60 KMS – 2150 ELEVATION – 7/8 DIFFICULTY – RECOMMENDED SEASON: Spring & Autumn
TWO WAYS TO CLIMB GHISALLO
Madonna del Ghisallo is a very popular destination for cyclists in Lombardy. It is not just because it has at least one pretty challenge way to climb it, but also because there you can visit the Ghisallo Cycling Museum. It is a museum dedicated to the men and women who have used and use the bicycle in everyday life and in sports competitions; but also committed to make known those around the world of the two wheels.
As I mentioned in the title there are 2 ways to climb Madonna del Ghisallo, everyone calls the most challenging once “Ghisallo” (the one from Bellagio) and the other one “Ghisallino” (from Asso-Canzo) which is a clear diminutive of the first one. In the GPX you will find the route that from Lecco goes toward Bellagio to climb the “Real Ghisallo“, however, if you want to make your life easy you can switch direction and enjoy the ride anyway.