Intermediate L1 - Sorico – Albonico – Dascio
From: Sorico
To: Sorico
Mountain Bike
Autumn / Summer / Winter / Spring
2 hours
12 km
Uphill: 300 m

This mountain bike loop follows the edge of the Pian di Spagna nature reserve and is perfect for intermediate riders. The route starts at the Via Torre car park on the Sorico lakefront in the province of Como and winds its way along the shores of Lake Como. After about 6 km, you reach Albonico, a small medieval village perched on a hill. From here, you continue on dirt roads and trails that cross the Pian di Spagna nature reserve. The route has a relatively low elevation gain, but there are some challenging sections, especially the climb to Albonico and the mule track that leads to the Sasso di Dascio. From Albonico, you can also continue to Monte and the Stagno di Peschiera and visit the Chiesa di San Biagio. Sasso di Dascio is a viewpoint located at an altitude of about 550 m. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the Pian di Spagna, Lake Mezzola and the surrounding mountains. The area has a belvedere, a fountain and is equipped for picnics.




Cities crossed by the itinerary

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Sasso di Dascio
Lungolago di Sorico
Mulattiera di Caprili

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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