The “Dolomiti di Brenta Country” Route differs along difficult sections from the “Expert” Route and proceeds along bicycle trails in the valleys over longer distances. Therefore it is more suitable for beginners and families because considerably less metres in altitude have to be managed.
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Starting in Dimaro, the route follows the cycle path in the Val di Sole valley until the bridge of Mostizzolo. There either we take the train to Cles or cycle along the main road to the village. Depending on the time of the day the road can be heavily trafficked.
From Cles on, the tour becomes more comfortable again. Via Tuenno we cycle into the Val di Tovel valley, then a special section follows: the path proceeds through a 2 km long tunnel back again into the Val di Non valley. Through orchards and woods we carry on cycling until Maurina and then up into the Valle dello Sporeggio valley to Andalo.
We continue towards the Lake Molveno and via Stenico until the Lago di Ponte Pià, where we cycle along the cycle path to Tione and further through the Val Rendena valley. At Pinzolo the ascent via St. Antonio di Mavignola to Madonna di Campiglio and the Passo di Campo Carlo Magno follows. Then along the forest road of the Val Meledrio valley down to Dimaro.
The whole route is 136 km long and has 4,600 metres altitude difference. Preferably the “Country” Route is done within three or four daily stages, like this also nature, landscape and views can be enjoyed.
Distance: 136 km, of that 51 km gravelled roads, 32 km cycle paths and 53 km asphalt roads with mixed traffic
Altitude difference: 4,600 m
Lowest point: 520 m (Spormaggiore)
Highest point: 1,630 m (Passo di Campo Carlo Magno)