Brescia / Collio / Brescia
- Road bike
- 321 km
- Elevation drop
- 12455 m
- 3 days
- Minimum altitude
- 129 m a.s.l.
- Maximum altitude
- 2154 m a.s.l.
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A three-day circuit tour to explore the Resilient Valleys on a two-wheeler and asphalt.
Starting from Brescia, the trail crosses Valle Trompia and back to the starting point in the city.
The first of the three day tour on a road bike, starting from Brescia, will lead you to higher Val Trompia, in the village of Collio, passing through Vallesabbia. There are many kilometres to ride, but the slopes are few and easy: save your energies for the second day! Leaving Brescia, you will make a climb from Botticino to Serle, passing among the marble caves. At the end of the descent of Serle, you’ll take the Brescia/Vestone cycle path, riding it until its end, when the climb to Cocca di Lodrino - one of the four junction passes between Valtrompia and Valsabbia - starts. You’ll then descend until Brozzo, going uphill again along Valtrompia. Take the deviation in the direction of Marmentino and Irma before arriving at Collio Val Trompia on the main road
The second day is completely dedicated to the alpine climbs in the high mountain. It’s the most interesting day from a landscape point of view, but the athletic work is laborious. Starting from Collio you’ll climb up on Mount Maniva and beyond, passing through unpaved sectors with a good surface until you arrive in Passo Croce Domini. This trail is well known for the beauty of its landscape; this sector is the most evocative of all three tour days.
From Croce Domini you’ll descend in the direction of the village of Bagolino (visiting it is highly recommended), and you will go up again to Passo Maniva. Once arrived at the peak, you’ll follow the road to Passo Baremone, crossing an unpaved segment with loose surface terrain, so pay the utmost attention with your road bike. There are 12km from Baremone to Lake Idro, putting an end to the efforts of the second day.
Third and last riding day between Vallesabbia and Valtrompia. Let’s start from Idro and, after a good stretch in Vesta beach, take the direction of Vestone, climbing to the villages of Pertica Bassa and Pertica Alta, passing through Forno d’Ono, Avenone, Livemmo and Belprato. On the downhill, you’ll come back into Vestone to start another climb in the direction of Casto, Mura and Lavino, continuing to Passo Termine. At this point, the descent proceeds in Valtrompia, passing through Irma, you’ll follow the main road down the valley back to the starting point and to the city of Brescia.