Road bike in Bormio and surroundings
If you love road cycling, Bormio is for you. This mountain
town is ideal for cyclists, with dedicated routes, cycle paths
and last but by no means least, Bormio was one of the stages on
the last Giro d'Italia.
Here you will find itineraries for all levels, for those who want
to go for a relaxed outing, maybe with the family, and for expert
cyclists, who love challenging climbs and taking on routes that
the professionals have faced.
Numerous cyclists have come to Bormio to take on our mountain
passes and experience the mountains from the saddle.
Road bike routes from Bormio to the mountain passes
Here are just some of the passes – and climbs! - that you can
ride on your road bike.
Stelvio Pass: 2757 m above sea level. A
mecca for cyclists and motorcyclists. The gradient
gradually increases to reach 11%. The hairpin bends and
total elevation gain of over 1800m make it one of the hardest
but most seductive climbs in cycling.
Gavia Pass: 2618 m. Another favourite
with cyclists. The maximum elevation gain is over 1300m
and the maximum gradient is 12%.
Mortirolo Pass: 1382 m. Another
challenging climb, with a gradient of 18% in parts and an
elevation gain of 1300m.
Bernina Pass: 2.323 m. A long, difficult
climb, with a gradient of 9.5% and a total elevation gain of
nearly 1900 m.
Lake Cancano: the least difficult of these
routes. This itinerary arrives at the Fraele towers (1964
m), has regular gradients, peaking at 8.5% and a total
elevation gain of almost 800m.
Foscagno Pass: 2291 m. A medium difficulty
climb, with a maximum gradient of 11% and an elevation gain of
Bormio 2000: With an elevation gain of almost
800m and a maximum gradient of 12%, this route has two
relatively difficult sections and a series of bends.