Route 2: Franciacorta Pas Dosé – Blue path

Average itinerary time2 hours and 30 minutes
Technical difficultiesnone
CyclabilityTotal (route entirely on low-traffic roads, suitable for any age group)
Altitude gain/loss+/- 220
StartRodengo Saiano

Park your car in the parking lot in front of Abbazia Olivetana di San Nicola at Rodengo Saiano. After visiting the abbey (one of the most impressive monasteries in Italy with a wealth of artistic treasures), get on your bike and take Via Brescia and, after the underpass downhill, continue to the centre of Rodengo Saiano and your first roundabout. The road for Monticelli Brusati/Ome is in front of you. You are in Via Dionigi and after a winery building turn left into Via Cantarane, cycling for a long stretch along the imposing wall of Villa Fenaroli. When the road joins back up with Provincial Road 46, turn left and continue to the roundabout. Turn left again for Monticelli Brusati until you meet Maglio Averoldi on your left. Wind through the vineyards and take the narrow road on your right to Villa, passing through the interesting ancient town of the same name which is also home to a winery. At the stop sign, turn right and follow the signs for the centre of the village to Torre hamlet. Go straight through the roundabout and turn left for Provezze, along a pleasant road surrounded by vineyards. Pass Palazzo Pisa on your left, where you can turn off a moment to the ancient district of Persaga.

The main itinerary leads to the Provezze roundabout, however, where you emerge on the main road and keep straight on. After the first uphill bend, you can also turn off briefly to the historic district of Sergnana. Continuing along your route, on the other hand, takes you on a pleasant descent to Zurane. At the stop sign after the village turn right into Via Matteotti at the stop sign and enter the centre of Provaglio d’Iseo on your right. Continue straight on and keep straight on through several roundabouts to Monastero di San Pietro in Lamosa. After paying a visit to the monastery continue south and keep straight through the Santella roundabout and then turn left at the next one. Continue for 100 metres until you turn right along the Brescia-Paratico cycle path which, with slight ups and downs, winds through the hills and the industrial area of Provaglio d’Iseo. At the stop sign go straight along Via Marana and then Via Franciacorta. A slight climb of 300 metres takes you to the road which bears right, still slightly uphill, towards Monterotondo on Via Mameli.
Before entering the small village turn left into Via San Giorgio and, after passing under an arch, descend to the right. At the stop sign turn left and keep following the Brescia-Paratico bicycle path signs on a long descent to Passirano roundabout. Turn left and follow the signs to Camignone and, after about 1 km, you get to the Barboglio district, home to a winery. Continue to the roundabout, turn right to the centre of the town and continue to the traffic lights. Turn right into Via Chiesa and then into Via Diaz before turning right once again into Via Risorgimento which narrows after a bend. Continue into the village and, after passing majestic Villa Catturich Ducco, turn right at the cycle path sign and follow the road as it winds gently uphill through the vineyards to the end of Via San Martino. At the stop sign turn left towards the centre of Passirano, returning to Via Diaz, and then follow Via Marconi. At the crossroads turn right into Via Garibaldi, which runs through the centre, passing in front of the town hall and the parish church. Via Libertà goes slightly uphill and bears left towards Via Castello, where Passirano castle is visible from a tree-lined avenue.

After the castle turn left onto Via Parri, which is narrow and downhill. At the end of the street turn right into Via Roma, pedal slightly downhill and pass the level crossing before turning left in the direction of Paderno Franciacorta. Emerge onto Via Cavour, which is surrounded by farmland, noting the first Brescia Alpine foothills in the background to your left, continuing to the town’s first roundabout of the town with its parish church on the left. Continue straight ahead through the centre following signs for Castegnato.
For the next few kilometres you are cycling through residential areas and countryside. At the roundabout between Via del Pavione and Via Cascina Croce, take Via Trento. After the industrial area, just before the sign indicating the end of Paderno Franciacorta, turn left into Via Tre Cortili. Cross a dirt road and continue towards a group of farmhouses to a stop sign in Via Giardini. Keep right, returning to the asphalt road, and cross the level crossing. Continuing along a tree-lined avenue through farmland you reach a crossroads where you bear right once again as far as a sign for Rodengo Saiano. Climb up to the roundabout and on the left, after the overpass, you get to the town centre and the abbey, the end of this pleasant tour.



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