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Garda Trentrino

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No. of Reviews: 7

All sorts of trails, with different sorts of difficulties, woods, rocks and above all mountain sights all around 2000 meters high. But be prepared it's not for the fainthearted. These trails are among the best you will ever find on the planet. ccassionally you will find the best pros riding around. best trails-Monte Brione/Monte Alltissimo/Campani Grassi( be prepared to climb for hours and descent for about an hour)!
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Latitude
45.88714049635727
Longitude
10.844192504882812
Trail Directions
North of Italy where annualy the biggest and greatest bike festival happens, they even re plan the world cup for it.
Trail Length
more then you could bike in a month
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Riva del Garda, Italia
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Review Date
March 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Riccardo Gobio , from Mantova

Summary:
Excellent trails with lots of flexibility and challenges.

Recommended Route:
FOllow directions



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Review Date
October 29, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Zed , from Budapest, Hungary

Summary:
I agree most of the rewiews written below, but with a few comments. Technical-singletrack minded riders can also find their paradise in this area. Just take the paved road up to the Mt Altissimo, but use the footpath no601 downhill and you will feel in heaven. It is so rocky, that sometimes it hurts. OK, downhillers won't find it hard, but for XC and trailriders, it is pure fun.
Maps are not crap, but without any signs on the roads you will not be able to use them. And there are hardly any signs on the mtb routes in the area except for Mt Tremalzo, that is satisfactorily signed. As mentioned Lagir Alpina maps are the best out there. Without a good map, the tourist and MTB guides are useless.
I have two camelbaks but I left them at home (we were renovating the house so all my gears were packed in cardboards, except for those which I use every day, so I couldn't find them) and I rarely use camelbak in hungary, because the trails often cross vilages, and almost all vilages are full with public taps on the roads. But after the first half-day long ride ar Riva in the hottest days of august I realized the importance of camelbaks. The funniest story about this is that I found a spring of fresh water at about 1000m high on the way to Mt Altissimo with some signs above it: The water is not drinkable! ...blah-blah-blah, thanks, The police. As I don't speak in italian and so I understood a few words only I wasn't scared away, so I filled my bottle full with that lethal water... and I am still alive. So always carry enough water with you especially when it's hot, and use camelbaks or at least two bottles.
Have a nice ride at Garda,
Zed

Recommended Route:
From Limone to Tremalzo - worth to see

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Traffic jams around the lake by car without air conditioning



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Review Date
November 17, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: wilhelm , from germany

Summary:
O.K., singletrailers wont like it, but if you want to power out this is a great ride. Sure there are many much better trails and areas etc., but where can you pedal up a washed out fire road for 2 hours and meet so many mtbikers, uphill or downhill; plus hang aronud in the evening with some gelato and watch girls and cars and all thats going on in a small italian town? I youre looking for lonesome wilderness, go somewhere else.

Recommended Route:
tremalzo



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Review Date
October 6, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: SImon , from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Summary:
There is an endless amount of great mountain biking in this area, mostly involving 1000m climbs, followed by amazing downhilling, and all accompanied by great views. It's probably not a great area for the inexperienced or unfit as most routes start with ~1 1/2 hours tough climb. The surface can be tricky (if you're used to British mud!) as it's mainly loose stones/large rocks, especially when steep.
I rode a different route every day for a week mainly around Torbole, and there was still loads more to do. The only problem for English-speaking people is that the detailed route guides are published in German and Italian only. But the tourist offices (ie in Torbole) provide a free guide with ~10 routes in. The local maps are generally crap quality (compared to UK OS). The map to look for is the Largir ALpina 1:25:000 Alto Garda mountain bike map, which is way better than everything else around, and has more routs marked on.Alot of people do guided XC or downhill trips if you want them.
Overall a brilliant area for mtb (and windsurfing)with an excess of quality trails.



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Review Date
July 17, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Russ , from Bowers

Summary:
Hey fellow Americans. Don't worry about Europe ever catching up on us! The infrastructure is decades behind. Most of the hotels don't even accept credit cards, and the maps S*CK. I'm not sure why these trails were ranked so well by the Europeans who previously review them. Most of the trails are either paved or dirt roads that were built centuries ago. The big problem is being able to follow the route on the Mt. Bike guide. Just like in the rest of Europe as a whole, there are NO signs to indicate the route and I had to constantly stop to check the map. This place should get their act together if they hope to be a Mt. Bike capital of Europe. On the first day I road up some 1200 m straight up - not my idea of big thrills. Then I came down on some paved goat path - it only took 10 minutes to get back down and then the ride was all over. On the 2nd day I went up the valley on some foot path. There were a few stretches of good single track, but the trail signage was non-existent. A few signs to keep 1st timers in the area on course would be greatly appreciated. The road up the valley and back to ARCO was more fun than going up a fire-road in the mountains. The Riva del Garda is a beautiful area and the lake is great for windsurfing. I would rather go there for windsurfing and sightseeing than Mt. Biking.

Recommended Route:
There are numerous dirt and paved roads in the mountains above Lago de Garda lake. Go the information kiosk near the train station in downtown Rive del Garda to get free maps and Mt. Bike guide.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Why fart around in Riva del Garda when you can go to the Dolomites or the Alps which are so close by. I had more fun Mt. Biking in Cortina Italy and in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania.



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