Muro di Sormano

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Sormano 1,128m 239m 1.7 km 14.1% 310 *****






Muro di Sormano - Sormano - Cycling Profile

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Climb Description

Muro di Sormano is a short and very steep climb, which is used as a decisive part of the Giro di Lombardia cycling race. The climb has several sections in excess of 20% gradient, and is essentially a cycle lane - completely closed to cars.

The main challenge of the Muro di Sormano is obviously the gradient rather than the length, and the elevation is actually printed on the road at one meter intervals. Whether this is a good or bad thing probably depends on how your legs are feeling. But, either way, it certainly gives a special feel to the climb.

Muro di Sormano finishes at the La Colma peak. From here, many riders descend down to the edge of Lake Como, continue to Bellagio and complete a circle by ascending the delightful Madonna del Ghisallo.

Muro di Sormano is usually open throughout the year, but may close for short periods in winter after heavy snowfall.


Muro di Sormano from Sormano - Italian Alps Cycling Climb

A rare flatter part of the climb






Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent condition.

No motorized traffic is allowed on the climb.


Writing on the Muro di Sormano Climb

You will probably be going slowly enough to read all of this!






Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb the Muro di Sormano. There is a parallel road (SP-44) which is much easier and comes out at the same place at the top. But, as with life, Muro di Sormano is all about the journey not the destination.





Nearby Climbs


Madonna del Ghisallo






Cycling Holidays

At the moment we do not have any tours including the climb to Muro di Sormano. If you would like us to organize a custom cycling holiday including this climb, please contact us and we would be happy to do so.

You may also be interested in the links below, to some of the holidays that we are currently running in high mountains.




Monte Zoncolan
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 9 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
Lagos de Covadonga
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: from €1,130 EUR
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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,350 EUR
*Bike Hire Included