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  • Tour: San Pietro Downhill

    Type: Downhill
    Length: 17 km
    Elevation: 1000 m

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    Starting point is Varignano, near Arco, and take the hard path that leads to Volta di Nò, crossing a olive trees area. Here look for a sign "Sentiero di Pil", a panoramic trail which ends in Tenno, near the castle. Cross the village (you can find a fountain too) and take the old dirty road to Ville del Monte. Once there, return on the main asphalt road in direction "San Pietro". You will cross the old medieval village of Canale (it deservs to be seen!). Just before a panoramic point with a big cross, there'is the hardest part of our tour: nothing impossible, but it will make you sweat!
    Go on until you reach a fork: take the left road, direction "San Pietro Refuge". The path now is very easy, crossing green fields. At the next fork, you can decide what to do: going right to San Pietro Refuge, if you want to see a breathtaking view on North Garda Lake, and maybe eat some typical dishes by the restaurant. Or going left, until a large parking, where you have to stop and prepare for the downhill.
    Wear your protections, open your forks and take the left trail going inside a deep wood (Sentiero dei Bastiani).

    Now the path is large, very fast, and in a short time you'll exit the forest. Look for a small house, and follow the narrow trail between the walls, just beside the construction.
    Here it begins a very funny singletrack, with a ground made of stones and roots, crossing sometimes a very small river. Be careful, some passages require attention, most of all if the terrain is wet.
    You'll end up in the old Canale village. Take the main road (that you did some time before) until the next small group of houses, the village of Calvola. At the first bend, leave the main road and look for a small fountain. Here you see the sign "Sentiero del Salt": this is our goal, a stone paved path with a very hard inclination.
    Always Keep you fingers on the brakes levers, because it's very easy to increase speed during this part of our trip. In a while you will arrive back in Tenno; Pass through the historical centre and reach the castle: at the bottom you will encounter an old monument. Take the path besides of it, called "Sentiero di Gola": this is a technical part, made of some high steps, so be careful!
    Finally you'll come to Cologna, where you can take the main road and reach back the starting point.


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