Bike Tours

Wine Bike Tour 4 - Art

The fourth bike tour covers both the Rhaetian and Orobic side of the Valtellina and allows you to admire the city and its surroundings from two different perspectives.
Designed for history and art lovers, the itinerary winds its way through scenic roads among vineyards full of sites of cultural interest, all to be discovered.

First we meetCastello Masegra, the only military structure of Sondrio of medieval origin to have remained intact to the present day which, since 2019, hosts theCAST - the Castle of mountain stories, a 'narrative museum' that has inaugurated a new chapter for the historic site of Valtellina.

Along the scenic route through the vineyards it is possible to visitCastello de Piro al Grumello, a rare example of a twin castle built between the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th century in a strategic position on the sunny side.

Continuing, in the locality ofMontagna in Valtellinawe find achurch complexmade up of religious buildingsfrom different periods: the 15th-centuryChurch of San Giorgio, with frescoes from the 15th-16th centuries; theoratory of the Madonna del Carmine(15th century), with a cycle of Renaissance frescoes by Sigismondo de Magistris (1515) and thechurch of the Beata Vergine Addoloratawith 18th century paintings inside.

In the locality ofPoggiridentiit is possible to visit theChurch of San Fedelewhich preserves precious eighteenth-century artifacts and a sixteenth-century chapel preserving a large fresco by Fermo Stella (1528).

Upon returning, a stop at theBordighi forestis a must, a natural reserve rich in fauna and tree diversity that extends over 47 hectares.

Route

Length: 19 km
Time: 1 - 2, without stops

Characteristics
  • Asphalted road
  • Difference in altitude: 250 m
  • Mainly on municipal roads with little traffic and cycle path
  • Suitable for people with average training

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Where

Sondrio – Ponchiera- Montagna in Valtellina – Poggiridenti – Faedo - Albosaggia

We recommend
Walk in the Bordighi forest - Visit to the church complex of San Giorgio and to the church of San Fedele
Not to be missed
Visit to the Grumello and Masegra castles and the CAST museum

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