Guidebook

Brilliant Trail Runs Around Bormio

For adventurous runs in the Central Alps and Stelvio National Park, look no further.

Fionnuala Kavanagh

Description

Bormio is an excellent spot for trail running enthusiasts. It’s beautiful, at high altitude, and there are hundreds of trails laced around the mountains that surround this small medieval town.

It's famous for its attractive architecture and Roman thermal baths, hosting the Alpine Ski World Championships, and, of course, its extraordinary nature. Bormio is in Stelvio National Park, a 134,620-hectare expanse of 3000-metre peaks, glacial lakes, waterfalls, woodlands, and more. There are also over 600km of trails of varying lengths and intensity, many of which are suited to all three major mountain sports: mountain biking, hiking, and trail running.

We’ve cherry-picked Bormio’s routes that are most suited to trail running. Head up the Bormio 3000 for scrambly loose rocks and dry, barren vistas. If you want intense climbs coupled with lush forests, then try the Pravasivo – Cross Reit – Bormio adventure.

Pravasivo – Cross Reit – Bormio
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Pravasivo – Cross Reit – Bormio

14.0 km
937 m
1,070 m
A scenic run through a beautiful larch forest and up to a great lookout point.
Difficult
Private
Bormio 3000 – Laghi di Profi – Bormio 2000
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Bormio 3000 – Laghi di Profi – Bormio 2000

Bormio
15.1 km
265 m
1,332 m
For high altitude training head up the Cima Bianca (3020m) on the Bormio 2000 and 3000.
Difficult
Private
Bormio 2000 – Bormio
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Bormio 2000 – Bormio

Bormio
7.2 km
19 m
761 m
A varied run starting in a barren rocky landscape, descending through a shady forest and finishing in the elegant medieval town of Bormio.
Moderate
Private
Lai da Rims Sta. Maria - Umbarilpass

Lai da Rims Sta. Maria - Umbarilpass

Trentino-Alto Adige
21.4 km
1,301 m
1,301 m
Challenging trail to one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Alps, in the middle of untouched nature in Val Mora.
Severe
Private
A la riva dal Rom Sta. Maria - Tschierv

A la riva dal Rom Sta. Maria - Tschierv

Trentino-Alto Adige
10.8 km
465 m
99 m
Wonderful trail for nature lovers along the only unspoilt valley river in Switzerland. Fascinating landscapes and flowering meadows enrich the course.
Easy
Private