Situated in the heart of the Italian Alps, just north of Brescia in Lombardy, Val Camonica is home to plenty of incredible mountain biking trails that wind though its pristine mountain passes and ancient villages alike!
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Stretching 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the Tonale Pass to Corna Trentapassi, Val Camonica is a hidden gem for Italian mountain biking.
The valley, which also contains plenty of side valleys and ravines, boasts hundreds of kilometres of trails to explore on a bike. Some of these are simple descents, while others are multi-kilometre loops.
Among the favourite downhill runs are from Doss de l’Ora, Dosso Fobia and Do della Roca. Each of these runs is perfect for beginner to intermediate mountain bikers and involve at least 400 vertical meter descents, while not much climbing is involved in any of them.
There are also plenty of longer and more complicated rides to. Among the most popular starting points are Piz Tri, San Fermo and Val di Sabio. Each involve various ascents and descents, while taking riders along sometimes challenging tracks and through some of the region’s most stunning scenery.
During the summer months, average daily temperatures hover between 20 ºC and 25 ºC (68 ºF to 77 ºF). Summer is also the driest time of year, when an average of 40 to 60 millimeters (1.5 to 2.4 inches) of rainfall each month.
Any trip to Val Camonica begins with a flight into Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). From here, it is easiest to rent a car and make the 2 hour drive to Val Camonica. It is also possible to get to the valley by a combination of train and bus.
June to September
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