Among many possibilities of cycling in the entire Valchiavenna, here are some advisable ones starting
directly from the campsite.
|BERGELL CYCLING TOUR
You can follow the bicycle path instead of the main road along Bregaglia valley. This way is longer but without traffic and visits very beautiful places crossing wonderful chestnut and fir tree woods:
1- Aurogo chestnut wood and S. Martino Church
The part between Promontogno and Soglio is the only one open to the traffic, but this is very limited. The rest of the way follows cycling tracks, mostly asphalted and the crossing of the main roads are always along tunnels or bridges (except in S.Croce and Borgonuovo if you choose the direct variant, useful on the way back).
Take a note:
- the passage of the creek after Brentan is quite peculiar. This
follows a tunnel by a bend behind a waterfall.
TOWARDS MEZZOLA LAKE
You can cycle beside Mera River till Mezzola Lake.
Leave the campsite on the cycling way and pay attention in Chiavenna, go along the central ways (via Dolzino and via P.Bossi), cross the main road (near Intersport) and take via Raschi. Then always straight forward.
By Gordona you must cross the bridge on Mera River, then
the way goes on
along the left bank of Mera with good cycling and views till to the Lake
Pay attention to the traffic during some crossing of the main roads.
|tot.km*||Description of the way|
|easy||400m||14||It is a simple tour offering a wonderful view over Chiavenna and surrounding. You can also afford it with normal bike.|
|medium||900m||25||With this itinerary you can reach the huts visible in front of the campsite. Until Uschione the mountain road is very steep in some places.|
|medium||800||30||For this circle tour you must reach S.Giacomo Filippo (Spluga valley -4 km from Chiavenna) taking the mountain way to Olmo. When you reach the bent indicating Sommarovina, you follow this way going on till Cigolino. Here you find the road coming from Mese and you descend on it passing across S.Antonio village.|
|4||VAL BODENGO||medium||1200m||35||The mountain road from Gordona to Bodengo is asphalted (traffic is limited - steep on the first section). Then is possible to go on till Corte terza and Corte seconda.|
|5||SEPTIMERPASS||difficult||2300m||95||From the campsite you must reach Julierpass (47 km- road) passing along Malojapass, then descend till Bivio. Here you must take the white road till Septimerpass and from there you follow the path going down till Casaccia where you find again the itinerary of the way on (the last part is possible along cycling paths).|
|* from the campsite to and back