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This is the ideal option to get a taste of the beautiful Brescian Prealps and accompany it with a good workout on your mountain bike. The base camp for the three-day program is Colle San Zeno, surrounded by an unspoilt natural landscape and still untouched by traditional tourism circuits.
This is an itinerary of high difficulty, due to very technical passages on the "Sentiero dei Carbonai" between continuous climbs and descents. All the excursions include dirt and uneven ground, ideal to release the brakes of your mountain bike and make it run in the green of the Brescian Prealps.
Terrain: dirt tracks
For online reservations: Linfa in movimento. For info and operational details: Mete Vagabonde.
Individual arrival at Colle San Zeno, the "base camp" for these three-day tour. The overnight stay will be in the cosy double rooms with private bathroom of Rifugio Piardi (or similar).
Free time available to discover the surroundings of the refuge on foot or by mountain bike: the surrounding area offers a natural landscape of rare beauty preserved by mass tourism despite its proximity to the towns and the city of Brescia. We offer 2 trekking and 2 mountain bike itineraries to choose from, from 2 to 4 hours.
For greedy cyclists it is possible to reach alpine pastures and dairies where to taste/buy local cheeses.
Dinner at the refuge.
After breakfast, meeting with the guide and departure for a truly suggestive itinerary: Sentiero Carbonai. The route starts from the refuge and crosses the famous path 3V (3 Valleys: Valle Trompia, Valle Sabbia, Valle Camonica). You will pass among dirt roads, climbs and descends between alpine pastures, centuries-old beech woods and hunting grounds. The route alternates gentle and technical sections, where the guide will be a very useful support to face the day in complete safety.
Return to the refuge in the afternoon. The guide will be available to provide information on the next day’s itinerary.
16 km 800m D+
Dinner at the refuge.
After breakfast you can discover other routes in total autonomy!
We offer 2 trekking and 2 MTB trails to choose from, from 2 to 4 hours.
Return to the refuge in the afternoon.
In the village of Pezzaze, once left the refuge, you can visit:
- Museo Le Miniere di Pezzaze (Museum The World of the Miners and the Art of Iron and Marzoli Mine), with tour on the mining train and guided tour to discover the mining techniques and the miners’ lifestyle;
- Museo Orma, Archaeological Museum of Valle Trompia, with exhibits from various eras and a collection of work tools from 1800-1900.