Route

Route 2021

For the 2021 edition of the BIKE Marathon, all tracks were completely revised and renovated. The new courses offer absolute driving fun in a great scenery around the northern part of Lake Garda. 

For beginners and short distance specialists we recommend the Ronda Piccola with its 30.67 kilometres and 1,065 metres of altitude difference. Ambitious and advanced bikers choose the Ronda Extrema and tackle the 82.77 kilometres and 3,484 metres of altitude difference. The Ronda Grande offers a healthy mix (59.56 kilometres and 2,406 metres of altitude difference).

The route from the start is designed in such a way that delays at the entrance to the first trails are avoided and run smoothly. 

All marathon routes run on public roads, farm, forest and hiking trails and are well signposted from start to finish. In addition to the track map, the elevation profile and a track description, this year for the first time GPX data will be made available to all participants before the race.

The route from the start is designed in such a way that delays at the entrance to the first trails are avoided and run smoothly. 

Start and finish from all distances are in Riva del Garda.

RoundDistanceAltitude differences
Ronda Piccola30.67 km1,065 hm
Ronda Grande59.56 km2,406 hm
Ronda Extrema82.77 km3,484 hm

Ronda Piccola - Small round

The new Ronda Piccola has a lot to offer! In addition to new paths and trails, the beautiful view of Lake Garda is an incredible experience from the very first ascent. After starting in the heart of the old town of Riva del Garda, the first few kilometres of the route lead through the picturesque areas of Varone, Cologna and Gavazzo to Tenno. Afterwards it follows on a dirt road to Ville del Monte. The route continues along a beautiful gravel road to the unique Lake Tenno, famous for its unspoilt landscape and turquoise blue colour. After the ascent to Monte Calino the highest point of the Ronda Piccola is reached (1.037 meters above zero). Passing the "Sella di Calino", the trail returns to Vedesè on easy paths and then on a beautiful single trail to Rancione. The breathtaking descent starts on an old mule track down to Novino. Via Volta di Nò the route leads via Varignano to the festival area and back to the finish. A great performance has been achieved.

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Ronda Grande - Challenging round

The new route of the Ronda Grande offers all participants a lot of riding fun on 59.56 kilometres and 2,406 metres of altitude difference. After the start, in the heart of the old town of Riva del Garda, the first few kilometres of the route lead through the picturesque areas of Varone, Cologna and Gavazzo to Tenno. Afterwards it continues on a dirt road to Ville del Monte. From here the route leads along a beautiful gravel road to the unique Lake Tenno, famous for its unspoilt landscape and turquoise blue colour. After the ascent to Monte Calino, after 15.6 kilometres the route divides at Sella di Calino into Piccola and Grande. At this point the Ronda Grande turns onto a dirt road to Vespana and leads via Lomasona to Prial. Now you should shift into a low gear to master the demanding climb to San Silvestro. The path continues on to Malga Vigo (1,079 metres above sea level), where it crosses an archaeological area (S. Martino) until it reaches the beautiful Valdori forest. From Malga Vigo you have an incomparable view of the Brenta Dolomites, including the 3,173-metre-high Cima Tosa and the over 3,500-metre-high Carè Alto.

After crossing Pozza Bella and Gorghi, the route passes Prai da Gom, the highest point of the Ronda Grande at 1,135 metres above sea level. This is followed by a four kilometre descent to Dos del Clef. Afterwards it leads uphill again to Bocca di Tovo on Monte Calino. The descent towards Riva starts on single trails to the town of Novino. From there the last part of the route leads back to the Ronda Piccola and follows the same track to the finish line at the festival area. A great performance has been achieved.

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Ronda Extrema - Marathon round

The Ronda Extrema is the most demanding route in the BIKE Marathon and therefore the route for advanced and ambitious bikers. On 82.77 kilometres a total of 3,484 metres in altitude difference must be mastered. After the start in the heart of the old town of Riva del Garda, the first kilometres of the route lead through the picturesque areas of Varone, Cologna and Gavazzo to Tenno. Afterwards it continues on a dirt road to Ville del Monte. From here the route leads along a beautiful gravel road to the unique Lake Tenno, famous for its unspoilt landscape and turquoise blue colour. After the ascent to Monte Calino, after 15.6 kilometres the route divides at Sella di Calino into Piccola and Extrema. At this point the Ronda Extrema turns onto a dirt road to Vespana and leads via Lomasona to Prial. Now you should shift into a low gear to master the demanding climb to San Silvestro. The path continues on to Malga Vigo (1,079 metres above sea level), where it crosses an archaeological area (S. Martino) until it reaches the beautiful Valdori forest. At Malga Vigo, after 31.5 kilometres, the Ronda Extrema separates from the Ronda Grande. On unpaved roads the route leads downhill on a beautiful sibgle trail to Naone and uphill again to Duson. 

The Senter de Mez connects Duson with Malga Valbona, the highest point (1,433 metres above sea level) of the Ronda Extrema in the village of Prà dei Muci. At this point, half of the total distance has already been completed. The route now passes Pozza Bella, on the same route as the Ronda Grande. Continuing on through Semont, a final climb to the church of S. Giovanni awaits. From Coste, the track descends to La Selva, past Dos del Clef and continues on the same last stretch of the Ronda Grande. The last few kilometres follow the Sarca river, along large vineyards and many orchards - a region known for the best Trentino wines and sweetest apples- towards the finish at the festival area in Riva del Garda.  A great performance has been achieved.

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