a - BIKE - n.23: Vigezzo by bike: Alpe Blizz
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THE FOLLOWING ROUTE REFERS TO THE MAP OF CYCLING ROUTES IN THE DISTRETTO TURISTICO DEI LAGHI MONTI E VALLI. A PRINTED VERSION IS AVAILABLE AT THE TOURIST OFFICES OF THE TERRITORY AND IN EBOOK FORM BY CLICKING HERE.
SEASON From April to October
The route starts from the station of Druogno (location of the bike sharing scheme). Following the signs of route n° 2 you come to the area of the cemetery in Druogno. From here you start to climb toward Buttogno, pass the bridge over the Rio Cui and crossing extensive hay meadows you soon come to the centre of Buttogno, then after a gentle descent, the centre of Crana. Following the signs of route 7, you cross the bridge over the Melezzo Orientale and climb again toward Toceno, then cross wide clearings and continue on almost level ground to Vocogno, with a beautiful panoramic view of the valley floor. From Vocogno you soon cone to Craveggia and the beautiful square of the church. Return to the beginning of the village and take a road on the right for Blizz that bypasses the village and goes halfway up the hill passing by Eglio, La Vasca (a beautiful stone bridge over the Rio Vasca) and Crest. The path ends at an altitude of 1230 m at the Alpe Blizz Refuge.
In the Vigezzo Valley there is an innovative automatic bicycle rental system: Vigezzoinbici. Those who arrive in the valley by train or by car can use a bicycle to get about easily and freely.
At 4 points in the valley, in the vicinity of the railway stations of Druogno, Santa Maria Maggiore, Malesco and Re, there are places where you can pick up a bicycle using an electronic card.
The bicycle can also be returned at a different place from where it was taken so that cycling can be combined with other forms of transport.
For information on how the rental service works and the cost please contact:
Lepontina Gestioni Srl - Piazza della Chiesa Druogno c/o Tourist Information Office in Druogno (Tel. 0324 93565 Or 348 0303696) in the opening hours of the offices.
AUTHOR Alessandro Pirocchi