Orio al Serio Airport – Bergamo Train Station Cycle Path

Description

The short cycle path that connects the airport with the city centre is usable both by bicycle and on foot and alternates between quiet and relaxing stretches and some short sections on the road.

Being in an urban area with dense traffic, it has several crossings but none on high-speed roads. It is also well lit when darkness falls, which makes it safe to use at any time.

For 70% it is on its own path, often on a shared pedestrian/cycle path, and quickly reaches the centre of Bergamo through the districts of Campagnola, Boccaleone and Borgo Palazzo.

Along the way it is possible to admire and photograph the upper town, which stands out at different points along the route.

Two short sections are along busy roads and in some areas. In some areas, the cycle path also uses a pedestrian path, so it is advisable to pay attention and moderate speed.


Route information:

Departure point: Bergamo Airport – Via Aeroporto, 13, 24050 Orio al Serio BG

Arrival point: Bergamo station, piazzale Matteotti, Bergamo

Travel time: 15 minutes (one way)

Length: 6.5km

On cycle path: 70%

Ground: asphalt: 100%

Total change in altitude: 30m

Minimum altitude: 234m

Maximum altitude: 259m

Practicability: All year

Suitable for: Adults and children paying attention to crossings and short stretches on the road.

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The short cycle path that connects the airport with the city centre is usable both by bicycle and on foot and alternates between quiet and relaxing stretches and some short sections on the road.

Being in an urban area with dense traffic, it has several crossings but none on high-speed roads. It is also well lit when darkness falls, which makes it safe to use at any time.

For 70% it is on its own path, often on a shared pedestrian/cycle path, and quickly reaches the centre of Bergamo through the districts of Campagnola, Boccaleone and Borgo Palazzo.

Along the way it is possible to admire and photograph the upper town, which stands out at different points along the route.

Two short sections are along busy roads and in some areas. In some areas, the cycle path also uses a pedestrian path, so it is advisable to pay attention and moderate speed.


Route information:

Departure point: Bergamo Airport – Via Aeroporto, 13, 24050 Orio al Serio BG

Arrival point: Bergamo station, piazzale Matteotti, Bergamo

Travel time: 15 minutes (one way)

Length: 6.5km

On cycle path: 70%

Ground: asphalt: 100%

Total change in altitude: 30m

Minimum altitude: 234m

Maximum altitude: 259m

Practicability: All year

Suitable for: Adults and children paying attention to crossings and short stretches on the road.

From the airport to Campagnola

Leaving the arrivals area of Bergamo airport, on the right, the cycle path starts (pic1). Immediately cross two roads that lead to the airport carparks (pic2) and you will start pedaling on the bike path for just over 1 kilometre (pic3). When the path bends sharply to the right, leave it and continue on the road (pic4). After the traffic light keep left (pic5) and at the stop sign, on the other side of the road, turn right onto the cycle / pedestrian underpass (pic6) (pic7) that will take you to via Orio in the district of Campagnola, near Bergamo (pic8).

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Leaving the arrivals area of Bergamo airport, on the right, the cycle path starts (pic1). Immediately cross two roads that lead to the airport carparks (pic2) and you will start pedaling on the bike path for just over 1 kilometre (pic3). When the path bends sharply to the right, leave it and continue on the road (pic4). After the traffic light keep left (pic5) and at the stop sign, on the other side of the road, turn right onto the cycle / pedestrian underpass (pic6) (pic7) that will take you to via Orio in the district of Campagnola, near Bergamo (pic8).

From Campagnola to Boccaleone

Pedal for 500 metres on the road and a few metres before the traffic light enter a narrow street in a small park (pic9) and then again onto the road. You will be on via Gasparini, the road you cross by going right on the cycle path that shares the footpath (pic10). Once you reach the crossing, leave the cycle path and turn left (pic11) (pic12) along a shady and quiet street that shortly after takes you back to the shared pedestrian/cycle path and goes through the residential area of the Boccaleone district (pic13) (pic14) (pic15).

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Pedal for 500 metres on the road and a few metres before the traffic light enter a narrow street in a small park (pic9) and then again onto the road. You will be on via Gasparini, the road you cross by going right on the cycle path that shares the footpath (pic10). Once you reach the crossing, leave the cycle path and turn left (pic11) (pic12) along a shady and quiet street that shortly after takes you back to the shared pedestrian/cycle path and goes through the residential area of the Boccaleone district (pic13) (pic14) (pic15).

From Boccaleone to Borgo Palazzo

Go under the overpass and go right along the wall (pic16). Now you have to ride along a fairly busy stretch of road. Go left slightly uphill (pic17) and at the traffic light to the right where you will pass the raised bridge over the railway tracks and enter via Piatti (pic18). Then continue straight until the traffic light at Borgo Palazzo (pic19).

At this point it is advised to get off the bike and cross the intersection using the pedestrian traffic lights to reach the cycle path that is at the opposite corner of the intersection (pic20)

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Go under the overpass and go right along the wall (pic16). Now you have to ride along a fairly busy stretch of road. Go left slightly uphill (pic17) and at the traffic light to the right where you will pass the raised bridge over the railway tracks and enter via Piatti (pic18). Then continue straight until the traffic light at Borgo Palazzo (pic19).

At this point it is advised to get off the bike and cross the intersection using the pedestrian traffic lights to reach the cycle path that is at the opposite corner of the intersection (pic20)

From Borgo Palazzo to the City Centre

Now the cycle path is on the footpath. No need to worry about cars on this section. It is very frequented by pedestrians and when you reach the pedestrian traffic light on the left cross it (pic21) and continue parallel to the tramway that runs to your right (pic22). Cross the road with traffic lights, go right (pic23) passing the railway tracks and via Bono near the roundabout. Turn left (pic24) and follow the path on the footpath that runs alongside the supermarket and follow it to the right in via Fantoni to the traffic light (pic25) (pic26).

Get off the bike again to cross via Fantoni (left) using the pedestrian crossing (pic27) and get back on to ride the last stretch of cycle path (always on the sidewalk) that runs parallel to via Angelo Maj. At the traffic light turn left (pic28) and after a few metres you arrive at the Bergamo Train, Tram and bus station (pic29).

If you want to visit the city, at the traffic light on Via Angelo Maj turn right to reach lower Bergamo in a short time and, continue uphill for Upper Bergamo.

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Now the cycle path is on the footpath. No need to worry about cars on this section. It is very frequented by pedestrians and when you reach the pedestrian traffic light on the left cross it (pic21) and continue parallel to the tramway that runs to your right (pic22). Cross the road with traffic lights, go right (pic23) passing the railway tracks and via Bono near the roundabout. Turn left (pic24) and follow the path on the footpath that runs alongside the supermarket and follow it to the right in via Fantoni to the traffic light (pic25) (pic26).

Get off the bike again to cross via Fantoni (left) using the pedestrian crossing (pic27) and get back on to ride the last stretch of cycle path (always on the sidewalk) that runs parallel to via Angelo Maj. At the traffic light turn left (pic28) and after a few metres you arrive at the Bergamo Train, Tram and bus station (pic29).

If you want to visit the city, at the traffic light on Via Angelo Maj turn right to reach lower Bergamo in a short time and, continue uphill for Upper Bergamo.