If you simply follow the Etschtal cycle path rather than the route through the Piana Rotaliana, you will miss out on quite a few sights. The plain where the Noce flows into the Etsch river is covered nearly entirely in Teroldego grapevines, a variety of grape that originates here. First, the cycling route takes you to Roverè della Luna and Mezzocorona, the agricultural center of the plain, overlooked by the St. Gotthard castle, which was built into a crevice of the rock. A cable car takes you to the Monte plateau on the summit, offering spectacular views of the plain. Mezzolombardo, the next stop on the route, is the commercial center of the region. Traditionally, San Michele used to be its cultural counterpart on account of its monastery. Today, the former monastery houses the agricultural center of Trentino and an interesting museum of local folklore. In the southern part of the Piana Rotaliana lies the former river port of Nave San Rocco, the asparagus-growing town of Zambana, and the town of Lavis, whose beautiful center and hanging gardens make for a lovely walk.