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Reports by Andreas Caranti

All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Riding around the Laguna of Venice
by Andreas Caranti, tour started August 1995

A ride from Chioggia to Venice and beyond, along the tiny strip of land that separates the sea from the Laguna. A bicycle ride is one of the best ways to exprience this magical terrain...

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Trails

The Santa Colomba Trail
by Andreas Caranti, tour started April 1997

I'm pretty sure that no matter where you live, there is one trail among your home ones that is generally considered as the trail, a classic of the genre.

For Trento, the place where I live, the choice of most local bikers would fall on the Santa Colomba trail. Easily doable starting from the town, not really difficult but with some challenging sections, it offers a small selection of the standard ingredients of an off-road ride. Mind you, it is not a spectacular trail, such as the ones you can find higher up in the Dolomites. But it's an excellent choice for a half-day ride, which means that on Sunday afternoons you have to line up to ride it!

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The back side of Castello del Buonconsiglio
Val Casies / Gsies / Gsiesertal
by Andreas Caranti, tour started August 1995

A nice little valley in Südtirol.

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Renon/Ritten, a magnificent plateau in Südtirol
by Andreas Caranti, tour started July 1995

I stop to open a gate, a recurring event here, and start the final climb to the top. Some short walls, with rather uneven road-bed, force me to dab now and then, but soon I'm on top, at about 2200m, after a 1000m gain. The view of the Dolomites, unimpeded in all directions, is really magnificent. I skip the pleasure of Südtiroler cuisine at the hut, and begin the descent. It will be a 2000m drop from here to Bolzano/Bozen.

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Marzola, favourite training ground for Trentonian mountain bikers
by Andreas Caranti, tour started 1995

What do you do if you have just two or three hours free for a ride? Well, if you live in Trento, your favourite choice is probably the small range of Marzola, which reaches 1738m (5702ft).

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A simple tour around Trento
by Andreas Caranti, tour started November 1994

One of my favourite training rides. A fast downhill section becomes steeper and trickier when I meet deep, stone-ridden sand. It's worthwhile to slow down, or stop altogether, to take a look at the simple but really nice landscape around here, that will be missed at speed. Vineyards with the colors of autumn, little streams, small valleys that let you feel you are away from the world. And the town is just over there, behind a rocky hill.

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Corno Bianco
by Andreas Caranti, tour started October 1994

At 1872m I find ice on the road, no problem though in negotiating it. I then get to the alpine pass Passo degli Oclini/Jochgrimm, at 1989m. It's full of hikers up here, and with good reason. The view on the twin peaks of Corno Bianco [White Horn] and Corno Nero/Schwarzhorn (Black Horn) is great, and looking to the South you think you could touch Latemar and Catinaccio[/Rosengarten].

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Mountain Biking in Trentino-Südtirol/Alto Adige
by Andreas Caranti, tour started October 1994

A general introduction to this prime area for mountain biking. (This was the first report ever to be posted on the Trento Bike Pages.)

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Serot-Cinquevalli
by Andreas Caranti, tour started September 1994

One of my favourite trails, with a great singletrack section. The single track is really beautiful. It goes through a very varied terrain, slightly desolate at the start, then surrounded by sparse trees. A particularly nice spot occurs when crossing a creek near to a ``malga'', a wooden Alpine hut. At a couple of rough spots I prefer to walk for a few meters, so I have a chance for looking at the scenery. On such technical tracks I should really remember to stop every now and then anyway, to avoid the risk of looking only at the trail in front of me in search of the best path, and missing the scenery entirely.

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Cycling info pages

Transporting bikes on trains
by Andreas Caranti,

A practical guide (not terribly up-to-date, though).

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