A pleasant route, suitable for all levels of cyclists. A continuous series of ups and downs on the trail of the locations in the Bleggio and Lomaso areas.
An itinerary without a single metre of flat terrain, spanning roads that are almost traffic-free, making it a very peaceful, enjoyable ride. It passes through woodland, meadows and cultivated fields interspersed with small characteristic villages. The climb towards the Ballino Pass, which can be tackled on two different sides, takes us first to Fiavè and then to the Bleggio area. After a downhill stretch to Comano Terme, the itinerary climbs back up the other side of the valley, passing through the Lomaso area.
From a technical perspective, this route is very accessible as the gradients are never super-steep. The climb to the Ballino Pass has an average gradient of 5.5%, then the route follows a series of ups and downs.
Rest StopCanale di Tenno medieval village
Acetaia del Balsamico Trentino
Ristorante Antica Croce
Ristorante Pizzeria Cristina
Ristorante Pizzeria Leon D'Oro
Organic Winery Torboli
Give your bike a regular checkup, especially if you've had it for years.
Be seen: you must wear a high vis jacket (or sash) in tunnels and on country roads after sunset.
Always wear your helmet.
Make sure your front and rear lights are working.
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.
Don't use headphones or your mobile phone handsfree kit: you need all your concentration on the road!
Obey the road signs: stop at traffic lights and don't ride on the wrong side of the road.
If you are cycling in a group, always go in single file.
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.
If there are cycle paths use them. It's your safety that's at stake and the rules of the road say you must.
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
Getting to Lake Garda – Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
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.
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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!
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.