A short itinerary on motorcycle along the most beautiful roads in Lombardy, between the Valli Bergamasche, Valtellina and the Como Lake.
Fall is approaching with its warm tastes and in Morbegno every year in this period there is the local fair to celebrate Valtellina’s typical cheese, the Bitto. It’s an event to sign on your calendar!
I planned the trip with some friends of the Facebook page “Viaggi in Moto”, but the provincial road in Morbegno on motorbike is quite boring so I proposed an alternative route: Valassina, Val Sassina, Culmine San Pietro, Val Taleggio, San Marco Pass, Morbegno. It’s not something really new but it’s always a joyful and panoramic solution.
We were a group of four, three motorbikes and a scooter, to face 200 km between landscapes and scenaries changing at any bend, like in a theatrical scenography. The culmine San Pietro was not easy because the surface is not in good condition: potholes, hollows, no guard rails and the twists are very narrow. But the scenary is wonderful.
The descent was better and we were embraced by the mountains and the river of Val Taleggio. The road is plain, the bends are soft and you can drive relaxed: a pleasure.
San Marco Pass, on the Bergamo’s side, is full of twists but it’s not challenging as you think. The peak confirmed to me the reason why I love travelling on motorbike: you feel like you’are one thing with the road and you become part of that world with all the senses.
Going down towards Morbegno, the road is more difficult with narrow parts and blind bends so please, be careful. I suggest to slow down a bit to admire the view, woods, houses and mountains.
Our destination, Morbegno, welcomed us with music, colours, flavours, good food, a lot of Bitto cheese and wine.
After a lunch at a good typical food restaurant, the group divided. I think that’s good because everyone has to follow his needs and will; I decided to reach the Ponte tibetano of Tremone, breathtaking!
A great tour in good company. I suggest you to do it and to combine it with the Bitto Fair in Morbegno, even if the smell of the cheese will follow you at home and it’s not like Chanel Nº 5.
Giovanni Oriani (Photo Credits Giovanni Oriani)