Starting from the Adamello Ski territory, take the SS42 (national road) towards Edolo and then Forno Allione. Here, turn right and take the SS294, an enchanting landscape awaits you along this road. It is a narrow road that continues along among the wood for almost ¾ of its length and then exits out amongst the mountain pastures that will take you to Passo Vivione at 1828 m, where a brief stop is definitely a must.
Descend down to Schilpario while being extra careful since the road is narrow and there are no protective barriers in certain points.
Before arriving in Schilpario, it is definitely worth stopping for a visit of the mines aboard the small train that allows you to go through some of the tunnels (it is open every Saturday and Sunday and only by booking during the other days of the week). A visit through the tunnels lasts approx. 40 minutes.
Continue onwards to Schilpario and then towards Presolana, where the road becomes very steep. The Passo della Presolana is located at 1297 m. Among the many attractions is the bobsleigh track which is also open during the summer.
Just a few chilometers from the Passo della Presolana you can have a delicious meal at ristorante hotel Des Alpes in Castione della Presolana. You can also enjoy a fantastic panorama from there or even have an overnight rest in one of their cozy rooms in the hotel.
Des Alpes Hotel – Via Donico 10, Castione della Presolana (BG)
Leaving behind the Presolana descend towards Lago d’Iseo (lake) following the directions for Clusone and then Lovere. A walk along the lakeside is recommended to allow you to admire the magnificent scenery on the Sebino.
Begin your trip once again, going towards Darfo Boario Terme, along the old national road that passes through Rogno. When you arrive in Boario it is possible to either visit the park that surrounds the Thermal Springs, or the Archeopark (open from 01/03 to 30/11 – 9.00 – 17.30 ph 0364 529552 www.archeopark.net ).
From here follow the directions towards Val di Scalve. The road begins to rise as it continues along beside the Dezzo stream, and you can admire its crystal clean water by driving slowly and keeping to the edge of the road. You must be very careful as you drive through the first tunnel that you encounter after Angolo Terme, it is quite dark and there is a sharp turn to the right that is quite dangerous as soon as you exit the tunnel.
Once you reach the town of Dezzo, follow directions for Borno by way of Croce di Salven, at 1108 m, you will continue along a road that up to a few years ago was used for the Valle Camonica Rally.
Once you reach Borno, excellent ice cream awaits you at the Bar Gelateria Piazzetta.
Then off you go again towards Malegno, Breno, Edolo until you once again reach the Adamello Ski territory.
For extra fun on your motorcycle
Follow this itinerary in the opposite direction. The 9 km that separate Malegno from Borno are very fast and the road is in very good conditions. This is where the legendary Malegno-Ossimo-Borno cronoscalata takes place. (timed uphill race)
The section between Borno-Paline is once again very fast, it is then recommended to continue with caution all the way to Lovere.
There are several ways to have fun from here all the way to Passo della Presolana. As you descend down to Schilpario you can alternate between accelerating and decelerating. Drive slowly both going up to, and down from Passo del Vivione. It is then possible to increase your speed all the way to Temù (being careful since this road is quite busy).
ADAMELLO SKI – EDOLO – FORNO ALLIONE – PASSO DEL Vivione, SCHILPARIO, PASSO DELLA Presolana, LOVERE, DARFO BOARIO TERME, VAL DI SCALVE, DEZZO, DOSSO – CROCE DI SALVEM, BORNO, MALEGNO, EDOLO, ADAMELLO SKI
LENGTH OF ITINERARY
- 5,00 hours at a calm pace with a few brief stops
TYPE OF SURFACE
- asphalt in good condition
POSSIBILITY TO SHORTEN THE ITINERARY
POSSIBILITY TO LENGTHEN THE ITINERARY
Hotel Des Alpes – Castione della Presolana