Loop tours around Bormio by bike
A series of roads start from Bormio that lead to the most important passes for cyclists from all over the world, made famous by the exploits of the riders of the Giro d'Italia, which over the years have waged sporting battles followed by millions of racing bicycle enthusiasts.
The ascent to the Stelvio Pass is the most famous and known cycling adventure in the world, traveled on various sides by many cyclists every year and included among the climbs of the Giro d'Italia in the last editions.
The Gavia Pass brings back the memory of cycling events of great difficulty and emotion, like the stage of the Giro d'Italia in 1988, when a blizzard welcomed the riders to the top and accompanied them up to Bormio.
The Mortirolo is known by all for its prohibitive slopes and for the feats of the then rookie Marco Pantani at the Giro d'Italia in 1994.
Then there are other challenging and fun climbs not to be forgotten: the Bernina pass (long and difficult), the Foscagno pass, the Forno pass, the climb to the Torri di Fraele (Cancano) and the ascent to Bormio 2000.
All these climbs can be combined to create highly difficult circular routes, suitable only for well-trained cyclists:
- Bormio - Umbrail Pass - Prato allo Stelvio - Stelvio Pass - Bormio
- Bormio - Mazzo di Valtellina - Mortirolo Pass - Wooden Bridge - Gavia Pass - Bormio
- Bormio - Tirano - Bernina Pass - Livigno - Bormio
- Bormio - Livigno - Forno Pass - Santa Maria - Umbrail Pass - Bormio
All these itineraries can also be followed in reverse.
Some of these climbs are part of the routes covered during the Valtellina Extreme patent, a grueling cycling event, with the ascent of the climbs of the Stelvio Pass, Gavia Pass, Bernina Pass and Mortirolo in sequence over two days .