The GLR 37
The GLR 37 explores the region between the Great Lakes of Lake D’Iseo and Lake di Corlo. 421 Kilometers of motorcycle adventure in the Northern Italy! Don’t wait and adventurise this GLR!
The GLR 37
|Dezzo di Scalve - Arsiè||421km|
|11km off-road||April / October|
The GLR 37 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 421 kilometers through the Trentino South-Tyrol and Veneto Regions of Northern Italy. 11 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 2 different sections. With a total of 4 connecting GLRs to this GLR 37, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
The GLR 37 is an easy route and can be ridden by any adventure rider. More information about the GLR Route Gradings System.
Ready for an epic 421-kilometer long adventure through the Italian Pre-Alps? Great, because this adventure route was a lot of fun while riding it myself. From the Ski-Resorts at Dezzo di Scalve to the boulevards surrounding Lake Garda. This is going to be a journey full of Italian Culture! Read the entire route description down below!
From Dezzo di Scalve follow the SP59 towards Palline. During this ride, enjoy the views of the Nature reserve of Boschi del Giovetto di Pallinne to your left. You’ll encircle the south-west part of this Natural Reserve when the SP59 flows into the SP5.
This road will lead you for over 31km towards Malegno. It’s this road where the yearly Hillclimb of Malegno-Ossimo-Borno is held. If you’re in the region, this is a worthwhile motorsports spectacle to spectate. From F1 cars and Ferraris to tuned Mini Coopers race through the narrow roads of this mountain pass.
Lombardy is one of the twenty regions of Italy. Located in the northwest of the country, it almost counts 10 million inhabitants. Making it Italy’s most populated region. Combined with an on average high GDP, Lombardy is the most populated, richest, and most productive region.
Besides this modern wealth, Lombardy knows a rich historical past as well. The region was called home by two different popes, and it knows the most UNESCO World Heritage sites of the world. But where the real Adventurisers come for is Lombardy’s natural beauty.
The region can be divided into three main natural zones namely the mountains, hills, and plains. All with its distinctive features to please all of your adventure riding needs. In the north, you find the High Alpine region with a predominant Alpine climate above 1500m. More to the south, the lower alps gradually fade away into the plains surrounding Milan.
Lombardy is dotted with numerous lakes. Predominantly in the north, you find most lakes with a glacial origin. Major lakes from east to west are Lake Garda, Lake Idro, Lake Iseo, Lake Como, Lake Lugano, and Lake Maggiore.
For Adventurisers, Lombardy is a beautiful region to explore, but it knows relatively high precipitation in summer. Thunderstorms appear out of nowhere, and hailstorms are a common phenomenon around the major lakes. Please keep an eye out for the weather while in the area!
The region of Veneto is located in the north-eastern part of Italy. Veneto is in contrast with its direct neighbors Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino South-Tyrol, not an autonomous region. Locals are known as Venetians and speak besides Italian, mostly Venetian.
The region of Veneto consists of seven provinces. Venezia houses the region’s capital. Other provinces are Belluno, Treviso, Vicenza, Verona, Padova, and Rovigo.
One-third of the terrain is mountainous. The region is home to the Carnic Alps, eastern Dolomites, and Venetian Prealps. With the highest peak in the Dolomites at 3342m, the Marmolada massif stands tall over the entire region.
Besides the mountains, Veneto is covered by hills and plains. The latter, mostly situated around the Po river. At last, Vento has a total length of 200km of shoreline, of which half are beaches.
Due to the diversity of terrain, Veneto knows several climates. It knows a Continental climate around the coast and into the lower hills. When you traverse more inland, the climate changes to a predominantly Alpine climate.
Precipitations are scarce in the more southern parts of the region. To the north, precipitation levels rise up to 1100 mm per year, with an abundance of 3200mm in the Bellunese Prealps.
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Connections in Dezzo di Scalve
At the small town of Dezzo di Scale, three adventure routes come together. After completing the GLR 37, you’re able to continue your adventure on the GLR 35 to the north. This adventure route crosses the famous Livigno Valley! Especially famous for its relatively low fuel prices! Also, during the summer, this is a cooler route in comparison to the GLR 36!
The GLR 36 explores the great lakes of northern Italy. From Dezzo di Scalve to Gravellona Toce, this 341km long adventure route leads you west past Lake Como, Lake Lugano, and Lake Maggiore. The GLR 36 is also a great adventure route to explore on on-road tires!
Connections at Arsiè
At the end of the GLR 37 in Arsiè, you’re able to continue your adventure with the GLR 39 to the North and the GLR 40 further to the east. Choose the GLR 39 to return to the Dolomites and alpine climate. This adventure route will lead you to the center of the Dolomites in Canazei.
Or choose the GLR 40 to the east. This adventure route explores the lower alpine landscapes. This 225-kilometer long route ends in Aviano. Choose this route as a great alternative to the northern GLR 42!
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