Happiness on two wheels

6 itineraries that combine the joy of cycling with the flavours of traditional cuisine

It’s hard to imagine a healthier, greener way to spend the summer than on top of your saddle stroked by a refreshing mountain breeze. Trentino is awash with great cycling tracks: from scenic trails through the stunning national parks to the more cruisy ones, suitable for all levels and perfect to simply enjoy a day outdoor. And of course, there are off-road tracks, not to be missed if you want to test your adrenaline.

Lakes, mountains and alpine valleys, the options are endless. Plus, when you need to refuel, you can stop at a one of the mountain huts along the route: hearty dishes from the regional cuisine and a relaxing ambience full of character, for a feeling- good summer holiday. 

So, start to warm up, unfold the map and choose your ideal route.

Stelvio National Park

A tour at the heart of the spectacular Stelvio National Park. Not only the steep hairpins will take your breath away but also the awe-inspiring views will leave you speechless. Before testing your skills on the impressive downhill, stop at Malga Fratte for a well-earned gourmet stop-off.

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Climbing to the Contrin

The climb to Rifugio Contrin will definitely test your legs but when you conquer 500 metres of elevation you will feel a great sense of achievement. Plus, the welcoming Contrin mountain hut and the stunning view of the Marmolada will fill your eyes with wonder and comfort your soul with delicious food.

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Val-Venegia- Foto APT San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero e Vanoi | © Val-Venegia- Foto APT San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero e Vanoi

Val Venegia on two wheels

This cruisy trail follows a beautiful dirt track in Val Venegia leading to a picture-perfect location and one of the most iconic in Trentino: Baita Segantini. With the inimitable skyline of the Pale di San Martino in the backdrop, it won’t fail to amaze you. Treat your taste buds at Malga Venegia, you won’t regret it!

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Gaggia’s Belvedere

Riding across the meadows of Gaggia will fill your lungs with fresh alpine air and your heart with joy. After reaching Bait del Germano, where you can sample the genuine hospitality of the region, you will be dazzled by majestic Brenta Dolomites and the enchanting Valle dei Laghi, dappled with its glimmering lakes.

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Riding through historic Alpe Cimbra

This is an ideal tour for those with less training in their legs but keen to discover the tradition of this unique valley. Along the route you will notice curious road signs, testament of the German influence on the land. Stop for a break at Bait del Neff where you will meet Fulvio, “cimbro” born and bred… he will fill you in with the rest of the story!

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Zero Km Bike Tour

An alternative trail for those who wish to combine the ride with a gourmet safari, across the rich diversity of the landscape and the eno-gastronomy offer of Comano Vallesalus. The tour is divided in stages, each one featuring a tasting of local products. Thankfully, pedalling around will give you a healthy appetite!

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And when you're too tired to ride ...

You've been in the saddle all day, you've crossed mountains, forests and valleys, you've seen beautiful lakes and impressive alpine views. You really deserve a night of rest! Take a look at our facilities, perfect for those who love cycling.

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Published on 16/10/2019