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Varone – Alp Capanna Grassi

Alto Garda
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Informationen zur Tour Varone – Alp Capanna Grassi

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    3:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    940 m
  • Altitude
    940 m
  • Max. height
    1051 m
Liked bike-tour to the north of the Lake Garda with a rapid start and a steep downhill. The Capanna Grassi can be reached via the narrow but asphalted mountain-road starting from Campi. The climb is almost floor-like, initially through olive orchards and eventually through broadleaf forests and chestnut groves until you reach the turning point.


You start from (1) Varone (120 m) right next to the sports area (small parking area). You follow the signs “Anello Garda Sarca” (village Roncaglie) on the very steep and winding road to (2) Deva (260 m). In the hairpin curve near Deva you cross the road and climb (abbreviation/signs) to the entrance in the (3) SP37. Along the main road for approx. 1.3 km to turn left onto the byroad to reach (4) Pranzo (458 m). After reaching the (5) traffic light at the end of the village you turn left into the side road. On the main road you continue until you reach (6) Campi (688 m) and then you continue until you reach the (7) parking area and the target for the day, the (8) Capanna Grassi (1050 m). Back to the parking area you follow the approx. 150 m long forest road and then you turn right onto the steep forest path (Torrente Gamella). Shortly before (6) Campi, it enters the asphalted road. At the junction near the edge of the village Campi you turn right, following the signs for the “Sentiero della Pinza”. Initially very evenly, the climb gets steeper after the village Righi. At the junction for Bastione you turn left and the cemented road becomes even steeper to end directly in (9) Riva del Garda (70 m). You keep left on the Via Ardaro until you reach the (10) roundabout. Continue right to the second (11) roundabout and to follow the road to the fairground and to Varone.

Starting point

Varone, 120 m (north of Riva del Garda)

Target point

Varone, 120 m (north of Riva del Garda)


Asphalt 73%      
Forest road 18%             
Forest/meadows 9%    
The climb to Deva an the abbreviation to Pranzo will force some bikers to dismount their bikes. The rest of the path is with a basic amount of stamina easily doable. The short descent on the forest path to Campi requires some level of technique. The ground is bumpy due to some construction works in this area. The following, so-called “Sentiero della Pinza” ends directly in Riva del Garda. Some years ago, this path could only be done by very good bikers, nowadays it is “only” steep. The cemented climbs have incline up to 30% and are equipped with flumes. Take care!



Public transportation


A22, exit Trento Nord, Sarcatal, Arco, Varone
A22, exit Rovereto Sud, Mori, Riva del Garda, Varone

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