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Mountain biking in Val Camonica from Ponte di Legno, Lombardy

Val Camonica

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


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

Languages

Italian | French | English

Residence

Vezza d'Oglio, Italy


What people are saying about Renzo Zampatti

Tom Fielder

5.00

August, 2022

Really good experience definitely would Recommend doing this, Renzo is an amazing instructor would give six stars if I could

Rajesh Mehmi

5.00

July, 2022

Renzo provided us with a fantastic and memorable trip up Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso. He looked after us the whole time and we felt comfortable with his guidance and experience. The trip was challenging in parts, not helped by the heatwave that was melting the glacier as we descended, though he navigated us all down safely. The trip was challenging for our group and it could have been adjusted for a slower pace, but the melting glacier made us push faster and we were glad Renzo was there to ensure our safety. Explore Share did a good job arranging the trip. There was a hiccup with the payment which took a long time to go through the payment portal and a lot of back and forth though was rectified eventually in the end. No issues with Renzo our guide or Explore Share and really fantastic service from both. I gave the trip itself 4 stars rather than 5 as was a bit challenging for us though we managed it and have some amazing memories to take away with us. Thank you to Renzo and Explore Share for a trip we will all remember for a long time!

Kevin Alvarez

5.00

September, 2021

An amazing experience doing the Senterio dei Fiori with our guide Renzo. A true ambassador of the Via Ferrata fraternity.

Robert Gower

5.00

September, 2020

Our guide Renzo went above and beyond! He adapted perfectly to our level of experince and fitness, took us on an amazing scramble around thr mountains, and even took lots of photos and made coffee for us!

Philip Gilbert

5.00

August, 2020

Renzo is a considerate, skilful guide and a good companion. Highly recommended. Under the conditions we climbed in (i.e. warm and cloudy) the route is less highly rated. The track through the "Eck" was much more demanding than Goedecke suggests in his book "4000er" and I would only attempt it again earlier in the year. Renzo took loads of photos so that was good. Grazie Mille!

Motohashi Kazuko

4.00

September, 2019

Guide is very safety kind. but we very tired so can't Refugio. very enjoyed Piz Bernina vadnet Pers Thank you nice guiding !

Tim OBrien

5.00

April, 2019

The tour to the Pisgana glacier was great, even though the snow conditions were icy & challenging. We’d definitely recommend Renzo, the guide, and the Explore Share website. The costs were v.competitive and an incentive to book. The only drawback was the website made it difficult to swop some details like email addresses (e.g. for sending photos). Anyway, we intend using the service & guide again next time we’re in Passo Tonale!

Thomas Söderlund

5.00

February, 2019

Great guide with great knowledge of the area. Freeride in Passo Tonale is not really good for snowboarders as the "way out" fro many runs are long and flat

Patrick & Michael

5.00

April, 2018

We booked the "Freeride skiing day trips in Passo Tonale, Adamello Range" through Explore-Share.com The booking procedure was very easy and our mountain guide Renzo took us on 2 perfect freeriding days, finding untouched powder even after 1 week of last snowfall. If we go back to Passo Tonale for freeride skiing we would definetly go with Renzo again.




 

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