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'Arte a Pedali': flavors, nature and music are put in the saddle!

Wednesday 08 may 2019

On 8 June, from the Terme di Comano, between Lake Garda and the Brenta Dolomites, the e-bike tour starts, which combines the passion for cycling with the taste of local food and wine, along a scenic journey to discover villages ancient and with the seven notes in the background

 'Arte a Pedali': flavors, nature and music are put in the saddle!

The world is more beautiful from the saddle of a bike. The world of Terme di Comano, between Lake Garda and the Brenta Dolomites, is even more beautiful when riding e-bikes. "Arte a Pedali" is an unprecedented experience that combines the passion for bicycles with the pleasure of listening to excellent music while savoring local flavors and specialties. To do with your own bike or with the bikes to be rented throughout the Giudicarie area.

Saturday 8 June - You ride among the plateaus of Banale, Bleggio and Lomaso, in the company of cycle musicians crossing the valley of the Terme di Comano, a rural land rich in history and tradition, part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, you can stops on farms to learn and taste local productions, rest your legs and listen to completely original stories and sounds. A day of emotions, suggestions and genuine pleasures, pedaling together towards a destination, bringing an experience home.

It starts from Ponte Arche, immediately facing the most challenging climb of the entire tour that runs through the entire Banale area up to the heart of the village of San Lorenzo. Here, crossing the hamlets of Berghi, Pergnano and Senaso, among the narrow alleys of the peasant houses, you reach the Azienda Agricola Il Ritorno, where you stop for the first stop and to learn the secrets of the cultivation of medicinal herbs. While the musicians play, you can taste the typical local specialties offered by the farm's agri-snack: delicious snacks with ciuiga, cheeses or traditional desserts, enriched with edible flowers and medicinal and spontaneous herbs. After the break we start again in the direction of Lomaso: this time the road is mostly downhill, at least as far as Ponte Arche, from where we then climb up a stretch of ascent that leads to the small village of Poia up to the Osteria Fiore where enjoy the typical potato-based menu.

After lunch, the ride continues: from Lomaso it reaches the area of ​​Bleggio and through country roads immersed in evocative centuries old walnut trees, you arrive at the small winery of the Azienda Agricola Luca Caliari, where you rest in a truly unique atmosphere, tasting wine and local specialties with Deges, an association that brings together many small farms and producers in the valley. The tour is almost finished: return to Ponte Arche for 6 pm, after covering 50 kilometers and 1,000 meters in altitude. A second appointment is scheduled for September 7th.

Cost: € 40 per person (plus any e-bike hire upon reservation). Holiday proposal from 80 € per person in B&B with experience Arteapedali included. Info and reservations: APT Terme di Comano-Dolomiti di Brenta. Moreover, with Trentino Guest Card Comano ValleSalus to travel by public transport throughout the Trentino, visit museums and castles for free and many other benefits.

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E-Bike is also family format. Everyone can pedal in the valley of the Comano Spa thanks to the pedal assisted bikes. The Ponte Arche Fantic Rent provides bike rental (at discounted rates for the owners of Trentino Guest Card Comano ValleSalus), which have a range of 70 kilometers. The territory also offers Bike Box columns for assisting bikes for minor repairs, inflation and recharging; there are paths suitable for everyone, between nature and villages out of time. A perfect formula also for families, thanks to the baby carriers and camels for children who prefer to pedal, to allow two-wheeled tours with the small tribe. And even our four-legged friend can follow his family, thanks to the special dog carts.

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