Slow tourism on Lake Iseo

Spring proposals for lovers of trekking and itineraries on two wheels.

The keyword is outdoor! With spring here and the arrival of fine weather, the urge to get out of the house and the desire to be in the open air are unstoppable.

So, what can you do? Get off the sofa, kick off your slippers, put on your best trainers and get ready to experience a sporty holiday on Lake Iseo.

You won’t regret it, we promise!

Choose between the walking itineraries between Bergamo and Brescia and the tourist and cultural cycling route, born under the sign of the Year of Culture 2023.

Getting there… on foot

 Increasing in fashion in recent years, walking is the slow choice par excellence.

Some do it to find themselves, some to visit new places, some alone and some with companions they meet along the way.

“…everyone must make his own path because the same place can mean different things depending on who is visiting it,” wrote Tiziano Terzani. We agree!

It is up to you to make your own path mean what you want it to mean.


Cover photo: Michele Rossetti


From Bergamo to Brescia, on foot, with the Club Alpino Italiano

Are mountains your passion? Then this is the best choice for you!

In the Year of Culture 2023, the Italian Alpine Club (Brescia and Bergamo sections) proposes a route broken into stages, which crosses the paths of the two provinces, also touching some of the most scenic locations overlooking Lake Iseo.

The proposal includes 7 stages and 2 short hikes with guided tours in Bergamo and Brescia.

Difficulty: easy
Duration: 9 days, from February to November
Total length: 108 km
Length: < 20 km per stage
Height difference: 800 – 1000 m

Info and programme

The Way of the Sisters: the Brescia-Bergamo Way

130 km, 36 municipalities crossed.
A journey in stages between Brescia and Bergamo, between nature, stories, people and Art at the centre.

All this is ‘La Via delle Sorelle‘, the new path launched for Bergamo-Brescia 2023, and already destined to become one of the unmissable routes in the passport of walkers from all over Italy and beyond.

There are six recommended stages, adjustable to one’s training level. The path, aiming to become an open-air stage available to the involved territories, crosses 36 municipalities, regional parks, nature reserves, and UNESCO heritage sites.

Visit the Instagram profile La Via delle Sorelle and get inspired!

Difficulty: medium
Duration: 6 – 8 days
Total length: 130 km
Length of stages: < 30 km per stage
Height difference: 700-800 m

Info and route

The Culture Cycle Route

The third proposal is an alternative to the first two and is designed for those who prefer bicycles to walking.

The newly created Ciclovia della Cultura (Culture Cycle Route), starts in Brescia and arrives in Bergamo, passing through Lake Iseo and Franciacorta, along a 75-kilometre stretch among castles, monasteries, villas, historic centres, villages and farmsteads.

Green and within the reach of cyclists of all ages and abilities, it can be covered in 10 stages that extend to form 11 cycling loops to allow visits to sites of historical and scenic interest. 800 in total.

Important note: along the route, there are several charging stations for e-bikes and electric micro-mobility vehicles.

Difficulty: easy
Duration: 1 – 2 days
Total length: 75 km