Bormio offers a very vast and heterogeneous offer of routes for mountain bike and road bicycle, in the Stelvio National Park.
Alongside the fantastic offers for road bikes, with the most beautiful climbs in the world - Stelvio pass, Gavia pass, Mortirolo Pass - Bormio offers a variety of tracks for mountain biking.
MTB trails for families
Between the plain that welcomes Bormio and all the surrounding valleys, you can find many cycling routes suitable for the technical skills and physical preparation of families.
The tour of the Cancano lakes is a route suitable for all legs: it is a circular route of about 20 km around the two artificial lakes of Cancano and San Giacomo (which feed the underlying hydroelectric plant of Premadio). With small ups and downs and always a few meters from the water, it is one of the most famous and well-known cycling itineraries in the area.
Between the two dams there is a road that allows you to divide the route into two, reducing the number of kilometers to travel for the return.
To reach the lakes, go up from Bormio towards the Torri di Fraele, an ancient military post and enter the Fraele valley, where you immediately find the Cancano plateau.
Val Viola, which starts from Arnoga - on the road that leads from Bormio to Livigno - and extends for about 10 km, up to the border with Switzerland. The easiest way to cover it by bike is via the high road, paved up to the Altumeira car park.
To reach the Viola refuge - located very close to the state border - you take a paved road, closed to traffic, with not negligible slopes, in the central part of the route. In the last stretch, completely flat, you can discover the magical reflections in Lake Viola of the splendid peaks that enclose the valley.
La Docauville is a private road owned by A2A, completely flat, about 10 km long and with an altitude of around 1800 m a.s.l. which overlooks the Valdidentro - the municipality between Bormio and Livigno - and which connects the Val Viola to Cancano. It is used a lot by foreign bikers who arrive from Switzerland (from S. Maria in Val Monastero) and travel through the Val di Fraele (of the Cancano dams) to go towards Poschiavo or Grosio, through the Val Viola.
Mountain bike trails for the expert
Bormio offers several routes dedicated only to the most expert bikers, with considerable technical difficulties.
Bormio 3000 represents a great challenge for bikers who love technical single trails. Many also cycle up the approximately 20 km slope that separates Bormio (1,225 m asl) from Bormio 3000 (3,058 m asl).
But the fun thing is undoubtedly the descent and for this reason you can take advantage of the ascent of the cable car which in high season allows you to climb up to the Cima Bianca.
The first part of the descent is very technical, on a very stony path. Further down, you meet the "Bei laghetti" and the path becomes a fun single trail that leads up to a crossroads. The possibilities are to return towards Bormio or head towards Santa Caterina Valfurva, always on dirt roads immersed in the woods.
From the Stelvio Pass there is the possibility of descending to Bormio via a fun and very panoramic route that passes through the Bocchette di Forcola. Starting from the 4th cantoniera dello Stelvio - about 4 km from the pass - you take an exposed single trail which leadsand up to the Bocchette di Forcola, where the military remains of the First World War are still very evident. Going down you can then pass through Pedenolo, to face a splendid descent on a very smooth military road first and then a series of hairpin bends very exposed, which lead up to Cancano.
The Valle del Gallo it is one of the most magical and panoramic itineraries for mountain biking in Bormio. The path begins at the bottom of the laghi di Cancano and heads towards the lake of Livigno, where the panorama becomes spectacular and the path very exposed. Through a series of hairpin bends in the wood you gain altitude up to the border with Switzerland. The return is via the Val Mora.
Always from the Cancano valley, you can make a ring that allows you to pass to Livigno. Almost from the bottom of the Cancano valley, take the Val Pettini and climb up to Malga Trela and from there up to Passo Trela. Then there is a splendid descent to Livigno. The return can be made from Val Alpisella, where you reach the Passo Alpisella on an always well-maintained path and after a descent on a single trail you return to the Cancano lakes.
The cycle lanes
Bike paths start from Bormio and lead to the neighboring valleys.
The most famous and used cycle path that starts from Bormio is undoubtedly the Sentiero Valtellina which leads from Bormio to touch to the Como Lake to Colico.
You can also walk just the first stretch that leads to Tirano, for a quiet day.
Frodolfo: cycle path that leads from Bormio to Valfurva, up to the locality of S.Antonio, from which a dirt road then starts (sometimes very steep ) which leads up to Santa Caterina Valfurva.
Viola: cycle lane that leads to Semogo (in Valdidentro), passing through Premadio and Isolaccia.