Cycling Holidays

Bormio is the ultimate paradise for your cycling holidays.
Natural surroundings through the Stelvio National Park and the Swiss National Park. Test your skills on the big climbs made famous by the Tour of Italy.

The network of cycle routes offers many exciting challenges for hard but highly rewarding cycling tours in the Alta Valtellina. Ideal for road bikers who want to enjoy exploring the picturesque surroundings on two wheels.

The Hotel Vallechiara organizes different excursions, touching places of great natural interest.



The Best Passes

Steep climbs and descents, bends at an altitude between 1200 and 2700 meters are pure tests for those who wants to dare. Here a list of some of the most beautiful climbs that can found around Bormio:

  • Stelvio pass: it’s the most popular and exciting climb. 21 km from Bormio to Stelvio pass, with more than 1,500 m drop and a maximum gradient of 14%.
  • Gavia pass: an often crucial climb during the Giro d’Italia with its 25 km and more than 1,400 m drop separating Bormio from Gavia pass. This is a climb full of tension, with an endless series of sprints and challenging slopes.
  • Mortirolo pass: they say it is the most difficult climb in Europe, 12 km from Mazzo in Valtellina to Passo della Foppa, more than 1,300 m drop and a maximum gradient of 18%.
  • Bernina Pass: a long climb from Tirano to Bernina Pass, after 33 km and an almost 2,000 m drop.
  • Foscagno Pass: a climb on the road from Bormio to Livigno; 24 km and an almost 1,400 m drop.
  • Cancano: this is a climb from Premadio – just a couple of km from Bormio – to the Fraele towers (at the entrance of Valle di Cancano) along a series of hairpin turns; about 9 km and a 750 m drop.
  • Bormio 2000: a climb to the Bormio 2000 ski area; 10 km and a 700 m drop.

Stelvio Pass

Mortirolo Pass

Gavia Pass


For Cyclists

– Outdoor bike tours with guide*
– Bike storage
– Small work shop corner for small repairs
– Free laundry for clothing
– Bike-shuttle to / from Bormio town*
– Pocket Lunch for your daily tours
– Wellness area
– GPS tracks available

* On Request