Arnoga - Passo di Verva - Grosio

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".

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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.


Roadbook
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go east on Sentiero n° N195 toward Sentiero n° N148- SS301 / Sentiero n° N195 - N185- SS301
  • Make sharp left on Pista forestale
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the right
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Continue southwest on Pista forestale
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N290
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the right
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Continue southwest on Sentiero n° N290
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° N293
  • Continue on Pista forestale
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N291
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Go back east on Sentiero n° N291
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N201
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N201 - N208
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N201
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° N201 - N208
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the right
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Continue south on Sentiero n° N201 - N208
  • Make sharp left on Sentiero n° N250 - N208
  • Bear right at Strada senza nome to stay on Sentiero n° N250 - N208
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° N264 - N208
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N265
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the right
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Go south on Sentiero n° N265
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° N265.1
  • Bear right on Traccia
  • Arrive at Fermata7, on the right
  • Depart Fermata7
  • Go back north on Traccia
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° N265.1
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° N265
  • Make sharp left at Strada Comunale to stay on Sentiero n° N265
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N251
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N251 and immediately turn left on Sentiero n° N251
  • Bear left at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° N251
  • Arrive at Fermata8, on the right
  • Depart Fermata8
  • Continue west on Sentiero n° N251
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° N250
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N247
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N247- Via Cima Piazzi
  • Bear right on Sentiero n° N247 - N247.1- Via Cima Piazzi
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N247 - N247.1
  • Continue on Sentiero n° N247
  • Continue on Carrozzabile
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° N202
  • Arrive at Fermata9, on the left
  • Depart Fermata9
  • Go northeast on Sentiero n° N202
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° N202- Via San Faustino
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° N202- Via Milano
  • Finish at Fermata10, on the left
ELEVATION PROFILE MAP
Ground statistics
Natural : 86%
Asphalt : 12%
Paving : 2%



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