Spina Verde by e-MTB

Spina Verde by e-MTB

Starting from 110.00

An itinerary through the woods in Spina Verde Regional Park in Como. With 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of protected woodland, the park is a little world of its own with countless sites of historical, archaeological and natural importance. It covers the hilly ridge by Como, winding across the landscape like a “spine” from east to west. The park is easily accessible by foot, bike and car; its vast network of trails and paths links spectacular vantage points, places of natural interest, sites of archaeological importance, mediaeval treasures, and bars and restaurants. There are also plenty of areas for exercising or simply relaxing. We offer a choice of different tours featuring varying levels of difficulty. The price includes e-MTB hire and the services of an Italian Mountain Bike Academy guide.

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A mix of history, vistas and nature a stone’s throw from Como: Spina Verde Regional Park

This tour explores the woods in Spina Verde Regional Park in Como. With 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of protected woodland, the park is a little world of its own with countless sites of historical, archaeological and natural importance. It covers the hilly ridge by Como, winding across the landscape like a “spine” from east to west. The park rises up from the Como plains to Sasso di Cavallasca (620 m) and encompasses the territories of Como, San Fermo della Battaglia and Colverde. The park is easily accessible by foot, bike and car; its vast network of trails and paths links spectacular vantage points, places of natural interest, sites of archaeological importance, mediaeval treasures, and bars and restaurants. There are also plenty of areas for exercising or simply relaxing.

Just some of the places that are well worth a visit from Spina Verde include:

  • the Chilometro della Conoscenza (Kilometre of Knowledge) from Villa Olmo
  • the World War I trenches (the Cadorna Line)
  • the Pin Umbrela vantage point overlooking Como and the first basin of Lake Como
  • the Springs of the River Seveso
  • the Spina Verde Ridge
  • the archaeological digs in Golasecca
  • Castello Baradello

Castello Baradello dates back to the Early Middle Ages (fifth to seventh centuries ad), to a time when a network of defences (“līmes”) were built along the border consisting of fortifications, barricades, watchtowers and castles, and Castello Baradello was one of these.

We offer a choice of different tours through Spina Verde Regional Park, including:

  1. the shorter tour returns to Como from Val Fresca, which is a famous and often decisive climb featured in the Giro di Lombardia.
  2. the second and longer itinerary comes back to Como via Baita Pianvalle, the Don Titino scout hut with panoramic views over the lake, Cascina Respaù and Castello Baradello.

Ready to ride with us?

This guided tour by e-MTB (electric mountain bike) offers two itineraries of varying lengths: one is a three-hour ride while the other is four and a half hours. The level of technical difficulty and physical effort required also varies according to your chosen itinerary, which you can check below. The following summary illustrates the level of technical difficulty and physical effort that apply to each option.

e-MTB: 3-hour route

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY (rated from 1 to 5): ▼▼▼▼

PHYSICAL RATING (rated from 1 to 5): ♥ ♥

STS (Single Trail Scale): S3

e-MTB: 4 1/2 hour route

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY (rated from 1 to 5): ▼▼▼▼

PHYSICAL RATING (rated from 1 to 5): ♥ ♥ ♥

STS (Single Trail Scale): S3

The Single Trail Scale (STS) is an international trail grading system: to find out more you can download the description of all the STS levels.

Our guides are on hand to give you all the information and tools you needs to tackle the itineraries. The price of the tour includes e-MTB hire. If you would prefer to use a conventional MTB or bring your own bike, please email us at info@bikemotion.net.

Discounts are available for large groups: please contact us to find out more about pricing.

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