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Piz Umbrail alpine tour


Passo Stelvio-Stilfserjoch


Trentino-Alto Adige

HIGHLIGHTS: Bormio - Stistilfserjoch - Piz Umbrail - Lej da Rims - Val Mora - Livigno lake - Cancano lakes - Bormio

Mountain Biking Difficult

55 km
1.7 km
3.3 km
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
3 km
Piz Umbrail alpine tour Map

We are in the magnificent territory of "Stelvio National Park": Starting from Bormio you can reach the Stelvio Pass by local means of transport (bus), then get off at the "Quarta Cantoniera" and go up from there to Piz Umbrail (3033 m). From here we are in Switzerland. Descend from the summit to Lej da Rims and on a path with some exposed hairpin bends you reach the valley floor. Now there is a climb in Val Mora on a dirt road until you reach a small refuge towards the end of the valley (open in summer). Take the path that climbs to the right and you reach Passo del Gallo from where you then reach Lake Livigno by descending. Now we are back in Italian Country, From the lake remains the last climb to the Cancano lakes from which you descend to Bormio first on a singletrack then on a cycle path. (You can find snow in early june in Piz Umbrail area).



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

in June, July, August and October


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Hike a bike
  • Picturesque
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Road sections
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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