Ride distance: 160 km
Elevation gain: 3000 m
Warm-up a bit along the lake from Varenna, begin ascending to Morbegno and then start the real climb: the never-ending “Passo San Marco” or San Marco Gap. 26km that will catapult you from the beech and olive trees of the Lario region to the typical alpine scenery, arriving just over 2000m above sea level! A long descent awaits you into the province of Bergamo which then takes you the base of another challenging climb: the Culmine di San Pietro at 1300.
You’ll be riding up narrow and seemingly suspended valley roads, and with hardly any cars in sight it feels like being on the edge of nothingness.
After reaching the second peak of the day it’s all downhill to Lecco.