Piz del Tri
Great route, challenging but highly satisfying, that reaches the very panoramic summit of Piz Tri (2310 m). From the summit the view sweeps 360°, with magnificent views of the mountain groups of Monte Rosa, Bernina, Ortles Cevedale, Adamello.
Distance: 37km - moving time: 4hours - total elevation gain: 1840m - maximum elevation: 2300m - cyclability: 99% - suitable for MTB XC/AM.
The place of departure and arrival is Sonico; the first section of about 5km is on a promenade; once we get to Malonno the climb begins; the initial part is paved or cemented always immersed in nature, as we climb we will enter a pine forest where it starts alternating gravel and concrete.
About halfway up you come to some barns, a great place to drink and refresh yourself, from here on it will be all dirt road or trail; for the first stretch road quietly passable, while the last 400 meters or so of elevation gain becomes single track, always rideable, but it will test you!
The last few meters to reach the cross you have to load your bike on your shoulders; these will be the only 5 minutes where you will not be in the saddle.
Now the fun begins; for a stretch you follow the same path back until you come to a detour, instead of turning right, from where you came, you take the path on the left, from here begins an endless and spectacular single track all to enjoy.
Initially a bit rocky, because at high altitude, after that you plunge into the forest with a soft bottom that can be traveled at speed; in the last kilometers there will be a few crossings with the main road, allowing you to leave the path and take the road in several places, or vice versa.
In our youtube channel, in addition to the full route, you will find the video of the descent: "Trail Piz del Tri"
Rideventures rating: 9