Cancano, Acqua del Gallo, Val Mora

Cancano, Acqua del Gallo, Val Mora

San Giacomo di Fraele, Passo di Fraele - San Giacomo di Fraele

This is a so-called "Interreg Alta Rezia" route connecting Italy to Switzerland through the Swiss and the Stelvio National Parks. The start is from Passo di Fraele (I), which is the watershed between Adda river and Spol/Inn/Danubio basins towards Grasso di Pra' Grata, a spectacular and solitary place surrounded only by the wild cliffs of Piz Murtarol and Monte Cassa del Ferro and descending to the wide valley bottom.

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The fjord of Livigno lake appears all at once while heding downhill. After the climb you emerge from the vegetation in front of a landscape getting wider and wider. You descend into the marvellous Val Mora and come back to Italy crossing the Pass of the same name.You start from the car park in San Giacomo di Fraele (1952 m), which is situated at the end of Cancano lakes, and follow the dirt road n. 182 gently sloping down northwards. You get to Acqua Del Gallo (1925 m) and find a crossroads on your right towards Switzerland, which allows you to cover the same route in the opposite direction. We instead turn left uphill to Val Bruna and then descend to Grasso di Pra' Grata (1889 m) and cross the little bridge on the river (1860 m). From here on the long sideway to Livigno lake begins and above it the track becomes a narrow trail crossing the gravel steep cliffs bordering the basin: pay attention! Once you have gone beyond the last small valleys, then the real switchbacked climb begins. You ride steadily uphill on the smooth path among the pine trees until you reach the wide Forcola del Gallo (2280 m) and the Swiss territory at Doss del Termel (2318 m). Now begins a descent of 200 m on a very steep and bumpy trail requiring good technique and concentration. Then you get to Alp Mora (2084 m), whence the dirt road goes southeast downhill the length of the same name valley. You find a diversion to the right at 2062 meters, you turn back northwest and reach Passo di Val Mora (1934 m) and San Giacomo di Fraele riding first on a wide road and then on a flat but narrow and technical trail. N.B. _ In case of "no thoroughfare" for vehicles on the stretch linking Cancano to San Giacomo di Fraele, you have to add these 8,7 km of dirt road to be ridden with your MTBs for the round trip.


Roadbook
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go northwest on Sentiero n° N199 toward Sentiero n° N182
  • Go northwest on Sentiero n° N199 toward Carrozzabile
  • Bear right at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° N199
  • Turn right on Carrareccia
  • Bear left on Carrozzabile
  • Bear right on Pista forestale
  • Continue on Sentiero di collegamento
  • Continue on Sentiero
  • Bear left on Pista forestale
  • Bear left on Pista forestale
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N182
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N182
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the right
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the right
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Go north on Sentiero n° N182
  • Go north on Sentiero n° N182
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the right
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the right
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Go east on Sentiero n° N182
  • Go northeast on Sentiero n° N182
  • Bear right on Sentiero
  • Continue on Sentiero
  • Bear right to stay on Sentiero
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Go southeast on Sentiero
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the right
  • Go southeast on Sentiero
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the right
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Continue southeast on Sentiero
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Continue southeast on Sentiero
  • Make sharp right at Mulattiera to stay on Sentiero
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the right
  • Make sharp right at Mulattiera to stay on Sentiero
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the right
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Continue southwest on Sentiero
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Continue southwest on Sentiero
  • Continue on Carrareccia
  • Arrive at Fermata7, on the left
  • Continue on Pista forestale
  • Arrive at Fermata7, on the left
  • Depart Fermata7
  • Continue south on Carrareccia
  • Depart Fermata7
  • Continue south on Pista forestale
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° N199
  • Finish at Fermata8, on the right
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° N199
  • Bear left at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° N199
  • Finish at Fermata8, on the right
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