In a nutshell: if you like being outdoors, you will be spoiled for choice! Surrounded by three majestic mountain chains, protected by two natural parks, made magical by the abundance of water, Val di Sole offers activities for sports of all kinds. We firmly believe that simply walking outside and into the forest and meadows infuses immense positive energy, making your holiday a regenerating experience. Try it and see!
From the paths between the mountain farms to the typical alpine huts up to 3600 m of the highest peaks: hikes in Val di Sole have something for all levels! In this area so devoted to water, be sure to visit the thundering waterfalls of Saent in Val di Rabbi in the Stelvio National Park, or take the panoramic Tour of the 5 lakes in Campiglio, with breathtaking views of the Brenta Dolomites. To explore wilder environments, hike up to the Valletta Pass.
Hop on your bike and go! Whether you are dreaming of a mountain bike adventure, or you prefer quieter itineraries along the cycling / pedestrian path that runs along the Noce river, you will find the perfect path among the more than 300 km of trails in Val di Sole. For a truly unique experience, pedal up to the Sensory Path above the village of Daolasa. Here, go ahead, take off your shoes and socks and walk barefoot, immersing yourself in nature with all five senses!
If you are not satisfied with seeing them from afar, a trek along a via ferrata will let you touch the mountains with your hand. Among the unmissable itineraries is the Sentiero dei Fiori (Path of Flowers) which retraces the places of WWI amid the three thousanders of the Adamello Group. For adventures with a Dolomite background, we recommend the Vidi aided path, which goes around the Pietra Grande peak, passes through the so-called “Orti della Regina” and leads to the Graffer mountain hut. Remember: if you are a beginner, get accompanied by an expert!
Discover the wild soul of Val di Sole! Did you know that the Noce river is listed as the best in Europe for rafting? You simply must try this dynamic sport! For a "drier" activity, try tarzaning, also called acrobatic canyoning, and swing over gorges and canyons. Finally, Daolasa is a downhill MTB mecca and hosts the world championships every year: the tracks are for real tough competitors! An adrenaline-pumping way to get in touch with nature.
If your winter holiday is synonymous with skiing, then you are in the right place! In Val di Sole there are three ski areas: Folgarida-Marilleva which joins the ski area Madonna di Campiglio-Pinzol, and the Tonale-Ponte di Legno-Temù, guaranteeing snow until late spring. The third is the Pejo3000 ski area, whose environmentally friendly, plastic-free philosophy is a value we share!
If you prefer the hushed quiet of the woods to the chaos of the slopes, simply clip on your snowshoes and take your pick from the many well-groomed trails. For example, you can hike to the Tibetan bridge over the Ragaiolo waterfall in nearby Val di Rabbi: in winter, it is truly spectacular! Another must is to witness the enchanting beauty of the frozen Malghette Lake. For an offbeat evening, go up to the picturesque Malga Stabli, then descend on a sled under the stars!
To immerse yourself in the silent nature of the protected parks in the area, another exciting sport is ski mountaineering, that is, climbing the slopes with skins and then descending on the immaculate mantle of snow. For safety’s sake, get accompanied by a mountain guide. If you want to try the discipline on your own and combine it with a superlative culinary experience, head for the Malga Monte Sole on a beaten path. Always use caution and check the weather forecast!
Do you want to experience the ski area as an insider? Let Denis accompany you: he will help you discover the most scenic spots, and reveal the best slopes. He can also show you his favourite spots for fantastic mountain food. If the conditions allow it, you can return along unprecedented off-piste tracks... for an extraordinary day! Note: this excursion is suitable for medium-level skiers.