|01.Over 40 well-marked itineraries between Valtellina and Valposchiavo;||02.Cycling in Alta Rezia in the heart of the Alps;|
|03.Among the most evocative trails and panoramas of the entire Alpine Arc;||04.Stelvio National Park has a profusion of military dirt roads, trails, mule tracks between the various Alpine lakes, summits, pastures and passes;|
|05.The Lago d’Oro (Lake Goldsee) Trail is a legend among mountain bikers, and connects the Stelvio Pass to the Forcola Refuge.|
Surrounded by the Alps, glaciers and the pristine natural environment of the Stelvio National Park, Bormio as a destination allows more than just skinny tyre enthusiasts to get their kicks. In fact, Alta Valtellina is a veritable fairground of opportunities for cyclists like you who love fat tyres, and who are looking for extreme challenges or simply want to ride in peace.
A mtb holiday here means being at one with nature and the landscape, pursuing the scent of the meadows and the rush of high speed descents. But that’s not all, it also means knowing how to get a thrill out of every whip, every steep and bumpy trail, at every mule track or every rhythmic surge.
Alta Valtellina Bike Marathon
Whichever route you decide to take, what remains unchanged are the places traversed, all of particular interest in terms of history, nature and landscape. The number of participants of this event is limited to no more than 2,500. It’s also possible to ride E-Bikes.
Pizzoccheri della Valtellina
Pizzoccheri are a characteristic Valtellinese first course, that is, tagliatelle made from two thirds buckwheat flour and a third wheat flour, seasoned with cheese, potatoes, cabbage and lots of butter.
Sciatt are buckwheat fritters filled with warm, stringy cheese. The dish is generally served as an appetizer that in dialect means “toad”.
Bisciola, a characteristic Valtellinese dessert, is also called Pan di fich or Panettone Valtellinese, and is made with pine kernels, raisins, dried figs, butter, eggs and, in some recipes, also honey. It’s a very rich dessert and typically served at Christmas.
Located in a large, bright basin, the city of Bormio is surrounded by mountains that form a limestone and dolomite barrier, whose most significant peak is the Reit (3,075 m). This basin has been excavated over the centuries by glaciers and watercourses. Four valleys converge here: Valdidentro, Valfurva, Valle del Braulio and Valdisotto.
It’s famous in the world for its thermal baths, renowned since ancient Roman times. There are three of them: Terme di Bormio and the two establishments at Bagni Nuovi and Bagni Vecchi.