Valmalenco (from 800 to over 1000 m a.s.l.) – This valley is ruggedand narrow at first then opens into a wide landscape dominated by the Disgrazia,the Bernina and the Scalino ranges. The three main villages of Chiesa,Caspoggio and Lanzada are part of a unique area dedicated to sport andfree-time. The Alpe Palù, which you can reach with the Snow Eagle – the world’sbiggest cablecar – hosts a wide ski area with ski runs and lifts for alpineskiing, Nordic skiing and snowboard, as well as very many routes for skimountaineering and snowshoes lovers. If you want to retrace the routes thatmade the history of mountaineering, you have a wide choice: the Piz Bernina, theMonte Disgrazia, the Pizzo Scalino, the glacier of the Scerscen. For all hikersa wide network of trails connects the many Alpine huts to one another. Do notmiss the 110-km Alta Via della Valmalenco (High Route of the Valmalenco), the SentieroRusca (the Rusca Trail) and the Antica Via della Valmalenco (Old Route of theValmalenco), a century-old track that starts in Sondrio, gets to the Passo delMuretto and crosses the border up to Switzerland. The Valmalenco is the bestplace for bikers, cross-country and free ride fans too. Visit the parish churchof the Saints Giacomo and Filippo containing canvas by the Ligari and theSanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie in Primolo (XVII c.). Let yourself beamazed by the imposing quarries for mining serpentine and soapstone, which isused for the “lavecc”, the famous and precious stone pots.
Enjoy Valtellina bresaola Delicious, healthy cured beef, guaranteed by PGI marking, compliant with strict production rules and regulations and respect for tradition. Taste PGI apples from Valtellina, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Gala, excellent products with all the characteristics of mountain apples: crunchy, fragrant, aromatic and juicy. Discover the flavour of Bitto cheese, with all the aroma of mountain grass or savour Valtellina Casera cheese, a semi-fat dairy product with ancient tradition.