On this post you find some tips for your summer holiday in Valtellina
is the second bigger basin in Italy with 110 alpine lakes, 220 creeks, 2 Rivers
(Adda and Mera) and more than 200 km of watercourse.
During summer holiday in Valtellina you can wander in the beautiful mountains, surrounded by nature and beautiful lakes, just choose the one you want to see!
What are the most beautiful lakes that you must see in Valtellina? Here our top ten list!
WHERE: Valmalenco (1.965 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: you can reach the lake on foot from S. Giuseppe (1.30 h) or with the ski lift in Chiesa Valmalenco (about 30 min)
DID YOU KNOW? Every year on the second Sunday of August there is the celebration of Crist of abyss with the immersion in the lake more than 6 metres deep
WHERE: Valdidentro, Alta Valtellina (2.000 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: by car following the directions from Fiordalpe (Valdidentro)
OUR TIP: you can do the tour of Cancano Lakes with MTB. It’s a completely flat excursion, perfect for families. From Cancano you can reach also the springs of river Adda, in the nearby Val Alpisella (click here for more information).
WHERE: Livigno (1.816 m above sea level)
OUR TIP: from Crap de la Parè, accessible with a nice trekking excursion, you can admire the splendor of the lake from the top. During summer, the Livigno Lake is navigable.
WHERE: Val di Mello, Val Masino (1.000 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: in summer with the shuttle service from S. Martino (or 20 minutes on foot from S. Martino)
DID YOU KNOW? Val di Mello is the largest natural reserve of Lombardy. The lake of Qualido and the Bidet of Contessa, famous for the clear waters, can be reached in few minutes with a simple walk. (click here for more info)
WHERE: Bormio (2.775 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: from Bormio 3000 (reachable with the ski lift from Bormio or from Bormio 2000) with an excursion of about 1 hour
DID YOU KNOW? Bei Laghetti have been renamed as “ Maldives at 3000 m above sea level” for the blue color of their waters.
WHERE: Pescegallo, Val Gerola, (1.865 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: hike excursion from Pescegallo to the lake (about 1h 30 m). From Pescegallo you can take also the ski lift to the Salmurano mountain hut: from here, you can walk for about 40 minutes.
DID YOU KNOW? The Lake of Pescegallo in origin was a natural basin; with the construction of the dam has expanded its dimension.
WHERE: Alpe Motta Alta, Campodolcino, Valchiavenna (1.853 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: from Alpe Motta with an excursion of about 30 minutes
DID YOU KNOW? The Azzurro Lake is powered by an underground source, this means that the lake is full in spring and empty in winter.
WHERE: Highland of Andossi, Valchiavenna (2.069 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: from Madesimo with an excursion of about 1 hour, perfect also for families
DID YOU KNOW? This pond offers enchanting views and it is very appreciated, especially by the photographers
WHERE: Val Lunga, Val Tartano (2.000 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: from the car park in locality of Arale with a trekking excursion of about 2 hours
DID YOU KNOW? The Porcile lakes are three, located at a short distance from each other and on differ levels
WHERE: Val Belviso, Aprica (1.800 m above sea level)
HOW TO GET THERE: by car following the directions for Frera dam; from the car park with a small walk
DID YOU KNOW? The Belviso Valley is a popular destination for MTB lovers.
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