How to get

Valtellina is located in the northern part of Italy’s Lombardy region, bordering onto the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It’s the only major Alpine river valley running from east to west. At 120 kilometres in length and around 65 in width, it consists of two main valleys: that of the River Adda, which runs from Bormio through the Alta [High] and Bassa [Low] Valtellina areas before reaching Lake Como; and that of Liro and Mera that converge in Valchiavenna from the Splugen Pass and Val Bregaglia respectively, before flowing into Lago di Mezzola.

Valposchiavo is the southernmost part of the canton of Graubünden, accessed over the Bernina Pass from where you’ll get breath-taking views over one of Switzerland’s most diverse landscapes. Spanning just 25 kilometres, it runs from the eternal white of the Bernina Massif glacier down to the vineyards of Valtellina.

 


 

Public transport within Italy

The Italian public transport network have launched an initiative called ‘Io viaggio in Lombardia’ which offers low-priced train tickets and the combined use of the region’s wider transport network.

 


Train: Trenord www.trenord.it
Stps Autobus www.stps.it
Perego Bus www.busperego.com, www.perego.it
Silvestri Bus www.silvestribus.it

For the region: www.muoversi.regione.lombardia.it
For the region: www.trasporti.regione.lombardia.it
 

Public transport in Switzerland

Train: Rhaetian Railway www.rhb.ch
Bus: AutoPostale Svizzera www.postauto.ch/graubünden


 

AEROPORTs

Here are the closest airports to the Italian valley of Valtellina and Valposchiavo in Switzerland:

Milano Malpensa , roughly 200 km

Milano Linate, rough 170 km  

Bergamo Orio al Serio, roughly 130 km 

Zurich, roughly 265 km

Munich, roughly 360 km

Info:

www.seamilano.eu
www.milanbergamoairport.it
www.zurich-airport.com

www.munich-airport.de


 

By train

From the south:

TRENORD Milano - Tirano
Main stations: Milan (Central Station) - Lecco - Colico - Morbegno - Sondrio - Tresenda - Tirano
Distance : 156 km ( 2 h 30 min )
Info : www.trenord.it


 

From the north:

Rhaetian Railway Chur (CH) - Tirano "Trenino Rosso del Bernina"
Main stations: Chur - St. Moritz - Poschiavo - Tirano
Info: www.rhb.ch
 


 

by car

From the south:

When heading northwards from Milan, follow the ‘Superstada 36 / SS36 dello Spluga towards Colico and Chiavenna. Just after the exit to Colica, the Statale 38 dello Stelvio heads eastwards and takes you the entire way through Valtellina, passing Morbegno, Sondrio, Tirano (race finish), right up to Bormio and the Stelvio Pass. From Tirano, the Statale H29 del Bernina crosses the border into Switzerland towards Poschiavo.

Alternative routes to Valtellina include the Passo Aprica, which is reached from Valcamonica and open all year round. The Passo Gavia is a further option, but this is only passable in the summer.


 

From the north:

Valposchiavo can be reached over the Bernina Pass (H29), which begins in Pontresina and leads you right down to Tirano. From Livigno, the Passo della Forcola (only open in the summer season) links Livigno with Valposchiavo. Similarly summer-only, the Stelvio Pass links Italy’s Alto Adige/South Tyrol region with Valtellina.

 

Alpine passes open all year round

  • Passo Aprica (1,176 m)

  • Passo Foscagno (2,291 m) 

  • Valico del Gallo (1,693 m)  

  • Passo Maloja (1,815 m) 

  • Passo Bernina (2,315 m)

 

Alpine passes with seasonal openings

  • Passo Spluga (2,115 m) 

  • Passo San Marco (1,992 m)

  • Passo Mortirolo (1,852 m)

  • Passo Gavia (2,621 m)

  • Passo Stelvio (2,758 m)

  • Passo Santa Maria (Umbrail) (2,502 m)

  • Passo Forcola (2,315 m)Public transport within Italy
    The Italian public transport network have launched an initiative called ‘Io viaggio in Lombardia’ which offers low-priced train tickets and the combined use of the region’s wider transport network.