Cycle through the Flowers
During the flowering season, the meadows along the Val Rendena bike and pedestrian path and the mixed Valle del Chiese road (a cycle path alternating with stretches of low-traffic roads) are transformed into a riot of colour.
The bright yellow of dandelions, buttercups and hypericum flowers; the pure white of snowdrops and spring snowflakes; the vibrant pink of campions; the intense purple of meadow sage flowers; the deep green of ivy and pasture land; and of course the thousand colours of the orchids.
The Val Rendena cycle path is 25 km long, while the Valle del Chiese path reaches 28 km; both are surrounded by the unique beauty of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park.
Immerse yourself in the colours and scents of the over 600 flower species that emerge in spring to grace the meadows along the cycle path, the banks of the Sarca and Chiese rivers, and the shores of the “Blue Flag” Idro and Roncone Lakes.
Bicibus service on reservation by 10.00 am of the same day (online or at our information offices).
Active in the following periods:
BICIBUS VAL RENDENA (Tulot cable car - Loc. Sesena) April 16,18, 24,30 - May 7,14,21,28 - June 2,4.
BICIBUS VALLE DEL CHIESE (Loc. Sesena - Bondo - Baitoni) April 17, 23, 25 - May 1,8, 15, 22, 29 - June 3,5.
Cycle and enjoy the colours of the blooming flowers:
Val Rendena Cycle Path
Between Pinzolo and Caderzone Terme, the dominant colour is the yellow of dandelions (Taraxacum sect. ruderalia), common buttercups (Ranunculus acris) and wood buttercups (Ranunculus nemorosus). But the meadows are also tinged with the pink and red shades of red clover (Trifolium pratense), the white of snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) and hedge bedstraw (Galium album) — which was once used to curdle milk — the green of the grass, and the purplish-blue of common cat grass flowers (Dactylis glomerata), meadow grass (Poa pratensis) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa).
In Spiazzo, the meadows take on the yellow hue of buttercups and the purplish-blue of alfalfa, dotted with eye-catching patches of green grass: red fescue (Festuca rubra) and meadow grass (Poa pratensis).
The wooded area between Fisto (Spiazzo) and Pelugo is the realm of beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), spruce trees (Picea abies), ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior), elder trees (Sambucus nigra) and mountain linden trees (Tilia cordata), famous for their yellow honey.
In the area of Pelugo, lining the fields of maize, we find a plant that’s both rare and distinctive in western Trentino: velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti), an exotic plant discovered in Val Rendena for the first time a few years ago.
Highlights in the wooded areas include the pink and white of different fumewort species (Corydalis solida and Corydalis intermedia) and the green of ivy (Hedera helix) and goats beard (Aruncus dioicus).
In the same region, it is possible to find some edible herbs like nettles (Urtica dioica), goosefoot (Chenopodium album) and Good-King-Henry (Blitum bonus-enricus), which mainly grow in meadows close to stables.
Passing through Darè, Javrè and Sesena, the meadows are multi-coloured, ranging from the purple flowers of knapweed (Centaurea nigrescens) to the white of the common daisy (Leucanthemum ircutianum subsp. ircutianum) and the varied shades of officinal and edible plants like meadow sage (Salvia pratensis),wild carrot (Daucus carota), wild rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia), wall-rocket (Diplotaxis muralis), rampion bellflower (Campanula rapunculus), common hypericum (Hipericum perforatum), common dandelion (Taraxacum sect. ruderalia), nettles (Urtica dioica), Good-King-Henry (Blitum bonus-enricus) and goosefoot (Chenopodium album).
Around Ponte Pià you can find white willow (Salix alba), red willow, almond willow (Salix triandra) and goad willow (Salix caprea), with yellow or green flowers.
Valle del Chiese Cycle Path
Roncone offers a stroll through the white flowers of bladder campion (Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris), the vibrant flowers of red campion (Silene dioica), and the golden hues of common reeds (Phragmites australis), goldenrod and Canada goldenrod (Solidago del Canada).
The road between Lardaro and Condino is flanked by multi-coloured meadows, with yellow hypericum (Hipericum perforatum), purple meadow sage (Salvia pratensis), and the flowers of white campion (Silene alba), bladder campion (Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) (white) and daisies (Leucanthemum ircutianum subsp. ircutianum).
North of Storo the land is awash with the yellow of dandelion (Taraxacum sect. ruderalia), buttercups (Ranunculus acris) and wood buttercups (Ranunculus nemorosum).
Between Storo and Lake Idro, the dry slopes are packed with warmth-loving and officinal plants like spring cinquefoil (Potentilla verna), common hypericum (Hipericum perforatum) with its vibrant yellow colour, red campion (Silene dioica) and some rare, multi-coloured orchids: the military orchid (Orchis militaris), the burnt-tip orchid (Neotinea ustulata) and the three-toothed orchid (Neotinea tridentata).
Recommended period: from mid-April to the end of June
A bicibus service (transporting bicycles by bus) is available upon booking, with two runs per day during the following periods