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Mountain biking in Val Camonica from Ponte di Legno, Lombardy

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Enjoy a great half-day mountain biking tour in Val Camonica, Lombardy, starting and finishing in Ponte di Legno, along experienced local guide Renzo.

Private

Alps

1/2 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy a half-day mountain biking tour in the beautiful Val Camonica area
  • Discover stunning locations, landscapes and tiny villages
  • Cover 32 kilometers in about 3 hours, on a 90% dirt road

Description

This half-day mountain biking tour takes you through amazing trails in Val Camonica, one of the largest valleys of the central  Alps, in eastern Lombardy, starting and finishing in the village of Ponte di Legno.

From the Cappella del Buon Consiglio near the Canossian Sisters, we will start biking, following an old dirt road until we reach Villa Dalegno. Then we will go up on a very steep granite paved road that leads to the top of the village.

We will continue biking, always with challenging slopes (28%), and reach the Baite di Gario, 2 kilometers from Pontedilegno. But don’t let this very demanding section scare you, as the itinerary will then continue with a pleasant alternation of ups and downs.

A beautiful high altitude crossing awaits us from Gario (1,525 m), along the right bank of the Alta Valle Camonica. We will pass through the inhabited center of Canè and continue our route to the west, reaching the stunning pastures of Premia.

The route then takes us to reach the  enchanting “Màrsen de Viù” area, where we can get fresh water from the fountain. We will then enter the forest and follow a path until we reach “Màrsen de Staulina”.

You will be able to see the Chiesetta di S. Clemente (XIII century), and then we will head towards the Val Grande, crossing it, following a great dirt road and keeping always the same altitude. We will then pass through Pianaccio, continuing on a steep asphalted descent to Grano. Finally we will continue on grassy road for about 300 m.

A demanding descent awaits us, leading us to cross the SS42 to the hamlet of Davena. The route continues downhill, reaching the “Valeriana” old valley road. Then we follow a paved road for about 2 kilometers, biking up to Vezza d’Oglio.

We will then enter the Val Paghera and follow a dirt road along the river, starting the return to Ponte di Legno. This part of the route is a pleasant up and down through the forest, until we return to the paved road towards Temù.

We will pass by Val D’Avio, continuing straight until we reach a slightly uphill dirt road in the woods. From there, we will cross the Valbione road and continue downhill to Ponte di Legno.

Bear in mind participants on this trip should be in good physical condition. You should also have some prior mountain biking experience.

So if you want to join me on this great mountain biking tour in Val Camonica, just send me a request and book your trip! Come experience a fantastic biking route in Lombardy.

I also offer a half-day mountain biking tour in the Stelvio National Park in Lombardy. Check it out!

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Tour Information Length: 32km Uphill altitude: 1.032m Duration: 3 hours Average slope uphill: 7% Dirt road: 90% Difficulty: medium


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About the guide

I am Guide for over 20 years. I was born and raised in the mountains. I love all the activities from freeride skiing to ski mountaineering, climbing on ice and rock, mountains are a place that continue to give me great emotions that I like to share with the people I accompany. I love contact with nature


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