Ronco to Arcagno

Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

15km bike tour with incredible lake views and tricky downhill sections

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
14 km
Ascent
999 m
Descent
966 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
354 m
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
14˚
Ronco to Arcagno Map

This bike tour starts in the town of Ronco and takes you up Corona dei Pinci and down to Arcegno.

Description

Note - You can drive up to the car park at the end of the road above Ronco to save a few hundred metres of climb but you'll either need someone to take you up or you'll have to cycle back up the road from Arcegno to get it!

The 600m of road ascent is steep but mostly shaded and consistent. Watch out for cars as the roads are narrow with many blind corners.

You will eventually pass through a car park and gate before finishing the last 200m of climb. There is a short downhill trail before the short final climb to Corona dei Pinci. From there it is all downhill!

The trails start as fun and flowy single track through the trees. It can often be hard to stay on track because of fallen leaves and branches.

Be aware - the final descent is difficult. It is a steep rocky trail with many switchbacks.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Road sections
  • Roots
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens