cyclists in visit to the Valtellina, the streets parallel to the major artery that connects Lake Como in Sondrio.
Two scenic routes through pedestrian cycle suitable for all the family which invite you to discover the beauty of the valley of Valtellina.
Cycling or walking along the side of the river Adda and Mera stopping to visit historical villages with castles, churches and palaces, or to taste the hearty and simple dishes of traditional cuisine.
For cyclists in visit to Valtellina, there is the alternative of the streets that are articulated in parallel to the major artery that connects Lake Como in Sondrio and that allow you to avoid frustration and dangers. The bottom of the valley of the Adda and crossed for a good part from the Path Valtellina, a long pedestrian path suitable for all, that connects Colico to Tirano through small villages and the main towns Valtellina. The direct line that part from the central station of Milan reaches cholic, ideal start of the path, Morbegno, Sondrio and Tirano, intermediate stages. The itinerary develops a short distance from the railway station and the train may be an ideal support to enjoy a full beauty.
you can choose to break into several sections the path, that measure overall 97 kilometers, as well as if traced back or down the valley, according to your needs. The differences in height are in both cases very reduced. The Tourist Consortium Provincial of Sondrio has realized a, very detailed model “roadbook” of the path that can be downloaded and printed from the website http://www.valtellina.it/info/5492/sentiero_valtellina.html
Itineraries of lake como:
PATH VALTELLINA The first section of the trail Valtellina, from Colico in Sondrio, measuring 50 kilometers, and for the half of its development runs in protected seat, while the remainder is on roads open to traffic, even if generally low index of traffic. The path starts from the railway station of Colico, big tourist center on the eastern shore of the Como Lake, in the shadow of the imposing Mount Legnone.
PARKING -AREAS PICNIC continues in Cosio Valtellino (km. 16.0 ), where they will reside Elena and Irene Curtoni – monographics, blue of the ski, begins a segment on promiscuous road that leads up to the lively town of Morbegno. The crossing of the historical center (km. 19.0 ) Is inevitable, but it’s in a good part in pedestrian area is still worth it because it includes an interesting passage in the beautiful piazza Marconi, said “Three Fountains”. You will find shortly after (km. 20.0 ) The bike path that runs parallel to the busy S. S. 38. The last 10 kilometers of the journey, those who lead in Sondrio, are entirely on protected seat, along the path Valtellina. It is a stretch very suggestive, along which there are numerous parking areas equipped with picnic tables, drinking fountains, a barbecue and
games for children.