Think Valtellina, think mountains! For many years ‘la Valtellina’ has been synonymous with the surrounding mountainous range, winter skiing and summer walks. In the last twenty years, the area has been able to renew itself and expand its touristic value.
The crown jewel of this renewal has undeniably been QC Terme (hot spring water Spa), open all year round and to where guests retreat and rejuvenate each season.
Skiing maintains a strong presence due to the snow-covered slopes all year round and the celebration of prestigious events such as the Alpine Ski World Cup and the Peak to Creek, an eight-kilometre downhill race, starting at the highest point of the Cima Bianca at 3012 metres and ending in Bormio at 1225 metres.
The biggest trend of recent years is definitely the ever-growing passion for cycling. From May to September, ‘la Valle’ sees thousands of bike enthusiasts travelling through: from those wanting to ride a ‘Fat Bike’ on the snow, to those wishing to emulate the Giro d'Italia racing down the Gavia Stelvio and Mortirolo, the great classic alpine passes. The Stelvio Climb, sponsored by Mapei, attracts sports enthusiasts from all over the world. But that’s not all: the Stelvio National Park has created a whole series of detailed GPS routes for both road and mountain bikes (MTB), taking in places such as Tirano, Livigno, Bormio, Santa Caterina Valfurva and even parts of Switzerland. Many such routes retrace the campaigns of the Great War in this region and the decauville rail, used for the construction of the dams, with breathtaking views while walking the flat trails of the high altitude. From May to September thousands of cyclists rides around the valley.
Santa Caterina from May to September becomes an amazing starting point for hikers, the town is rounded by 13 peaks of Ortles-Cevedale mountain chain. Trekking and Nordic walking enthusiasts can appreciate mountain trail that passes through Valle dei Forni. A must-see is a trail that leads to Rifugio Casati e Guasti (3254 m), where it can be admiring closely the glacier.
The expert climber can be helped by a mountain guide to reach Tresero, Cevedale, and Gran Zebrù peaks.
Stelvio National Park is the right place to see and search wild animals as an ungulate, "gipeto" bird, golden eagle, and discover the rich local flora.
Santa Caterina offers many sports for every age: golf, horse riding, tennis, climbing. You just have to choose which sport you prefer
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