Swimming courses, tuina massages and a 60-metre long slide for sports lovers of any age
Sports fans wanting to chill? Kids ready for something new? Family holiday?
If you are in the Alta Valtellina mountains, you love skiing, walking and mountain biking but cannot do without water, you absolutely must include a swim at Bormio Terme.
This spa resort, an icon location, is just a stone's throw from the old town centre and really easy to reach. Fed by the beneficial warm Cinglaccia natural spring waters, it has stayed true to the historic Bormio spa tradition, but with totally modernised facilities, including splendid indoor and outdoor pools, and services that are suitable
for any age. Its distinctive feature is that it combines classic spa treatments (mud, inhalations, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation) with a very well-equipped sports and wellbeing zone.
Courses of all kinds are held in its 25-metre pool and kids' pool: for expectant mums, babies, future champions, and adults wanting to perfect their style.
There is water fitness, water bike or the gentler senior water gym. The thermarium has bio and panoramic saunas, a Turkish bath, spa pool and emotional showers.
The spa offers a range of beauty or relaxing face and body treatments, and therapeutic or anti-stress massages.
Spoilt for choice! In a cosy atmosphere, where, despite strict rules, the mood is informal, young and old alike will certainly want to try out the 60-metre long water slide and then take a break at the "Bar Terrazza”.
Whereas those needing to recharge their batteries and pamper themselves a little need only to choose between an oriental tuina massage to rebalance their Yin and Yang, a primordial stone massage, with hot and cold basalt lava stones, or the gentle caress of a cacaoscented chocolate massage. So, whether you want to be embraced by the water, challenge it or let it pamper you with treatments, Bormio Terme spa
is the place for you.
5 REASONS TO CHOOSE BORMIO
- At 1,225 metres above sea level, Bormio nestles in a large green hollow, overlooked by the huge mountain that is Monte Reit. The Cinglaccia natural water spring flows out of the rock near the River Adda.
- The town has a lovely historic centre. The Civic Museum explains its history, art and traditions. Another must-visit is the Mineralogy Museum and, in summer, the "Alta Rezia" Alpine Botanical Gardens.
- In winter, you can ski down the Bormio slopes from 3,000 metres, straight into the town. The pride of this ski area is the international "Stelvio” slope.
- Its closeness to Santa Caterina Valfurva and Livigno means you can undertake a real ski safari, with some particularly scenic circuits for lovers of cross-country skiing. The Cima Piazzi Happy Mountain ski resort takes skiers into Valdidentro and Valdisotto.
- From spring to autumn, the Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio park has hiking and mountain bike trails, and in winter there are plenty of snowshoe trails. Cycling fans can reach the three "holy peaks” of international cycling in just a few kilometres: Stelvio, Gavia, and Mortirolo.