1V Vetta Legnoncino
Advanced 1V Vetta Legnoncino
From: Vestreno
To: Vestreno
Mountain Bike / E-mtb
Autumn / Summer / Spring
6 hours
35.90 km
Uphill: 1570.01 m

Exciting loop route of Mount Legnoncino. Route designed for experienced bikers. The route starts from Vestreno, in Valvarrone, there is the possibility to park the car at the parking lot of the Eco Museum of Valvarrone, arriving there by SP67 from the towns of Dervio and Premana. Starting by taking the scenic winding road that leads toward the village of Sueglio, continue by taking the Molini Valley mule track that passes by the Molino dell'Incannatoio until you reach Introzzo. The climbs along the route can present challenging sections, characterized by sometimes uneven and rough terrain. Along the climb there are several rest stops and fountains with drinking water. Leaving the settlements, the climb begins to become more challenging as you continue to the Roccoli Lorla Refuge. From here, you can follow the military road along the old trenches of the Cadorna Line until you reach the summit cross of Mount Legnoncino. At the top, a magnificent panorama stretches over the area surrounding Lake Como and the central Alps as far as Valtellina; a few meters below from the summit it is possible to see the small church of San Sfirio. The route continues with equally challenging descents through mountain trails and dirt roads. From Roccoli Lorla to Artesso and Sommafiume on sections of trail and military mule tracks. Dexterity and caution become essential to deal with the uneven terrain safely. One crosses downhill the hamlet of Sommafiume, about 3km after the Marategna quarry where one turns right at the marker post and then continues on a mule track passing the hamlet of Monte Campiglione and Vezzè. Continue downhill on the north side slopes to Alpe Fangaroo to rejoin Via ai Bacini and resume the last 5km to Vestreno, for a section of Via ai Bacini is uphill to Monte Piazzo. From here, downhill and flat sections resume. It is possible to stop at the Sanctuary of Madonna di Bondo and refuel with water while admiring the view. The loop ends passing by the Armored Barracks at Paùl to return to Vestreno.

Cities crossed by the itinerary

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Fortificazioni militari monte Legnoncino
Sentiero di discesa
Trincee monte Legnoncino
Salita su asfalto da Tremenico
Località Lavadee
Roccoli Lorla
Vista sul monte Legnone dal sentiero di vetta del Legnoncino

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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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