Take your MTB for a bird’s eye view of Trentino
7 easy and panoramic MTB routes for the coming spring
Pull on your windproof jacket and shorts, have a good breakfast and fasten your helmet because today we’ll be taking you to 7 special locations that will allow you to ponder springtime in Trentino from up on high. Castles, forts and observation points: all you need is a mountain bike, a flask of water and a bit of training.
These aren’t difficult itineraries as we are aware that, after a long winter, bikers may be out of shape and need to warm up first, so we’ve chosen 7 tracks that are suitable for everyone and guaranteed to help you get the most from your mountain bike this spring.
Cycling on the Vigolana Plateau
A suggestive itinerary for mountain biking that connects the main historical and environmental landscape areas of the Vigolana Plateau and the Centa Valley. The loop circuit is built mostly on dirt roads and is the sum of a series of shorter routes, particularly suitable for families and practicable with a handcycle.
A short route with a wide panorama
This is the shortest track of those recommended here. It’s a circle route which can be completed in less than an hour and offers a fantastic view across the Adige valley which will make you want to stop and take some pictures. You take off from Fai della Paganella, half an hour from Trento.
A fort with a view!
During World War I there was an impregnable fort that dominated the Valsugana valley. Today, with an hour’s worth of pedalling you can take a break below its walls and enjoy a fantastic view across the lakes of Caldonazzo and Levico. Priceless!
Apple orchards and castles
The fourth track will bring you to the Val di Non, for a relaxing ride along country roads and cycleways meandering through farmland, apple orchards and castles. The main stop is Castel Cles where you can take a break and admire the lake of Santa Giustina from above.
On the summit of mount Vignola
This is an extremely easy track and suitable for the entire family. You take off from the Polsa campsite, within the Monte Baldo Park, and pedal your way through blooming meadows and along mountain pathstowards the summit of mount Vignola and a bird’s eye view of the Vallagarina.
Cavedine – Tour
A loop tour that runs along the edge of Marocche and gently abuts Lake Cavedine. There is no shortage of climbs that will satisfy even the most sporty cyclists. To start, you go up to Drena, where you are welcomed from afar by the imposing Castel Drena, then you find continuous ups and downs and changes in terrain across the entire Cavedine Valley. In total you cover just under 33 kilometres and 900 metres of altitude drop.
Through the villages of Baselga di Piné
Easy and particularly interesting route from both a cultural and naturalistic point of view: ancient villages, churches, historic fountains, natural protection areas and much more to discover. You can also reach a variety of panoramic points from which you can admire enchanting bodies of water, such as Lake Serraia or Lake Caldonazzo.