An open-air gym in the heart of nature: this is climbing in Valtellina. There are over 200 climbing routes on walls from 25 to 45 meters high. Admire amazing views while climbing to mountain tops. From free climbing to bouldering (climbing on rocks up to 8 meters high): it’s up to you. Try your limits and see how far you can go. In Valtellina there are plenty of climbing areas: Valmalenco, Alta Valtellina and Val di Mello – to name a few. Ask the experienced alpine guides for correct information and where you can find the best route… and listen to their fascinating stories as well.
Paragliding and hang-gliding
Enjoy nature while “flying”. Paragliding in Valtellina is an exciting adventure. There are plenty of places where you can take-off, and then all you have to do is glide in the wind in complete silence and admire the outstanding views. An interesting challenge is the wind called “Breva”, which blows from Lake Como up to Alta Valtellina. You can take off in Carnale, near Sondrio, 1250 meters above sea level, and land at the bottom of the valley. Or you can start from Cima Bianca (3000 masl) and land in Bormio, after an 1800-metre vertical drop. There are also plenty of opportunities in Livigno and Valchiavenna. Many paragliders take off at Premorel (1165 masl) or Monte Fariolo (2030 masl) and land in San Cassiano. And, finally, we recommend you to try the tandem paragliders together with an expert instructor.
Visit Valtellina on a horseback, with its rural villages, woods and pastures. Experience something new riding in a complete natural environment. Ride along the Adda River, on the Sentiero Valtellina, where many riding centers are located. Follow the side valleys inside the Parco delle Orobie Valtellinesi, or choose the high mountain in Bormio and Santa Caterina Valfurva, deep in the heart of Stelvio National Park. If you are a beginner, you can follow horse riding courses in Livigno and Valchiavenna.
Discover the marvellous mountain tops in Valtellina, from the Bernina group to Monte Disgrazia, from 13 peaks over 3,200 meters high to the Gran Zebrù and the Cevedale. The mountains of Valtellina have always been at the center of memorable climbs and are very popular among Alpine mountain climbers. Admire the northern slope of Pizzo Badile in Val Masino. If you love heights, challenge your limits on Monte Disgrazia, a marvellous 3,600-metre high peak between Val Masino and Valmalenco. The Bernina mountain range (over 4,000 masl) is in Valmalenco. Other peaks you should visit include Pizzo Tresero, in Valfurva, Cima Piazzi in Valdidentro and Gran Zebrù (3,851 masl), a peak for the most expert mountaineers.