Valtellina and Valchiavenna: stress-free cycling!
The Sentiero Valtellina and the Valchiavenna Cycle Path are really exciting routes for those who choose the bike as an ideal means of transport during their holidays.
Enjoying the wonders of the area along two cycle paths in the countryside for over 150 km is possible: just choose Valtellina or Valchiavenna.
The Hotel Maloia is an ideal starting point for cyclists as it’s located less than 10 minutes from Lake Como which is the starting point of the two cycle paths.
From Lake Como, going northwards you can reach Chiavenna and the border with Switzerland.
While heading eastwards the Sentiero Valtellina runs along the valley bottom.
Here you can cross Morbegno, Sondrio, Tirano, Bormio and climb up to the headwaters of the river Adda.
The route is safe, designed for bicycles, and winds along the bends of the Adda river for more than 110 km, all surrounded by greenery, in close contact with nature.
By choosing the Sentiero Valtellina you will discover an area that has a lot to offer!
Especially for those who choose to follow it without stress, away from “hit and run” tourism.
Striking and unknown villages, full of charm that only ancient traditions and peasant trades can emanate, alternate with enchanting views of a poignant and luxuriant nature.
It would be perfect to visit them in their full splendor, during the hottest months.
The cycle path is suitable for everyone, including families, thanks to the numerous equipped rest areas where it is possible to stop for short breaks or a picnic.
When planning your holiday cycle, it is important to know that the “Rent a bike” service is available for renting bicycles at the various points along the route.
The railway runs, for a wide stretch, almost parallel to the Sentiero Valtellina.
It is possible, therefore, to arrive and depart by train taking your own bicycle and choose to move along the cycle path with the train to cover only the sections of interest.
Valchiavenna Cycle Path
Almost 50 km of trails that can all be traveled by bicycle lead from the end of Lake Como to the Bregaglia Valley, at the border between Italy and Switzerland.
Along the way you can let yourself be enchanted by the lush nature of the valley, rich in indisputable beauties such as the famous Acquafraggia waterfalls.
Not to mention the architectural beauties of which Chiavenna is rich.
A visit to Palazzo Vertemate is recommended as well as the idea of getting lost in the small village of Chiuro.
Here it is possible to plan a trip to the archaeological excavations or, even, let yourself be enchanted by its views.
Going back to the Val Bregaglia, instead, you come across a territory where you can catch the signs of the contamination between two cultures typical of the border areas.
Mutual influences and a more “European” atmosphere make this last section really full of indelible charm.
For information and reservations, don’t hesitate to contact the Hotel Restaurant Maloia!
You can call the number +39 0342687936 or fill out the online form on this page and you will be contacted as soon as possible for confirmation.