15V Bellano-Alpe Chiaro
Intermediate 15V Bellano-Alpe Chiaro
From: Bellano
To: Alpe Chiaro
Autumn / Spring / Summer
3 hours
21.30 km
Uphill: 1430 m

The route starts from the Bellano shore to the Alpe Chiaro resort. Start the ride from the scenic Piazza San Giorgio, located in the heart of downtown Bellano, a short walk from the train station parking lot. Continue in a northerly direction along the eastern shore of Lake Como until you reach the ascent that, through numerous hairpin bends, leads to Sanico, passing through Vendrogno and encountering the Sanctuary Madonna delle Lacrime, of Lezzeno and the Museum of Milk and the History of Muggiasca. Once in Sanico, the route continues in the direction of Mornico, Narro and the Alpe di Giumello.  During this part of the route the gradients gradually increase, remaining always on a paved road. This is a climb about 20 km long, with initial gradients around 7 percent, gradually increasing to maximums of 12 percent. When you get to Alpe Giumello, you start on a gently descending dirt road that leads to Alpe Chiaro. The route offers spectacular views of Lake Como and the Valsassina. Along the way, there are several points to refuel with water. After crossing Alpe Chiaro, you reach the giant bench #233 where the view of Lake Como is priceless.

Cities crossed by the itinerary

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Chiesetta monte Basso
Chiesa alpe Giumello
Alpe Chiaro

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A new cycle network has been created in the Upper Lake Como area. There are 23 routes in two large areas along the lake's shores, for a total of 380 kilometers. Two routes are for beginners, 10 for intermediates, 8 for advanced cyclists, and 3 for experts. The difficulty scale and route tracking were verified by CAI experts, and an international evaluation standard was adopted in agreement with the Lombardy Region.

Along the routes, there are many panoramic points where you can admire the stunning beauty of Lake Como. The app provides all the information you need to safely navigate the routes, including directions to equipped areas, places of art and culture to visit, and events scheduled in the towns along the chosen route. You can also watch videos of the best panoramic views.

THE CYCLE ROUTES OF THE WESTERN NORTH LAKE COMO - There are 8 new routes at mid-mountain and high altitude, for a total length of 134 kilometers. The routes connect to existing connections between mountain towns and lakeside towns, where there is already a cycle path. The routes start in Sorico and pass through Montemezzo, Vercana, Trezzone, Livo, Peglio, Dosso del Liro, Gravedona ed Uniti, Stazzona, Dongo, Garzeno, Pianello del Lario, Musso, and end in Cremia.

THE CYCLE ROUTES IN THE VALSASSINA - There are 15 routes that allow you to climb from the lake to the Valsassina and Valvarrone, taking advantage of the trails on Mount Legnoncino; the loop circuits in the North Valsassina; the connections with the Valsassina cycle path; and the routes of the Val d'Esino.

WHAT ARE INTERNAL AREAS AND THE "UPPER LAKE COMO AND VALLI DEL LARIO" STRATEGY? - The "North Lake Como and Valli del Lario" Area Strategy was launched in 2018 as part of the National Strategy for Internal Areas 2014/2020. It involved 31 municipalities in the Valsassina, Valvarrone, Val d'Esino, and Riviera (Lecco) communities and the Valli del Lario and Ceresio communities (Como). The National Strategy for Internal Areas (SNAI) is a strategic plan designed to enhance and develop internal areas, which are often characterized by challenges such as depopulation, lack of services, and fewer economic opportunities. The goal is to promote the sustainable development of these areas by investing in infrastructure, services, the local economy, and the preservation of cultural and natural resources. The "Upper Lake Como and Valli del Lario" Area Strategy, implemented in the period 2018/2023, has made it possible to implement 31 projects for a total of 20 million euros, of which 5,285,000 euros were used to promote interventions to recover and enhance the heritage and to strengthen the cycle and hiking routes between the lake and the valleys.

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