• Mountains
    • Active & Green

Experiencing the mountains in Valtellina

The Valtellina is located on the northern side of the Lombardy Region, at the border between Italy and the Swiss Canton of Grigioni, it is the only large alpine river valley that goes from east to west.

It is 120 kilometers long and about 65 km wide. It can be easily reached by car or train.

Just as it is easy and comfortable to arrive, it is simple to immerse yourselves into the beauty of its landscape thanks to the countless opportunities it offers. In other words, Valtellina is adventure, excitement and nature. 

Besides climbing, rafting, canoeing, hydospeed, canyoning and other river sports to practice along the Adda at the Tresenda/Castione trail, you can choose among countless mountain bike itineraries. Adventurous types should not miss the Bike Park. Then there are the walking or horseback riding tours along the roads that take to the summits. Trekking in Valtellina means to discover new landscapes in its boroughs, natural parks and reserves that change with every step you take along the riverside paths that go to the mountains.

If you are expereinced travelers, the Alta Via (or high road) of the Valmalenco awaits. With its 8 stages, it is a 130 km long journey traced along the summits of  Pizzo Scalino and Bernina. The Rome Path will take you to the mountains of the Masino Valley. There are beautiful historical trekking itineraries of Via Spluta and Via Bregaglia in Valchiavenna, the Rusca Path that goes from Sondrio to Thusis, known as the Great Road of the Bergamasque Alps, while the Trail of Peace in High Valtellina traverses World War I localities and the Via Alpina, a long hiking itinerary divided in 342 stages that traverses eight countries along the Alpine Range.

The area of Valtellina is the protagonist of such a fascinating journey with 14 trekking stages that unravel from the Stelvio Pass to the Valchiavenna. Do not miss the Wine and Salt Trails between Bormio and Switzerland, plus the Via dei Terrazzamenti that goes from Tirano to Morbegno, which embroiders a trail of terraced vineyard and boroughs facing the Rhaetian slopes.

After a long day of outdoor activities, take time to sit back and relax. You can choose between four structures located between the areas of Bormio and Val Masino since ancient times. Recharge your energies at the thermal baths of Bormio Terme. Discover the romantic sight of Terme Bagni Vecchi, renowned during Roman times, or enjoy the luxury of the Terme Bagni Nuovi center. Finally, Infine, immerse yourselves in the unparalleled beauty of the Masino Thermal Baths.

Take me here: Experiencing the mountains in Valtellina

On the same topic

Weekend in Valtellina

An opportunity to discover a valley of spectacular landscapes and lots of good food.
  • Mountains
Weekend in Valtellina

In the landscapes of the Camonica Valley

  • Mountains
In the landscapes of the Camonica Valley

Stelvio Pass

The summer paradise for skiers.
  • Mountains
Stelvio Pass

Winter in Lombardy

  • Mountains
Sled dog, Bormio, Sondrio

Carona

Located in the heart of the Orobie, it has always been considered the pearl of the Upper Brembana Valley.
  • Mountains
Carona

Piani d'Erna from Above

A paradise above Lecco, the ideal place to get closer to the mountains in all seasons.
  • Mountains
A Soaring Summit

Val Trompia

La Val Trompia is a new and pleasant tourist destination, to be discovered!
  • Mountains
Trompia Valley

Skiing in Ponte di Legno - Passo Del Tonale

  • Mountains
Sciare a Ponte di Legno - Passo Del Tonale

Snowshoe trekking

A winter trek with snowshoes on one's feet is a very pleasant experience for everyone, adults and children
  • Mountains
Ciaspolate in Lombardia

Montecampione

The beating heart of the lower Vallecamonica, a panoramic terrace overlooking Lake Iseo.
  • Mountains
Montecampione

A Valtellina summer

Trekking, mountain biking, relaxing at the spa, this and much more in Valtellina in summer.
  • Mountains
Tips to enjoy the best of the Valtellina in the Summer months

Skiing in Lombardy with our family

Whether you are a beginner or a champion, find out where to ski in Lombardy with your friends or family – from Bergamo to Valtellina.
  • Mountains
Sciare in famiglia in Lombardia

Caspoggio

A beautiful balcony overlooking the landscape of the Bernina dominating the whole Valmalenco.
  • Mountains
Caspoggio

Mountain Shelters in Lombardy

Exciting ski tours, snowshoe hikes in the unspoiled nature, hospitality of home and genuine cuisine.
  • Mountains
High altitude lodges

Reaching New Heights in Lombardy

Suggestions for high altitude excursions.
  • Mountains
Toccare il cielo con un dito: le cime più alte della Lombardia

Ice climbing in Lombardy

Climbing ice falls is an exciting adventure that confronts man and nature.
  • Mountains
Ice climbing

Skiing in Piani di Bobbio

The Piani di Bobbio, in Valsassina, are marvellous during the summer season, and become enchanting during the winter
  • Mountains
Skiing in Piani di Bobbio

Valdidentro

In Valdidentro there are many attractions and activities to do for the whole family, not to be missed!
  • Mountains
Valdidentro

Valpredina

Visit the WWF nature reserve of Valpredina.
  • Mountains
Valpredina

Valgerola

Visit the Valgerola, the homeland of the famous Bitto, its refuges, the dams and the Pescegallo ski area.
  • Mountains
Valgerola