Aprica, Val Belviso

Aprica, Val Belviso

Aprica, parcheggio Impianti Magnolta - Aprica

This is the only route of this guide that extends wholly through a val- ley belonging to the Orobic Alps. Val Belviso is the last eastern valley, it is long, deep and narrow, but along the path going south from Alpe Magnolta to Passo di Ven- erocolo it seems bright and wide. The outline of Monte Torena _ the last high peak of Oro- bic Alps _ dominates the other side westwards reflecting its shape into the waters of the huge artificial lake on the valley bottom.

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Once you get to the pass dividing us from the Province of Bergamo, you will find some alpine lakes wedged among the rocks and the grassy small hills. The descent runs on a trail at first and then turns into a dirt road through the whole valley, both alongside the lake and under the dam. In San Paolo the Rifugio Cristina is a nice place to grab calories and shelter. You start from the car park nearby Magnolta ski runs and take the dirt road climbing up to the left of the cableway. The sign indicates Malga Magnolta and Passo Venerocolo. You can easily cycle on the first half of the uphill dirt road, which then gets much steeper from the mountain huts in Corna Alta (1457 m) to the finish of the cableway (1870 m), so that you may need to carry your MTB. This is a challenging ascent but in summertime you can use the lift up to Magnolta. Halfway up the second ski lift, at 1940 meters, the track becomes a flat trail, which goes into the wood, turns south and enters Val Belviso. You have to ride for about 13 km on a flat path going sometimes gently uphill, going past Malga Magnola (1997 m) and crossing the Valle del Latte and the Valle di Pisa. You have to pay attention to some exposed stretches. The first part of the descent from Passo di Venerocolo (2314 m) to the dirt road at 2000 meters above Malga di Campo (1816 m) is steep and not very flowing. The downhill ride alongside the artificial lake and through the remaining part of Val Belviso does not hinder your fun. The route ends with the ascent on a paved road from Ponte Ganda (906 m) to the resort town of Aprica.


Roadbook
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go south on Sentiero n° S301 toward Sentiero n° S328
  • Go southwest on Sentiero n° S301 toward Strada Comunale
  • Turn left at Strada Comunale to stay on Sentiero n° S301
  • Turn right at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° S301
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the left
  • Bear left on Strada Comunale
  • Bear left on Carrareccia
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Continue south on Sentiero n° S301
  • Bear right on Strada Comunale
  • Bear right on Carrareccia
  • Turn left at Sentiero n° S335 to stay on Sentiero n° S301
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the left
  • Turn left on Sentiero
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S301
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Go south on Sentiero n° S301
  • Continue on Carrareccia
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the left
  • Continue on Sentiero
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S301
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Go back northwest on Carrareccia
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S301
  • Turn left at Sentiero n° S335 / Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° S301
  • Go southeast on Sentiero n° S301
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S301 - S333
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the left
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Bear right on Sentiero n° S301
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the right
  • Go south on Sentiero n° S301
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Go south on Sentiero n° S301
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Go southeast on Sentiero n° S301
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the left
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S301 - S333
  • Bear right on Sentiero n° S301
  • Go west on Sentiero n° S301
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S332
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the right
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Continue on Sentiero
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° S332
  • Go south on Sentiero n° S301
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the left
  • Arrive at Fermata7, on the left
  • Depart Fermata7
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Go west on Sentiero n° S301
  • Continue northwest on Sentiero n° S332
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° S311.1
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S332
  • Continue on Sentiero
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S311
  • Make sharp right on Sentiero n° S323
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° S332
  • Bear left on Carrareccia
  • Arrive at Fermata8, on the right
  • Depart Fermata8
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° S332
  • Arrive at Fermata7, on the left
  • Continue north on Sentiero n° S323
  • Turn left at Sentiero n° S331 to stay on Sentiero n° S323
  • Depart Fermata7
  • Continue northwest on Sentiero n° S332
  • Turn right at Sentiero n° S317 to stay on Sentiero n° S323
  • Arrive at Fermata9, on the right
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° S311.1
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S311
  • Depart Fermata9
  • Go north on Sentiero n° S323
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S323
  • Arrive at Fermata8, on the right
  • Arrive at Fermata10, on the right
  • Depart Fermata10
  • Depart Fermata8
  • Continue north on Sentiero n° S323
  • Continue north on Sentiero n° S323
  • Make sharp right on Carrozzabile
  • Bear right at Sentiero to stay on Sentiero n° S323
  • Continue on Carrareccia
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S342
  • Arrive at Fermata11, on the left
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° S323
  • Bear left at Carrareccia to stay on Sentiero n° S323
  • Depart Fermata11
  • Go back west on Sentiero n° S342
  • Turn left at Sentiero n° S331 to stay on Sentiero n° S323
  • Arrive at Fermata9, on the right
  • Make sharp right on Carrozzabile
  • Make sharp right on Strada Statale
  • Depart Fermata9
  • Continue northwest on Sentiero n° S323
  • Arrive at Fermata12, on the right
  • Depart Fermata12
  • Bear right on Carrareccia
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S323
  • Continue east on Strada Statale
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S352
  • Arrive at Fermata10, on the right
  • Depart Fermata10
  • Continue on Strada Statale
  • Bear right on Sentiero n° S342
  • Continue north on Sentiero n° S323
  • Make sharp right on Strada Comunale
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S301
  • Finish at Fermata13, on the left
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S342
  • Bear right at Strada Comunale to stay on Sentiero n° S342
  • Arrive at Fermata11, on the left
  • Depart Fermata11
  • Go back west on Sentiero n° S342
  • Make sharp right on Strada Comunale
  • Make sharp right on Strada Statale del Passo di Aprica - SS39
  • Arrive at Fermata12, on the right
  • Depart Fermata12
  • Continue east on Strada Statale del Passo di Aprica - SS39
  • Continue on Strada Statale del Passo di Aprica - Sentiero n° S352
  • Continue on Strada Statale del Passo di Aprica - SS39
  • Turn left on Strada Statale del Passo di Aprica - Sentiero n° S342 and immediately turn right on Sentiero n° S342
  • Bear right on Strada Comunale
  • Make sharp right to stay on Strada Comunale
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° S301
  • Finish at Fermata13, on the left
ELEVATION PROFILE MAP
Ground statistics
Natural : 76%
Asphalt : 24%



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