52 trail running suggestions between Grigne and Lake Iseo
The Bergamasque Alps, aka Orobie, are the first mountains breaking the flatness of the lowlands of Po Valley, raising towards the main range of the Alps, reaching the border with Switzerland. Nature has endowed any single valley with different characteristics; the landscape is ever-changing and you’ll find dramatic shifts in terrain and opportunitieseven a few kilometres apart. Trail running in the Orobie is therefore one of the best ways to enjoy these wonderful contrasts.
This guidebook will lead you through this magnificent and unpredictable playground, helping the readers to choose the best suggestion for their needs, guiding them within Bergamasque Alps and Pre-Alps. The outcome is a guidebook that can be trusted all year round. You can run along the banks of Lake Como and Lake Iseo during the colder months, and you’ll be delighted to explore the mighty peaks (higher than 3.000 mt) during the brief respite from snow and ice, in summer. Not by chance, the guidebooks features 52 itineraries: one for each week of the year.
A comprehensive guidebook, presenting a wide selection of proposals for a wide and rich area, through the exciting lens of trail running. So, just wear your shoes and get ready for adventure, the trails of Orobie are calling!
Claudio Regazzoni, born in Bergamo in 1986, lives next door to Val Brembana. He’s fond of mountains, from climbingto snowboard, from mountaineering to trail running. A computer programmer, his main outdoor focus has become exactly trail running. Bergamasque Alps are his main playground, and he’s keen on exploring any single inch of this wonderful area. He’s also explored many other destinations: from his favourite “hometown” competition, Orobie Ultra-Trail, he expanded his horizon including UTMB, Ultra Pirineu (Spain), GR20 (Corse), the Alta Via in the Dolomites. After having run so many thousands of kilometres in “his” Bergamasque Alps, he’s glad to share his passion with this trail running guidebook.