Short tour to get to know the Sarca valley. Well-constructed paths will lead you from Comano Terme via Poia and the Sarca gorge to Villa Banale and back.
Mountain Bike tour
|LENGHT||16,30 km / 9,87 mi||FITNESS|
|ALTITUDE||441 m / 1.463 ft||TECHNIQUE|
|RIDING TIME||1h 30 min||PANORAMA|
|MAX ALTITUDE||648 m s.l.m. / 2.131 ft||GPS TRACK|
Comano Terme / Terme di Comano – the car park opposite the bar Al Pont
Comano Terme / Terme di Comano – Campo Lomaso – Poia – Ponte Balandin – Villa Banale – Premione – Comano Terme / Terme di Comano
The route starts at the car park (opposite the bar Al Pont, main road, bridge) where you go south towards the spring. At the main road  you turn to the left and follow it uphill to Campo Lomaso. After the 2nd left hairpin bend  you leave the main road and you join the tarmaced secondary road on the right hand side to Campo Lomaso. At the crossing near the cemetery  you turn to the left to the centre of the town. You follow the main road  for about 300 m in the direction of Vigo Lomaso. Then you turn to the left, dir Poia . You follow the cart-track to Poia, leave the Albergo Fiore  behind, cross the main road  and take the tarmaced cart-track on the right at the Co-op [Famiglia Cooperativa, , dir Ponte Balandin and Villa Banale. When you reach the highly frequented country road  you turn to the right, follow the road and turn to the left after 700 m . Now you take the sign posted hiking trail to Balandin bridge (attention please: you have to cross the road!) You cross the new pedestrian bridge which is the lowest point of the tour , turn to the left and climb the serpentine bends. A few metres before the road hits the main road  there is a very steep cart-track on the right which leads directly through the wood to Villa Banale. This track becomes better and less steep at the end. Near Villa Banale you reach the main road again  and you turn to the left and immediately to the right  towards the village and the church on the hill. Afterwards you turn to the right , pass the church and cycle uphill parallel to the main road. After exactly 1 km you reach a junction with three paths  where you choose the left one. It is now when you meet up with the DBB-track for 2 km dir Premione , you cross the main road and the cart-track near the church leads you straight ahead down the hill to Comano Terme. You reach the main road , you turn to the left and you continue downhill to the starting point. Short of the bridge you cross the Sarca river , you turn to the left to the park, you cross the roofed wooden pedestrian bridge , you pass an ice cream parlour  and the town hall , and you cycle back to the start.