INTERNATIONAL ROSETTA SKYRACE
The International Rosetta Skyrace takes you through a breathtaking landscape on a circular circuit of 22.4 km, with 1740 m elevation (and the same again downhill). The route takes advantage of the numerous trail paths and cattle tracks of the Valle del Bitto, within the beautiful Parco delle Orobie Valtellinesi park. A wonderful ride on the edge of the sky, taking you through history rich mountain pastures and up to the top of Pizzo dei Galli (2 217 m above sea level, Mountain Grand Prix point of the race). Here, if you are not too worried about your time, you can take in the breathtaking view of the Alps, from the Adamello to the Bianco, with fantastic glimpses of Lake Como. From the peak you descend toAlpe Culino pasture and then take on the final hike to Rosetta at 2 150 m.
On your way down you will pass by Bar Bianco and Larice before aiming for the village of Mellarolo and the finish line. For the most competitive athletes, there’s a race within the race with two possible segment wins: one at Alpe Tagliate and one at the top of Pizzo dei Galli. At the 6th km the first man and the first woman who pass in front of Casera Vegia win the Bruno and Giuliana Martinalli Memorial. At race Mountain Grand Prix point, at 2 217 m on the peak of Pizzo dei Galli, the Franco Garbellini Memorial, offering a prize for the first three men and the first three women who pass the peak.