Bormio 360
Bormio
Stage 4

The Trail of the Alpine Dairies

San Colombano - Alpe Zandilla

KM
17 Km
  • panoramaPanoramic
  • alpeggiAlpine huts

A blast from the past with a sweet background sound: cowbells.


This panoramic stage begins at the mountain dairy “Malga” San Colombano (also reachable from Fort Oga). The trail crosses the valley of the same name, where it is possible to stop at various points to admire the magnificent panorama over the Bormio basin. It then continues to the Malga di Cerdec and to the Alpe Zandilla, offering a not to be missed and unusual point of view of the Alta Valtellina.

Details


This trail takes you across three mountain pastures: San Colombano, Cerdecco and Zandilla, letting you see up close traditional Alpine activities like grazing and milking animals. The mountainside is covered in thick forest and the few clearings were used for raising cattle. The huts were also a convenient place for wayfarers to stop for food, rest and a little company.

IMPORTANT. Due to problems caused by recent storms, work on the route around Suena Campello has been delayed. There is a temporary deviation from Baita Cerdec to Massaniga, from where you can head up to Monte via the main road to reach Alpe Zandilla.

Technical info

Bussola
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 17,70 Km
  • Hiking time: 6:10 h
  • Max. altitude: 2333 m
  • Min. altitude: 1226 m
  • Elevation gain: 953 m
  • Elevation drop: 1198 m
  • Max. grad. ascent: 25%
  • Max. grad. descent: 26%
  • When to go: July - September

Details


A brand new cycling trail surrounded by breathtaking scenery. A mix of uphill and downhill sections through some spectacular landscapes with beautiful views over Bormio. From Malga San Colombano the trail climbs along some gravelly terrain, before a downhill section where you need to take a great deal of care. The descent continues along an uneven stretch of road until it reaches Santa Maria Maddalena. From there head uphill along a paved road towards Monte, from where you head along a forest road to Alpe Zandilla.

IMPORTANT. Due to problems caused by recent storms, work on the route around Suena Campello has been delayed. There is a temporary deviation from Baita Cerdec to Massaniga, from where you can head up to the little Village of Monte via the main road to reach Alpe Zandilla.

Charging points: Malga San Colombano and Alpe Zandilla.

Technical info

Bussola
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 17,70 Km
  • Max. altitude: 2333 m
  • Min. altitude: 1226 m
  • Elevation gain: 953 m
  • Elevation drop: 1198 m
  • Max. grad. ascent: 25%
  • Max. grad. descent: 26%
  • When to go: July - September
  • Battery consumption: High

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Adventure
for all,
done the
right way.

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At 140 km in length, with an overall height difference of 6,000 m, Bormio 360 is one of the best hiking and mountain biking itineraries in Europe. It requires a good level of fitness, agility and experience. Going with a qualified mountain bike or hiking guide is recommended.

1

Always follow the Bormio 360 marked trails.

Only use authorised routes and respect the rules.

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2

Protect the environment.

Never scare animals, don’t litter and avoid sudden braking (it erodes the soil).

3

Make sure you have suitable clothing and equipment.

Check your equipment and always use a helmet and gloves.

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4

We’re all friends on the mountain.

Always give way to hikers, announce your presence in advance, adjust your speed to the situation and don’t exceed your own limits.

5

Know yourself, respect your limits.

Plan your excursions in advance. It’s always a good idea to go with a qualified guide!

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