The cycle-path of Valsugana

Apples, vineyards, sounds of water and birds in the heart of Valsugana, between Trentino and Veneto
  • Travelling time: 4 hours

  • Difficulty: Family

  • Why we love it: Because of the beautiful green nature, the calm and silence of the path

  • Length: 80 km

  • Total Elevation Gain: 450 m

  • Way to travel: by bike

  • Cost: 0 €

  • Our Advice: If you want to come back in Trentino you can easily catch the train with your bike

Map of the itinerary
Map

Among woods and orchards, a cycle-path connects Trentino and Veneto: it’s the bike lane of Valsugana. We start near Lake Caldonazzo, one of the warmest lakes in southern Europe and the perfect destination for water sports lovers. Before leaving, you can make a tour of the lake on a sailing boat or canoe and the more adventurous can try water skiing.

Lake Caldonazzo, photo by Davide e Paola via Flickr

 

Our real starting point is Pergine Valsugana, a lively town not far from Trento. We follow the local road that leads to Borgo Valsugana, capital of the valley and picturesque town. We ride through the streets of the old town, to the animated market square. Here begins the cycle path.

Borgo Valsugana and Brenta river
Borgo Valsugana and Brenta river, photo by Davide e Paola via Flickr

 

Next to us there is always the Brenta river which makes the landscape even more beautiful and relaxing. The path is simple, but the emotions are not lacking: the view changes often, we are surrounded by beautiful forests, and landscape is enhanced by fascinating mountains, while orchards full of apples color the path. In Grigno, the last town of Trentino, we can stop for a little detour to Marcesina. The so-called "Finland of Italy" will delight you with its extensive meadows and pine forests surrounding.

The cycle-path ends in Cismon del Grappa, from here we follow a fairly quiet street that will lead us to Bassano del Grappa. The city is lovely and charming and you can not miss the Bridge of the Alpini, designed by the architect Palladio.  

Bassano del Grappa e il Ponte degli Alpini
Bassano del Grappa e il Ponte degli Alpini, foto di Graeme Churchard via Flickr

 

The bike is the best way to discover the rich territory of Valsugana, among its forests, its apples and its villages.

 

Cover image: The cycle-path, photo by Davide e Paola, via Flickr

Author: Chiara Marras

 

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