The experience of the legendary climbs of the Giro d’Italia with the highest peaks in Italy, castles, vineyards and italian deli.
The Valtellina, a valley bordering Switzerland, offers pristine nature and some of the highest peaks in Italy, along with terraced hills embellished with rows of vineyards, characteristic villages, fortified castles overlooking vistas, ancient forts, mountain lakes, and the glaciers of the Stelvio.
The vineyards produce excellent DOCG wine (Valtellina Superior, Sasselle, Inferno…). Served with local specialties of the highest quality such as the DOP cheeses of Bitto and Valtellina Casera, Valtellina Bresaola, IGP apples, and pizzoccheri made with buckwheat and honey. Is your mouth watering yet?
Called “The Magnificent Land” during the middle ages, Bormio has a long history and is one of the most beautiful ancient villages in Italy. Each of the 78 municipalities of the Valtellina offer magnificent cultural sites, including historic palaces from the 16th and 17th centuries and more than 500 churches.
The highest railway line in the Alps, the Bernina Express, goes to St Moritz and is a Unesco world heritage site. The thermal waters that the ancient Romans cherished can still be found in spas which will pamper you. Revel in breath taking panoramas and natural beauty along with historical dwellings, museums, churches and castles.
The climbs and views will affect both your body and soul. The climb of the Stelvio will awaken the champion in you, satisfying your senses, your mind and your legs. The most legendary pages of the Giro d’Italia have been written here. The Stelvio pass: 21kms with total ascent of more than 1500m. The Gavia pass: this climb has decided the Giro d’Italia many times. The Mortirolo pass: the most difficult climb in Europe. And, of course, there are also unlimited roads for regular humans to ride too!