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!

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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.

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Route info

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.

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After crossing Malegno, you’ll dive deeper into the Lower Alps region by following the SP345 to the east. With Monte Frerone (2671m) to your left, your motorcycle adventure continues on the SP669. It’s after about 20km, where you have to decide if you want to give the first off-road section of the route a try or to follow the Back-up Track. The latter leads you without any off-road sections past Lake D’Idro to the point where the regular route intersects in Anfo. Or you follow the adventurous route up the mountain. First, a 15-kilometer long section of 20 hairpin turns leads you up the mountain. After these twisties, your first off-road section of 1.3km begins. But it’s not about the off-road on this part of the route! It’s the beautiful panorama during these few kilometers. I enjoyed the descent even more on the narrow roads leading towards Anfo. With an additional of 24 hairpin turns on your way down, this section provides you with a total of 44 hairpin turns on a bit more than 30km.
Once you’ve passed Lake D’Idro, you continue your journey on the SP111. It’s here where I’ve provided my Patreon supporters with an extra addition to the route. The SP111 flows into the SP56 while the twists and turns keep you entertained. It’s these narrow roads, which make this region famous under adventure riders. While you’re concentrating on the next turn, all of a sudden you realize where you are! It’s the great Glacial lake of Lake Garda right in front of you. For 15 kilometers, you’re going to follow the shoreline of Lake Garda up North. After those, you again have to make the decision if you want to continue without any off-road section by following the Back-up Track section 2 up North. Or, you follow the regular route up the mountain for your second piece of off-road. Of Course, you’ll follow the road up the mountain for this 10-kilometer long off-road section! This secluded piece of land, just east of Lake Garda, feels like a Mediterranean forest you’ll find normally close to the sea.
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Enjoy your moment of peace, because all roads lead eventually back to Lake Garda. And so does the SP115 as well. For another 10km, you’ll follow the shoreline of this gigantic glacial lake. It’s at Riva del Garda where you head back into the hills again. It’s at Ponte Arce where your direction changes for the final stretch of the GLR 37. Follow the SP 85 to the East. After passing Trento to the south, you’ll arrive at Lake Caldonazzo. Ride one more time deep into the mountains with the SP349. Keep Cima Dodici (2336m) as a visual reference, as it’s the highest peak of the entire region. After completing all the 421kilometers of the GLR 37, you’ll arrive at your destination in Arsiè. Here you can continue your motorcycle adventure on several other adventure routes. All about those, in the connections section down below!

Lombardy Region

GLR 37 Region Lombardy

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!

Trentino-South Tyrol Region

GLR 37 Region Trentino-South Tyrol
The Autonomous Region of Trentino-South Tyrol is located in the northern part of Italy. The self-governing region consists of the two provinces of Trento and Bolzano. Although, this self-governance has caused tensions over the past years after the Second World War. Nowadays, the region is known for its stable tourist industry during all seasons. This, because Trentino-South Tyrol is extremely mountainous, covering most of the southern Alps and the Dolomites. Whereas Trentino’s mountainous land is 20% over 2000m, some mountain ranges in Bolzano exceed the 3000m mark. Both provinces know large forested areas. It’s because of the mountainous terrain that the region of Trentino-South Tyrol knows both an alpine climate and a land climate, both depending on the altitude. While adventurising this region, you have to know that most of the off-road sections are off-limits. Although it knows some extraordinary trails, few of them are accessible by motorized vehicles. During the autumn, winter, and spring, snow may prevent you from exploring the small back-roads of this region. Therefore, I would recommend visiting this region between May and September.

Veneto Region

GLR 37 Region Veneto

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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Connecting Routes

GLR 37 Connections Dezzo di Scalve

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!

GLR 37 Connections Arsiè

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