DOGA Alpine Cycling Route
The DOGA – Dolomiti Garda Cycling bike tour is the best way to discover the Brenta Dolomites, the Sarca Valley and Lake Garda by e-bike.
A cycling experience suitable for photography enthusiasts and cyclists who love to enjoy places with breathtaking landscapes. The tour is ideal for photography lovers and is designed with ad-hoc stops for both rest and photo sessions.
The tour, accompanied by the photo-journalist and professional mountain bike guide Mirko Sotgiu lasts 3 days and starts from Mezzana (also reachable by train) in Val di Sole covering a distance of just over 100km, along traffic-free and forest roads, up to Lake Garda.
Divided into three stages, the tour allows you to visit historical places, such as Castel Stenico and Castel Tenno, and places of naturalistic interest such as the Vallesinella waterfalls in Madonna di Campiglio, the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park, the peat bogs di Fiavé and Lake Garda.
Thanks to the support of pedal assisted bikes (eBikes) it is possible to cover the entire tour even if you are not an expert cyclist. A tour suitable for all cycling and photography enthusiasts.
1st day – VAL DI SOLE MEZZANA/VAL RENDENA/VAL DI GENOA
Elevation gain: +970m -675m Length: 30Km. Walking time: 4h. (Non-stop)
It starts from the Mezzana station with the delivery of the bikes. The first part of the route runs alongside the Noce river, known throughout Europe as the best for rafting. Once in Almazzago, the climb towards Passo Carlo Magno begins on roads with little traffic and dirt roads. From the pass you begin to admire the landscapes of the Brenta Dolomites. You cross the marvelous woods of the Adamello Brenta Park and then descend to Pra della Casa and taste the typical Trentino dishes. You cannot miss a visit to the suggestive Vallesinella waterfalls. In the afternoon, arrival at the farm, dinner and overnight.
2nd day – VAL RENDENA/VALLI GIUDICARIE
Elevation gain: +350m / -650m. Length: 46Km. Walking time: 5h. (Non-stop)
After breakfast, departure along the Sarca river to discover the small alpine villages of Val Rendena. Along the way, detour to the Nardis waterfalls and the rapids of the Sarca di Genova. Descending in Val Rendena we will arrive in Tione and continue to visit the Castle of Stenico. Overnight stay in Stenico or Comano Terme.
3rd day – VALLI GIUDICARIE/RIVA DEL GARDA
Elevation gain: +438 / -1020m. Length: 38km. Walking time: 4h. (Non-stop)
The last part of the tour takes us towards Lake Garda. Between deep gorges dug by the Sarca and the famous peat bogs of Fiavé we will pass the Ballino pass and then descend towards Tenno. We will visit the medieval village of Tenno and we will be able to stop for lunch at the pretty lake of the same name. Downhill in the early afternoon we will reach Riva del Garda overlooking Lake Garda and we will visit a part of the famous “Ponale” and then return to the village. Return by minivan to Mezzana.
The duration of the routes is calculated without photo stops. The luggage must be brought along. Overnight stays in a malga/garni and meals to be paid extra on the spot (max euro 200.00 per person). The route may undergo variations depending on the technical level of the group. E-bike rental included. 3 days, 4 valleys, 110 km in the most beautiful corners of Trentino!
cyclists and photography enthusiasts with a fair amount of training
Period of the year
May, June and September
e-bike, helmet, bike guide
Equipment to bring
luggage (even just a backpack), bike clothing