Valsassina: on the mountains of Lombardy by bike

Valsassina cycle route

Starting point: Chiusa della Valsassina
Length: km 13
Slope: m 92
Travel time: half an hour
Highest altitude: m 570
Difficulty level: easy

This trail is ideal for the entire family. A blissful cycle on a safe, specially designed route that allows travellers to admire the mountains of Valssassina and discover some of the most beautiful and well-hidden corners of the Pioverna River.
It begins at the so-called “Chiusa” of the Valsassina (570 m), the area bordering the rocky sides on the outskirts of the valley, before it reaches the village of Introbio near the bridge on the Pioverna river. A large sign will point you towards the cycle route on the left hand side of the river. The route snakes down the bank of the Pioverna and will take you to the village of Prato San Pietro/Cortenova (478 m). The entire cycle route is paved and easy to travel on. It is particularly suited for families, and ideal for organising picnics, swims in the river during the hotter months of the year, visits to the neighbouring villages and other sporting activities such as horseback riding at one of the many riding schools dotted along the trail.

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