Bossico, Valle di Scalve.....................................
One day a friend told me, "when you get to this place time seems to stand still." Bossico is a wonder! Whilst protecting their traditions and the environment the people of Bossico (the Bossiches) are developing a particular type of tourism caring about their environment. Following paths in the pine forest, continuously taking us up and down, we will reach the top of the hill and be rewarded with a breath-taking view of the lake and mountains. Barbecue and picnic areas can be found for those who would like to eat al-fresco. Would you rather eat in a restaurant where good food is guaranteed? Do you want to buy excellent cheese from one of the many local farms? Or see a series of historic villas built mainly by the tradesmen from the Sebina area? If there is a, "whynot"? It is worth explorin the reasons why they have been built here!
1 - Scalve Valley - Vivione pass 1,827 mt
(Total cycling 40 km, altitude difference of 900/1000 mtrs ascending and descending. Asphalt road and dirt tracks set in spectacular landscape.)
We will follow the small river Dezzo and climb in altitude until we reach our starting point. From here, after a short distance we will arrive at an attractive pine forest and continue on the track until we join the road leading to the Pass. This is a beautiful area for those who enjoy alpine skiing. When descending I'll show you something particular designed by an artist that I really like! If you feel like tasting tagliatelle (ribbon noodles) with roe deer sauce or pizzoccheri or Bergamo casoncelli, or braised steak with polenta or stinco (shin of pork), here you will be satisfied! If the day for you is still long and you love minerals / fossils you might like to visit the old mining park or maybe go on a guided tour of a mountain dairy taking home a small formaggella (homemade cheese), just let me know!
2 - Scalve Valley towards another pass. Which one? Come and find out!
The route is partially on asphalt road and partially on dirt tracks.
3 -Scalve Valley
The route is almost all on dirt tracks, including a short grassy slope, a good workout. About 25kms in total. If the weather holds and you like to look around you, for sure, you will return satisfied!