Bike enthusiasts can hire a range of bikes at the foot of the Funivia Snow Eagle aerial cable car. Families are catered for with bikes with baby seats, and there are also e-bikes for those who want to take on the more challenging routes. After choosing your bike, you just have to decide which route to take from the many available. We suggest freeriders take the Funivia up to Alpe Palù, and then the Motta chairlift up to 2,300 metres above sea level. The chairlift is equipped to transport bikes.
If you feel peckish on your way to the chairlift, we recommend stopping in at Malga Rundai agriturismo for some delicious pizzoccheri. Their daily specials, such as bread gnocchi with wild herbs and desserts with yoghurt and preserves are also well worth trying. However, if you decided to reach the top before stopping and missed lunch at Malga Rundai, you are still in luck since Rifugio Motta offers both local dishes and stunning views out over the entire valley and surrounding mountains.
When you arrive at the top of the Motta chairlift, you will be rewarded with a long freeride down through trails, pastures and woodlands into San Giuseppe. Once you arrive in San Giuseppe, visit Rifugio Sasssoner to enjoy venison carpaccio, apple cake or tiramisu. From here, you can head back down the main road or along another trail to Primolo and back to the bike hire at the Funivia in Chiesa in Valmalenco.
Another great trail starts in Alpe Piasci, which, after a 1,100-metre climb of about 2 hours, ends up at Rifugio Bosio, where you can enjoy spectacular view of Monte Disgrazia. You can stay overnight in this traditional mountain refuge, which also serves as a base for a great many excursions.