Cycling along the river, amongst vineyards, mountains and castles
7 cycle routes with tasty stops for the coming summer
Things are different with your bike: it’s the trip that counts. Choose the right route and, as you pedal, simply soak up the open spaces and relish the breeze on your face.
With your bike you can go from the scent of hornbeam to the aroma of olive groves all in one day and along the same route. As you pedal just look around you and your gaze may fall on a hillside castle nestled in the woods or vineyards or on the majesty of the Dolomites themselves.
Many cycling aficionados choose Trentino for the variety of landscapes, the quality of the cycleways and of course for the services available. Along the routes there are numerous refreshment points known as “Bicigrills”. Here you can have a bite to eat or something to drink, check up on your bicycle and find useful information.
Find out about our top cycling routes and tips on where to stop for a tasty break.
The Valsugana Cycleway
It starts off in the town of Pergine Valsugana and winds its along the Brenta River for 52km, crossing Trentino and reaching Veneto. The route is generally level and skirts the lakes of Levico and Caldonazzo. Along the way you can stop off at the “Bicigrill” refreshment points of Levico Terme, Novaledo, Castelnuovo and Tezze.
The Adige Cycleway
The Trentino stretch of the long cycling route that links Bolzano to Verona, following the course of the Adige river, is about 80km long with “Bicigrill” refreshment stops in Cadino, Trento, Nomi and Avio. The most interesting leg of the cycleway is between Trento and Rovereto, about 30km, which winds through the vineyards of Vallagarina. Strong points? The outline of Beseno Castle which dominates the landscape.
The Lake Cycleway
Along this route, the scent of olive trees is gradually overcome by that of hornbeam. This cycleway takes you from Lake Garda up along the Sarca river, lake after lake, and landscape after ever-changing landscape. From the warm shorelines of Lake Garda to the romantic lake of Toblino with its castle that appears to float on water. You can stop at the Bike & Wine Bar in Dro or the “Bicigrill” in Linfano.
Primiero Bicycle Trail
The Primiero bicycle trail connects the village of Imer to San Martino di Castrozza. 18 kilometres take you into the woods, over a steel cable bridge, up to almost 1500 metres a.s.l., to the village of San Martino di Castrozza overlooking the Pale. In Siror you will also find the 'Al Molin' bicigrill.
The Fiemme and Fassa Cycleway
If you’re looking for mountains this is the perfect route. A 48km cycleway that winds its way through meadows and fir and larch forests, with the Dolomites of the Latemar and Rosengarten groups embracing the panorama. There are a few climbs and so the fitter the better. If you’re feeling tired however you can stop at the “Bicigrill” refreshment points of Predazzo and Moena.
The Flower Bicycle Path
More than 600 species of flowers enhance the meadows along the bicycle/hike path of Val Rendena (25 km) and Val del Chiese (28 km). You pedal on a palette of colours and scents, along the banks of the rivers Sarca and Chiese and of the “Blue Flag Lakes” Idro and Roncone. For a gourmet break, stop at the Lido Beach on Lake Roncone, in Val del Chiese, and at the Bici Grill Bar in Vigo Rendena, in Val Rendena.
The Val di Sole bicycle trail
The Val di Sole bicycle path is 34 km long and starts from the Mostizzolo Bridge, which defines the border between Val di Non and Val di Sole, up to Cogolo di Peio. It runs along the lively Noce stream - according to National Geographic, among the world’s ten most beautiful rivers - a paradise for rafting, canoeing and kayaking. The Bike Grill on the cycle path in Pellizzano has everything you need for a tasty boost of energy.
Come and discover out cycleways
Here we’ve highlighted just seven routes, but the cycleways in Trentino cover over 400km. Find them all here along with precious information regarding length, difficulty e time required. Furthermore, the map will help you organise the itinerary for your next cycling holiday.