A gravel path that will lead you to discover one of the Lombard rivers that has always been denigrated, due to the fact of pollution.
A cycle path to discover in the heart of industrious Brianza, with unexpected glimpses of a river that has always been the heart of the Brianza economy and culture.
The surrounding environment is worth a visit, also because it is only 25km from the center of Milan. The River Lambro cycle path runs partly on secondary roads with little traffic and partly on paths. The route has numerous climbs, some of them quite difficult.
The route starts in Monza and ends in Erba after about 42 km. For those who decide to cover the 42 km we recommend returning to Monza by train. You leave from the Monza train station, from here you follow the signs for the park of Monza passing through the historic centre of the city. You will soon reach the park of Villa Reale; entrance to the park for bicycles is not permitted, so you must follow the cycle path that runs parallel to the gates of the villa. Once at the real entrance to the park, take the first road on the left.
This small road is located next to the famous motor racing track. Once you have gone through the whole park, you will come to a car park from which you must cross the main road to reach the second section of the cycle path.
This section of the cycle path leads to a level crossing where you have to cross the main road for a few metres; at the end of this short stretch a dirt track awaits you on the left. From here you will begin to follow the path that runs alongside the River Lambro and across numerous bridges you will pass easily from one side of the river to the other.
Once in Albiate, a stretch of state road and a short climb await you. After a hairpin bend, after having taken a small road near a restaurant, you will leave the road and return to the dirt track with continuous ups and downs. Before reaching Cascina Brenna there is a very challenging and bumpy climb. At Cascina Brenna the route returns to asphalt along provincial roads that take you back along the River Lambro. You will then reach Nibionno, where you will find a stretch of dirt road, along which you can admire some mills fed by the waters of the Lambro.
Between Camisasca and Monguzzo the route includes several climbs up to Lake Alserio. Once you have reached the shores of the lake you must continue along dirt roads to Erba.