St. Moritz - Milan
From the winter capital to the capital of fashion.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in St. Moritz
If you arrive early use your time to explore this famous tourist destination. St. Moritz is immersed in nature: surrounded by majestic summits, kissed by the sun, shining nearly 322 days a year, waters with the highest mineral concentration of Switzerland.
Today is devoted to one of the most spectacular alp crossings: from St. Moritz to Tirano (by train) you will enjoy a most breath-taking panoramic view. High up to the shimmering glaciers and back down again to the Apeninne Peninsula Italy connecting different language regions and cultures.
In Tirano you receive your rental bike. A slight downhill ride takes you along the river Adda through the Veltlin Valley, passing the small village Teglio, to the capital city of this homonymous province: Sondrio. The first stage ends in Morbegno with a beautiful historic centre rich in buildings of a fascinating past. Without hurry you stroll through the streets and admire the beautiful facades of ancient palaces with small wrought iron balconies. Visit also the abbey church San Giovanni Battista, a staggeringly Baroque from the 17th – 18th century. There are more churches worth be visited but one of the architectural emblems of the city is „Ponte di Ganda“. And of course some culinary highlights: Bitto is a typical cheese of Veltlin, to be found also in the recipe for “Pizzoccheri”.
Depending on your physical condition you can choose between different cycling tours. Ride to Colico (19 km), the extreme point of Lake Como, where you can get lost between the hills of the ancient part, and visit „Forti Del Montecchio and Fuentes“. Or you cycle to „Lungolago“ to try out different water sports and relax at the coast of the lake. Another possibility is an exploration of a part of the stage in direction Lake Mezzola (16 km) or until Chiavenna (46 km).
From Colico you will cross the lake by boat. Admire the unique beauties of the landscape and have a rest at the pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio. In the late afternoon you will arrive to Lecco, surrounded by famous mountains as the Grigne-group and the Resegone. In the historic centre you can visit remains of the 300 years old wall of Azzone Visconti and the antique market places and theatre as well as the Basilica of San Nicoló with its high church steeple showing the direction of the harbour.
Again you will cycle along the river Adda. Along this route various highlights will catch eye: the historical centrals of Edison (power utiliteis), cloisters, typical venues, sceneries of Leonardo da Vincis’ „Mona Lisa“.
On your last stage you will cycle on the famous cycling path Martesana, a shipping channel, completed in 1496 under Ludovico il Moro (Ludovico Sforza). Amongst the different places of interests you will notice the lordly villas (Villa Melzi a Vaprio, Villa Aitelli a Inzago, Villa Serbelloni a Gorgonzola, just to name a few of them), the numerous mills, small churches, old factories and laundries. Slowly you enter the area of the city of Milan – coming from North – and following the cycling paths of the city you will reach your hotel.
We suggest to spend an extra night in the capital of fashion of Italy to get to know better the artistical and cultural beauties of Milan.
The cycling tour from St. Moritz to Milan is a varied tour. From Tirano you follow the cycling path „Sentiero Valtellina” to Lake Como and the river Adda to Milan. Mostly flat with some hilly sections.
Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents
- Train journey from St. Moritz/Pontresina – Tirano incl. your bike
- Boat ride on Lake Como
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Train station St. Moritz/Pontresina
- Milan airport
- Private transfer by minibus from Milan to St. Moritz every Saturday, this costs € 125 per person incl. your bike, payable in advance, reservation is necessary
- Good connections by public transport: by train from Milan to Chiavenna and then by bus to St. Moritz (only limited possibility to take your bike along)
- Where visitor’s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!