Beauty from the saddle of your bike
The best season for mtb is about to start on the best terrain. The autumnal woods
The moment you step on your bike, you leave barriers behind. Inside and outside merge to give you a feeling of continuity, like there’s no place you can’t reach. This is especially true outside the urban scene, where natural settings provide a different perspective. They are not limiting elements but instead, they integrate with your sporting activity. When it comes to the two wheels, sport stops being a routine exercise or a fitness regime to become an immersive experience.
Autumn in Trentino offers the perfect conditions to go exploring on your mtb. Temperatures are cooler, the weather is generally more stable - so no risk of getting caught in a summer storm - and the sun shines bright on the stunning landscape that is blooming once again before fading into a winter slumber.
Pedalling through the woods has lots of pluses. One is aromatherapy: the earthy smells of moist soil, of crunchy underwood, of mushrooms, leaves and bark that saturate the air. As you get higher up the mountain with the lifts – fortunately, some are still in service – the air becomes crispier hinting at the ski season waiting just around the corner… in few months you will be swapping your bike for skis. But now you are here, all geared up: gloves, few layers, water pouch and energy bars, all in your backpack. You fasten your helmet and as you gaze across the horizon, you can feel it: no barriers, just freedom to ride.
We have put together a guide to mtb tours and experiences to do this autumn, graded by levels of difficulty and technical elements. Read through all the information so you can choose the more suitable one for your level of preparation. Don’t forget to have fun!
Passo del Sommo - Ortesino
This route may seem a bit difficult at first, but those who make it to the top are in for a tasty reward! You cross the blooming meadows of the Alpe Cimbra, discover old ruins and, if you’re lucky, spot a roe deer, Finally, you arrive at the Malga Ortesino farmhouse where you can stop for a tasty treat.
If you want to end the season on a high note with a dynamic downhill featuring jumps and berms, this flow trail, in the Molveno’s bike park, is the real deal. Just one ride will be enough to convince to do it again. Thankfully, you will be served by an efficient lift system.
Tremalzo Enduro Caset
A perfect opportunity to discover one of Trentino’s most authentic corners: the Ledro Valley, with its pristine nature, abundance of wood and beautiful autumnal sky, often crossed by migrating flocks. A patch of heaven ideal to explore on two wheels.
Epic Tour Grande Guerra - Val di Sole
This is a route for high-mountain bikers where you will reach an amazing 2,613m.a.s.l on your MTB, riding through the wild woods of the Stelvio National Park. Along the way, in addition to the extraordinary views of the Val di Sole and the snow-capped Cima Presanella, you will even come across some historical artefacts from the First World War.
Rumo – Lauregno Tour
Cycling around canyons, venturing through narrow lanes and riding across Val di Non’s alpine meadows: a round trip of Rumo and its hamlets. In a superb location, this tour winds through the Maddalene Group’s backdrop and affords spectacular views of the whole valley, the Costiera della Mendola and the Brenta Dolomites.
E-Bike: landscapes with taste
Head to Val di Fiemme and try “Panorami con gusto”: e-bike tours through picturesque mountain landscapes and enchanting woodland combined with delicious tastings in traditional wooden huts, known as baite.