Trekking and hiking

Walking through the uncontaminated atmosphere of mountain pastures gives you the chance to taste the specialities of genuine and old food on the spot. You have also the chance to run through those streets leading to historical passes, to go up pathways that reach high altitude passes where you can admire glaciers scenery with their primeval noise, or you can linger on morainic slopes and on rocky ravines with your camera to capture the images of very rich and natural flora or even explore spaces cleared of glaciers and search for mineralogical curiosities; you have also the chance to take relaxing walks through fir-woods in search of mushrooms and to visit old sites and places of human activity that allow you to read the life of an alpine community.

Valmalenco is the most extended of Valtellina lateral valleys : changeable heights ranging from 500 and 4000 metres, three wide valleys flowing into a main gully, marked by different rocky formations, a peak sequence nearly constantly winding above 3000 m that culminates in 4051 m of Pizzo Bernina, eight important glacial groups whose moraines bend down to pastures, alpine horizons incorporating all vegetative strips,
numberless striking corners with small lakes, streams, waterfalls. In addition to all this, you will be able to find a suitable road network, efficient public services, equipped
and comfortable downstream and upstream accommodation facilities as well as a mixture of well indicated pathways...Trekking paradise is just here.

The Orobie Alps are the mountain chain marking the border between the province of Sondrio and the province of Bergamo; they extend for about 50 Km in a sequence of peaks culminating in 3052 m of Pizzo di Coca. Since this territory is characterized
by an integral and wild environment, it needed to be protected and safeguarded; Il Parco delle Orbie Valtellinesi resulted from this need. Downstream vegetation is rich in broad-leaf woods; it is rich in Norway spruce wood in the upper mountain horizon followed by alpine meadows that are rich in typical flora. The presence of alpine flora is remarkable; it is peopled by chamois, deer and roe deer along with rock goat that was recently reintroduced; there are also many grouses and predatory animals. This mountain area offers the chance to take excursions of different difficulty in level, from simple walks to
real demanding excursions for expert climbers, for rock-climbers and for those people who are keen on mountain bike.

The high route of Valmalenco - presentation

The high route of Valmalenco is a trekking of 8 stage, around 110 km.
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The high route of Valmalenco - presentation

Rif. Alpe Ponte 1521m

Alpe Ponte
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Rifugio Alpe Ponte

Rif. Bignami 2382m

Alpe di Fellaria
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rifugio Bignami

Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m

Alpe Airale
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Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m

Ca' Runcasch 2170 m

Alpe Campagneda
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Ca' Runcasch 2170 m

Rif. Carate 2636m

Bocchetta delle Forbici
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Rifugio Carate - Immagine con diritti d'autore

Rif. Cristina 2287m

Alpe Prabello
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Rifugio Cristina

Rif. Del Grande Camerini 2600m

Bocchetta Piattè di Vazzeda
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Rif. Del Grande Camerini 2600m

Rif. Gerli Porro 1960 m

Alpe Ventina
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Riproduzione riservata

Rifugio Lago Palù 1965m

Alpe Palù
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Rifugio Lago Palù - riproduzione riservata

Rif. Longoni 2450m

Sassa d'Entova
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Rif. Longoni 2450m

Rif. Marco e Rosa 3609m

Forcola di Cresta Guzza
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Rif. Marco e Rosa 3609m

Rif. Marinelli Bombardieri 2813m

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Rif. Marinelli Bombardieri 2813m

Rif. Mitta 2021m

Alpe Musella
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Rif. Mitta 2021m

Rif. Motta 2236m

Cima Motta
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Rif. Motta 2236m

Rif. Musella 2021m

Alpe Musella
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Rif. Musella 2021m

Rif. Poschiavino 1992m

Campomoro
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Rifugio Poschiavino

Rif. Tartaglione Crispo 1800m

Forbicina
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Rifugio Tartaglione

Rif. Ventina 1960m

Alpe Ventina
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Rif. Ventina 1960m

Rif. Zoia 2021m

Campo Moro
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Rifugio Zoia

Pietra ollare trail

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Pietra ollare trail

Luigi Marson Glacier Trail

The glacier trails offer visitors a unique experience that will improve their understanding of the alpine environment.
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Luigi Marson Glacier Trail

Vittorio Sella glacier trail

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Vittorio Sella glacier trail

Quattro passi per tutti

Besides many shelters of Valmalenco, easily attainable from families and who approaches to the world of hiking for the first time, we signal some simple itineraries suitable for all. 
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Quattro passi per tutti