The GLR 39

The GLR 39 motorcycle adventure route explores the border between the Trentino-South Tyrol and Veneto regions. 144 Kilometers of motorcycle adventure in Northern Italy! Don’t wait and adventurise this GLR!

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The GLR 39

Arsiè - Canazei 144km
0km off-road April / October
The GLR 39 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 144 kilometers through the regions of Trentino-South Tyrol and Veneto of Northern Italy. With a total of 4 connecting GLRs to this GLR 39, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!

The GLR 39 is an Novice route and can be ridden by any adventure rider. More information about the GLR Route Gradings System.

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Route info

At Lago di Corlo there’s a small village called Arsiè. From here, the GLR 39 motorcycle adventure route traverses for 144 kilometers up north. This adventure route explores the border region between Trentino-South Tyrol and Veneto. Although this region can be busy during the summer months, this route will guide you around over the more secluded roads. Are you ready? Because this is going to be an adventurous ride! From your starting point at Arsiè, take the SR50 towards Sovramonte. You follow this road for only 11km until you reach Lago di Senaiga. From here, the SP40 guides you deeper into the rolling hills of the province of Veneto. After 6,5km of the SP40, you cross the border into the Trentino-South Tyrol region.
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Soon after you crossed the border, the SP40 flows over into the SP79 at Castello Tesino. Follow this scenic road up to Canal San Bovo. You’re now 60 kilometers into the GLR 39, and you’re in for the first Nature Park of this route. The SS50 towards San Martino di Castrozza will guide you through Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Nature Park. After 32 kilometers at Lake Paneveggio, you exit the Natural park At Predazzo, you’re in for the last stretch of this adventure route. Follow the SS48 up north to your destination at Canazei. It’s here where you’re able to continue your motorcycle adventure into the Dolomites. See the connections section for all the available routes.

Veneto Region

GLR 39 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.

Trentino-South Tyrol Region

GLR 39 Region Trento 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.
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Connecting Routes

GLR 39 Connections Canazei

Connections at Canazei

At the center of the Italian Dolomites in Canazei, you’re able to continue on your epic motorcycle adventure with two different routes. Take the GLR 38 to enjoy the natural beauty of the Dolomites. With several natural parks like the Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park and the Texelgruppe Nature Park, you will enjoy this adventure route! This route is perfect for the hotter summer months due to the alpine climate. At the outer edges of the season, you have to take the possibility of snow into account.
Take the GLR 42 to continue to the east. This 108-kilometer long adventure route explores the North of the Veneto region. Combine this route with the GLR 43 & 38 to create an epic Trans-Dolomite Adventure!

Connections at Arsiè

At the southern end of the GLR 39, you’re able to continue your journey on two different GLRs. Take the GLR 37 to the west to explore the Pre-Alps of Trentino South-Tyrol. This 421-kilometer route will entertain you for several days! Be aware of the hot summer days. Because of the lower altitude and latitude, this route can be exhaustingly hot.
Or choose the GLR 40 to the east. This 225-kilometer route towards Aviano sports some challenging off-road sections. Again, due to the lower altitudes, this route can be extremely hot during the warm summer months.
GLR 39 Connections Arsiè

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