Itinerary at the foot of Borgonato

Suitable forFamilies
Time2 hours e 20 minutes
Length8,2km
Total altitude gain/loss+60m / -60m
StartBorgonato

This itinerary is suitable for families and follows accessible roads through the vineyards, is easy to follow and climbs very little.

Start near the Borgonato oratory dedicated to saints Francis and Clare in Via Cavour, with a car park, and a train station approx. 300 metres away. Continue westwards along Via Cavour, past a narrow section past Chiesa di S. Vitale on the hill with its characteristic belltower in a raised position. At the end of the vineyard take the road flanked by a stone wall which winds its way through the fields in a northerly direction, passing a concrete canal.

At the entrance to the quarry with its ditch and small lake continue between two metal fences and, half an hour after you started, pass Cascina Luogonuovo. You soon pass small Chiesetta della Madonna dell’Inquine and the road continues gently downhill, becoming asphalt. The views in front of you include the clear limestone strata of Monte della Madonna and Chiesa della Madonna del Corno. 50 minutes after you started you reach the road which links Provaglio d’Iseo with Timoline, with the Provaglio d’Iseo train station nearby. Turn off left onto it in a westerly direction, following the road for Timoline for 100 metres before turning left once again on the gravel cycle track. A few minutes later you come out on a wide ridge with views opening up to the north in the direction of the vineyards, the peat bogs, Lake Iseo and the mountains around it.

Just a little further on is Chiesa S. Carlo with a recently restored farmhouse next to it which you continue past. The road bears right and crosses the Provaglio d’Iseo road once again but the route continues right away on the Via del Pozzo gravel track in the direction of the Timoline belltower. At the end of Via Pozzo take Via Mario Gatti in a southerly direction, passing a white and crimson coloured building and continuing to a junction where you turn right and continue along a metal fence back to the quarry area again between two lakes.
Follow the main road to Borgonato and cross over the concrete canal before turning to complete the circuit. At the end of the stone wall turn right and, after fifty metres, turn onto Via Ignazio Berlucchi, between walls and rows of oaks, and continue into the vineyards. At the end of the trees the main road bends and continues to a col between two wooded hills. The road follows the edge of the vineyard, moves closer to the railway tracks and continues along them northwards between the hill and the houses to return to the starting point.

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