Vallagarina cycle track: Trento - Rovereto - Avio
From Trento to Verona, along the Adige river, stretches across the Vallagarina valley. At Rovereto you can decide to branch off towards Lake Garda.
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The north-south axis of the cycle path network of the Trentino stretches across the southern part of the Val d’Adige, called Vallagarina and characterised by vine-growing. Wines with evocative names such as Marzemino, Enantino and Merlot are cultivated in this place. From the centre of Trento, we proceed along the Adige river, past Besenello and Calliano (in the background the mighty fortress of Castel Beseno) to the area of Nomi, where there is also a cycling roadhouse (bicigrill).
A few km farther in the south, the valley between Volano and Villa Lagarina widens, on the west side sun-drenched vineyards surround the villages. You can already see the towers of Rovereto, the main place of the Vallagarina, second largest city of the province. The bikepath proceeds to Sacco, from where we dare a side trip to the centre of Rovereto in order to get an insight into its rich history.
The cycle track stretches along the Adige riverside, up to the vine-yards of Mori, where you can branch off onto the cycle track to Lake Garda. The Vallagarina cycle track, however, goes on towards south, soon we reach the villages of the municipality of Ala. Also the centre of Ala, the village of velvet, is worth seeing. The last section stretches on the foot of the Monte Baldo up to Avio. Thanks to the beautiful Castello di Sabbionara di Avio castle, surrounded by cypresses and vineyards, this village is a real eye-catcher. At the border to the province of Borghetto the cycle track ends. Along the country road you could proceed to Verona, some tracks in the surroundings of Verona are already cycle paths.
Signposts: Pista ciclabile Val d’Adige / Vallagarina; Fahrradweg Trento - Rovereto - Borghetto (N° 1)
Belongs to trans-regional cycle track: Val d’Adige cycle track, Via Claudia Augusta (branch Ostiglia)
Estimated time: about 2 to 3 hours
Length of the track: about. 52 km
Altitude difference: 70 m on the entire track (hardly recognisable)
Surface: entirely asphalted track
Starting point: Trento centre
Final destination: Borghetto at Avio
Possible approaches along the track: from the villages of Trento, Besenello, Calliano, Nomi, Villa Lagarina, Rovereto, Mori (access Lake Garda), Ala, Avio.
Bike & train: regional trains with bicycle transport parallel the railway line Trento - Verona