St. Moritz - Mailand

From the winter capital to the capital of fashion.

This special route leads you from Switzerland to Italy, from the Alps to Milan, passing Lake Como. You will admire a unique panoramic view starting by transfer in St. Moritz to Tirano in Italy. Enjoy the cycling path “Sentiero Valtellina”, traversing the valley to Colico, offering a marvellous view over the Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. Take a boat, in Bellagio, the pearl of the lake and have a rest before reaching Lecco. Then follow the river Adda, in direction Vaprio D’Adda, where the river shows you the border between the provinces Milan and Bergamo. Continue on the cycling path of the channel Martesana. Along the track you will find old power utilities, which where the first ones to supply Milan with electricity. It is said that genius Leonardo da Vinci has designed part of this channel. The landscape which is accompanying you to Milan is a bit unexpected, formed by farm houses, magnificent villas, jetties, old rural houses and villages, immersed in well cured gardens.

Classic

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

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“.

Auf der letzten Etappe fahren Sie über den bekannten Radweg Martesana, einem Schifffahrtskanal, welcher 1496 unter Ludovico il Moro (Ludovico „der Dunkle“) endgültig fertiggestellt wurde. Neben den vielen interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten, die man bewundern kann, möchten wir Sie auf eine bemerkenswerte Blüte der herrschaftlichen Villen (Villa Melzi a Vaprio, Villa Aitelli a Inzago, Villa Serbelloni a Gorgonzola, um einige zu nennen), auf die vielen Mühlen (vor allem der „rudun“ von Groppello), kleinen Kirchen, alten Fabriken und Waschküchen aufmerksam machen. Langsam macht das Land Platz für die Stadt und Sie betreten Mailand vom nördlichen Teil und folgen den städtischen Radwegen, um zu Ihrem Hotel zu gelangen. Um die künstlerischen und kulturellen Schönheiten Mailands besser kennenzulernen, empfehlen wir Ihnen, noch eine Nacht in der Mode-Metropole zu verbringen.

Tour character

Die Radreise von St. Moritz nach Mailand ist eine sehr abwechslungsreiche Tour. Von Tirano geht es über den Radweg „Sentiero Valtellina“ zum Comer See und dem Flußlauf der Adda folgend bis nach Mailand. Überwiegend flach, kleine Steigungen müssen geradelt werden.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 25, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 8, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Aug 24, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019
Arrival Saturday
St. Moritz - Milan, 8 days, CH-LORSM-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
799,00
159,00
864,00
159,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Electric bike
85,00
185,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE,EN)
  • Train journey from St. Moritz/Pontresina – Tirano incl. your bike
  • Boat ride on Lake Como
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Private transfer by minibus from Milan to St. Moritz every Saturday,  € 125 per person incl bike, payable in advance, reservation is necessary

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station St. Moritz/Pontresina
  • Milan airport
  • 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)

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!