Published on: 12 March 2013 | Last updated: 16 February 2017
Resources for tour route planning
There’s a good overview of Trentino’s 300kms of cycle paths (piste ciclabili) on the visittrentino.it website. This section of the website includes pages with brief descriptions of the main routes together with photos and maps.
For more detailed information including downloadable maps and gpx files head over to the Piste ciclabili section of the provincia’s website. The English-language pages don’t seem to work - so the best bet is to use the Italian-language section in particular the Mappe page.
Update: the provincia have posted gpx files for all of the cycleways on this page.
Ciclabile Valle dell’Adige (Ciclopista del Sole)
The Via Claudia Augusta (de/it/en) website has information about places to stay and what to see.
Ciclabile del Valsugana
The tourism authority for the Valsugana has a section for cyclists (in Italian, German and Dutch). You can download a map of the Ciclabile di Valsugana (which forms part of the route from Trento towards the Veneto): .
There’s information and a photogallery on www.tr3ntino.it
The cycleway forms part of the Via Claudia Augusta (de/it/en) with information about places to stay as well as interesting route options towards Venezia.
Ciclabile del Val di Sole
There’s a page about the Ciclabile Val di Sole on valdisole.net the website for the area. You can download maps and gps files. There’s also a link for the Dolomiti Express train service which offers 80 bike places, plus there’s also a supplementary BicBus service.
There’s information and lots of pictures on the www.tr3ntino.it site (it/en/de).
The Ciclopista delle Dolomiti (Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa)
The visitfiemme.it website has a page with a number of links for downloads of a map of the ciclopista delle Dolomiti, and the timetable for the BiciBus service. You can also download a brochure and map from the fassa.com website.
There’s also photogallery on www.tr3ntino.it.
Ciclabile Val Rendena
Other resources for road cycling and touring
The cycling section of the Visit Trentino website has a small section specifically aimed at road cyclists with information including downloadable maps and route descriptions of the 10 major passes in the area.
dolomitilagoraibike.it (it/en/de) is an umbrella website for the Trentino Dolomites. It’s primarily aimed at mountainbikers but if does include some links for bike shops. You can also use it to find bike-friendly hotels and campsites - the hotels offer bike secured storage a bike-wash area and loan of tools together with special rates for laundry service, hire of bike accessories and repairs.
Val di Fiemme
The Val di Fiemme produces a very useful leaflet called Road Bike in Fiemme with a useful map of the area, itineraries and altitude profiles for the major passes. It’s available from tourist offices and you can download it from the website (direct download link: Road Bike in Fiemme ).
The Val di Fiemme is one of the bases you could use if you want to cycle the Sella Ronda. If you are planning on doing the Sella Ronda then you might well want to take advantage of the Sella Ronda Bike Days (it/de/en) a Sunday in June and a Sunday in September when the Sella Ronda is closed to motorised traffic and you (and thousands of other cyclists) will have the place to yourselves.
Resources for mountainbikers
When it comes to information mountainbikers are spoilt for choice.
Dolomiti Lagorai is an umbrella website for the eastern part of the provincia covering the Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme, Valsugana and San Martino di Castrozzo.
The project is responsible for 30 signposted routes. These are described in a printed guide(s) with a useful map that is widely available, and you can also download gpx files and mapping from the website. There’s also information about bike hire, bike shops, bike-friendly hotels and campsites etc. (The hotels offer bike secured storage a bike-wash area and loan of tools together with special rates for laundry service, hire of bike accessories and repairs).
The Sella Ronda MTB Tour
The Sella Ronda MTB tour is a tour that takes in the major passes of the Sella Ronda system - but by mountainbike. It’s lift-assisted (although the seriously fit and fast can opt to do it without the lifts). There are two variants clockwise and anti-clockwise. both involve serious amounts of technical downhill. The anti-clockwise route is signed but a guide is recommended.
For more information go the the Sellaronda Tour website. There’s also information on theVal di Fassa around the Sella group on the four Dolomite passes. Excursions with guide start from Canazei and Campitello di Fassa. Fassa Sport has information from the company that runs the tours
Val di Fiemme
Val di Fassa
valdifassabike.it (it/de) is a site dedicated to the Val di Fassa Bike race which takes place in September. As well as putting your name down for the race, you can download the gps files for the ‘Short’, ‘Classic’ and ‘Marathon’ versions.
The mountain biking page on fassabike.com has a lot of useful resources including lists of bike shops, and bike-hotels and a copy of the Dolomiti Lagorai map (although you're probably going to want to pick up a paper copy from a tourist office when you get there).
There’s also a website for the Fassa Bike Resort.
Val di Sole
The DolomitiBrentaBike route is one of the most famous multi-day MTB/cycling trails. The dolomitibrentabike.it website contains a huge amount of information about the route (and a number of linked day-rides in the area.
Lago di Garda
The Lago di Garda is a very popular destination for mountain-bikers and there are a number of websites with information about routes in the parts of the Trentino that border on the lake including Mountain & GardaBike and gardamtb.com.
General tourist information
- Visit Fiemme
- Visit Trentino
- Visit Valsugana
- Val di Sole
- Val di Fassa
- Garda Trentino
- Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
- Visit Rovereto
- Valle di Ledro