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Lower Giudicarie bike path

· 1 review · Long distance cycling · Giudicarie Centrali,Valle del Chiese
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    Photo: Alberto Campanile, Consorzio Turistico Valle del Chiese
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    / Ciclabile Valle del Chiese
    Photo: Alberto Campanile, Consorzio Turistico Valle del Chiese
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    Photo: Consorzio Turistico Valle del Chiese
  • / Ciclabile Valle del Chiese
    Photo: Consorzio Turistico Valle del Chiese
  • / Ciclabile Valle del Chiese
    Photo: Alberto Campanile, Consorzio Turistico Valle del Chiese
  • / Ciclabile Valle del Chiese
    Photo: Alberto Campanile, Consorzio Turistico Valle del Chiese
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Distance 27.9 km
2:42 h
444 m
1 m
809 m
365 m

The route of the Giudicarie Inferiori cycling path covers a distance of about 20 kilometres. It starts from the Chiese river delta on the shores of Lago d’Idro, passes through Storo, and crosses the towns of the Valley all the way to Bondo.

The place of “judgement”: not of your physical condition, but in a historical sense. This is the land of the seven Parishes, and therefore of the seven main churches. There are many places of artistic interest along the route, from the Santa Maria Parish church in Condino to the church of Santa Giustina in Pieve di Bono. The cycling-hiking path is an excellent starting point to discover the signs left in the territory by the Great War, like walkways, trenches, and posts. 

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Update: April 29, 2019
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Highest point
809 m
Lowest point
365 m
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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Lago d'Idro (365 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.806744, 10.527744
DMS
45°48'24.3"N 10°31'39.9"E
UTM
32T 618707 5073710
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Destination

Pra di Bondo

Turn-by-turn directions

It starts from the shores of Lago di Idro in Baitoni, on the border with the province of Brescia, and climbs, mainly following the route of the Chiese river, ending up in Cologna, a hamlet that is part of Pieve di Bono. Almost 2 Km from the start of the track, a secondary branch in the trail connects the Lago d’Idro with the town of Storo, running alongside the Palvico river. Another cycling lane connects Bondo to Lardaro, passing by the small but picturesque lake of Roncone. This is the land of the seven Parishes, and therefore of the seven main churches. There are many places of artistic interest along the route, from the Santa Maria Parish church in Condino - where you can stop at the “Bicigrill” -  to the church of Santa Giustina in Pieve di Bono. The cycling-hiking trail is an excellent starting point to discover the signs left in the territory by the Great War, like walkways, trenches, and posts.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

The Giudicarie Inferiori can be reached from the south and from the north via National road 12 del Brennero, or motorway A 22 /exit at Trento Centro, distance from the toll gate about 50 Km), then continuing along national road SS 237 del Caffaro. Otherwise, in the East-West direction via the Milano-Venezia motorway (exit at Brescia Est), turning onto national road SS 237 del Caffaro.

Coordinates

DD
45.806744, 10.527744
DMS
45°48'24.3"N 10°31'39.9"E
UTM
32T 618707 5073710
w3w 
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
27.9 km
Duration
2:42 h
Ascent
444 m
Descent
1 m
Highest point
809 m
Lowest point
365 m
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