Heiii igjen ☺️
Så utrolig koselig at du blir med videre på turen 🥰
Right now we are sitting and enjoying some proper Italian pizza and watching some Norwegian TV.
Ettersom dagene går her nord i Gardasjøen, nærmere bestemt Torbole, skjønner jeg at dette virkelig er det paradiset jeg har drømt om at skal finnes et sted 😍
We have now been here for several weeks and we have not experienced a fraction of everything that can be experienced here in the Trentino region.
But, since the previous post, we have had several fantastically wonderful experiences in the area here.
There have been a few more bike trips here as well, and one trip is as nice as the other. Perfect for those who also want to ride an electric bike. Whether it's in really challenging terrain or on easy gravel roads. Here there is something suitable for everyone.
The cycle ride up to Cima Larici is a must. The trip is about 800 meters in height and about 27 km round trip.
I didn't think it was possible to be nicer than the other bike tours we've cycled here, but yes, this was also simply a must to take with you.
The start of this trip is the same as the road up towards Lago Di Ledro from Riva Del Garda, as mentioned in the previous post I posted.
After the restaurant, we turned left instead of right and the road really only got nicer. There were no cars up the small asphalt road that wound its way up the mountainside, with Lake Garda on one side and the high mountains on the other.
After a good while uphill with an indescribable view, a cozy village appeared, named Pregasina. It wasn't a very big village far up in the mountains, but still they've got an incredibly cozy restaurant, so we had to stop by and try the food.
After a large and good potion of pasta, it continued up towards the summit Cima Larici.
Denne utsikten var virkelig verdt turen sin 😍
We parked the bikes a short distance below the summit and walked up the last few metres. The view that awaited at the top was like a photograph.
Et syvkkelparadis er det ingen tvil om at det er her, men det er ikke det eneste, for dette er jo virkelig også et klatreparadis 😀
Så da var det å dra rett bort til Arco, den utrolig koselige byen bare 5 km nord for Torbole. Her var det bare å få kjøpt en bok over klatrerutene i området fortest mulig ⛰
I denne lille koselige byen er det et hav av klatrebutikker, ja det er vel stort sett det eneste som er i denne byen 🥳🤩
Det måtte gå som det gikk, vi var i butikkene til de stengte for dette var jo en drøm av butikker. Men…. med plassen vi har igjen å fylle opp med ting og klær i bilen så ble det så vidt plass til en bok, så vi fikk bare drømme oss bort i butikkene 😅
Og etter en pizza og is var det bare å komme seg tilbake før det ble mørkt. Pizzaen på Pizzeria Pace i Arco er virkelig verdt å prøve. Og isen i Italia er jo en klasse for seg selv, så det har blitt mange is her 🍦
Dagen etter skulle det klatres, og jeg klarte nesten ikke å vente. Det er jo en drøm å være på et sted som dette 😍
Med like mange klatrevegger i klatreføreren som det er i en gammel telefonkatalog, så var det nok å ta av 😃 Men, det er noen av rutene i boken hvor de letteste rutene er ganske så polert, så de vi prøvde å styre unna. Men det var nok annet å ta av 😃
And among olive trees and cozy roads, one fine wall after another appears.
The first place we checked out was this. At the second tunnel south from Torbole, this climbing area is right next to the road, so it was no problem to spot it.
Just a stone's throw from Arco is the Massone climbing area. Here there are about 180 routes to frolic in, with all degrees of difficulty. Everything from 4a to 9a distributed over several sectors. So with lots of food and drink in the bag and lots of fun routes, we stayed here until it got dark.
Also this place then, Belvedere in Nago. It can't get much better than that! A sea of routes to choose from here too, and a fantastic view of Lake Garda.
This place was definitely one of my favorite places too, Regina Del Lago. It is located on the north-west side of Lake Garda and has lots of nice routes and is absolutely fantastic with a view of Lake Garda here too when you get a little up the wall.
And with the Jetboilen on the trip, it's no problem to boil water and heat some good food and coffee.
Tilbake fra turene må jeg få min daglige dose med hengekøye 😅
Og enda mer hengekøye 🥳
Even though it is October, it is 19 degrees in the water and it is incredibly nice to take an evening bath. Lake Garda is also Italy's largest lake and lies 65 meters above sea level. At its deepest, it is 346 m, so it can also be colder in the water at this time if the cold currents from the bottom come up.
We were lucky enough to be given a tour of the area by Swiss Franz who has been staying here for many years. We drove up to Passo Santa Barbara, a small village at the top of the mountain pass. It is also possible to cycle here. Through many hairpin bends, 12.7 km and 1170 meters of altitude, you are at the top of the pass, which can also be cycled down the other side for a nice lap.
But this time we were going from Santa Barbara up to Monte Creino, not so many more meters of altitude, but with a unique view of Lake Garda.
Og med disse fine høstfargene og fjellene i bakgrunnen så fikk jeg føle på litt høst til tross for at det er godt over 20 grader ved sjøen 🍁
Cima Monte Creino 1290 m
Here, as in so many other places in the area, there are lots of memories from the war, with bunkers and civilians galore. This is also the reason why there are so many nice paths/roads for cycling here, as they had to transport cannons and other things up to the peaks and had to make small roads that are used by cyclists and hikers today.
The picture below is from a bunker just below the top.
Etter en fin dag er det ingenting som er koseligere enn å nyte kvelden helt nede ved vannkanten og se solen gå ned bak fjellene 🥰
Og etter en fantastisk dag i fjellene blir det tidlig natta 😴
Takk for at du følger med på turen, håper du blir med videre og at du har fått noen gode ideer til hva du kan gjøre i dette området, om du skal hit en gang ☺️ Spør meg gjerne om du skal til området og lurer på noe 😃
Under kommer noen tips og bilder som jeg bare måtte legge ved også 🥰
I really recommend this bike workshop Lab8, the service here is incredibly good and the person who runs it really knows what he is doing.
Utrolig deilig å bare nyte rolige dager her helt nede ved Gardasjøen også 🏖
The picture below is from a bike ride on the way up to Monte Baldo. Here, from about 800 meters above sea level, there is a cozy place to stop with a really nice view of Riva Del Garda.
Mellom Riva Del Garda og Torbole, langs sjøen, finner man de fineste parkene og små koselige plassene 🌼