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A bike path that follows the Curstense craft brewery from Franciacorta to the Upper Valley!
Depart from and return to Collebeato for this 4-day itinerary to discover the goodness of the territory and its excellent craft beers. The journey takes place between the Franciacorta Cycle Route and the Greenway of the Resilient Valleys, which crosses Valle Trompia from North to South along the river Mella.
This is an itinerary suitable for everyone, entirely on cycle paths. The 4 days of experience cover about 160 km overall, with ascents that never exceed 500 meters per day. The proximity of Collebeato with Brescia (just 16 km) suggests to passing also through the city, to discover its Roman archaeological area and the historic Piazza Loggia.
For online reservations: Linfa in movimento. For info and operational details: Mete Vagabonde.
Arrival by own means in Collebeato. The overnight stay will be in a structure not far from the town centre, in a rural context among cultivations and vineyards.
Visit and tasting at the curtense brewery of Monterotondo in Franciacorta, which can be reached by a mainly flat route of 38 km (total round trip).From there, a small climb (2 km, D+ 120m) leads you to the green hills of Campiani from which you can enjoy a priceless view of the vineyards of Franciacorta.
38 km 300 m D+
Alternatively you can use your free time to discover the nearby Parco delle Colline, a green area of woods and meadows for over 4000 hectares with pleasant hilly paths.
Breakfast dand eparture along the Greenway with destination Bovegno!
You will follow river Mella reaching the Upper Valley: pedal after pedal, the urban areas gives way to an unspoiled landscape of woods and meadows.
In the late afternoon, the appointment is at the Bistrot Curtense, where a journey to discover "local" flavours and craft beer will begin. Tasting beers and cutting board are on the agenda.
In Bovegno we recommend a walk through the streets where you can see a Medieval Tower.
Overnight stay at hotel or farmhouse.
40 km 460 m D+
Breakfast and departure towards the Miniera di Sant'Aloisio (St. Aloisio’s mine) in Collio. Here, in addition to the classic guided tour, is offered an adventure itinerary: a journey inside the imposing surface structures of the old mine, which adventurously follows the route of iron ore, through Tibetan bridges, ropes, walkways and ladders.
Inside the mine is also refined the "Malmostosa" beer!
NB: for this section there is no bike path; for those who want to avoid cycling on the road, it is possible to transfer by public transport (runs every half an hour).
13 km 180 m D+
In the possible free time in Bovegno we propose a short walk starting from the Mella Park, with passage over the Roman bridge to the hamlet of Ludizzo, where you will find another "Medieval Tower".
For the more greedy we suggest a detour to one of the small local farms where you can make a pleasant stop with tasting.
Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Breakfast and visit to the mine of aging of the Nostrano Valtrompia DOP cheese with tastings (Graticelle di Bovegno, about 2 km).
Return to Collebeato along the Greenway.
40 km 100 m D+
If you have enough time, we suggest a visit to Brescia: from Collebeato the city is really close (16 km flat along a bike path). You can reach the city centre with the metro where bike transport is free.
In Brescia we suggest a visit to the Roman archaeological area (Forum, Theatre, Capitoline Temple), Piazza Loggia, Duomo Vechio/Duomo Nuovo. It is also possible to organize guided tours to the city museums.