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Cross Country bike route at Lake Cavedine: Route 753

Easy E-MTB loop tour near Lake Garda 

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Irene Clerici

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This is an easy cross-country route in the quiet area of Lake Cavedine, which is about 18 kilometers from Riva and Torbole on Lake Garda.

A scenic loop route awaits you, perfect for unwinding for a couple of hours and moving through lovely natural scenery away from the tourist bustle of Garda.

The ascent is on an asphalt road with an average gradient of 10%; the descent is on a dirt road, somewhat bumpy trail, and asphalt.

We recommend this route if you are just getting into mountain biking and want to practice on uneven ground. With a regular mountain bike, the climb becomes an opportunity to push on the pedals and practice.

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Details

  • Technical characteristics

    • Starting point
      Lake Cavedine, Trebi
    • Endpoint
      Lake Cavedine, Trebi
    • Route
      Lake Cavedine, Trebi, Cavedine Valley, San Siro, Lake Cavedine
    • Starting height
      241m
    • Highest point
      586m
    • Altitude – ascent/descent
      470m/470m
    • Distance
      13,8 km
    • Duration
      2 hrs
  • Difficulty

    • Difficulty
      Easy
    • Technical difficulty (1 to 5)
      2
    • Physical training (1 to 5)
      2
  • Scenic appeal

    • Experience (1 to 5)
      5
    • Landscape (1 to 5)
      4
  • Type of route

    • Round tour
    • Insider tip
    • Panoramic route
  • Best time of year

    • All year over
      without snow

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Places of interest along this bike trail

Lake Cavedine lies between the villages of Dro and Pietramurata in the moonscape of the Marocche di Dro.

The Marocche di Dro is the debris from the Monte Brento and Casale landslides caused by the retreat of the glacier that had occupied the Sarca valley for millennia. 

Thanks to the winds coming from Garda, the Cavedine area is also known as “Wind Valley.” The west coast of this small lake is still intact in its original beauty, while on the east coast, you will find walking and biking trails, bars, restaurants, and a windsurfing and sailing school with rentals.

The lake is connected to the Toblino and Santa Massenza reservoirs by the Rimone Nuovo artificial tributary and is part of the hydroelectric system that feeds the Torbole power plant.

Route description

This is an official MTB trail of Garda Trentino, regularly maintained and well marked: you just need to follow the signs with the number 753.

The starting point of the trail is in the locality of Trebi. If you come from Dro, you will find the trail starting on the road going up to the right with signs for Trebi just before you get to the lake. If you are coming from the lake, on the other hand, head south and take the uphill road to your left.

The climb is steady on a paved road, and you will find beautiful views of the lake and Cavedine Valley as you gain elevation. Shortly after the Park “Parco dei 100 Gelsi”, you will come off the hill and take the dirt road of the archaeological trail on a wide curve to the right. 

Here begins the descent alternating between dirt roads, loose rock, and a few single trails in the woods and fields to the San Siro locality. The forks are always well-marked.

When you return to the paved road, keep left on the main road and continue downhill toward the lake. At the fourth hairpin turn left, taking a shortcut on a dirt track, and continue right again downhill on a paved road that takes you past the lake’s tributary.

Turn left towards south and continue straight ahead, skirting the lake until you reach the starting point.

Variant

None.

The route during the winter

March to November.

Places to eat and refreshment points

At the lake.

Out tips

  • Although the trail is short, don’t forget water and a small snack, especially during the warmer months.
  • If you need a short break, stop at the Park “Parco dei 100 Gelsi”, which you will find on the left at the end of the climb.
  • A single-shock front bike is sufficient for this tour.

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How to reach the starting point of the trail

Starting from Riva and Arco, proceed north toward Dro/Trento. Near Dro, take provincial road 84 and follow the signs for Drena to the hairpin bend with signs for Lake Cavedine on the left. After the protected area of Marocche di Dro, you will find Lake Cavedine.

Car Park

Public Transport

Cavedine Valley is connected to Garda Trentino by Trentino Trasporti suburban lines. You will find a stop at the beginning of the route and one on the lake about 900 meters away.

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