This tour is very popular among cyclists from Trentino who want to admire the spellbinding landscape as they travel through the vineyards of the Val di Cembra while also riding the same roads as greats such as the Moser family and Gilberto Simoni. It starts in Trento and takes in the Piana Rotaliana (a plain), the Altopiano di Pinè (a plateau) and the upper Valsugana, so it is ideal for exploring the central and eastern areas of Trentino.
Starting and finishing in Trento, this tour will take you through the hills above the Piana Rotaliana (a plain), the Val di Cembra, the Altopiano di Pinè (a plateau) and the upper Valsugana. The landscape is extremely varied, with big differences between the valleys. There are four climbs in total and they are all manageable for anyone who is in fairly decent shape because they are not very long. In addition, none of them are particularly high (you will never reach 1,200 m above sea level), so you can do the tour from the first warm days in early spring until late autumn. Nonetheless, it is best to train properly by going for some long rides beforehand to get your fitness levels up, because the distance covered is almost 90 km, with 1650 m of elevation gain. The legendary climb on this tour is the “Salita dei Campionissimi”. The name means the “Climb of Great Champions” and it pays tribute to the feats of the Moser family and Gilberto Simoni, who all come from the town of Palù di Giovo at the top of the climb. The Sover climb is also very demanding, with an average gradient of 9%.
Updated: August 13, 2020
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EquipmentWe recommend that you wear a helmet, sunglasses and cycling shorts or tights. You should also take a waterproof jacket (in case it rains), some energy bars and a bottle filled with water or an isotonic drink.
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