“An easy and fast doubletrack descent, this is a great ride for kids.
— Steffen Hauschild
Easy and wide open; great for kids.
If you're heading to Riva from Campi, you'll start on a descent at the end of an asphalt road (near a group of houses, called Zuchetti, elev. 620m). There is a sign marking the way, but you'll be looking for a dirt road.
Take the dirt road (marked path #402) to Riva. It's a nearly completely smooth trail, but be on the lookout for bits of loose gravel.
At elevation 450m, you'll pass the ruins of San Giovanni Tower, which makes for a nice viewpoint.
There will be steeper sections of the road as you near Riva, but these portions are paved by concrete.
Take this paved road to the left direct to Riva (Via Monte Englo).
It's also possible to stay right and follow along the hillside at the dirt road (marked path #402; direction: Bastione), which leads to a viewpoint and restaurant nestled into the hillside above the port of Riva. From there, riders can take the road down to the left (marked path #404 "Sentiero del Bastione") to get into town. There may be a lot of foot traffic on this road though, so I prefer the way to Via Monte Englo (elev.80m).
This trail is also a commonly used to ride uphill to Campi (elev.688m) and Capanna/Malga Grassi (elev.1.050m).
The road is closed to cars.