A new biking route has just opened in northern Italy, featuring more than 3km of trails right under the shadow of the Alps.
The new Greenway centres around the city of Brescia in Lombardy, and spans both the Trompia and Sabbia valleys with seventy-four routes, ranging from easygoing ones for beginners and mountain routes reserved for expert mountain-bikers.
One of the most famous routes among the hard ones is the “Path of a Hundred Hairpin Bends,” right by the Lake Idro and consisting of, you might have guessed, a grand total of 136 hairpin bends. “The challenge is being able to take all of them on without ever putting your feet on the ground,” said the staff of the Greenway while describing the route. “It’s a trail to tackle at full speed.”
If you’re looking for something that’s a little less adrenaline-filled but still interesting, another pretty popular route is the ring that leads from Brescia to Mount Maniva and back to Brescia again, the perfect way to discover all the valleys have to offer, from delicious food to cultural sights.
All of the Greenway routes are dotted with amazing sights, courtesy of the Alps and of the lake, as well as little villages and towns that are definitely worth a stop. Many of these stops also offer bike repair services, in case you ever need assistance while on the road.
You can find all the information you need about the Greenway on its official website here, where you can also download all the routes complete with GPS tracking to guide you on your way!