MOLVENO - VALLE DEL CHIESE
From the eastern foot of the mighty Brenta massif, over 3000 metres high, the route leads on the sixth day out of the very high summit into the area of the green mountains of Lake Garda, which try in vain to reach the 2000 metre mark. At first, the path winds along the shore of Lago di Molveno to Stenico in the south, around the Brenta. In the ups and downs, on very varied paths, the huge block does not let go at first, until finally in the Valle di Giudicarie, shortly before Tione, the ascent begins in Valle del Chiese. Now a few comparatively relaxed kilometres follow on asphalted forest paths, which are interrupted again and again by fun trails. Only at Cimego the main task for the legs is waiting: The ascent, first on asphalt later on gravel, up to Passo Giovo. From here the Sentiero dei Funamboli leads over to the small hamlet of Rango. This narrow forest path runs along the ridge and was already part of the Transalp route in 2018, but then in the other direction. The hearty finale of this stage begins in Rango. Now, 600 hard climbed meters of altitude have to be conquered on a trail. It's tricky because it's quite steep and you can't shoot blindly at it in the forest, but have to circle around smaller and larger stones with a good feel for the best track. From the Chiesa di San Lorenzo, a small pilgrimage chapel in the woods, the track finally leads downhill on the better constructed penitential path. But it remains steep and demands a feeling for the brakes and safe cornering technique on many very narrow gravel roads. At the bottom of the valley the stage is almost over. Now it's flat on the cycle path to Idroland, the beach on the northern shore of Lake Idro.