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Discover the Adda river area

The Adda river is one of the protagonist of our territory. It borns in the Rhaetian Alps and flows along Valtellina to enter into Lake Como and then get out of it in Lecco as an emissary forming Lake Garlate and Lake Olginate. He continues gently on its way and you can walk alongside the Alzaia to Brianza and to Milan. The cycle pedestrian route along the Adda river is a great destination for a slow tourism, immersed into nature and archaeological sites of interest. You can also visit the Ecomuseo of Leonardo da Vinci and experience the North Adda Regional Park, with its rich flora and fauna in complete relaxation to suit your taste.
Discover the Adda river and all the many and different opportunities it offers you!

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What to see and do around the Adda river

Departure: Lecco
Type: cycle-pedestrian
Distance: 20 Km
Difficulty: Easy

Crespi d’Adda workers’ village is a UNESCO site: a modern vision of the ideal city built around the life of the local manufacturing companies and the family.

At the end of the 19th century the Bertini plant in Cornate d’Adda revolutionized the Milanese trams replacing horses with hydropower.

Departure: Lecco
Type: cycle-pedestrian
Distance: 49 Km
Difficulty: Easy

From Celts to Visconti, passing by Queen Teodolinda and Barbarossa. Here you are in Trezzo: history, culture and an impressive hydropower plant.

Taccani hydroelectric plant mirrors its majestic into the Adda river in Trezzo providing power to the Crespi d’Adda cotton mill.

A cycle-pedestrian route along the Adda River from Brivio to Imbersago. From a marsh of European interest to the ferry boat designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Northern Adda Park, from Lecco to Rivolta d’Adda, is a natural and industrial archeology heritage on Leonardo da Vinci’s traces.

In the past there was a Roman bridge now there is the dike of Lake Lecco. Here you are Olginate.

San Gerolamo and l’Innominato (the Unnamed) in Somasca of Vercurago, without forgetting the lake promenade with a new cycle path.

South of Lecco the Adda river enlarges and creates lake Garlate. Along the evocative cycle-path you meet the Abegg Silk Museum and breathe nature.

From mulberry to silkworm and then the fine silk thread. Here you are Abegg Silk Museum in Garlate.

The Adda River is not just a river with its rich naturalistic park, but a protagonist of the masterpiece by Alessandro Manzoni the Betrothed, set in Lecco.

On the shore of the Adda river in Calolziocorte the sanctuary and monastery of S. Maria del Lavello is an international destination of the “cloister route”.