The Val di Sole cycleway (Trentino)

Published on:  | Last updated: 29 March 2017

The official cycleway starts at the town of Cogolo, but its worth making the extra climb to the village of Peio (or Pejo). 

The Val di Pejo is the marketing name for a ski resort but the village of Peio itself is unspoilt and worth the trip.

As well as being the name for a ski resort Pejo is also a brand of bottled that you’ll find all over this part of Italy - you’ll see the bottling plant as you come through Pejo Fonti (Pejo Springs). And you might also come across one of the double-trailer lorries hauling water around - scary if you’ve not seen one before.

Ciclabile Val di Sole (Trentino)

Ciclabile Val di Sole (Trentino)

If you ride up tho Peio you might want to consider varying your route by taking the minor roads through the villages in the valley. There’s the lovely church of Santa Lucia on your right as you come down the valley, and the frescoes on the church in Cogolo are worth a short detour.

The cycleway takes you to Fucina d'Ossana. You can't miss the ruins of the Lombard castle. From here the cycleway follows the Torrente Noce which is popular for white­water rafting. 

Whitewater rafting on the Torrente Noce - near the Val di Sole cycleway

Whitewater rafting on the Torrente Noce - near the Val di Sole cycleway

The star sights on the route are the churches of Santa Maria Maddelena in Cusiano and the church of Santa Maria della Natività at Pellizzano. The frescoes in both churches are by members of the Baschenis family - a dynasty of fresco painters whose work can be seen throughout these valleys.

If you have the time you might want to detour off the route to the village of Monclassico, the Paese delle meridiane (the village of the sundials). Over the last ten years a community group has commis­sioned five artists to paint a mural. You can see the results on their website.

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Sundial - Monclassico (Trentino)

Sundial - Monclassico (Trentino)

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San Cristoforo (Pejo - Trentino)

the San Cristoforo fresco on the bell tower of the church in Peio

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