3. North along the Sarca cycle path: from Arco to Fies
An itinerary suitable for all along the Sarca Valley: follow the river up the valley as far as the Marocche, an impressive post-glacial landslide and protected area.
An easy route without much elevation gain which follows the course of the River Sarca northward. The route is on cycle path and side roads and gives you a chance to enjoy the diversity of the landscape around the river. From orchards and vineyards to small towns and villages, you wind up in the Marocche, an area which has protected status because it is so unique.
If you are a nature lover and enjoy discovering all the hidden treasures of an area, this is the itinerary for you. The banks of the River Sarca are part of the Sarca River Park and here you will find educational information panels to tell you all about the history and features of the area. And the Marocche nature reserve is a treasure trove for geology and botany enthusiasts. For example, did you know that there are natural bonsais growing there? Get off your bike and stop to explore the “valleys of the Moon”(Valli della Luna)!
The Marocche di Dro are a Site of Community Importance, belonging to the Natura 2000 Network.