Anello Gravedona-Caiasco
Advanced L5 - Anello Gravedona – Caiasco
From: Gravedona
To: Gravedona
Mountain Bike / E-mtb
Autumn / Spring / Summer
3 hours
19.29 km
Uphill: 811 m

This mountain bike loop offers a variety of terrain and difficulty levels. The route starts in Gravedona ed Uniti and is perfect for experienced riders. The route begins with a climb on a paved road to the village of Dosso del Liro. The road is steep in some sections, so an e-bike is recommended. Once in Dosso del Liro, the route continues on a road to the Pian delle Castagne, a clearing field in the Novina area. From here, the route continues on a challenging trail with uneven terrain. This section leads to a picturesque bridge that crosses the Liro River. The route then turns left and follows the road to the small village of Alborescia. This road offers stunning views of the Alto Lario Valley and the Orobie Valtellinesi. The route continues to Brenzio and then Stazzona. After the climb, the route becomes easier on a paved road. The route gradually returns to Gravedona ed Uniti, always keeping the Liro River on the left. This loop is ideal for those looking for a mix of asphalt, dirt roads and challenging trails, all framed by lakeside landscapes. There are water fountains along the route, but they are only located in the first part of the itinerary.


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Ponte di Maiavacca

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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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