a - BIKE - n.8: Via di Squettar: Baceno-Esigo-Cravegna by mountain bike
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 May to October
You start from Baceno and climb to Croveo along the provincial road. Behind the parish church of Croveo you take a mule track which leads to the bridge of the potholes of Croveo, spectacular forms of erosion where there is an observation point. At the end of the bridge you turn right for Osso and from here you continue on the provincial road until shortly before Goglio where, at a cement arch bridge, part of the farm road passable only by farmers and which climbs to Esigo, then Ca't Fausc holiday farm and finally reaches Pontigei and Agaru. From here you leave the farm track that climbs to Val Bondolero and set off for Cravegna taking the so-called Via di Squettar (Road of the Squirrels) a track halfway up the slope which is normally wide but some stretches, especially in the ravines, are narrower and little cycling can be done. The last stretch of mule track is a beautiful Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) with steps and finally you come to Cravegna. From the village you follow the road that goes down toward the bottom of the valley to the hairpin bend after the Selva oratory where you take mule track that arrives at the top part of Crino. A flat unmade track starts here and leads almost to Graglia. When you arrive at the tarmac road follow it for three hairpin bends and in the last stretch you go down a steep mule track to the sports field in Baceno and then to the central square of the town.
Viceno, 7 - 28862 Crodo (VB)
AUTHOR Alessandro Pirocchi