750. Marocche (Cross Country)
A simple tour, accessible to many. Starting from Arco, the route covers both sides of the Sarca valley, offering diverse and beautiful views.
This tour develops on the western bank of the Sarca river, with long stretches of easy forest track. Notably also, at the foot of some famous climbing areas.
On the return leg, the route, for the majority of the time, follows a cycle path on the other side of the river. Overall, the route terrain is mostly stable, and there are no overly technical stretches - except perhaps for a short uphill stretch, near to Pietramurata. Here the terrain is rather bumpy, also becoming exposed towards the summit. N.b. This section is the only one attributed with an ‘S1’ level of difficulty otherwise, the route is ‘S0’. Generally speaking, the gradients are never prohibitive and exceed 10% only in a few places.
Points of interest include; l'eremo di San Paolo (the hermitage of San Paolo), the Marocche di Dro, le Pareti Zebrate, and la parete del Monte Brento, (the mountain faces of Zebrate and Monte Brento).