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!
Luserna – Roana
A loop route, not quite for beginners, but which is perfect for those who, besides finding satisfaction in doing some sporting activity, like pleasing their palate too. On this route you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the Alpe Cimbra meadows, dotted with mountain dairies, some of which are still open in the autumn to offer you a refreshing, delicious break.
This trail is suitable for fit people who prefer less trodden paths and want to enjoy superb views. If this describes you, the Avalina trail is just the thing! Slightly more than a thousand metre height difference to tackle at your own pace, taking occasional breaks to admire the landscape and skyline of the Brenta Dolomites, from a slightly unusual perspective.
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.
Lago dei Caprioli
A very varied landscape trail, in the heart of the Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta. Follow this trail to discover the richness and changes of nature as well as the landscape, ranging from the valley floor to the Rifugio Orso Bruno (mountain hut) at an altitude of 2.000 metres above sea level. You can immerse yourself in the rich autumn season, which is quieter than the other seasons, and admire stunning views that will make you forget the physical exertion required to reach these points.
Ziro del Lez
A route in front of the Gruppo delle Maddalene (mountain group), comprising mountains of small valleys and steep pastures, which create a natural border with South Tyrol. The itinerary winds along the bed of an ancient irrigation canal. Therefore, it remains at the same altitude, making it suitable also for people without hiking experience, but who want to feast their eyes on the larch trees cloaked in their autumnal golden splendour.
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.