Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo… just three names conjure the remarkable feats of road cycling, illustrating why Valtellina stands as one of the premier destinations for cycling enthusiasts. The province of Sondrio offers even more delights for avid cyclists: a collection of legendary Alpine passes, including San Marco and Spluga, exciting bike parks, exhilarating mountain bike (MTB) trails (with e-bike options for those looking for an extra boost), family-friendly routes, as well as dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths like the Sentiero Valtellina and the Valchiavenna Cycle Path—perfect for leisurely exploration of the area.
For those seeking to blend sporting endeavors with winery visits, the Wine Bike Tours offer an ideal solution: six circular routes originating from the provincial capital, Sondrio, winding through the Rhaetian side of the Alps. These routes meander amidst vineyards, historic and cultural landmarks, and awe-inspiring scenery. Many of them intersect with the Strada del Vino, a picturesque road nestled among terraces, with numerous wineries, restaurants, agritourism establishments, and shops along the way. The array of choices is boundless.
You can opt for a stay near Bormio to explore the Stelvio National Park, take on the formidable Alpine passes, and unwind in the rejuvenating embrace of thermal waters. Alternatively, you can embark on mid-coastal routes offering stunning vistas of terraced vineyards, or traverse the Raetica Classica, a loop tour connecting Valtellina with Switzerland for an eco-friendly adventure in the heart of the Alps. Perhaps, a few days in Livigno beckon, offering a mix of adrenaline-pumping trails and family-friendly paths.
Whether your heart favors road or mountain biking, Valtellina eagerly awaits your visit.