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Cycling the Valtellina Trail

A full-blown family-friendly greenway featuring moderate gradients and well-signed cycle routes in both directions

Where
Sentiero Valtellina (SO)

We’re starting with the Valtellina Trail, a 114-kilometre cycle and walking path starting at Lake Como, following the Adda river across the valley floor and ending in Bormio.

A full-blown family-friendly greenway featuring moderate gradients and well-signed cycle routes in both directions, making it easy to navigate on two wheels. The trail is actually two separate paths: the Colico-Morbegno-Sondrio path and the Sondrio-Tirano-Bormio path.

One stopover along the first path worth mentioning is Morbegno, a lively town situated on the confluence of the Bitto valleys, leading to the valley’s two mountainsides divided by the Adda river.

Another place worth visiting is Sondrio, the main town in Valtellina and historical centre with Lombard origins found at the mouth of Valmalenco: must-see sights include the old Piazza Campello, the historical Via Scarpatetti with vistas of historical courtyards and galleries, and the Masegra Castle boasting a panorama of the historical town.

The second path starts 30 km from Sondrio in Tirano, the final destination of the Trenord Milan-Tirano line and the starting point of the iconic Bernina Express. Nestled in the narrowest point at the centre of Valtellina, this town is a must-see given its geographical position, making it an ideal starting point for many excursions, as well as its quaint historical centre, still surrounded by the walls erected by Ludovico il Moro, and the culinary specialities served in its trattorias.

After the obligatory jaunt through the Rock Engraving Park in Grosio, not to mention its striking castle, all that remains is to continue towards Bormio and the wonders of Alta Valtellina where you can go on incredible mountain bike excursions, relax in Bormio’s hot springs or enjoy pristine nature in the Stelvio National Park.

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Places

Valtellina, Sampling Cheeses

In Valtellina, the king of mountain cheeses, Bitto is told in many ways. Guide to dairies (and cellars) not to be missed
  • Food & Wine
Valtellina, Sampling Cheeses
1.16 km

Excursions on Monte Legnone

Paths and walks for everyone on Lake Como
  • Mountains
monte legnone
5.58 km

Forte Montecchio Nord

L’ultima fortezza della Prima Guerra Mondiale
  • Lakes
Forte Montecchio Nord
6.28 km

Paragliding from the North

Flying above Lake Como from Gera Lario
  • Mountains
volo parapendio gera lario
7.29 km

Morbegno Bassa Valle

  • Mountains
Morbegno Bassa Valle
8.57 km

Morbegno e dintorni

  • Mountains
Morbegno e dintorni
8.57 km

Village of Morbegno

  • Villages
Morbegno
8.57 km

Bitto

  • Food & Wine
Bitto
9 km

Free beaches on Western Branch of Lake Como

  • Lakes
spiaggia alto lago como
9.78 km

Piona Abbey in Colico

Silentium – Discover the Piona Abbey on the promontory of Olgiasca in Colico, overlooking Lake Como.
  • Art & Culture
Piona Abbey in Colico
9.94 km

Pedesina Discovering Italy's Liliput

  • Villages
Villages in Lombardy
10.2 km

The art of dry stone walling

Dry stone structures, evidence of a harmonious relationship between man and nature
  • Unesco Sites
Arte dei muretti a secco
11.24 km

Church of S. Maria del Tiglio

A medieval atmosphere for a fairy-tale wedding on Lake Como
  • Art & Culture
chiesa madonna tiglio gravedona
11.61 km

Alpe Giumello

  • Parks
Alpe Giumello
13.41 km

Museo della Barca Lariana

The boats of Lake Como celebrate in a Museum in Pianello Lario
  • Art & Culture
museo barca lariana
14.65 km

Events

Il sentiero dei forti di Colico: complessi militari e natura

Via Nazionale, 121
16/08/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il sentiero dei forti di Colico: complessi militari e natura
5.77 km

Moon Night - Sorico

Chiesa di San Miro
Chiesa di San Miro, Ss340dir 17, 22010, Sorico (CO)
20/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Moon Night - Sorico
6.1 km

Festival Musica sull'Acqua

Parco Cariboni
Via Montecchio Nord, 23823 Colico Piano LC
05/07/2024 - 28/07/2024
  • Music and show
Festival Musica sull'Acqua
6.3 km

Ruota panoramica

parco giochi
Via Montecchio Nord, 23823, Colico, LC
22/03/2024 - 30/08/2024
  • Top Events
Ruota panoramica
6.3 km

Albero delle storie

Parco Cariboni
12/08/2024
  • Art & Culture
Albero delle storie
6.31 km

Festa corpo musicale di Villatico

Palalegnone, 23823, Colico, LC.
27/07/2024
  • Music and show
Festa corpo musicale di Villatico
6.46 km

In bocca al luppolo

Palalegnone
Palalegnone, 23823, Colico, LC
23/08/2024 - 24/08/2024
  • Food & Wine
In bocca al luppolo
6.46 km

Mach Suite I

Chiesa di San Giorgio
Via Parravicini, 1, 23823 Colico Piano LC
23/07/2024
  • Music and show
Mach Suite I
6.51 km

Mach Suite II

Chiesa di San Bernardino (località Villatico)
Via Perlino, 1, 23823, Colico, LC.
25/07/2024
  • Music and show
Mach Suite II
6.58 km

Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 23823, Colico, LC
21/07/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage
6.7 km

Concerto tributo Battisti

Piazza Garibaldi, 23823, Colico, LC
26/07/2024
  • Music and show
Concerto tributo Battisti
6.7 km

Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 23823, Colico, LC
28/07/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage
6.7 km

Trial show

Piazza Garibaldi, 23823, Colico, LC
28/07/2024
  • Sport
Trial show
6.7 km

La notte di San Lorenzo

Piazza Garibaldi
10/08/2024
  • Top Events
La notte di San Lorenzo
6.7 km

Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage

Piazza Garibaldi
11/08/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage
6.7 km

Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 23823, Colico, LC
18/08/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage
6.7 km

Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 23823, Colico, LC
29/08/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage
6.7 km

Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage

Piazza Garibaldi
01/09/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage
6.7 km

Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage

Piazza Garibaldi
08/09/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage
6.7 km

Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage

Piazza Garibaldi
15/09/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatini hobby, antiquariato e vintage
6.7 km

Where to sleep

B&B MONASTERO

Dubino
B&B MONASTERO
1.17 km

STELVIO

Delebio
STELVIO
1.33 km

VALTELLINAGUESTHOUSE

Delebio
VALTELLINAGUESTHOUSE
1.62 km

B&B L'ISOLA

Piantedo
B&B L'ISOLA
2.26 km

B&B AL CAROTIN

Andalo Valtellino
B&B AL CAROTIN
2.32 km

APPARTAMENTO ZIA VIVINA DI MAURO AMBROSINI

Sorico
APPARTAMENTO ZIA VIVINA DI MAURO AMBROSINI
2.67 km

B & B ZIA VIVINA

Sorico
B & B  ZIA VIVINA
2.67 km

CAMP. LA TORRE

Sorico
CAMP. LA TORRE
2.68 km

RESIDENCE I FIORI

Piantedo
RESIDENCE I FIORI
2.71 km

LA FIORIDA

Mantello
LA FIORIDA
2.8 km

MALOIA

Dubino
MALOIA
3.1 km

SPLUGA

Dubino
SPLUGA
3.18 km

CASA RENNY di ANDREALLI RENATO

GERA LARIO
CASA RENNY di ANDREALLI RENATO
3.24 km

cav CASA LETIZIA di Mauro Bazzi

Colico
cav CASA LETIZIA di Mauro Bazzi
3.35 km

CASCINA BORGOFRANCONE PIAN DI SPAGNA

Gera Lario
CASCINA BORGOFRANCONE PIAN DI SPAGNA
3.59 km

B&B CASA DEL VIANDANTE

Colico
B&B CASA DEL VIANDANTE
4.19 km

CASA PIPPO - SRC 150 di RAMIREZ PIEROLA PRIMITIVA DE LAS MERCEDES

Sorico
CASA PIPPO - SRC 150 di RAMIREZ PIEROLA PRIMITIVA DE LAS MERCEDES
4.22 km

VILLETTA A SCHIERA BORGO PONCETTA di DE SIMONI STEFANIA

Sorico
VILLETTA A SCHIERA BORGO PONCETTA di DE SIMONI STEFANIA
4.26 km

VILLETTA A SCHIERA BORGO PONCETTA di DE SIMONI CARLO ALBERTO

Sorico
VILLETTA A SCHIERA BORGO PONCETTA di DE SIMONI CARLO ALBERTO
4.26 km

GLA 175 - MARTINETTI PATRIZIA

Gera Lario
GLA 175 - MARTINETTI PATRIZIA
4.32 km