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Ponte Arche - Andalo - Fai della Paganella

Race cycling • Trentino-Alto Adige
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difficult
133.4 km
7:00 h
2560 m
2560 m

Route:

Riva del Garda, Deva, Pranzo, lake Tenno, Ballino Pass, Fiavè, Stumiaga, Dasindo, Vigo Lomaso, Campo Lomaso, Ponte Arche, Villa Banale, Tavodo, Dorsino, San Lorenzo in Banale, lake Molveno, Molveno, Andalo, Cavedago, Spormaggiore, Fai della Paganella, Santel, Andalo, Molveno, San Lorenzo, Dorsino, Tavodo, Villa Banale, Ponte Arche, Campo Lomaso, Vigo Lomaso, Dasindo, Stumiaga, Fiavè, Ballino Pass, Tennosee, Ville del Monte, Tenno, Cologna, Gavazzo, Varone, Riva del Garda.

Check the "turn-by-turn directions" page for more details!

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APT Garda Trentino
Updated: 2018-10-23

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1152 m
69 m
Best time of year
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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.

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!

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 www.gardatrentino.it

Start

Riva del Garda - Info office (69 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.885062, 10.844882
UTM
32T 643148 5082932

Destination

Riva del Garda - Info office

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Riva del Garda go up-hill towards Pranzo, pass trough the village of Deva, until you reach the magnificent Lake Tenno. Carry on the uphill road to the Ballino Pass (750m) and then go downhill reaching Fiavé by turning left. From here onwards take the direction of Bleggio Superiore. Beyond the village of Cavrasto, turn right towards Santa Croce to reach Bleggio Inferiore until Ponte Arche and Comano Terme. At the crossroads turn left and immediately afterwards turn right to cross over the bridge on the river Sarca in the direction of Villa Banale. From here on starts the uphill road that leads to San Lorenzo in Banale. You will flank the Lake Molveno and by going up 5 km you will reach Andalo. Go down on the right in the direction of Fai. At the end of the downhill turn left on the provincial road heading towards the Val di Non valley. After the tunnel keep the left and go uphill towards Spormaggiore from where you will have a marvellous view on the Val di Non valley and its famous apple tree gardens. Pass through Cavedago and carry on to Andalo closing the loop. Get back on the same road, cycle through to the Ballino pass going downhill in the direction of Lake Tenno, go straight, pass through the town of Tenno and continue the panoramic downhill stret passing by Varone, where there's the magnificient waterfall, and then 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: 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 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
difficult
Distance
133.4 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
2560 m
Descent
2560 m
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