Passion for racing bike is growing so much and Bormio represents the ultimate place to practice for all bike enthusiasts looking for a challenge. Furthermore, Bormio is just a stone's throw from the most beautiful climbs in Italy.
That’s true. What you breathe in Bormio is the epic atmosphere of past cycling events, unspoiled nature, challenging roads, strenuous climbs but also, and especially, pure passion. Many pages of the history of cycling still in the hearts of the supporters have been written on these roads: Fausto Coppi and Stelvio pass, Marco Pantani and Mortirolopass or the 1988 snowstorm at Gavia pass.
Thanks to the many stages of Giro d’Italia along the mountain passes of Alta Valtellina, these roads are now well known all over the world. Bike fans come to Bormio to experience the achievements of the champions and challenge themselves: it’s a battle-confrontation with the mountain by bike, always a reliable friend.
On BormioBike you’ll find information on the trails - mapped with GPS - suitable for both road bike and mountain bike in the area of Bormio, Livigno, Santa Caterina Valfurva, Tirano and Switzerland. You'll find maps, and altimetricand technical data to help you choose the best paths according to your skills and preferences. All files for your GPS are free.
The most beautiful climbs in Italy
This is a list of some of the most beautiful climbs you’ll find in the Bormio area, to be challenged with a racing bike:
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.
The loop tours
You can also enjoy daily loop tours starting from Bormio. These tours give you the opportunity to cycle along more than one climb in sequence, on different sides if compared to single climbs, and can be very difficult too.
The Bormio Ski & Bike shop offers the best quality racing bikes and mountain bikes for rent. Of course they are all set according to your characteristics.
Brochure bike routes
Download the map of the routes for racing bikes around Bormio.