Singletrack Issue 122: Climbing Up in Trentino, Stepping Back in Time

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Pete and trials rider Ali Clarkson take the ‘easy’ option round the historic fortresses of Italy.

Words & Photography PETE SCULLION

With the early morning mist lifting slowly off the Dolomites, high in the Trentino valley, we try to shrug off the hectic last few days, knowing the next 62 miles will be the longest of our trip out to this northern corner of Italy, but also more than likely our last. Three vertical kilometres of climbing lie ahead, and I honestly hadn’t turned this many pedals since a stage race in the Holy Land some three years ago.

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