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Valsugana Bike paths

· 1 review · Long distance cycling · Valsugana, Lagorai, Tesino
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Also called “La via del Brenta”, this is one of the most beautiful and top cycling paths in Europe.
moderate
Distance 52.4 km
5:30 h
50 m
280 m
It is a 52 km cycling/hiking path of Valsugana up to the border with the province of Vicenza. There are long sections where the track follows the Brenta river. There are no particular difficulties in terms of altitude, and it is suitable for cyclists of all skill levels. About half the route follows secondary roads that are open to traffic, but where you are unlikely to encounter motorised vehicles.
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Update: January 14, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
492 m
Lowest point
220 m
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Rest Stop

Bicigrill Tezze - Valsugana Rent Bike

Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Calceranica (468 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.063345, 11.232662
DMS
46°03'48.0"N 11°13'57.6"E
UTM
32T 672681 5103509
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Destination

Bassano del Grappa

Turn-by-turn directions

The cycling path starts in Pergine, and heads towards Lake Caldonazzo among cultivated fields and fruit orchards. It gently brushes past the lake, so you can see your reflection in the calm waters. In addition to fishing, here you can also swim, sail, windsurf, or go water skiing or canoeing.

There are several furnished beach areas and free beaches. The summer season is the best time to go for a refreshing swim before continuing your cycle tour. In just a few minutes, you reach Levico Terme, a location renowned for its spas. Here, you will find the first Bicigrill. The track then enters the Brenta river cycle touring route, continuing north towards Novaledo, where you will find the second Bicigrill.

The track then leads to Roncegno and Borgo Valsugana, crossing through the centre of the town. In Catelnuovo, you come to the third Bicigrill, an ideal spot to stop and catch your breath. On the bike again, you reach Tezze di Grigno, where you will find the last Bicigrill, confirming the quality of the service provided.

After crossing the Brenta in Martincelli, a section on a cycling trail leads to the border with the Veneto region.

This historical route towards the plains and Venice, once travelled by Roman soldiers, also leads to ancient castles: the one in Pergine, Corte Trapp in Caldonazzo, Tor Quadra in Novaledo, and Torre Tonda in Marter, Castel Telvana in Borgo Valsugana, and Castel Ivano in Ivano - Fracena, an authentic gem, entirely refurbished.

The railway stations along the Trento-Venice line are spread out throughout the route, just a few kilometres from one another, and they represent a tempting opportunity to comfortably return to the starting point or to start from whichever town you choose: on many trains, in fact, you will find a bicycle transport service.

For information on this service: www.trasporti.provincia.tn.it/trasporto_bici/

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The railway stations along the Trento-Venice line are spread out throughout the route, just a few kilometres from one another, and they represent a tempting opportunity to comfortably return to the starting point or to start from whichever town you choose: on many trains, in fact, you will find a bicycle transport service. For information on this service: www.trasporti.provincia.tn.it/trasporto_bici/

Getting there

Valsugana can be reached by car via Motorway A22 del Brennero - exit at Trento Nord. S.S. 47 della Valsugana, exit at Pergine Valsugana.

Coordinates

DD
46.063345, 11.232662
DMS
46°03'48.0"N 11°13'57.6"E
UTM
32T 672681 5103509
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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.

Questions and answers

Question from Antonio Rossi · August 24, 2020 · Community
Sul percorso ci sono rifugi o piazzole dove si può caricare una E-bike??
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Answered by Cristina Facen · August 25, 2020 · APT Valsugana e Lagorai
ciao Antonio! sul percorso trovi diversi Bicigrill (Levico Terme, Novaledo, Castelnuovo, Tezze di Grigno), dove poter fare ua pausa e ricaricare la tua bici elettrica :-)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
52.4 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
50 m
Descent
280 m
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