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Downhill mountain bike route at Lake Garda: Val del Diaol

The first authorised downhill mountain bike track in the whole Garda Region

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Carlo Torboli for AGBA

Photo: Courtesy AGBA

Rider: Dennis Tondin

This track forms part of the Bike Park Garda Trentino project which consists of 3 routes and has been developed by the Alto Garda Bike Arena, a non-profit association made up of a group of 12 fanatic mountain-bikers and supported by the Nago-Torbole council and InGarda Trentino.

The project was born in 2006, but it was only in 2013 that it was ready to be presented to the Trento Province after a new law on MTB rules was past. In 2014, work started on the Diaol Valley and it was all inaugurated in April 2015.

Map and GPS-Track

Details

  • Technical characteristics

    • Starting point
      Torbole
    • Endpoint
      Torbole
    • Route
      Torbole – Nago – Malga Zures – Malga Casina – Val del Diaol – Nago – Torbole
    • Starting height
    • Highest point
      1093m
    • Altitude – ascent/descent
      4m/726m
    • Distance
      4.5km downhill and the whole round trip is 23km
    • Duration
      30 min
  • Difficulty

    • Difficulty
      medium/difficult
    • Technical difficulty (1 to 5)
      4
    • Physical training (1 to 5)
      4
  • Scenic appeal

    • Experience (1 to 5)
      3
    • Landscape (1 to 5)
      4
  • Type of route

    • Return track on the same route
    • Insider tip
  • Best time of year

    • All year over

Partner

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Tour description

Described by Carlo Torboli, for AGBA.
A downhill route of medium/difficult level. The route is 4.5km long, and the first 100m are very rocky and steep. After this there is a beaten earth section with various features. Then, after 200m of uphill, the downhill section starts in one of the most beautiful areas of this ride. There are 3 easy jumps to do which bring you to a ‘serpentina’ right-left which is very quick.

All this brings you to a passage where there is a drop of 1.5m over a distance of 17m (an easier descent has been created if you don’t fancy this jump!) and then a second difficult zone which is very fast with various rock gardens to get through.

When you have finished here there are another 3 rock gardens spread over easier ground for about 1.5km before you get to the last part which is very fast, approximately 800m long with at least 3 jumps of about 4m long of medium difficulty and another 4 easy jumps.

The downhill ends in the industrial area of Nago where you will go across fields to get back to the centre of the town and head downhill towards Torbole.

The route is maintained every week until the end of the season by the AGBA bikers.

Variant

No variations

Partner

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How to reach the starting point of the trail

You will find the start of the track a few hundred metres after Malga Casina – you can’t mistake it as it is signed.

The downhill route during the winter

You can bike this route all year round but it isn’t maintained during the winter.

Contacts for AGBA Association

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