6V Ciclopedonale Valsassina
Beginner 6V Ciclopedonale Valsassina
From: Barzio
To: Taceno
Autumn / Winter / Spring / Summer
3 hours
13.50 km
Uphill: 190 m

The route runs through Valsassina following the Pioverna stream. The departure is in Barzio, near the headquarters of the Valsassina Valvarrone Val d'Esino e Riviera mountain community; in the same parking area there is also the "La fornace" museum, which tells the customs, traditions and history of the valley (it can be visited by reservation). From here, take the paved bicycle path that immediately plunges into the meadows, past a small bridge and then continues to the right flanking the Pioverna stream. Along the cycle path the rock face where the Guide's house and climbing wall are located is clearly visible; beyond the underpass, on the right stands on the rock outcrop the madonna that watches over the valley. When you reach a small parking lot keep to the right and after a wide curve to the left you are in front of the characteristic Sprizzotolo Waterfall. Then cross the river on a footbridge until you reach the village of Primaluna, in the locality of Ponte di Primaluna where you can refill with fresh water at the fountain. Pedaling further and passing a large riding school you reach the village of Cortabbio where it is possible to visit the peculiar Barite Mines. Then continue following the stream on the left and passing through the village of Cortenova to the village of Bindo, along gentle ups and downs and wide curves in the meadows, alongside the hang glider landing strip and the Pules Park. In this section there are many picnic and bbq areas where you can also refuel with water. The last section ends at the Taceno lock. From here it is possible to continue to the resort of Tartavalle Terme (the spa is closed).

Cities crossed by the itinerary

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Cascata dello Sprizzottolo
Località Pules
Area di sosta Pasturo

Point of Interest

Itinerary Data


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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