The Rocky Mountain BIKE Marathon offers all participants four distances to choose from. The marathon route runs on well-marked public streets, farmer paths and forest and hiking trails. All distances have attractive and challenging trails – we recommend to all beginners to choose the Ronda Facile.
The start and finish of all routes are located in Riva del Garda – below you can find the exact distances and meters of altitude.
|Ronda Facile||28,63 km||702 hm|
|Ronda Piccola||44,24 km||1.523 hm|
|Ronda Grande||73,94 km||2.831 hm|
|Ronda Extrema||90,43 km||3.838 hm|
Ronda Facile - Lap for beginners
Beginning and ending in Riva del Garda, the Ronda Facile has become even more attractive and a bit more demanding. Now, beginners and young participants can also feel a little more challenged. This 28.63 kilometer lap with 702 meter difference in altitude is absolutely recommended for beginners.
Ronda Piccola - Small round
The round starts like in the previous years first on known trails to Tenno and from there on a long, partly steep ascent over Gorghi to S. Giovanni al Monte. Now this is where the new trails come into play offering smooth cycling towards Costa above the steep cliffs of the Sarca with lots of flow mostly on forest ground. The big advantage of this round is that you don't cycle any more through the busy towns Dro or Arco.
Ronda Grande - Challenging round
The round starts on the trail of the “Ronda piccola”… however, at the Rifugio San Pietro the trail leads on fresh, newly explored forest trails to the Val Lomasone, from there steeply uphill to Malga di Vigo and further to “Sentiero dei Russi”, a very interesting, really well cyclable trail built in the First World War by Russian war prisoners and finally it runs in the last very glamorous part of the “Ronda piccola” with dreamlike views over the Lake Garda down to Riva again.
Ronda Extrema - Marathon round
In the beginning the “Ronda extrema” has the same trail like the “Ronda grande” through the Val Lomasone to Malga di Vigo, but from Sentiero dei Russi it leads first on an apparently unending trail almost 1,000 meters difference in altitude really powerfully downhill to Comano. Then another, energy sapping uphill awaits you towards Monte Casale – before the peak again quite new, magical forest trails come up towards Malga Valbona and from Prati del Granzoline at almost 1,400 meters difference in altitude and then it's time again for… the fine forest trails and meadow trails always alternating with the spectacular panorama views of the Dolomiti di Brenta. Back to Riva the route leads again on the same downhill like the two smaller rounds.