Bormio 360
Bormio
Stage 6

Trail of Li Stria

Sondalo Palazzetto - Fontanaccia

KM
9 Km
  • panoramaPanoramic
  • parconazionaledellostelvioStelvio National Park

This itinerary retraces the steps of the herdsmen who led their herds up from the valley floor to the mountain pastures.


Paths wrapped in alpine atmospheres that even today, still preserve a mysterious charm linked to the ancient legends of witchcraft and the occult that occurred in these places.

It is said that at the sound of the Ave Maria, a stream of burning embers were seen rising from the locality Scala towards the hamlets of Mondadizza, Le Prese, Frontale, and Fumero: these were the witches who abandoned the Sabbath, and retreated at the first light of dawn.

Details


The Li Strìa trail, while presenting no technical difficulties, is still rather challenging due to its steep uphill sections. From Sondalo the route begins along a flat cycle path, before turning right onto an unpaved road (S496) near the quarry. Once you reach the Valle di Scala just past the village of Mondadizza, continue along the S487 road. The climb becomes increasingly arduous until you reach the Scala Piana pasture, where your efforts will be rewarded by magnificent views. From here continue downhill through the forest until you reach a small walkway belonging to a hydraulic dam. Proceed uphill (without crossing the stream) until you reach the Fontanaccia car park at the mouth of Val di Rezzalo. This stage offers no refreshment points along the route, remember to take suitable clothing, water and a snack.

Technical info

Bussola
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 9,60 Km
  • Hiking time: 3:45 h
  • Max. altitude: 1501 m
  • Min. altitude: 859 m
  • Elevation gain: 869 m
  • Elevation drop: 228 m
  • Max. grad. ascent: 32%
  • Max. grad. descent: 20%
  • When to go: May - October

Details


The Li Strìa trail is very technically difficult due to the steepness of its uphill sections, on often challenging terrain. From Sondalo the route begins along a flat cycle path, before turning right onto an unpaved road near the quarry. The uphill climb is made more difficult by the loose ground and a good deal of concentration is required. Once you reach the Scala Piana area, your efforts will be rewarded by magnificent views. The stage ends at the Fontanaccia car park at the mouth of Val di Rezzalo. This stage offers no refreshment points or charging stations along the route. Remember to take suitable clothing, a snack and a spare battery.

Easy variant: This trail is recommended for expert mountain bikers only, who are prepared to push their bike along some very steep sections. Those who would like to reach the start point of stage n. 7 at Fontanaccia without taking on these steep uphill sections can opt for an easier route: From the Palazzatto dello Sport in Sondalo take the Sentiero Valtellina cycle path to the village of Le Prese. From here head along the main road to Frontale, then continue along the paved road to Fumero, the last village before the Val di Rezzalo, until you reach the Fontanaccia car park.

From Fontanaccia it is also possible to go to Scala via a new forest trail, to enjoy spectacular views over Sondalo.

Click to see the map of the easy route on ValtellinaOutdoor

Charging station: Palazzetto dello Sport di Sondalo.

Technical info

Bussola
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Distance: 9,60 Km
  • Max. altitude: 1501 m
  • Min. altitude: 859 m
  • Elevation gain: 869 m
  • Elevation drop: 228 m
  • Max. grad. ascent: 32%
  • Max. grad. descent: 20%
  • When to go: May - October
  • Battery consumption: High

Discover the other stages

1
KM
11,8 Km

The Water Trail

Pravasivo - Torri di Fraele

Discover the stage
2
KM
12 Km

Decauville Trail

Towers of Fraele - Arnoga

Discover the stage
3
KM
19 Km

The Count’s Trail

Arnoga - San Colombano

Discover the stage
4
KM
17 Km

The Trail of the Alpine Dairies

San Colombano - Alpe Zandilla

Discover the stage
5
KM
18 Km

The Mineral Trail

Alpe Zandilla - Sondalo Palazzetto

Discover the stage
6
KM
12,7 Km

The Trail of Rhododendrons

Fontanaccia - Malga dell'Alpe

Discover the stage
7
KM
13 Km

The Trail of Ice

Malga dell'Alpe - Forni

Discover the stage
8
KM
21 Km

The Confinale Trail

Forni - Fantelle

Discover the stage
9
KM
8,5 Km

The Spirits Trail

Fantelle - Pravasivo

Discover the stage
Indietro
Avanti
img1

Adventure
for all,
done the
right way.

trekking

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.

Motivo

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.

arrow
arrow

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!

img2

Partner organisations

img
img
img
img
img
Indietro
Avanti