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 (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 routes for both road and mountain bikes, 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.
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