Trentino cycling news

Major cycling events, and new tracks and trails

Been out on your bike yet? As winter draws to a close, this is an oft-asked question among bike lovers. If you’re one of them, you already know that Trentino is a paradise for cyclists, with 400 km of cycle paths, adventurous off-piste trails through woods, and 23 epic climbs that have marked the history of cycling.

As the warmer weather approaches, Trentino has exciting news and major events in store across the region, from Lake Garda to the Dolomites and the villages in between. There's truly something for all cycling enthusiasts, both as a sport and as a fan:

All Trentino’s 2024 bike news

Grandi eventi ciclistici




The major cycling events in Trentino 


Bike Festival

The Bike Festival will take place in Riva del Garda from 2 to 5 May 2024: four unforgettable days dedicated to MTB, eMTB, the biking lifestyle and much more. The highlight of the festival will be the outdoor fair, where all the leading bike brands will show off their latest innovations and attract bike-loving visitors with presentations, product tests and offers.


Tour of the Alps

The Tour of the Alps is a Euroregional stage race between Tyrol, Alto Adige and Trentino: in 2024 it will be held from 15 to 19 April. The Tour of the Alps 2024 will set out from Alto Adige and reach its grand finale in Trentino, among the Valsugana mountains. One brand-new feature in this edition will be the Strada dei Baiti: an extremely challenging climb of the Vetriolo Pass in Valsugana, which has never been included before.


Giro d'Italia

This year, the Giro d’Italia — scheduled to take place from 4 to 26 May 2024 — is coming to Trentino on May 22, as the backdrop to stage 17 (Selva di Val Gardena to Brocon Pass) as well as the starting point for stage 18 on the following day (Fiera di Primiero to Padua). The Sabbio Chiese-Monte Bondone stage is scheduled for 23 May 2024.


Sellaronda Bike Day

On Saturday 8 June and 14 September, from 8.30 to 16.00, road traffic is restricted to allow the silence and nature of the Dolomites to come to the fore as protagonists of the Sellaronda Bike Day. The 53-km itinerary, with a 1637-m change in altitude, covers the Fassa, Gardena, Badia and Livinallongo valleys, and the Sella, Pordoi, Gardena and Campolongo passes: a huge array of climbs and descents that – weather permitting – brings together over 22,000 cyclists of all ages.


UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - XCO, XCC, DHI

From 13 to 16 June 2024, the Val di Sole, Italy’s only UCI Bike Region, will host the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - XCO, XCC, DHI: four spectacular days of total adrenaline, evolution and businesses that will be remembered for many years. The race will feature the best of all kinds of mountain bike riders, from short track to cross country, from four-cross to downhill.


Maratona dles Dolomites

The Maratona dles Dolomites, scheduled to take place on Sunday 7 July, is a celebration of cycling in the Ladin valleys. In a single day, athletes and enthusiasts will tackle seven passes in the Dolomite mountains: Pordoi, Sella, Campolongo, Falzarego, Gardena, Valparola and Giau, all of which will be strictly closed to traffic.

All Trentino’s 2024 bike news
Garda Trentino

What's new in Garda Trentino

A new mountain-bike trail is coming to Garda Trentino, descending from Malga Grassi towards Riva del Garda, in full compliance with the standards of the IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association). This new route, supervised by the Garda Rangers, became necessary due to the instability which has affected the land in the area of the original trail, leading to the planning of a new bypass around the zone subject to landslides.



Val di Sole



What’s new in Val di Sole

Val di Sole is also known as Val di Sole Bikeland, and that is with good reason. Whatever your biking style — gravity, easy, MTB, road, Alpine gravel — there’s something here for everyone and for all biking passions, including international bike events. What’s more, the Val di Sole cycle path, which runs alongside the Noce river — cited by National Geographic as one of the world’s top 10 rivers for rafting, kayaking and canoeing — is even longer this year, with a new stretch open between the villages of Ossana and Vermiglio.




What’s new in San Martino di Castrozza

In the Tognola San Martino Bike Arena, a new flow line will be open from July 2024 for both beginner and expert bikers. The new addition will join the Jump Line which opened last summer at the entrance to the Colbricon Bike Park: an adrenaline-pumping thrill ride for highly experienced riders who are at their ease on a trail packed with ups, downs and parabolic curves as well as jumps with varying levels of difficulty.






What’s new in Dolomiti Paganella

In Dolomiti Paganella, spring will bring the opening of two new trails: at the end of May, the Interstellar will open up inside the Andalo Zone, while Supernatural by Pirelli will run from Selletta to Doss Pelà.


Published on 13/03/2024