Trentino on two wheels
The finest motorcycle tours in the mountains
Jump in the saddle, start the engine and prepare to explore Trentino on the road. You’ll take the scenic route where the traffic is light, discovering hidden corners and gorgeous beauty spots. And you’ll enjoy the challenge of endless hairpins, the majesty of sturdy castles, the thrill of lofty views from Dolomite passes, the delights of lakeside scenes and natural parks.
Rev up and relish a two-wheeled tour of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a landscape like no other on Earth with its craggy peaks, mountain passes and verdant byways.
Trentino is renowned for the quality of the roads that criss-cross this beautiful natural paradise. And it’s all yours to discover – a feast of valleys and ridges, plateaus and peaks, not to mention almost 300 lakes. But that's not all. Bikers are well catered for, with repair shops, covered parking, guides to the best tours, and laundries with rooms to dry your clothes.
In this article, we recommend the finest motorcycle tours of Trentino, taking in Dolomite passes (like the Pordoi and Sella) and the main lakes, from Garda to Ledro.
And that’s a promise. Don’t expect the very highest peaks, but we’ve got mountains of bends that will really put your skills to the test! You start in Arco, bound for the Val di Gresta, the hairpins of Mount Bondone, then Comano, Stenico and Lake Ledro, before rolling up on the shores of Lake Garda. The ride is demanding, with 195 km (120+ miles) in 5 hours.
The 4 Passes
Taking in the Pordoi, Sella, Campolongo and Rolle passes, this is one of the most exhilarating rides in all the Alps. Installed on your steed, you can explore and admire many of the finest Dolomite cols, in the Fiemme and Fassa valleys. There are 50 hairpins to negotiate, as you soar to altitudes of over 2000 metres.
Tour the Dolomites
This route introduces you to the highest peaks in the Dolomites in all their glory. The day begins in Peneveggio-Pale di San Martino Natural Park and takes in Giau, Falzarego and Gardena passes, before you return to Trentino over the Sella pass. Your final challenge is Lavazè pass in the Val di Fiemme, after lots of ups and downs and nearly 150 hairpins!
Lake Garda to the Dolomites
This beautiful figure-of-8 tour starts from the Trentino regional capital, Trento, and heads for Lake Garda. After the Val di Cembra and the famous Segonzano hoodoos, you reach the renowned tourist area of Cavalese. Don’t forget your swimming costume for a dip in the lovely lakes of the Piné plateau and the Valsugana.
Valsugana via the Kaiserjägerstraße
Starting from Lakes Levico and Caldonazzo, the Kaiserjägerstraße road climbs a full 1,000 metres in 12 km (7.5 miles). There are panoramas aplenty over the lakes from spectacular viewpoints, so don’t leave that camera behind! Get ready for 5 hours in the saddle and a 235-km (145-mile) ride with 164 hairpins.