Discovering the Bossico Plateau

The Bossico plateau, with its 50 kilometres of paths, offers the possibility of relaxing walks accessible to all amidst parts and forests, with glimpses of Lake Iseo.

Nordic Walking and trekking

In addition to trekking for families, more challenging routes reach up to 1490 m above sea level, and Nordic Walking routes, in the only park certified by the Italian Nordic Walking School of the Province of Bergamo.

The Nordic Walking Park winds its way across the Bossico plateau in a natural environment characterised by woods, pastures, wide clearings, and breathtaking views. In fact, overlooking the surrounding valleys and the wonderful view of Lake Iseo, you will feel as if you are on a real natural balcony.

Walking with sticks using the Nordic Walking technique is suitable for everyone, from the sporty to the less trained. The routes are perfect for those approaching the idea for the first time, which is also easy to learn thanks to the courses that are organised during the spring, summer, and autumn.

The Bossico Park is made up of several Nordic Walking routes: an easy route and a medium loop route, of which there is a variant that halfway along the route becomes in-line and ends in front of an astonishing panorama that fills the eyes and the heart; finally, a further in-line route.

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On the Nordic Walking routes on the Bossico plateau there are water points and information boards with historical, cultural, and naturalistic information on the area. All routes are signposted with directional arrows. On the site, in the folders of each route, GPX tracks can be downloaded to guide you along the way.

The start of the two loop routes (“Sette Colli” and “Pozza d’Ast”) is from the car park at Pila P1 (900 m a.s.l.), which can be reached by crossing the town centre in the direction of the pine forest; to the side of this large car park there are tables and a water point.

The third route (“Bossico-Ceratello”) is in line and starts from Piazza San Pietro (near which there are convenient parking facilities), continues along Via 4 Novembre, Via Papa Giovanni XXIII to the crossroads with a Santella and the sign Ceratello.

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MTB and E-bike trails

The town of Bossico can boast some of the best e-bike and mountain bike trails in Lombardy for lake-view cycling suitable for all levels.

Three routes have currently been mapped:


  • Length: 20 km
  • Minimum altitude: 860 m
  • Maximum altitude: 1289 m
  • Difficulty: medium/difficult, suitable for athletes with some experience and kilometres in their legs.


  • Length: 8.2 km
  • Minimum altitude: 860 m
  • Maximum altitude: 1055 m
  • Difficulty: medium/easy, suitable for beginners with a few outings behind them and for athletes who want to improve their performance by repeating the tour several times as there are stretches of single track, white roads, and technical descents.


  • Length: 6.3 km
  • Minimum altitude: 860 m
  • Maximum altitude: 976 m
  • Difficulty level: easy, suitable for beginners and those who want to “enjoy” the surroundings calmly. Also suitable for becoming familiar with the use of a compass.

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Hospitality and restaurants

Tourists who choose Lake Iseo and the Bossico plateau for trekking, Nordic Walking or MTB itineraries can also take advantage of the good tourist accommodation offered by numerous holiday homes, B&Bs, two hotels and an eco-campsite surrounded by greenery. You can stay all year round for short or long periods, as a couple, with family or with groups of friends for relaxing holidays immersed in nature amidst woods and views.

And, for a quick break, you can always stop at one of the restaurants offering typical dishes from the Province of Bergamo and local cheeses, or at one of the pizzerias on the plateau.

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Typical local cheeses

Producing typical local cheeses in the village of Bossico is a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries and along the paths of the plateau. Indeed, it is easy to come across picturesque farmsteads with cows on the way.

Today, four farms produce the traditional ‘formaggella’ (a short-ripened cheese made from raw milk), which can be bought directly on the farm or at the village food shops.

In addition, a more mature cheese (which takes 7 to 10 months), called ‘Bossico stagionato’, has been offered for a few years now. This cheese is produced according to a specific production specification and can also be tasted in numerous traditional dishes in local restaurants. Furthermore, now there is a small production of fresher cheeses such as ricotta and primo sale.

This article was produced with the collaboration of  Pro Loco Bossico

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