Livigno, Giro delle Tee
Parcheggio Pont de la Calcheira - Parcheggio Pont de la Calcheira
This is a circular route which spreads out over a "double balcony" on the heights of the mountainside above the splendid valley of Livigno. In the first part the itinerary goes south touching the western slopes of the Blesaccia and continuously affording remarkable panoramic views northwards and eastwards: from the artificial Lake, to the Crap de la Pare', and finally to Mottolino area.read more
In the second part you turn back north, under the eastern slopes of the Monte della Neve, from where you can admire the mountains around Carosello 3000. The ride through forests and pastures is not tough and now and then you encounter the so-called "Tee", the typical wooden mountain huts of this area. The route ends on a cycling lane that makes you avoid traffic and takes you to the car park again. This itinerary can be run backwards too.We start climbing on the only hard hill ahead, following the sign of the Way n. 190 just on the left before the Ponte Calcheira (1846 m) for the whole first part of the route. We arrive at the Tea da Taglieda (1980 m) and meet the first diversion towards the long Dosso della Blesaccia (sign Way n. 162). Dirt roads and single trails alternate with each other and take us to the Tea dal Plan (2000 m), then to the Tea da Rin (2005 m), and finally to the Tea dal Pel (2000 m). The uphill trails to Plan da la Montanela start from these two last mountain huts (sign Way n. 161 and Way n. 160). The tough dirt road (sign Way n. 157) climbing up to Carosello 3000 ski-runs goes past Tea dal Pel too. Continuing on the route n. 190, we meet the Ristoro Tea da Borch, and then descend on the amusing trail towards the car park 14 of the Ponte Lungo (1875 m). During the climb on the opposite slopes we always follow the Way n. 100, which often runs deep into the forests. We go past the beautiful Tea da li Tea (1920 m), the funfair Larix Park, and then through the hamlet of Teola. From here on all downhill to the lake, after going past Tea di Pemont, Tea di Desgiana and Tea del Brun. The cycling path running on the shores of the lake takes us to Ponte Calcheira again.