Paths 1500 km of biking & hiking trails in the High Valtellina
In Livigno, you’ll experience an unforgettable holiday in the forests, near the snow-capped peaks and wide, scenic vistas.
All you need is a pair of climbing boots and a backpack. All the rest is here, in Livigno, with our Alpine Guides providing a wide range of exciting excursion options. Starting with all-day trips to multi-day treks with overnight stays in well-equipped mountain shelters, there is also bird watching or admiring the flora and fauna as well as exploring the highest peaks. Wherever you happen to find yourself, you can easily go down the valley and straight back to the village using free public transport .
TRAILS Given the perennial need to cross the mountains to carry out various activities connected with agriculture and husbandry, there is a well-developed network of footpaths with ancient origins. These routes, though no longer used for their original purposes, have now become increasingly popular with hikers, climbers and mountain bikers.
BIKING & TREKKING GUIDEBOOKS The High Valtellina Mountain Community today places a variety of instruments at the disposal of visitors, enabling them to get the most out of this network of ancient trails. Two guidebooks have been published to date; describing the 150 trails spread out across the 6 municipalities of the High Valtellina. In these pages you will find a multitude of useful features (i.e. guides, maps, notices, signposts, websites and GPS navigation, etc.), with detailed specifications for each.
SIGNSPOSTS When designing the new signage system, particular attention was given to hikers’ safety. All signposts found on the Livigno mountain trails are clearly mapped and individually coded. In case of necessity, hikers can relay their position to the rescue stations simply by reading off the code found at the back of the nearest signpost.
GUIDEBOOK #1: Livigno-Valdidentro Includes the entire municipal district of Livigno including Valdidentro, with a total of 62 selected routes as follows: Map 1:31 tracks North of Livigno - Cancano Map Map 2: 31 tracks South of Livigno – Viola Valley
The place-names are aimed at maintaining Livigno’s historical legacy and may thus differ from other references utilising modern jargon or abbreviations. Due to the occasionally unusual traditional place names, this may create some difficulties in reading but the names utilised in the guide (i.e. of the mountains, valleys and streams) faithfully mirror local tradition and culture.
GUIDEBOOK #2: districts of Bormio - Valdisotto - Valfurva - Sondalo Includes the entire municipal district of Livigno including Valdidentro, with a total of 62 selected routes as follows: Map 3: 13 routes in the Viola Valley - Grosina Valley - Piazzi Peak Map Map 4: 39 routes Bormio - Stelvio - Valdisotto - Valdidentro Map Map 5: 18 routes Sondalo - Rezzalo Valley - Gavia Map Map 6: 18 routes Valfurva - Gavia - Stelvio National Park
SIGNS In designing the new signage system, particular attention was given to hikers’ safety. All signposts found on the Livigno mountain trails are clearly mapped and individually coded. In case of necessity, hikers can relay their position to the rescue stations simply by reading off the code found at the back of the nearest signpost.
The guidebooks are available from:
Agency for the Promotion and Development of Tourism Via Saroch 1098/A - Plaza Placheda Tel: +39 0342 977800 Fax: +390342052229