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



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