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Along the Merlot wine route

Long distance cycling · Rovereto,Vallagarina,Altopiano di Brentonico
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m 250 200 150 10 8 6 4 2 km Bicigrill - Nomi Infopoint APT Rovereto e Vallagarina Pedrotti Cantina Grigoletti
The itinerary winds through the ancient villages of the Destra Adige through the countryside renowned for its Merlot grapes.
Distance 10.7 km
0:50 h
67 m
75 m
243 m
171 m
Coming from the north, the path passes by the villages of Nomi, Pomarolo, Piazzo, Villa Lagarina, Nogaredo, Brancolino, Marano and Isera until the Info & bike tourist point of Borgo Sacco, along the country roads of the valley.

Merlot is an international grape variety of French origin. In Trentino it is generally grown on the valley floor, where the soil has a conformation that favors its growth. Here in Vallagarina it is on the right side of the Adige, especially between the municipalities of Aldeno and Isera. A structured, fruity and elegant wine with an intense red color is created from the grapes, which is well suited for the aging of barrels due to its durability over time. A wine that is recognizable at first sight and in which the characteristics of the territory and the grapes are enhanced.

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Update: February 03, 2021
Highest point
243 m
Lowest point
171 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Bicigrill - Nomi

Safety information

It is recommended to wear a helmet.


Nomi (180 m)
45.927632, 11.079326
45°55'39.5"N 11°04'45.6"E
32T 661215 5088109


Borgo Sacco

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Bicigrill of Nomi follow the directions for the town center, then take the main road that crosses it. At the exit of the town, take the roundabout and take the second exit (transit allowed for bicycles) towards the hamlet of Chiusole, after which you turn right towards Pomarolo. At the next crossroads, keep left (via del Ponte) to cross the town. Continue along "Via per Piazzo" up to the hamlet of the same name, going through "via 14 Agosto" and then "via Giardini" you reach Villa Lagarina. From here, continue towards Nogaredo and then Brancolino, where, climbing along "via Salita del Dosso", you arrive in "piazza della Fontana" and then turn right and take "via Strada Romana". The route is now surrounded by the characteristic walls that delimit the vineyards up to the hamlet of Marano. Here, turn right up to the small church of S. Pancrazio and then continue along "via dei Tigli" up to Isera. From Isera the route descends on the SP 90 to take the roundabout that leads to the overpass in the direction of Rovereto. As soon as you cross the hamlet of Cornalè and pass the traffic lights, at the next crossroads turn right following the signs for Borgo Sacco.


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Public transport


ll the villages of the Destra Adige can be reached by public transport by tram and bus (

Getting there

From the A22 Rovereto Nord motorway exit, follow the signs for Nomi along the SP9'0 of the Destra Adige, or continue on the roundabout heading towards Isera.

From the A22 Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda Nord exit, first follow the directions for Rovereto and at the next roundabout take the second exit towards Isera.


It is possible to park close to the Bicigrill of Nomi or Borgo Sacco nearby the bridge over the Leno stream (via Zigherane).


45.927632, 11.079326
45°55'39.5"N 11°04'45.6"E
32T 661215 5088109
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


The types of bicycles that we recommend for this itinerary are a MTB, a racing bike or a city bike.

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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10.7 km
0:50 h
67 m
75 m
Highest point
243 m
Lowest point
171 m
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