tour ``costiera dei cech``


The “Costiera dei Cech” is the stretch of the Rhaetian slope in Valtellina that reaches between the mouth of Valchiavenna and the start of Valmasino.
This is a long sunny terrace on the Morbegno plain, dotted with towns, villages and hamlets in amongst chestnut woods and terraced vineyards.
This route is good in cooler weather and cuts horizontally across the most significant area and almost all the agglomerates.
It starts at the BED & BIKE “LA VALIGIA” in Mantello and climbs on tarmac through to the rise, on which the characteristic church of San Giovanni di Bioggio stands alone.
A short rough track leads back down to Mello. Tarmac again to reach Civo and shortly after the downhill return route eastwards. This route avoids all the main roads and,
on the plain, reaches the starting point for the Sentiero Valtellina trail.

  • Place of departure / return: Mantello 262 m
  • Place of arrival / maximum altitude:
  • Poira The Cities 1050 m
  • Total altitude difference of the climbs: 850 m
  • Total height difference of the descents: 850 m
  • Total ascent length: 9.5 km
  • Total descent length: 12.5 km
  • Total floor length: 0 km
  • Total kilometers: 22 km
  • Average climb gradient: 8.5%
  • Maximum climb slope: 16%
  • Journey time: 3-4 hours
  • Difficulty: demanding