Autumn in Valtellina

 

HIKING

LISTENING TO THE DEER BELLOWING

Among the ideas how to spend the autumn in Valtellina, don't miss the possibility to listen to the deer bellowing In the early Autumn, during the mating season, the powerful bellowing of the deer can often be heard and the males can even be seen as they parade to conquer the females. The bellowing can be heard at all hours of the day but becomes more frequent and spectacular during the early evening. One of the best places to hear deer bellowing is Val Zebrù in Valfurva and the Valle del Gallo in the Cancano area, both in the Upper Valtellina.

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SAVOUR FOOD AND WINE

In autumn in Valtellina there are many food and wine events: take part to these and discover the local specialties From wines to apples, from pizzoccheri to cheese: Valtellina offers the best it has in Autumn, with lots of events linked to local food and wine excellences.

Valtellina, the biggest terraced area in Italy, is a go-to destination for wine lovers, especially in Autumn, the grape harvest season. Still today in Valtellina hundreds of kilos of grapes are carried on backs in baskets called "Gerle", loaded onto tractors and taken to the wineries along steep paths and down ladders. The wine cellars are the ideal place to taste DOC and DOCG appellation wines, including Sforzato, the king of Valtellina wines.

SKIING

You can ski in Valtellina all year round. Where? On the Stelvio Pass, surrounded by the magnificent scenarios in a ski area with an 800-metre vertical drop. From May to November, off-trail skiers can also experience the same energizing sensations as in wintertime.

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CYCLING

Discover the many cycling routes in Valtellina: in Autumn the landscapes are unique! Colourful scenery and a mild climate: even in Autumn, Valtellina has plenty to offer to cycling fans. Trails recommended for cycling tourist include the Sentiero Valtellina, 114 km from Bormio to Colico along the Adda river. There are lots of trails for MTB lovers, of varying difficulty, through nature along mule tracks, apple orchards, vineyards and scenery made even more fabulous by the typical autumn colors.