Sunday, June 5, 2016

Nembro to Bergamo Hike (via Parco dei Colli di Bergamo)

Left: Hike overview; Nembro is on the left in the image; Right: View over Burro, a frazione (community) of Alzano Lombardo.
Hike overview; Nembro is on the left in the image View over Burro, a frazione (community) of Alzano Lombardo

Hike Notes


Length: ~ 19.5 km (12 miles)
Duration: ~ 5.5 hours walking
Elevation: 1639 m gain (5,277 ft), max elevation 764 m (2,506 ft)
Location: Parco di Colli di Bergamo, Bergamo, Province of Bergamo, Italy

Overview


Another hike to add to our list of hikes that start and finish in Bergamo. In the past, we had Bergamo to Canto Alto Hike, Colli di Bergamo Hike, and Almenno San Salvatore to Monte Linzone Hike.
We began and finished this hike at Piazzetta del Delfino, on via Pignolo in Bergamo. Here are the specifics:

  • We walked down to the Bergamo Borgo Palazzo to the Tramvie Elettriche Bergamasche (TEB) stop and took the tram to Nembro.
  • From Nembro we followed trail 535 to Lonno.
  • From Lonno we took trail 533 to Castello and walked into Monte di Nese.
  • From Monte di Nese we took trail 540 to Olera.
  • From Olera we took trail 532 to Ca' del Latte.
  • From Ca' del Latte we took trail 533 to Quintino alto.
  • From Quinto alto we took city streets back home.

We missed the turn off in Lonno for trail 532 and ended up on 533 which turned out to be more interesting if not a bit longer. We would join up later with trail 532 in Olera. The only thing missing from this hike was a nice lunch spot because we missed the frazione of Burro (Alzano Lombardo). We did stop of a coffee and a chat in the charming little town of Olera.

The first half of the hike is outside the Parco di Colli di Bergamo. Olera sits just on the border of the park, so after passing through Olera on trail 532 we were in the park.

Left: Heading toward Monte di Nese on trail 533. Right: View over Olera.
 Heading toward Monte di Nese on trail 533View over Olera

Left: The last bit of trail 533 before dropping onto pavement in Bergamo (Quintino Alto). Right: Beetles on a flower.
The last bit of trail 533 before dropping onto pavement in Bergamo (Quintino Alto)Beetles on a flower

Il percorso della Rana. One of three loops your can follow in the hills around Alzano Lombardo. The rana (or frog) is a loop that is about the fauna. More info here.
Il percorso della Rana. One of three loops your can follow in the hills around Alzano Lombardo.

A sampling of the trail signs along the way. Best thing to do before doing a hike around Bergamo is consult the CAI Bergamo site and use their interactive map.
A sampling of the trail signs along the wayA sampling of the trail signs along the wayA sampling of the trail signs along the way

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