Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April we ran our third Randonnée: 400km - Valsugana. This time, the weather was pretty annoying; tempo changeable and cold, head wind by the end, when everybody was tired,; apart of this, everything was allright. Here you are some pictures and the list of the homologated cyclists.
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From Villa Guerrina, we head east crossing Cazzano di Tramigna and some charming villages, until we get to the Berici hills. The ambience is perfect for cycling, and in a little while we arrive in Vicenza: from here, Bassano del Grappa is not far, and we reach it soon. There, we cross the beautiful Ponte degli Alpini (Alpini’s bridge) and then we start cycling on the quiet Valsugana bike path.
We follow the valley and then we go down to Trento. We cross its nice city centre, but we don’t stay in the bottom of the valley longtime: the itinerary goes up on the nice road to Bondone mountain. Half-way of the road we go down to Terlago and there we find another nice bike path, the one of the Valle dei Laghi (Valley of the Lakes). We cycle on the bike path until the village of Arco, then up again to Nago, and down to the river Adige bike path. We follow it until Sega di Cavaion: there, we head to Bardolino, at the shores of Lake Garda.
We follow the lake until Gardaland amusement park, then up and down on the hills of Cavalcaselle, Sona and Sommacampagna. We get to Verona crossing the countryside, and finally we arrive in Montorio after climbing the classic road of the Torricelle hills.
When: Saturday 13rd and Sunday 14 Aprile 2019.
Where: Villa Guerrina, Via Guerrina, 99 – 37141 Montorio - Verona.
What to do: Saturday, 13rd April 2019, yellow cards are given at the organisation tables from 13:00 h.
Departure: Saturday 13rd April from 16:00 to 16:30.
Arrival: Sunday, 14th April within 19:00.
BREVET BRM/ACP | Brevets Randonneurs Mondiaux.
The itinerary is not signalised on the way: total self-sufficiency is expected. Gpx files and road book (to be printed on one’s own) will be available for download 15 days before the event.
Average speed: maximum 30 km/h, minimum 15 km/h
Minimum time: 13 hours and 20 minutes.
Maximum time: 27 hours.
Check-points for card control: in some of them refreshments are given. Refreshments are at the expences of the participants.
Refreshments and drinks at the departure.
Use of showers and toilets at the arrival in Villa Guerrina.
Pasta party at the arrival, from 12:00 to 18:00
Cycling jersey for the ones that register to all four randonnées.
CAR PARKING: it is possible to park some cars in Villa Guerrina parking, motorhomes are not allowed. Cars that won’t find place in Villa Guerrina parking, can park along the perimeter walls of the Villa or in one of the many free spots in Montorio. The organisation will communicate at entrance of the Villa if the car parking is full. Motorhomes (campers) are not allowed in Villa Guerrina parking: a good spot where to park is by the end of Via Guerrina, there is a lot of space and a green area.
The Villa car parking is courtesy of Banco Popolare Cral.
1. To be of age the day of the event
2. You need to register online and pay the registration fee with PayPal or credit card.
3. Certificate of fitness (with stress test) for sport activities.
4. Being member of a sports club is not necessary.
Accommodations near Villa Guerrina:
1. Hotel Brandoli ***, about 1 km far from the starting point, average prices.
2. B&B Corte Carolina, about 500 mt far from the starting point, low prices.
3. Villa Cainer (scout house) in Mizzole, about 4 km far from the starting point. Sleeping bag and mat are needed, the cost is 10 € per person with minimum 10 bookings.
In Montorio there are other B&Bs. Book autonomously the accommodations 1 and 2, specifying that you will participate at the randonnée that starts early in the morning: both the accommodation can prepare an early breakfast. Write here if you are interested in sleeping in Villa Cainer, we will manage it.
Gpx tracks and road book are available on request.