Anello Boocchetta di San Bernardo-Zeda-Garzeno
Expert L7 - Anello Bocchetta di San Bernardo – Zeda – Garzeno
From: Dongo
To: Dongo
Mountain Bike / E-mtb
Autumn / Summer
6 hours
28 km
Uphill: 1357 m

This challenging e-MTB route starts and ends in the town of Dongo, Italy. It covers a variety of terrain, including paved roads, alpine trails, and singletrack. The route is only recommended for experienced and well-prepared riders. The route starts at the parking lot on Via Matteri, not far from the Museum of the End of the War. From Dongo, you climb up the beautiful Val Albano on a paved road that leads to the Alpeggio di Guaggio. From here, you continue along a forest road that leads to Mutadello and then to the suggestive Monte Cortesello. From this point, the route becomes more challenging, with access to a wide and steep trail that crosses various streams and the Lami Rosso stream, leading to the Bocchetta di San Bernardo. Here you can stop and admire the beautiful view of Lake Como, Valtellina, and the Orobie Lecchesi mountains. Continuing from Sasso di Musso, you climb the ridge of the north side of Monte Bregagno until you reach the singletrack of the Alpe di Paravina. This trail offers a panoramic route with continuously varying altitude differences until you reach the town of Zeda. During this exposed stretch of trail, you cross various streams, including the Lami Rosso stream, the Val Grande stream, the Val di Pocopane, and the Marnotto Valley stream. It is important to be careful of the stream crossings, especially after periods of rain or snow, due to the abundant amount of water. The trail is exposed in parts and characterized by significant slopes, with an uneven and rocky surface.At the end of the route, you descend into the Val Albano, passing through the alpeggi of Ponte and Moredina. The return to Dongo is comfortable and on asphalt, passing through the dam of the Albano stream and crossing the villages of Garzeno, Germasino, and Stazzona before returning to the starting point.



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Sentiero per Zeda
Vista sull'Alto Lario

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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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