Arnoga - Passo di Verva - Grosio
Arnoga in Valdidentro - Grosio
Val Verva used to have a great importance being the doorway to the Count of Bormio from the Bassa Valtellina. Still today the quite flowing dirt road through the length of it allows bikers to link the routes from the Alta Valtellina directly to the Val Grosina avoiding Switzerland. From Eita it is possible to head downhill for the village of Grosio without touching the asphalt, riding on the new route named "Lagrosina".read more
During the ascent we are accompanied by two long ridges: the one going from the Monte Verva to the Pizzo di Dosde' on the right, the other from the Corno delle Pecore to the Corno Sinigaglia on the left. But the real protagonist remains the Sasso Maurigno that dominates the pass with its unmistakable shape and which we begin to make out while going into the valley.From Arnoga in Valdidentro (1880 m) you take the road signed with number 290 and proceed downhill by the first crossroads to your left just after a rise (sign Way n. 201), then you continue beyond Basic, Alpe Campo (1910 m) and Paluetta (1900 m). Once you get to the valley bottom, you cross the bridge on Viola brook (1850 m) and go into Val Verva after going past Verva Bassa (1960 m). You arrive to Alpe Verva (2123 m) always on a dirt road, and here you can have a rest and grab calories eating the typical dishes of the local gastronomic tradition. You leave the grassy gully going to the Passo Corno delle Pecore on your left. The route continues climbing gently uphill on the orographic left, even if the way gets sometimes steeper and you have the feeling that you will never reach and cross the Passo di Verva (2301 m). Once you get there, the descent begins on a rather bumpy road that slopes down regularly, goes past Le Crote mountain huts (2168 m) _ where you can see the remains of trenches and caves _ then reaches the Rifugio Falck from above (1930 m) and gets finally to the verdant Eita in Val Grosina (1697 m). From here you can go down the road or if your legs still keep following the path magnificent "LaGrosina."Grosio is an old village of artistic, historical and archaeological interest, including rock carvings. Settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age and is evidenced by the largest archaeological monument of Valtellina: Rupe Magna.