cycle path, Arco, cycle path, Ceniga, Dro, Drena, Malga Campo, Drena, Dro, Ceniga, cycle path, Arco, cycle path, Riva del Garda.

Check the "turn-by-turn directions" page for more details! User
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: October 23, 2018

Highest point
1371 m
Lowest point
69 m
Best time of year

Safety information

  1.  Give your bike a regular checkup, especially if you've had it for years.

  2. Be seen: you must wear a high vis jacket (or sash) in tunnels and on country roads after sunset.

  3. Always wear your helmet.

  4. Make sure your front and rear lights are working.

  5. Put out your arm to give advance warning of your intention to change position and before you do anything, check there are no vehicles coming up behind you.

  6. Don't use headphones or your mobile phone handsfree kit: you need all your concentration on the road!

  7. Obey the road signs: stop at traffic lights and don't ride on the wrong side of the road.

  8. If you are cycling in a group, always go in single file.

  9. You've got a bell: use it to let pedestrians know you're there. Don't ride on footpaths. If you have to then get off and push your bike.

  10. If there are cycle paths use them. It's your safety that's at stake and the rules of the road say you must.


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!

Do not compare a road bike with a mountain bike. They are very different, especially in technical terms, and facing a hill with a road bike could be much more difficult than facing the same hill with a MTB. Therefore, remember to throughly evaluate the type of route you plan to do and the locations you plan to cross. Do not forget to consider the current season. Has it been raining? Attention: the paint of the crosswalk could be very slick.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour?

  • Bike helmet
  • Bike gloves
  • Bike glasses
  • Waterproof/Windproof jacket
  • Headlights and rearlights
  • Reflecting suspenders
  • Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  • Water Bottle
  • Bike repair kit (tire levers, mini bike pump, bike tube)

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 more information on routes and bike services: rentals, workshops, shops and cycling friendly accommodation:
    APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444


Riva del Garda - Info office (69 m)
45.885053, 10.844873
32T 643147 5082931


Riva del Garda - Info office

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Riva del Garda cycle up north towards Arco, where at the Carmellini Parking you'll take the cycle path flanking the Sarca river up to the residential area of Ceniga. Carry on towards Dro and turn right towards Drena going uphill the Marocche up to the castle of the same name that overlooks the whole Sarca valley.

At the foot of the castle turn right and pass through the town. Here starts the long climb, in the shade of centuries old chestnut trees heading towards La Casina and Maso Michelotti. After 16 wonderful switchbacks you reach the meadows of the alpine hut Malga Campo where a natural scenario of rare beauty is offered by the Stivo Peak and turning by 180° degrees you can see the Brenta Massif , the Adamello's and Presanella's glaciers, the sources of river Sarca.

50 metres left of the stakes you can find an illustrative panoramic ring of the surrounding mountains. 

Travelling through the same road again you'll get back to starting point Riva del Garda

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:


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:

Getting there

Getting to Lake Garda – Garda Trentino:


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 dl Garda, Arco and Torbole and online

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54.1 km
5:01 h
1302 m
1302 m
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