3.2. Cycling through the Sarca Valley: from Arco to Fies
This tour, which is easy and suitable for all, is a variation on route number 3. Here the return trip is through the orchards around Dro in the heart of the Sarca Valley
This itinerary winds along the Sarca Valley and involves very little elevation gain. This means it really is suitable for all, even those who are not particularly fit and are looking for an easy route to enjoy a few hours on a bicycle. The landscape is very pleasant and relaxing, with the peaceful current of the River Sarca and a series of orchards along the route.
Along the river banks you will also come across educational information panels: you are in the Sarca River Park, a reserve along the entire length of the river from its source in Val Rendena to the point where it flows into Lake Garda.
Even your arrival point is in a nature reserve: the Marocche is an area which is protected because of its unique features. This post-glacial landslide, the largest in the entire Alps, is an extremely peculiar environment where you will find plants and animals that have had to adapt to these specific conditions.
The Marocche di Dro are a Site of Community Importance, belonging to the Natura 2000 Network.