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Lake Iseo

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Start and finish: Car park in via San Spiridione, Gorlago (BG)
Difficulty level: Hard
Length: 71,2 km
Altitude difference: 1250 m
Terrain: Mixed
Average travel time: 5 h 32 m

The loop will take you as far as Lake Iseo, along one of the four routes that make up the Quadrifoglio cicloturistico delle Terre del Vescovado. The route has uphill and downhill sections that require good technical skills and the use of an appropriate mountain bike. We recommend that you follow the track provided carefully so as not to get lost along the route.

From Gorlago to Cenate Sopra

Leave your car in the car park in Via San Spiridione, near Moroni Park, hop in the saddle and take the cycle path to Zandobbio and Val Cavallina. Go through the residential area, pass by the Cascina degli Alpini and cross the bridge over the Cherio river. Turn left onto the cycle path that runs alongside the river until it joins the Strada Statale (trunk road) 42, near the Trescore Balneario spa. 
From Trescore Balneario head towards Cenate Sopra.

From Cenate Sopra to Chiuduno

From Cenate Sopra continue along the provincial road towards the Val Seriana. After a steep uphill stretch, drive through the hamlet of San Rocco and head towards Torre de’ Roveri. The panorama will open up first towards the Argon valleys and then towards Bergamo’s Città Alta. Situated in a dominant position, surrounded by the imposing Mura Venete, it forms the oldest part of the city, where the most famous aristocratic palaces are located. When you reach the top of the Colle dei Pasta hill, leave the asphalt road and take the path to your left. Descend as far as the “Casocc” farmstead, turn right and continue halfway along the “Sentiero della Luna” (Moon Path): a narrow but enjoyable path that will take you as far as the small church of San Giorgio, and then continue towards Albano Sant’Alessandro.
Follow the route towards Bagnatica, take the cycle/pedestrian path that skirts the foot of Monte Tomenone and reach Costa di Mezzate. From here head towards Montello and along minor roads, reaching Carobbio degli Angeli and Chiuduno.

From Chiuduno to Sarnico

In Chiuduno you leave the provincial road to proceed along country roads. Follow the GPS track to cross the plain in the direction of Cividino and, following the Oglio River, you will reach the lakefront of Sarnico: this section will reveal ever-changing environments where fields, vineyards and wooded hillsides alternate.

From Sarnico to Gorlago

Put your last energy or the battery of your e-bike to the test to tackle the final climbs of the route! Go through the historic centre of Sarnico and head towards Adrara San Martino. Pass through the centre and, on minor roads, head for the small church of San Rocchino and Col Croc. From here begins the long ridge trail, almost all on footpaths. You pass through San Giovanni delle Formiche, then the Parco del Pitone, then reach the Rossera golf course and finally tackle the last enjoyable descent towards Carobbio degli Angeli.
From the historic centre of Carobbio degli Angeli you then return to Gorlago, crossing the Roman bridge over the Cherio river.

To find out about all the routes that make up the Quadrifoglio cicloturistico delle Terre del Vescovado please check out the website dedicated to the project

The ancient village of Gorlago, the Argon Hills, Lake Iseo, and the southern slopes of Mt. Misma.

By car
A4 motorway
From Milan: Seriate exit
From Venice: Grumello del Monte exit 
Follow directions to Val Cavallina.
Recommended car parks in Gorlago: Piazza Europa – Via San Spiridione

By train
Trenitalia and Trenord run connections from Brescia and Bergamo to Gorlago.
Station stop: Montello Gorlago 

We recommend consulting the railway websites to find out the current timetables and fares and to check the availability of bicycle transport.

Recommended restaurants
Bella Italia –  via Roma 79, Gorlago – tel +39 035 953307
Da Giovanni – via del Fabbricone 2, Gorlago – tel +39 035 20681254
DiVinoInVino – via Asperti 12 , Gorlago – tel +39 035 4251095
Il Bù family restaurant – via I maggio 2, Gorlago – tel +39 035 752312
Locanda dell’Antica Giàsera  – via Dante Alighieri 8, Gorlago – tel +39 035 0780390
Zen Sushi – via del Fabbricone 16 – tel +39 035 4251007

Takeaway pizzerias or street food
Pizza in Piazza – via Vimercati Sozzi 14, Gorlago – tel +39 035 4251182

Recommended bar
Big Bar – via Regina Margherita 11, Gorlago – tel +39 035 951089
Bar Maria –  via Vimercati Sozzi 51, Gorlago – tel +39 035 951540
Caffetteria del Centro –  via Lorenzo Sibellini 8, Gorlago – tel +39 035 953556
Dany’s bar – via Pesenti 39, Gorlago – tel +39 338 3543368
Ottimaidea café – Piazza Gregis 6, Gorlago – tel +39 035 952878

Recommended hotels and B&B
The area offers accommodation to suit all needs.
A selection can be found at www.terredelvescovado.it/dormire



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