Completing the cycle path between Lecco and Milan by mountain bike is without doubt one of the most interesting sporting and cultural experiences our region has to offer. 75 kilometres completely separated from car traffic, starting from Lecco’s lakefront to arrive in Via Melchiorre Gioia in the Lombard capital.
All of this is pedalling on a flat surface mixed with asphalt and dirt roads. The route has no particular technical difficulties, but the long distance makes it perhaps more suitable for people with adequate physical preparation.
Starting from Lecco’s lakefront, cross the Azzoni Visconti bridge and take the Adda cycle/pedestrian path. From here on, it is virtually impossible to take a wrong turn, and the route, which is closed to vehicular traffic, initially runs alongside Lake Garlate, then continues along the Adda, where it is impossible to avoid being distracted by the imposing hydroelectric power stations and the sluices on the canals.
Having said goodbye to the province of Lecco, you briefly enter the province of Monza and then the province of Milan. The road surface also changes, from unpaved to asphalted, and then following the Martesana canal you arrive in Milan. There are many points of interest, from the Ferry of Leonardo in Imbersago to the Sanctuary of the Rocchetta in Paderno d’Adda, continuing with some well-known hydroelectric power stations such as Esterle in Cornate d’Adda and Taccani in Trezzo sull’Adda, and finally the Martesana cycle path that takes us to just a few metres from Milan Central Station.