About Trentino, Italy

 

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One week camps follow the Giro d’ Italia and climb its famous peaks.

Our location in Trentino is special. The home base of our training camps is positioned between two of Northern Italy’s most important river valleys Adige and Valsugana. This strategic locale gives us a range of options to find the perfect mountain micro-climate for every ride. Here on the Vigolana Alto Piano (High Plateau), at 700 meters/ 2100 feet, days are mild and evenings welcome fresh mountain air.

From this base, just above Lago di Caldonazzo where the Brenta River begins with views of the Panarotta/Viertrilo, our road leads to challenging passes like Passo Sommo, Passo Coe, Menador and Passo Vezzena. Many other famous treasures of the Adige Valley are on our doorstep, including Monte Bondone, Paganella and Monte Baldo. And, within easy reach, lies the world-famous climbs including Passo Manghen, Passo Rolle, Sella Ronda, Monte Grappa, and Passo Stelvio.

We’re passionate about sharing this unique region and culture with fellow cyclists and invite you to join us for a personalized training camp to meet your needs and advance your training and cycling skills.


What’s It Like to Cycle in Trentino?

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Cycling in Trentino during winter. Yep, I’m that crazy cyclist.

Cycling culture in Trentino runs deep and strong. Not only is the natural beauty and terrain out of this world, the cycling infrastructure and respect for cyclists is unparalleled. Trentino is truly a cyclist’s dream come true.

Legendary Italian cycling champions Francesco Moser and Gilberto Simoni aptly describe the magic in this article for American magazine Paste, written by my wife, travel writer Jess Simpson. During the interview process and in this story, their passion for cycling in this region shines through.

In Italy’s northern reaches, the mountainous, lake-studded lands of Trentino offer mile after mile of epic single-track cycling paths and roadways. On any given stretch, it’s common to spy more Cannondales and Pinarello cycles than Fiats or Fords. Routes climb peaks made famous by the country’s most prestigious cycling event, Giro d’Italia, then descend river valleys through fields of grapes ripening on the vine.


Cycling Trentino, Italy

Living la dolce vita, pedal after pedal

In Italy’s northern reaches, the mountainous, lake-studded lands of Trentino offer mile after mile of epic single-track cycling paths and roadways. On any given stretch, it’s common to spy more Cannondales and Pinarello cycles than Fiats or Fords. Routes climb peaks made famous by the country’s most prestigious cycling event, Giro d’Italia, then descend river valleys through fields of grapes ripening on the vine.

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While there are leisurely rides around the city hubs of Trento and Bolzano and lakes of Garda and Caldonazzo, the true bounty of offerings is geared toward avid riders. This is the place for serious cyclists to challenge their might amongst a tribe of like-minded enthusiasts.

Read the rest of this article here.


In Trentino, Epic Climbs, Mountain Scenery, and Hearty Meals Define Cycling

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You won’t believe the stunning beauty of Trentino.

Trentino is known as the place where Italians go on vacation. Mountains, lakes, art, food, and wine are all in abundance in this friendly and accessible region. Together, my wife Jess and I have had the privilege of spending summers here for many years. She’s an accomplished travel writer and has written about Trentino’s delights for many publications including this interesting overview for American magazine Paste:

While culture-seeking globetrotters make tracks en masse to Milan’s duomo and Venice’s canals, another kind of traveler is busy reveling in Trentino’s great outdoors.

For adventure-seekers of all types—hikers and climbers, sailors and cyclists—Trentino is Italy’s most alluring region. Culturally Italian with an Austrian infusion felt most in architecture, cuisine and dialect, the area offers a fascinating mix of Mediterranean and Eastern European flavor combined with wall-to-wall mountains soaring skyward and views of deep blue lakes below.

Read the rest of this article here: Checklist: Trentino, Italy.