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Rhaetian Alps

Valmalenco is embraced by majestic peaks, such as Mount Disgrazia, Piz Bernina, Piz Scalino

Valmalenco is a real "snow paradise", well known among winter sports enthusiasts: this is the ideal place for alpine skiing, nordic skiing and ski mountaineering. With its ski resort, Chiesa in Valmalenco has a deep skiing tradition, also thanks to its ski resort, boasting modern ski lifts and the Snow Eagle, one of the biggest cable cars in the world. 

Valmalenco is also the place where to go on some of the  most fascinating ski mountaineering excursions that the Alps can offer. Lanzada, Chiareggio and the Palù lake are the ideal settings for nordic skiing in winter and mountain bike tours in summer. 

An extensive network of trails linking "hut to hut" - immersed in an environment of high natural, historic and ethnographic value - leads visitors to the discovery of amazing sceneries dominated by the pyramid of Piz Scalino. The Marinelli hut - the oldest hut in the valley - is the ideal destination for anyone, while the modern Marco e Rosa hut can only be reached by expert mountaineers, ready to challenge themselves along a demanding trail. 

The High Route of Valmalenco is a loop trail on the boarder between Lombardy and Engadine. The trail is 110 km long, it departs from Torre di Santa Maria and reaches the feet of Mount Disgrazia, Piz Bernina and Piz Scalino, majestic peaks that reach an altitude of 4000 m. The glacial lakes can't be missed: Lagazzuolo, Palù, Entova, the small lakes in Campagneda and the artificial lakes created by the grand dikes of Campo Moro and Alpe Gera. 

Valmalenco is also know for being a site rich in minerals (260 different types) and for this reason the valley is internationally renown. Mining is extremely important for the economy of Valmalenco: mined minerals (mainly serpentine, soapstone and talc) and their processing are highly appreciated for their quality and the final products are exported all over the world. The Bagnada mine is a must see, for it allows visitors to take a leap into the past and get a glimpse of miners' life and work. 

 

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Places

Church of Saint Emily

  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Emily
377 mt

Sanctuary in Primolo

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary in Primolo
944 mt

Bike rental - Rent Bike Palù

  • Active & Green
Bike rental - Rent Bike Palù
966 mt

Church of Saint Elizabeth

  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Elizabeth
1.09 km

The ancient "Giovello"

  • Parks
The ancient "Giovello"
1.5 km

Church of St. Anthony

  • Art & Culture
Church of St. Anthony
1.87 km

Rif. Alpe Ponte 1521m

Alpe Ponte
  • Mountains
Rifugio Alpe Ponte
2.34 km

Rif. Motta 2236m

Cima Motta
  • Mountains
Rif. Motta 2236m
3.36 km

Church of Santa Maria Nascente

  • Art & Culture
Church of Santa Maria Nascente
3.59 km

The Bagnada mine and museum

  • Art & Culture
The Bagnada mine and museum
4.38 km

"Isola" di San Giuseppe sports center

  • Active & Green
Centro sportivo di fondo a San Giuseppe
4.47 km

Rifugio Lago Palù 1965m

Alpe Palù
  • Mountains
Rifugio Lago Palù - riproduzione riservata
4.68 km

Parish church of St James and St Philip

  • Art & Culture
Parish church of St James and St Philip
5.02 km

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Alpini

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Alpini
5.02 km

Rural settlement of Scilironi

Scilironi can be considered a rational production unit linked to the land.
  • Parks
Scilironi in Valmaleno
5.14 km

Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m

Alpe Airale
  • Mountains
Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m
6.22 km

Rif. Gerli Porro 1960 m

Alpe Ventina
  • Mountains
Riproduzione riservata
6.36 km

Rif. Ventina 1960m

Alpe Ventina
  • Mountains
Rif. Ventina 1960m
6.37 km

Rif. Musella 2021m

Alpe Musella
  • Mountains
Rif. Musella 2021m
6.86 km

Rif. Mitta 2021m

Alpe Musella
  • Mountains
Rif. Mitta 2021m
6.91 km

Where to sleep

TREMOGGIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
TREMOGGIA
209 mt

CAMPEGGIO AL MULINO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CAMPEGGIO AL MULINO
231 mt

CHALET REZIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CHALET REZIA
242 mt

MOTTA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
MOTTA
267 mt

APPARTAMENTO VIA S. PIETRO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
APPARTAMENTO VIA S. PIETRO
278 mt

RIFUGIO MOTTA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO MOTTA
305 mt

MIRAMONTI

Chiesa in Valmalenco
MIRAMONTI
375 mt

TERRE AROMATICHE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
TERRE AROMATICHE
378 mt

ROSEG

Chiesa in Valmalenco
ROSEG
483 mt

PALU'

Chiesa in Valmalenco
PALU'
499 mt

B&B LA COTORNICE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B LA COTORNICE
597 mt

MIRAVALLE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
MIRAVALLE
848 mt

B&B LA CADULA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B LA CADULA
848 mt

PIZZO SCALINO RESIDENCE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
PIZZO SCALINO RESIDENCE
849 mt

CASA ALPINA GIULIO DELLA TORRE

Caspoggio
CASA ALPINA GIULIO DELLA TORRE
893 mt

LA LANTERNA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
LA LANTERNA
919 mt

CA' ERMINIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CA' ERMINIA
942 mt

B&B PERLA ALPINA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B PERLA ALPINA
947 mt

FUNIVIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
FUNIVIA
971 mt

LA ROCCA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
LA ROCCA
1 km