Schiazzera

Schiazzera

Alpe Schiazzera - Tirano

This itinerary starts from Rifugio Schiazzera on a panoramic terrace on middle Valtellina from where you can also catch a glimpse of the route named "La Tornantissima". The first stretch extending sideways on Sentiero Italia track is equally panoramic. The descent is quite long, fluent, gently sloping down and with no difficulty either.

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Trails, dirt roads, mule-tracks and paved stretches often alternate up to the final part of the route passing through the terraced vineyards, which stretch away for kilometres on the Rhaetian mountainside towards lower Valtellina.The starting point is from the car park below Schiazzera at 2000 m (notice board with map and indications _ the whole route is indicated by red signposts with n. B201). The mountain bike has to be carried for the first ten minutes up to the mountain hut (2077 m), then you climb up on a trail by carrying again your MTB now and then until you get to Sentiero Italia at 2176 m (sign step 1). From here on you keep on climbing until you reach the top elevation of this itinerary at 2210 m always riding on a trail. The first descent to Sovo (1720 m _ sign step 2) runs on an easy trail crossing the wood. Then you take a dirt road, and further the mule-track on your left spreading out over many easy switchbacks. Then again another dirt road, and finally a paved one leading to Baruffini (sign step 3). The final hill down to Tirano is on mule-tracks and trails.


Roadbook
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go west on Sentiero n° N230 toward Sentiero n° N201 / Sentiero n° N230 - N201
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N230 - N201
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the right
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Continue west on Sentiero n° N230 - N201
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° N217
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the left
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Go southeast on Sentiero n° N217
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Go south on Sentiero n° N217
  • Make sharp right on Sentiero n° N217 - N201
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N201
  • Make sharp left on Sentiero n° N222
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the left
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Continue east on Sentiero n° N222
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N218 - N222
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N222
  • Make sharp right at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° N222
  • Turn right at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° N222
  • Continue on Carrozzabile
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the right
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Go back northeast on Carrozzabile
  • Make sharp right on Sentiero n° N222
  • Arrive at Fermata7, on the right
  • Depart Fermata7
  • Continue southwest on Sentiero n° N222
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° N220
  • Make sharp left on Sentiero n° N202 - N201
  • Turn right at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° N202 - N201
  • Finish at Fermata8, on the left
ELEVATION PROFILE MAP
Ground statistics
Natural : 81%
Asphalt : 14%
Paving : 5%





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