ElevationAscent: 1,356' 413 m
Descent: -464' -141 m
High: 3,664' 1,117 m
Low: 2,326' 709 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“Climb to the ridge separating Switzerland and Italy to overlook Lago di Como and val Breggia.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
The route starts from the center of Cabbio with a grind up 450 m (1,500 ft) over 4.7 km (2.9 mi) to the Passo Bonello. When you reach the farm just before the pass, turn left at the farm and then right shortly thereafter to continue climbing to the pass. The border is only about 0.2 km (0.1 mi) beyond the farm. It's marked only with an iron gate, which was closed when I arrived, but it's possible to pass yourself through the gate.
After that, a quick 2 km (1.2 mi) descent takes you to the main road Strada Provinciale SP15. Here, there's a big meadow overlooking Lago di Como (lake). On a nice weekend, you're likely to find the area covered in happy Italians having picnics and playing pickup games of football (soccer) and frisbee along with a number of food carts.
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