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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

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

Where to sleep

B&B DOLCI MELE

Dubino
B&B DOLCI MELE
644 mt

B&B MONASTERO

Dubino
B&B MONASTERO
1.17 km

B&B NONNA GEMMA

Delebio
B&B NONNA GEMMA
1.28 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

FIORINI

Cino
FIORINI
2.56 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

CASCINA BORGOFRANCONE PIAN DI SPAGNA

Gera Lario
CASCINA BORGOFRANCONE PIAN DI SPAGNA
3.59 km

FORESTERIA EDEN GUEST HOUSE COLICO

Colico
FORESTERIA EDEN GUEST HOUSE COLICO
3.62 km

B&B CASA DEL VIANDANTE

Colico
B&B CASA DEL VIANDANTE
4.19 km

CASA VACANZA RAVISCIONI ORESTE

Sorico
CASA VACANZA RAVISCIONI ORESTE
4.26 km

AGRILU DI LUISA PEZZINI

Gera Lario
AGRILU DI LUISA PEZZINI
4.45 km

CAV BORGO ERBIOLA

Colico
CAV BORGO ERBIOLA
4.6 km