Proposals Paths and excursions in EMTB
Le Camerate di Toscolano Maderno
The steep climbs and demanding descents make even the shortest mbt itineraries difficult.
From the Municipality of ➊ Toscolano-Maderno (75 m) we head along the main road towards Gaino.
At the first traffic divider we take a right uphill following the sign for Cecina / Pulciano until the ➌ church of San Michele.
We continue straight along the road to the village of ➍ Gaino (274 m). From Piazza Michelangelo in the town center we follow the forest road to the right (sign: Le Camerate). At the beginning, the path to the "Valle delle Cartiere" gorge is still flat. Just before the Camerate bridge, we turn right and walk past the approx. 150 m difference in altitude.
The path becomes practicable and at the end of the climb we arrive at an electrical transformation plant.
We then follow the road to the artigianale Navazzo craft area; to the right we continue in light slope up to the fork with the forest; we follow it towards the bottom of the valley up to a short concrete ramp and we follow the red-white signpost (no. 20) to the left.
High above the lake, crossing the mountain, we reach the village of ➐ Cabiana (285 m). In a southerly direction we follow the marker no. 19 (white-red) up to Gaino and we return to the Town Hall of Toscolano-Maderno on the way up.
START OF THE ITINERARY
Toscolano-Maderno, 75 m
ARIVAL OF THE ITINERARY
Toscolano-Maderno, 75 m
gardone Riviera: D'Annunzio Tour
The Gardesana, always very busy, divides the town of Gardone in two, the starting point of this tour. On the lakefront there are elegant hotels with their narrow beaches while the actual village center, with its colorful houses, is on the mountain side.
From the main road of ➊ Gardone (75 m) we go uphill to the parking lot and from there we follow the sign for the Vittoriale.
After 400 m we can refuel real mineral water at a fountain; we always proceed upstream, pass under the ➌ bridge and continue to the ➍ Town Hall of Gardone Riviera.
We cross the village on a paved road and reach ➎ piazza del Vittoriale. On the left we pass under the arch and face the steep climb following the sign for Monte Cucco. On a steep paved road we reach ➏ Villa Curiosa.
We pass to the right of the building and continue on a very steep climb to the ➐ fountain before the village of ➑ Tresnico (317 m).
At the church we turn left, cross the main road and continue along via Panoramica to the ➒ Cappella di San Michele. We cycle further to the village of ➓ San Michele (400 m) which we cross. After the bridge we turn right onto the ⓫ Val di Sur.
After 200 m we keep to the right (sign: Monte Spino) and continue in the internal direction of the valley to the crossroads with a concrete ramp. We go up again and through a steep forest we reach ello Pirello (1030 m), the highest point of the tour.
For another 50 m approx. we follow the road uphill, then we take the single trail to the right towards the valley (sign: S. Urbano; hardly visible!).
After ca. 100 m in altitude we reach a ⓭ bar. We follow the wooded path for a while and on the forest road we go down to Urb San Urbano (872 m).
On a steep slope towards the valley floor, we follow the indication for Sanico / trail sign no. 6 reaching an ⓯ abandoned house; we go down to the right in the direction of Vesegna / Pradafa.
Still on a steep slope, we continue in the direction of the valley floor until we cross a private road. Here we follow the sign for Magnico and keep going down. Alternating extremely steep single trails with concrete sections (we follow the red-white trail signs) we reach the village of ⓰ Bezzuglio (200 m).
From here, proceeding downstream towards Gardone di Sopra, we reach piazza del Vittoriale. On the way up we return to the starting point.
START AND ARRIVAL OF THE ITINERARY
Gardone Riviera, 75 m
Giro ad Anello del Monte Pizzocolo