Power to the pedal: Mountain passes around Bormio closed to traffic.
Every summer the iconic mountain passes around Bormio host a packed programme of exciting cycling events and races. Here' s a preview of what's in store for summer2023:
If you're a road bike enthusiast and dream of taking on some of the mountain passes where the history of cycling was made (minus the constant hum of traffic), Bormio organises a series of events especially for you.
It's the perfect opportunity to experience the legendary passes of the Stelvio National Park at your own pace, with no cars in sight and immersed in breathtaking mountain scenery.
Enjoy Stelvio Valtellina: Take on some of the most famous climbs in cycling – traffic free!
The event began as an initiative by the Stelvio National Park to combine sport and the great outdoors. The non-competitive event takes place on various days throughout the summer, when the most scenic roads around the protected area will be closed to motorised traffic. Enjoy the freedom of car-free roads and exhilarating climbs against a spectacular Alpine backdrop. The Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo passes, as well as the roads to Cancano and Bormio 2000, will be all yours!
Summer 2023 programme
- Saturday 3rd June (8.30-12-30) – Gavia Pass
- Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June (8.30-12-30) – Livigno-Forcola Pass
- Saturday 10th June (8.30-12-30) – San Marco Pass
- Friday 16th June (8.30-12-30) Mortirolo Pass
- Saturday 17th June (8.30-12.30) road to Cancano
- Sunday 18th June (8.30-12.30) Stelvio Pass (Bormio side only)
- Sunday 2nd July (8.30-12.30) – Spluga Pass
- Friday14th July (8.30-12.30) – Gavia Pass
- Saturday 15th July (8.30-12.30) – Mortirolo Pass
- Friday 21st July (8.30-12.30) – road to Cancano
- Friday 1st September (8.30-12.30) – road to Cancano
- Saturday 2nd September (8.00-16.00) – Cima Coppi (Stelvio closed on all 3 sides)
- Sunday 3rd September (8.30-16.30) – Gavia Pas
- Sunday 24th September (8.30-16.30) – Lanzada-Campo Moro
Sunday 4th June 2023 – Granfondo Stelvio Santini
Considered one of the best long-distance cycling races in the world, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini owes much of its success to two legendary climbs: the Stelvio and Mortirolo Passes. There are three routes of varying length, elevation gain and level of difficulty:
- Short route: 62 km, 1,950 m height difference (Bormio – Sondalo – Bormio – Stelvio Pass)
- Medium route: 136 km, 3,110 m height difference (Bormio – Teglio – Bormio – Stelvio Pass)
- Long route: 158 km, 4,450 m height difference (Bormio – Teglio – Mortirolo Pass – Bormio – Stelvio Pass
- During the event, which attracts cyclists from all around the world, you'll be put to the test as never before – but you'll also get to enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and boast that you conquered some of the most famous climbs of the Giro d'Italia.
Granfondo Stelvio Santini package
Click here to find out more about the package including race entry fee + accommodation at participating hotel + entry to Bormio Terme (optional)
Sunday 9th July 2023 – Mapei Re Stelvio
The Mapei Re Stelvio race has become a mainstay of the cycling calendar in Bormio, this year reaching its 38th edition. Participants in this unique event vary from professional and amateur cyclists to runners, but they are all united by the same goal: making it to the top of the Stelvio pass via 40 arduous hairpin bends.
The distance from the start point in Bormio is 21 km, with an elevation gain of 1,533 m, to reach the highest ever 'Cima Coppi' at an altitude of 2,758 m.
The event includes a competitive race, a non-competitive ride for e-bikes, a half marathon and a running event open to all.
Saturday 2nd September – Cima Coppi
The first weekend in September has for years been the highlight of the season, attracting cyclists from every corner of the globe. On the last date of Enjoy Stelvio Valtellina, the Stelvio Pass will be closed on all three sides (the Lombardy side from Bormio, the South Tyrol side from Trafoi, and the Swiss side from Santa Maria Val Müstair) for the entire day.
The Cima Coppi, introduced in 1965 in honour of the champion Fausto Coppi, is the highest point reached on the Giro d'Italia in any given year. At an altitude of 2,758 m, the Stelvio Pass is the highest of them all.