The track runs pleasantly, alternating old river bank roads with country lanes. For millennia, this was a passageway leading down to Italy, and it is still a preferred route for those travelling by bicycle towards destinations in southern Europe.
Arriving from the north, from the borders with South Tyrol, you find the first “Bicigrill” in Cadino. Then, after a few kilometres, you come to San Michele all’Adige, a treasure chest of country life with the precious Museum of traditions and customs of the people of Trentino.
From San Michele all’Adige, there is also a branch leading to Piana Rotaliana, which immerses itself in the centres of Mezzolombardo and Mezzocorona along a ring route, crossing the areas dedicated to cultivating the traditional vine variety of the Piana Rotaliana, and to production of a precious wine: Teroldego DOC.
Continuing along the main route, after having passed Lavis, you see the city of Trento. Above and to the right, the Battisti Mausoleum is a severe sentinel for a city which, with its monuments and museums - including the MUSE and the Castello del Buonconsiglio - tells the story of a history spanning centuries.
Continuing southward, after the Bicigrill in Trento, you move away from the outskirts of the city and find yourself in the countryside at the bottom of the valley. After 8 km you reach the town of Besenello, beneath the hill where Castel Beseno sits: this is the largest Medieval fortress in the Region, and a sort of guardian of the Adige. The castle often hosts museum exhibitions and, in summer, there are spectacular historical re-enactments.
A few kilometres further south, you reach the Bicigrill in Nomi, a refreshment stop for cyclists with a bar, information point, fountain, and restroom facilities. From here, you continue towards Rovereto, the second largest city in Trentino, full of museums, with its fascinating historical centre. The cycling lane passes by the neighbourhood of Borgo Sacco, once an important river port on the Adige.
Continuing, you reach Mori where, at the 60th kilometre, along the right hand side of the Montedison Canal, another cycling lane branches off, crossing the town of Mori and leading to Lake Garda (13 km). But, if you continue along the course of the Adige, and on the bottom of Vallagarina, you come to the towns of Chizzola di Ala and Pilcante. You then pass through the town of Vò Destro, a hamlet of Ala, with its horizon dominated by the Castello di Sabbionara d’Avio, which is worth a visit.
Finally, you come to the small town of Borghetto, where the cycling/hiking path of Valle dell’Adige comes to an end, at the spot marking the boundary of the Province of Verona.