The racing bicycle in Bormio
The passion for racing bicycles is growing dramatically and Bormio - a stone's throw from the most beautiful climbs in Italy - represents the best for all bikers who are passionate about epic challenges.
Yes, because what you breathe around Bormio is an epic atmosphere of that cycling of yesteryear, made up of unspoiled nature, impossible roads and a lot of effort... But also and above all great passion. Many pages of that cycling that has remained in the hearts of enthusiasts have been written on these roads: Fausto Coppi and the Stelvio Pass, Marco Pantani and the Mortirolo, the 1988 blizzard on the Gavia Pass.
These roads are now known throughout the world thanks to the many stages of the Giro d'Italia that passed along the alpine passes of Alta Valtellina. Today, many enthusiasts come to Bormio with the intention of challenging the exploits of the great cycling champions and challenging themselves, in a battle-confrontation with the mountain, on the saddle of their own bicycle.
On BormioBike you can find various information on tracks (mapped with GPS) for road bicycles and mountain bikes in the area of Bormio, Livigno strong>, Santa Caterina Valfurva, Tirano and Switzerland, mapped with GPS. You will find the maps, with altimetries and technical data, which will allow you to choose the routes that best suit your abilities and preferences. All files for your gps can be downloaded freely.
The most beautiful road bike climbs in Italy
Here is a list of some of the most beautiful climbs that can be found around Bormio, to be tackled with a racing bike:
Stelvio Pass: the most famous and fascinating climb, which takes you from Bormio to the Stelvio Pass in 21 km with a vertical drop of more than 1500 m (maximum gradient of 14%).
Passo del Gavia: the climb that was decisive several times in the stages of the Giro d'Italia. From Bormio to the Gavia pass there are 25 km and a height difference of more than 1400m: a nervous climb, with an infinite series of stretches with very steep slopes.
Passo del Mortirolo: defined as the most difficult climb in Europa, leads from Mazzo in Valtellina to the Passo della Foppa in 12 km with a vertical drop of about 1300m and a maximum gradient of 18%.
Bernina Pass: long climb that leads from Tirano to the < strong>Bernina pass, after 33 km and an altitude difference of almost 2000 m.
Foscagno Pass: climb on the road that leads from Bormio towards Livigno. A development of 24 km and a height difference of about 1400 m.
Cancano: climb that from Premadio (just outside Bormio) leads to the Torri di Fraele and to the entrance to the Valle di Cancano along a series of hairpin bends. A development of about 9 km and a height difference of 750 m.
Bormio 2000: ascent towards the ski lifts of Bormio 2000; a distance of 10 km and a height difference of 700 m.
You can also take daily tours loop, starting from Bormio: they allow you to cover several climbs on a racing bike in sequence, on different slopes with respect to the individual climbs, with even very high difficulties.
From Bormio Ski & Bike you can rent excellent quality racing or mountain bikes prepared according to your characteristics.
Bike routes brochure
Download the map of the road routes around Bormio.