Mountain Biking Highlight
The Groane regional park is a protected natural area in Lombardy established in 1976. It covers an area of 8249 hectares in the upper Lombard plain, in the metropolitan area of Milan, north-west of the city. The name derives from the local historical denomination of the moors, called Groane.
September 30, 2020
The real richness of the Groane Park are its equipment of cycle and cycling routes, always in continuous growth. Already today it is possible to spend a day entirely by bicycle, on a protected path among woods, moors and cultivated fields, despite being in the heart of the Lombard metropolis. The accessible section begins in the Cesate pine forest, runs along Corso Europa, crosses the Cà del Re nature reserve, passes under the Bustese state road (Saronno-Monza), to reach the Polveriera di Solaro Park Center.
From here the route continues northwards, alongside an old military equipment, passes the railway (underpass under construction), and crosses the woods of Ceriano Laghetto (note the pretty pond "Foppa di S. Dalmazio). Ceriano lead to the Seveso plateau, an extensive moorland where the rare Rosemary-leaved Willow survives, a shrub clearly visible along the track.
October 19, 2020
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