Parco Spina Verde Ride
ElevationAscent: 888' 271 m
Descent: -891' -271 m
High: 2,000' 610 m
Low: 1,265' 386 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“Visit WWI fortifications with great views of Lake Como and into Switzerland.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
- This featured ride starts from a large parking lot in San Fermo della Battaglia. Alternatively, you can reach the ride with the train (Como Nord Lago Station) by riding through the streets of Como to Via Cardono. Another option is to add the Dorsale Collinare (1) segment which begins near the Como-Nord Camerlata Station.
- The trails in this area are not well marked and maps are hard to come by, so you'll definitely want a GPX or the MTB Project mobile app for this one.
Take some time to explore the trenches and enjoy the view into Switzerland. When you're finished, find the Cavallasca (7) trail and begin winding your way around the summit. Shortly after you leave the area of the trenches, this becomes a forest road. There area couple more WWI era support structures on the back side of the mountain, but nothing as interesting as the trenches.
Eventually you'll reach an area where the forest has been cleared just below the summit of Monte Sasso and from here you've got a pretty good look back across the cities and fields north of Milano. Shortly after the cleared area, you'll reach an intersection in a hairpin turn. Continue straight along the wide track to get to the Pin Umbrela overlook for an unparalleled view of Lago di Como and the surrounding mountains.
After enjoying the overlook, backtrack to the intersection and continue descending on Cavallasca (7). Descend about 0.6 kilometers (0.4 mi) to another sharp turn and you'll find the narrow downhill B Line trail which features loose rocks and root obstacles. This trail descends 1.0 km (0.6 mi) through the forest with some bermed turns and small jumps. At the bottom of B Line, turn right on Confinale (2) to backtrack your route along via Cardono back to whece you started.
Land Manager: Parco Spina Verde
Mar 2, 2019: Newsletter Parco Spina Verde