TOUR OF THE TWO PEAKS
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Loop route, 1150 metres ascent, 1150 descent, 26.6 km, designed for E-bike tours. There are sections with steep gradients and natural steps to be taken both downhill and uphill.
To better face the path are required:
Start from the Park Hotel Olimpia and immediately take CAI path 120 to the junction with the Brallo-Dezza road, from here descend to the right to the Brallo Pass (km 2, m 950). Go up following the SP 88 road to the village of Bocco and then follow the CAI path 131. After a succession of ups and downs, we follow a downhill stony path that leads to the cemetery of Corbesassi (km 6.5, m 918) where there is also a fountain. We then take the main road that we leave immediately after 1.5 km to take a short diversions to the left, quite technical, on CAI path 132, to the Lesima plateau (km 9.6, m 1190). We continue and take the easy dirt road to the right, immediately after the Sport Hotel Prodongo, until we reach the Colla pass (km11.5, m 1340) crossing the SP88, which we follow to the left until we come to a fork to the left with a bar that prevents cars from passing. We pass the barrier and continue for about 2 km until we reach the summit of Mount *Lesima (km 16, m 1724), which, with its characteristic ENAV radar and breathtaking views over the four regions (Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Liguria and Piedmont), is the highest peak in the area.
From here, if the sky is clear, you can easily see the Ligurian Sea. After feasting your eyes, turn back, retracing the asphalt road in the opposite direction for a few hundred metres, then take the fork to the right that leads to CAI path 101 (watch out for the first steep section) to be followed, after several ups and downs, until you reach again the Colla pass (km 20, m 1340) from here, still on path 101, you take the rocky path on the mountainside that you are facing, very technical but equally fun, to follow until you reach the Colletta peak (km 21.4, m 1464) and its disused ski facilities. At this point we continue along path no. 101, here little signposted, in a north-easterly direction and, after having left the green meadows of Cima colletta, we immerse ourselves in the characteristic beech woods, continuing along the **Hannibal path (there are some steep sections with natural steps and scree). When you reach the SP88, cross it and follow the path in front of you until you cross it again and then continue along the asphalt road to the Brallo Pass and then to the Park Hotel Olimpia (km 26.5, m1015).