Bike Trail Through the Marocche biotope in Trento, Bondone, Valle dei Laghi, Rotaliana: Position on map

Bike Trail Through the Marocche biotope

Through the Marocche biotope

Elevation

Min: 308 ft
Max: 1079 ft
Uphill: 1552 ft
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The Lake Garda in Northern Italy is the largest lake of the country and one of the biggest tourist attractions right next to Italy's magnificent cities. It is especially known for the variety of things you can do there. It is very enjoyable to hike, bike or take a relaxing swim around the lake here – especially ideal for an active holiday. The region is characterized by the Mediterranean... Read more

last update on Sep 21, 2017
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Facts

Difficulty
Easy
Distance: 16.78 miles
Duration:2 h
Loop trail
Min: 308 ft
Max: 1079 ft
Uphill: 1552 ft

Suitable for

Mountainbike

Interesting facts

  • You're traveling a distance of 17 miles on this easy trail. Average length of all bike Trails in Trentino is 19 miles.
  • This easy bike trail is perfect for the whole family. The bike trail is also perfect if the kid’s wanna bring their dog on the trip.

Route description

The starting point of this tour is the parking lot by the bridge across the Sarca River in Arco. Bike on the Via p. Caproni Maini alongside the Sarca from there. First you will ride on an asphalted road up until the town Prabi – here a little detour to the church Sant'Apollonare is definitely worth it.

 

Further, in Ceniga you will get to the Roman Bridge, or in Italian the so called “Ponte Romano”, as the road starts to become a little bit more bumpy. Then bike further on the Via Cesare Battisti Dro, which will make you cross the village Oltra, before reaching the motocross terrain Ciclamino in Pietramurata. There are training walls for classical hiking available here.

 

Straight ahead, the crossing of the state road from Arco to Trento awaits you – this will initiate your tour back to the start. Next you will shortly get to the “Marocche” biotope – a debris dessert from times after the ice age that reminds one of a lunar landscape. The biotope is a natural protected area – there is only one path through it with some places to rest and marvel at the beauty of nature.

 

Now follow the Sarca up the river on an uneven road until you get to the Gardesana Occidentale, yet another large road. After crossing the road you'll be on a newer biking trail that leads your way to the village Dro. Once in Dro, you only have to follow the road to the end of the village and to another crossing of the Sarca. Afterwards you will be in Arca again in no time.

Suitable for kids
Suitable for dogs

Highlights of the tour

The tour includes two major highlights. Firstly the fact that you are able to bike by the Drena castle and get a closer look of the magnificent building on your trip. Secondly, you will get to ride your bike by the Marocche biotope, a landslide area which was created by the slopes of the two mountains Monte casale and Monte Brento.

Getting here

By car

You can easily access the starting point of tour by car over the SS45 or the SS240 in the direction of Arco. Once in Arco, you can drive to the parking area in Sarca where you can park your car and swiftly along start with this magnificent tour.

 

Contact

Via Paolina Caproni Maini
38062
Arco
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