CH-TI Erbonne and Bocchetta d’Orimento – Road 64 Km, D+1551m, 1 col

Author description

Author: André Rudaz

Course completed on 26 May 2023

Départure point : Riva San Vitale (Ticino). Pay car park, Via del l’Indipendenza..
Alt: 276 m

Tourist description

This route straddles the border between Switzerland and Italy, with Switzerland, curiously enough, to the south of Italy!

It passes through Erbonne, a tiny village on the edge of Lombardy.

This village, with 15 residents in 2001, 9 in 2012 and 4 in 2023, is located 6 km from Casasco d’Intelvi and just 1 km from the Swiss village of Scudellate. Over three hundred years of conflict between the municipality of San Fedele Intelvi and the residents of Erbonne, who were cut off from all kinds of municipal services, led the people of Erbonne to conclude an agreement with the Swiss village of Scudellate, which, in return for payment, guaranteed medical, school and funeral services to the people of Erbonne!

In 1911, for the first time, a cemetery was built in Erbonne!

The road linking San Fedele Intelvi to Erbonne was built in 1954.

Between 1916 and 1969, San Fedele guaranteed a school in Erbonne, initially in private premises and, from 1958, in a purpose-built structure.

1 col

Bocchetta d’Orimento IT-CO-1275a

Technical description

Scudellate and Erbonne are linked by a path about 1 km long (easy to push with a hiker). There is a footbridge between Switzerland and Italy just before Erbonne.

Openrunner link, interactive map, profile, gpx track

Key words: Tessin, Riva San Vitale, Erbonne, Scudellate, centcols

This itinerary is given as an indication only. The author declines all responsibility, as well as that of the Club des Cent Cols, for imponderables caused by the cyclist himself, the equipment used or anything relating to the road, its environment or other road users.

Here, a comprehensive overview of the members’ courses of the Club des Cent Cols


Dans la catégorie : Members Riders

FR-81 Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val – Road 73 km, D+1091m, 11 cols

FR-39 Col du Coda – Mont Poupet – Road 99 Km, D+2157 m, 1 col

FR-70 Great East Meeting 2023 – Road 51 Km, D+1474m, 2 cols

FR-70 Great East Meeting 2023 – MTB 36 Km, D+1228m, 4 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Wehr Road 28 Km, D+643 m, 1 col

DE-BW The Black Forest Schonach – Gravel 40 Km, D+1504m, 14 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Schiltach long – Gravel 68 Km, D+1672m, 18 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Schiltach short – Gravel 50 Km, D+1580m, 7 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Oppenau – Gravel 62 Km, D+2023m, 17 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Oberrotweil – Gravel 37 Km, D+864m, 10 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Niederweiler North – Gravel 57 Km, Gravel, 11 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Haslach im Kinsigtal West – Gravel 87Km, D+2541m, 20 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Haslach im Kinsigtal East – Gravel 69 Km, D+2129m, 18 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Gremmelsbach – Gravel 68 Km, D+2017m, 12 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Gaggenau – MTB 120 Km, 2752m, 12 cols

FR-38 The plateau d’Emparis – MTB 41 Km, D+1417m, 4 cols

FR-2A The Cruzzini valley – Road 87 Km, D+1654m, 4 cols

FR-83 The Maures Massif – Road 90 Km, D+1159m, 5 or 6 cols

FR-2B In the heart of the Agriate Desert – Gravel 35Km, D+714m, 8 cols

DE-BW The Black Forest Biberach West – Gravel 50 Km, D+1243m, 6 cols

FR-2A Between Gravona and Prunelli – Road 94 Km, D+1874m, 6 cols

FR-2B The Crêtes du Niolu – MTB 46Km, D+1487m, 7 cols

ES-B Dosrius – Gravel 27km, D+589m, 6 cols

FR-54 Grand Est Regional meeting 2022 – Road 44 Km, D+486m, 3 cols

FR-54 Grand Est Regional meeting 2020 – Road 69 Km, D+806m, 6 cols

FR-06 Tende East – MTB 79 Km, D+2539m – 20 cols

FR-06 Tende West – MTB 49 Km, D+1644, 7 cols

ES-GR Pico del Veleta – Gravel 102 km, D+ 3005 m, 9 cols

FR-2A Piana, Les Calenche, Porto – Road 102 Km, D+2377, 10 cols

FR-2A The mountain of Cagna – MTB 22 Km, D+529m, 5 cols