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Stefano Rulz

Corni di Canzo AM

Corni di Canzo AM

22.5 mi
3.7 mph
5,475 ft
5,400 ft

Tour Overview

Starting Point
15.7 mi
15.7 mi
17.7 mi
19.1 mi
19.1 mi
22.5 mi

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Stefano Rulz went on a Tour.

February 8, 2020


  • Stefano Rulz

    OC / OC
    it starts from a convenient parking in Civate and climbs immediately on asphalt for the "historical path" which after a little 5 km must be abandoned near a quarry to climb with bad ramps along a via crucis to Eupilio.
    continue to climb along the path for the dogwood to the junction for Monte RAI and at that point take a difficult single track called "il Senterun" which leads to Canzo.
    this "Senterun" is the test of the tour, it can be ideally divided into three trunks: the first is an exposed stretch with some trial passages, the second is a long traverse with ups and downs characterized by a narrow path and demanding ramps uphill, the third is a demanding descent with some rock gardens, broken sections dominated by moving stones, roots and important slopes.
    at the end of the descent you come to Canzo.
    if the "Senterun" has put you in difficulty, seriously consider using the arrival in Canzo to return to the car.
    delirium and fear come later, but it will be too late.
    in Canzo you will be 15 km away and after a short asphalt transfer you will take the path called "dello spaccasassi"; you will immediately understand why ... stones ... many ... too many ... and rock gardens. a bad path that ends soon and puts you on a paved provincial road with little traffic that will transfer you from Asso to Maisano in just 5 km.
    in Maisano follow the asphalted climb that leads to the Rif. S.E.V. to the Corni di Canzo.
    then ... the climb does not present any technical difficulty, being first paved and then cemented; the hard part is simply managing the center of gravity as, never falling below 16% and in the last km of concrete touching 21% too many times, it is a damned very tough and endless climb.
    5 km of blood.
    At the refuge the cemented road ends and the path returns ... only it does not lose any from the refuge we start with a bike on our shoulders up to the Forcella dei Corni (1300m asl).
    it's not that I'm talking about portage because I like it ... it's just that there is no choice.
    are a few hundred meters, for a half hour or so of uphill, but they are neither cycle nor feasible by push, therefore preclude the ride to the E-Bike.
    from the fork you put the protections back on and go down a difficult and trialistic single track with tight hairpin bends and little chance to run the bike, up to the valley's picnic area.
    the descent is short, but difficult and then it starts to climb again along the slopes of the Sasso Malascarpa.
    name apt, as many moving stones make the path impervious.
    follow the path first in the wood to push, then on the side of the mountain (this path is poorly traced, so be careful to keep the correct direction) to cross again the road that leads to Monte RAI, where you will keep to the right and you will head towards Mount Cornizzolo ending at ref. S.E.C. Cornizzolo.
    at the end of January, the refuge is open and also feeds during the week.
    refuel and then follow the paved descent for a few meters which you will abandon at the first bend, passing the guard-rail and launching yourself down the meadows of the mountain pastures with a view of the Annone and Pusiano lakes.
    the last descent is the most demanding of the tour. It begins docile, in the meadows, but soon turns into a trialistic demon with sharp stones;
    will end with a bad stone staircase.
    challenging ride from a technical point of view and hard from a physical point of view.
    water in several places.
    numerous dining rooms.
    All Mountain ride with push and carry sections. the protections are fundamental and watch out for the OTBs.1800m D +

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    • March 5, 2020

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Corni di Canzo AM