MTB Itinerary in the Sarca Valley
The Sarca Valley, which appears at first to be simple and not as spectacular as many other routes, is actually a beautiful area with lots of amazing view points. Without having to pedal too much up hill and with the help of some technology, it is possible to admire the most beautiful scenary especially during the autumn period. The continuous recent developments in the MTB world, especially with the launch of e-bikes, has made many more locations easily accessible.
Would you like to take part in the E-MTB Adventure from 29th September to 1st October? I will tell you about an itinerary that you must absolutely try. If you are looking for a hotel to stay during this event, request to stay at the Hotel Santoni Freelosophy during the registration process: we are official partners.
E-mtb itinerary: Discovering the chestnuts in Drena
The tour starts in Torbole and after just 8 km, you reach San Martino, where you start pedaling uphill. The first part crosses a beautiful olive grove, from where you can see the Policromuro falesie (a very popular area for climbers from all over the world), and in a short time you arrive at Pianaura. The road slowly becomes less steep and the massive and beautiful chestnuts start appearing instead of the olive trees. The chestnuts are found on the entire route towards Braila and then to Drena.
Take a break with the special flavours of Trentino
You have to take a short break to really soak in the surrounding beauty. The scenery in autumn, together with the Drena Castle and the Sarca Valley below, is absolutely amazing. Then it's time to start biking again, this time towards “Coste”. The road is a constant ascent but thanks to the E-bike we can have great fun without too much hard work!
From here start a series of single tracks, which run across larches, black pines and chestnuts, and end in Pergolese, located in the Sarca Valley. If you are starting to get hungry, don’t panic! We are in the perfect place to eat something together with a good glass of wine in one of the local wineries. I suggest trying the Cantina Pisoni and the Azienda Agricola Gino Pedrotti.
The Marocche in Dro
After getting our energy back during this short break, we start pedaling towards Pietramurata and from here where we can continue the classic Marocche tour. A fairly easy road will then bring us back to Arco. The Marocche are made up of stones that have slid down the surrounding mountains after the glacial age. Here the scenery is really breathtaking and the weathering throughout the years has made the area even more fascinating. From here we continue through the pine forest which opens up to incredible moon like scenery. The route never stops amazing us, especially as we pass under the Monte Brento, the most loved area for base jumpers from all over the world.
Back to Torbole
From Arco we return back to Torbole on the cycle path, using what is left of the battiers.
This is an amazing tour that can also be done with a normal MTB, although I recommend doing it with an E-bike as it allows you to enjoy the surrounding scenery at its best.