Cycling in Alta Valtellina

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Sporting history has been written on the legendary climbs of Il Giro d' Italia.The epic challanges of Coppi and Bartali, played out on the steepest climbs in the cycling world: Stelvio, Gavia, Foscagno, Mortirolo. Over 10,000m of climbs and hundreds of hairpin turns in a picturesque alpine landscape putting professional and amateurs alike to the test.

Whether you are based in Bormio, Livigno or Santa Caterina Valfurva, every day you can venture out to a different challenge:

  • Stelvio Pass - the most famous Cima Coppi of all, starting in Bormio and reaching the summit (2758m) with over 1500m vertical in 22km at an average gradient of 7.3% and a maximum of 13% and 36 spectacular hairpin turns;
  • Gavia Pass - starting from Bormio or Santa Caterina up to 2620m reaching a maximum gradient of 14%;
  • Forcola and Bernina Passes - from Livigno a quick and easy way to reach St Moritz in Switzerland.

Why not challenge yourself with Europe's hardest randonnee: Valtellina Extreme Brevet. Four itineraries with a total distance of 467km and 12,118m vertical to be finished in 40 hours total.

Or take part in the Grandfondo Stelvio Santini, fast becoming one of the classic races in the Alps. This race allows you to tackle the Stelvio and the Mortirolo passes in one day.

After an intense day of cycling you could relax in one of the thermal centres in the area or sit back and enjoy the exquisite local cuisine at the hotel or in the many restaurants around.

Contact us to organise your next cycling adventure in the Italian Alps.