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Cycling to the Pale di San Martino mountains

A new path to explore by bicycle, by e-bike or on foot

Trentino’s 400 km of cycleways take you along the shores of Lake Garda, through the vineyards of the Valle dei Laghi, and up into the Dolomites. You feel invincible on 2 wheels here where the bike is king – just like in the Giro d’Italia. And now there’s another route to enjoy. The new cycleway/footpath links the village of Siror in the Primiero valley to San Martino di Castrozza. It starts at Primiero Pump Track, the only one of its kind in Italy – it’s great fun, you should try! From there, the route weaves over 9 km (5.5 miles) into the woods along the Cismon stream. It connects the existing way through the hamlets of Primiero via Mezzano, one of Italy’s loveliest villages (‘I Borghi più belli d’Italia’), to the panoramic path from San Martino di Castrozza to Rolle Pass.

The Primiero cycleway over a bridge suspended in mid-air

Over the bridge 20 metres up in the air

On this new stretch, you pedal over a 60-metre steel rope bridge more than 20 metres above ground. The adrenaline buzz gives you the boost you need for the climb. When you roll in to San Martino, you’re at an altitude of nearly 1500 metres. The reward is a view of the Dolomite peaks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Pale di San Martino with Cimon della Pala, Rosetta, Vezzana and Cima della Madonna.

The Primiero cycleway over a bridge suspended in mid-air

Easy riding by e-bike

The new Siror – San Martino di Castrozza cycleway is a 700-metre climb. If you’ve trained those quads, you’ll relish the challenge of the steeper sections. But if you’re more of a leisurely pedaller, you could let an e-bike take the strain. There are lots of places to hire one nearby; the kids will love it too.

Pista ciclabile Primiero | © Enrica Pallaver

The route in figures

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Published on 11/03/2021