• Mountains

Rhaetian Alps

Valmalenco is embraced by majestic peaks, such as Mount Disgrazia, Piz Bernina, Piz Scalino

Valmalenco is a real "snow paradise", well known among winter sports enthusiasts: this is the ideal place for alpine skiing, nordic skiing and ski mountaineering. With its ski resort, Chiesa in Valmalenco has a deep skiing tradition, also thanks to its ski resort, boasting modern ski lifts and the Snow Eagle, one of the biggest cable cars in the world. 

Valmalenco is also the place where to go on some of the  most fascinating ski mountaineering excursions that the Alps can offer. Lanzada, Chiareggio and the Palù lake are the ideal settings for nordic skiing in winter and mountain bike tours in summer. 

An extensive network of trails linking "hut to hut" - immersed in an environment of high natural, historic and ethnographic value - leads visitors to the discovery of amazing sceneries dominated by the pyramid of Piz Scalino. The Marinelli hut - the oldest hut in the valley - is the ideal destination for anyone, while the modern Marco e Rosa hut can only be reached by expert mountaineers, ready to challenge themselves along a demanding trail. 

The High Route of Valmalenco is a loop trail on the boarder between Lombardy and Engadine. The trail is 110 km long, it departs from Torre di Santa Maria and reaches the feet of Mount Disgrazia, Piz Bernina and Piz Scalino, majestic peaks that reach an altitude of 4000 m. The glacial lakes can't be missed: Lagazzuolo, Palù, Entova, the small lakes in Campagneda and the artificial lakes created by the grand dikes of Campo Moro and Alpe Gera. 

Valmalenco is also know for being a site rich in minerals (260 different types) and for this reason the valley is internationally renown. Mining is extremely important for the economy of Valmalenco: mined minerals (mainly serpentine, soapstone and talc) and their processing are highly appreciated for their quality and the final products are exported all over the world. The Bagnada mine is a must see, for it allows visitors to take a leap into the past and get a glimpse of miners' life and work. 

 

Take me here: Rhaetian Alps

Places

Church of Saint Emily

  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Emily
377 mt

Sanctuary in Primolo

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary in Primolo
944 mt

Bike rental - Rent Bike Palù

  • Active & Green
Bike rental - Rent Bike Palù
966 mt

Church of Saint Elizabeth

  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Elizabeth
1.09 km

The ancient "Giovello"

  • Parks
The ancient "Giovello"
1.5 km

Church of St. Anthony

  • Art & Culture
Church of St. Anthony
1.87 km

Rif. Motta 2236m

Cima Motta
  • Active & Green
Rif. Motta 2236m
3.36 km

Church of Santa Maria Nascente

  • Art & Culture
Church of Santa Maria Nascente
3.59 km

The Bagnada mine and museum

  • Art & Culture
The Bagnada mine and museum
4.38 km

Rifugio Lago Palù 1965m

Alpe Palù
  • Active & Green
Rifugio Lago Palù - riproduzione riservata
4.68 km

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Alpini

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Alpini
5.02 km

The thousand-year-old larch

The thousand-year-old larch still is the oldest tree, of ascertained age, present in Italy.
  • Active & Green
The thousand-year-old larch
5.02 km

Rif. Tartaglione Crispo 1800m

Forbicina
  • Mountains
Rifugio Tartaglione
5.02 km

The shelters

  • Mountains
The shelters
5.02 km

Church of St. Anthony

  • Art & Culture
Church of St. Anthony
5.02 km

Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m

Alpe Airale
  • Mountains
Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m
6.22 km

Rif. Gerli Porro 1960 m

Alpe Ventina
  • Active & Green
Riproduzione riservata
6.36 km

Rif. Ventina 1960m

Alpe Ventina
  • Mountains
Rif. Ventina 1960m
6.37 km

Rif. Musella 2021m

Alpe Musella
  • Mountains
Rif. Musella 2021m
6.86 km

Rif. Mitta 2021m

Alpe Musella
  • Mountains
Rif. Mitta 2021m
6.91 km

Events

Sondrio Festival

Sondrio
14/11/2020 - 29/11/2020
  • Art & Culture
Sondrio festival
10.81 km

Activities

Hydrospeed Fun

  • Active & Green
Hydrospeed Fun
10.72 km

River Sup - Superhero

  • Active & Green
River Sup - Superhero
10.72 km

River Sup - Superman

  • Active & Green
River Sup - Superman
10.72 km

Kayak Fun - Boater Xtreme

  • Active & Green
Kayak Fun - Boater Xtreme
10.72 km

Kayak Fun - Survival X

  • Active & Green
Kayak Fun - Survival X
10.72 km

Kayak Fun - Into the Wild

  • Active & Green
Kayak Fun - Into the Wild
10.72 km

Hydrospeed Extreme: Are You Ready For a True Challenge?

  • Active & Green
Hydrospeed Extreme: Are You Ready For a True Challenge?
10.72 km

Hydrospeed Adrenaline: Upgrade to The Next Level

  • Active & Green
Hydrospeed Adrenaline: Upgrade to The Next Level
10.72 km

2RunDoubleFun: The Best Rafting Experience

  • Active & Green
2RunDoubleFun: The Best Rafting Experience
10.72 km

Adrenaline Rafting: Master the Waters

  • Active & Green
Adrenaline Rafting: Master the Waters
10.72 km

ExtremeFun Rafting Adventure

  • Active & Green
ExtremeFun Rafting Adventure
10.72 km

Face the Adda River With this Great Rafting Experience

  • Active & Green
Face the Adda River With this Great Rafting Experience
10.72 km

Where to sleep

TREMOGGIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
TREMOGGIA
209 mt

CHALET REZIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CHALET REZIA
242 mt

TERRE AROMATICHE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
TERRE AROMATICHE
378 mt

B&B LA COTORNICE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B LA COTORNICE
597 mt

B&B LA CADULA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B LA CADULA
848 mt

CASA ALPINA GIULIO DELLA TORRE

Caspoggio
CASA ALPINA GIULIO DELLA TORRE
893 mt

LA LANTERNA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
LA LANTERNA
919 mt

CA' ERMINIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CA' ERMINIA
942 mt

B&B PERLA ALPINA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B PERLA ALPINA
947 mt

FUNIVIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
FUNIVIA
971 mt

PIGNA D'ORO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
PIGNA D'ORO
1.02 km

KENNEDY

Caspoggio
KENNEDY
1.04 km

GENZIANELLA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
GENZIANELLA
1.2 km

FIOR DI MONTE

Caspoggio
FIOR DI MONTE
1.25 km

RIFUGIO MARINELLI BOMBARDIERI

Lanzada
RIFUGIO MARINELLI BOMBARDIERI
1.52 km

MOIZI

Lanzada
MOIZI
1.56 km

BIANCOSPINO

Lanzada
BIANCOSPINO
1.63 km

MIRAGE

Lanzada
MIRAGE
2.06 km

CAMPEGGIO PRADASC

Lanzada
CAMPEGGIO PRADASC
2.36 km

B&B BERNINA

Torre di Santa Maria
B&B BERNINA
3.53 km