Livigno – Bormio
Hans „No Way” Rey, who worked as a consultant for Livigno, shows us a new and magnificent track beginning at Livigno. For the first time the route leads through the freeride tracks at the Carosello 3000. For that reason, a loop to Ponte Calcheira at the Val Federia is planned. The route will reach the todays highest point at 2800 meters high there. This routing shows beautiful landscapes but unfortunately has a small disadvantage. A short but extreme steep climb out of crushed rocks has to be managed. Without motor there’s no way driving it, therefore you need to push your bike up this steep climb. But don`t worry, you will get on your costs as the part is quite short and you can look forward to 10 km finest panoramic freeride trails. Therefore, it´s definitely worth the effort. But there’s a lot more to explore within this stage. It is like a presentation of the whole bike region surrounding Livigno. Next to the “New School Trails” already behind you, the “Old School Nature-Paths” are waiting to get discovered. These are the ones Livigno is known for. Passing the Val Torto a casual forest path leads to Trepalle, following of the Passo Trela to the Alpe Trela and the Bocchetta di Trela with its fabled view into the glaciers of Cima Piazzi, down to the area of Vezzola. Beautiful as these paths are, they are all quite steep. Therefore, this part of the stage can`t be underestimate. From Vezolla on we reach the Decauville, a flat street planned by engineers to build up the dams at the Lago di Cancano and at the Lago San Giacomo di Fraele. Enjoy the amazing view while driving at about 1850 meters high. Mostly all uphill parts are done, the last one will be the Passo Freale, crossing the impressive dam of Lago di Cancano. The fast downhill leads to Boscopiano and to the street leading uphill to the Stelvio Pass. Shortly before this street the timekeeping of this stage takes place. The last meters to the finish in Bormio can therefore be driven relaxed and without the atmosphere of a race.