The walk to the church of San Gallo

La passeggiata alla chiesa di San Gallo – Bormio and Valdidentro –

Total length of excursion: 3210 meters

Total uphill difference in height: 32 meters

Approximate total time needed for the excursion: 1 hours and 15 minutes

Difficulty: very easy (1 out of 10)

Recommended season: all year round (possible presence of ice in the winter season)

Suitable for rainy days? no

General characteristics of the natural environment: meadow with a wonderful view of the Alta Valtellina mountains and in particular: Scale – Solena – Pedenolo – Reit – Tresero – Vallecetta

Presence of water\fountains on the excursion: yes

Trip on the borders of the Stelvio National Park: no

Benches on the route: yes

Picnic areas on the route: no

Alpine shelters, bars or restaurants along the route: no

Circular route: no

Back and forth route: yes

Pushchair accessible: yes

Excursion starting point: Albergo Adele

Geographic coordinates of the starting point: 46°28’16.99” N – 10°22’19.50” E —- UTM: 32T 605333 – 5147339

Altitude of the starting point: 1240 meters asl            Maximum height reached on the excursion: 1252 meters asl

Description of the excursion:

The walk to the church of San Gallo is the easiest excursion starting from Albergo Adele. This walk, easy and almost without any particular difference in altitude, is suitable for everyone and is walkable also with pushchairs.

Starting from Albergo Adele you go up on the right hand side along via Monte Braulio and, after 50 meters you will take the first road that you meet on the left (via San Sebastiano). After another 50 meters you turn onto the first road on the right, “via U. Martinelli”, that you follow until its end near the hairpin turn of the national road of Stelvio. This hairpin turn is recognizable by the writing “Bormio” on the wall. You can cross the road safely using the convenient underpass where the foot path/bike path starts and accompanies you, after crossing the river Campello and running along the golf course, until the church of San Gallo.

Along the way there you can enjoy a beautiful landscape on the great meadow of Molina. Offsetting this incredible view is the big dolomitic wall of Mount Reit with its rugged screes and larch forest. After walking 1500 meters from the hotel you reach the destination, the picturesque and historical church of San Gallo, the unquestionable queen of the Molina meadow.

Once you arrive at the church, you follow back the way you came until the starting point, with the background overlooked by the pyramidal shape of mount Tresero. The route that we suggest to you runs along secondary streets, but the traffic is not annoying and doesn’t diminish the beauty of the excursion. This route is walkable all year round.

Cultural points on the route: The church of San Gallo

Enjoy your walk! Stefano and all of the Albergo Adele staff

Text translated by Stefano Bedognè and Paul Faller (teacher at MyEnglish Lodi)

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