Running free on the best mountain tracks


Valtellina: endless opportunities for skyrunning enthusiasts

Skyrunning enthusiasts of all levels will find a suitable itinerary in Valtellina, from the easiest flat pedestrian and cycle paths to tracks that climb up to the Alpine passes.

The 114-km Sentiero Valtellina is gentle and relaxing. It follows the course of the Adda River from Colico to Bormio and is perfect for runners who enjoy long, asphalt trails. The cycle paths in Valchiavenna, Bormio, Valdidentro, Valfurva and Livigno are ideal for easy, mostly flat training.

Via dei Terrazzamenti, which winds half-way up the northern slopes of the valley, offers stunning vistas and alternates between moderately flat and climbing sections. The steep Sentiero Rusca, which starts in Sondrio and climbs up Muretto Pass and into Switzerland, is decidedly more rugged.  

Skyrace enthusiasts have no end of options in this mountainous region, with a host of trails that start down in the valley and climb up along the mountain ridges at thousands of metres above sea level, testing both mind and body. Val Masino is home to a leading skyrunning event, the Trofeo Kima, which covers 52 km, seven passes and has a total vertical climb of 8,400 m. 

valtellina running race calendar 2022

Please note: following the events already confimed

30 gennaio 2022: Val di Mello Winter Trail in Val Masino (12 km, 300 m D+)

February 10th, 2022: Teglio Sunset Winter Run (11 km, 520 m D+)

March 27th, 2022:
 Madesimo Winter Trail (9 km, 300 m D+)

May 8th, 2022: Colmen Trail in Morbegno (19.7 km, 1.290 m D+)

June 18th, 2022:
 Livigno Skymarathon (34 km, 2700 m D+) and Livigno Sky Trail (17 km, 1000 m D+)
June 25th, 2022: Madesimo Vertical (3 km, 500 m D+)
June 26th, 2022: Madesimo Summer Trail (long trail of 21 km and 890 m D+ and short trail of 9 km and 450 m D+)

July 1st - 2nd, 2022: DoppiaW in Tirano (3 races: 100 km and 7500 m D+, 70 km and 5100 m D+ and 30 km with 2500 m D+)
July 10th, 2022: Pizzostellaskyrunning in Valchiavenna (35 km, 2650 m D+)
July 29th - 30th, 2022: VUT Valmalenco Ultra Trail (90 km, 6000 m D+ and 100 miles of Bernina, 12000 m D+)

August 28th, 2022: Energy2Run at the Cancano lakes in Valdidentro (18 km, 160 m D+)
August 28th, 2022: Trofeo Kima in Val Masino (52 km, 8400 m D+)

November 12th, 2022: Valtellina Wine Trail on the terraced vineyards  (42.2 km and 1731 m D+, 21 km and 914 m D+, 12.4 km and 551 m D+)