• Travelcode: 275

    St. Moritz - Milan

    From the capital of lifestyle to the capital of fashion

    • This special route leads you from Switzerland to Italy, from the Alps to Milan, passing Lake Como. The emotions start with the start in St. Moritz. On the railway (the Thusis-Tirano section is part of the UNESCO World Heritage) you will be able to admire a unique panorama through the windows.

      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, mainly farm houses, magnificent villas, jetties, old rural houses and villages, immersed in well cured gardens.

      Tour profile:

      The cycling tour from St. Moritz to Milan is a varied tour. From Switzerland you follow the cycling path „Sentiero Valtellina” to Lake Lecco and the river Adda to Milan.

      Day 1: St. Moritz/Pontresina

      Individual 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.

      Day 2: St. Moritz/Pontresina – Tirano (train ride)

      Enjoy your free morning. The afternoon is devoted to one of the most spectacular alps crossing: from St. Moritz to Tirano you will enjoy the most breathtaking panoramic views. High up to the shimmering glaciers and back down again to the Apeninne Peninsula Italy, connecting different language regions and cultures. Overnights stay in Tirano.

      Day 3: Tirano - Morbegno/Colico, approx. 65-80 km

      Today you will get your rental bikes. A slightly 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 ancients palaces with small wrought iron balconies. Visit also the abbey church San Giovanni Battista, a staggeringly baroque building from the 17th/18th century. There are more churches worth to be visited but one of the architectural gems of the city is „Ponte di Ganda“. Some culinary highlights: Bitto is a typical cheese of Veltlin, to be found also in the recipe for “Pizzoccheri”.
      TIP: You can shorten the bike ride by using the train from Morbegno to Colico (ticket not included).

      Day 4: Round trip Morbegno/Colico, approx. 45 km

      Depending on your physical condition you can choose between different cycling tours. Ride to Colico (15 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 on the lake’s shore. Another possibility would be a round trip to Novato Mezzola, along the Mezzola Lake to Colico.

      Day 5: Morbegno – Abbazia di Piona - Lecco, approx. 15 km + boat transfer

      From Colico you will cross the lake by boat. From the boat you will admire the unique beauties of the landscape and have a rest at the pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio. In the 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.

      Day 6: Lecco – Trezzo d’Adda, approx. 35 km

      A nice bike path will take you slightly downhill. 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".

      Day 7: Trezzo sulld’Adda - Milan, approx. 40 km

      On your last stage you will cycle on the famous cycling path Martesana, a shipping channel, completed in 1496 created also by Leonardo Da Vinci. 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 oft he city of Milan – coming from North – and following the cycling paths of the city you will reach your hotel. We suggest you to spend an extra night in the financial capital city of Italy to get to know better the artistical and cultural beauties of Milan.

      Day 8: Milan

      Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Milan

      Good connection with public transport from Milan to Chiavenna and further to St. Moritz by bus.
      Trains and timetables from Milan to Chiavenna on www.trenitalia.com, www.oebb.at, www.bahn.com (limited availability for bicycles).
      From Chiavenna to St. Moritz by bus – timetable on www.oebb.at, www.bahn.com, www.sbb.ch (limited availability for bicycles).


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: St. Moritz/Pontresina

      Timetable on
      www.bahn.com
      www.oebb.at
      www.trenitalia.com
      www.sbb.ch


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      You can reach Engadin from Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria or over the Chur-Thusis-Tiefencastel (coming from Zurich), or over the Julier-pass (coming from Basel), or over the Albula-pass (open only in summer) or Zernez (coming from Munich) or over Lecco-Maloja (coming from Milan).


      TRANSFERS

      Transfer from Milan to St. Moritz, EUR 125.-/person (every Saturday, booking in advance, min. 4 person).

      Individual transfer per train + bus possible (bookable individually)

      Trains and schedules from Milano to Chiavenna : www.trenitalia.com, www.oebb.at, www.bahn.com (bike transport upon request).

      From Chiavenna to St.Moritz per bus - schedule www.oebb.at, www.bahn.com (bike transport upon request).


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum: 2 persons


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Visitor’s tax payable locally.

      Recommended minimum age: 14 years.

       

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    • Included services:

      • 7 nights incl. breakfast buffet in hotels of a 3* star category, sometimes 4* star category
         
      • Luggage transport
         
      • Transfer St. Moritz -Tirano (excl. own bikes)
         
      • Boat trip Day 5 - Lake Como
         
      • Maps and information material/room
         
      • Service hotline
         

       

       

    • Extras

      Discount 3rd person (in double room with 2 full paying adults )
      14 - 14,99 years - 25%
      from 15 years - 10%
       
      Bicycles & equipment
      21-speed-bike 85
      E-Bike 185
         
      Additional nights
      St. Moritz (dbl/sgl) on request
      Milan (dbl/sgl) on request
         
      Transfers 
      Transfer: Milan - St Moritz (SA, min. 4 persons) 125/p.P.
         

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR

      Typical hotels for each region at the 3* or 4* star category

      Hotelexamples:

      St. Moritz:
      Hotel Soldanella***

      Tirano:
      Hotel Centrale****
      Hotel Bernina***S

      Morbegno:
      Agriturismo La Fiorida

      Lecco:
      NH Lecco Pontevecchio****
      Hotel Alberi***

      Trezzo sull’Adda:
      Best Western Villa Appiani****

      Milano:
      Doria Grand Hotel****
      NH Milano Concordia****

       

      Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

    • Bicycle incl. panniers (reservation in advance and for charge)

      + 21-speed  bike (women´s or men´s frame)

      + E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability

        

      E-bike:

      With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.

       

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