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Things to do in Valfurva
There are so many things to do in Valfurva both in the summer season and in the winter season: relaxing holidays at the spa for the lazy ones and sporting holidays for the most active and demanding. You are spoiled for choice!
If you’re wondering what are the best things to do in Valfurva you’re in the right place.
Things to do in Valfurva in summer and winter
Museo Vallivo di Valfurva
The museum itinerary winds through the domestic environments, the room and the kitchen, and the old shops where the craftsmen worked: carpenters, shoemakers, funai, blacksmiths … Other sections document the housework, agricultural and pastoral activities.
The mill for rye grinding and the wood-fired oven for baking bread are certainly a great attraction.
The events of the valley and its inhabitants are recalled by objects collected in the sections dedicated to costume, school, sacred art, the mountains, mountaineering and the First World War.
The Genolecia park is flanked by the Frodolfo torrent, a recently redeveloped area, tidied up and inserted into a striking natural setting to enjoy a relaxing day.
Here there are games for children and teenagers, picnic area and artificial lake.
Baita del Parco
In Sant Antonio Valfurva, the Baita del Parco Visitor Center has recently been created, with the aim of providing an overview of the natural and human aspects of the Stelvio National Park.
Information panels, exhibits and multimedia stations offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of the territory, fauna, flora, landscape and anthropic structures.
The structure is also equipped with a multimedia room for conferences, workshops and projections.
La Baita del Parco regularly organizes activities dedicated to children and families.
The Alta Valtellina is a paradise for lovers of sport climbing.
There are many outdoor areas where you can practice climbing and bouldering, with different difficulties depending on the degree of preparation. In Valfurva there are some crags in Val Zebrù, in the area of the Forni and Passo Gavia.
These activities are also practicable at the municipal gym in S. Antonio Valfurva throughout the year where specific courses are organized by mountain guides for each age group.
For lovers of racing bikes, the Alta Valtellina offers itineraries linked to the great steps made famous by the Giro d’Italia, road bike lovers can try their hand at some of the most famous passes, such as the Stelvio Pass, the Gavia and Mortirolo.
For mountain bike enthusiasts Valtellina is an immense open-air gym. Hundreds of itineraries of every difficulty, length and duration make Valtellina one of the most renowned alpine areas and loved by bikers from all over Europe.
Lovers of gentle pedaling and families can opt for the numerous flat cycle paths of the valley floor surrounded by unspoiled nature.
The Valfurva is located in a privileged position, in the heart of the Stelvio National Park, and hiking, the summer activity par excellence, can be practiced on numerous routes and itineraries of rare beauty, of different duration and difficulty.
Woods that inspire fantastic legends, paths immersed in the pastures, suggestive alpine lakes, streams with clear waters, rocky slopes and moraines await you to discover the natural wonders of our valley.
It is also possible to reach the shelters with comfortable off-road / jeep shuttles that provide the service during the summer season.
To spend a relaxing day in a breathtaking landscape setting, the Bagni di Bormio QC Terme is the right place for you! It consists of two spas open all year round: Bagni Nuovi and Bagni Vecchi.
Bagni Nuovi, characterized by an unforgettable Art Nouveau atmosphere, are divided into four different spa routes (Giardini di Venere, Grotta di Nettuno, Bagni di Giove, Bagni di Ercole) offering thirty different spa services including seven pools in a large and sunny garden.
Bagni Vecchi, a dive into history over two thousand years, are divided into six sectors (outdoor swimming pool, Arciduchessa Baths, Roman Baths, sweat grotto, Medieval Baths, Imperial Baths) and offer unique and timeless emotions.
In addition to the Bagni di Bormio, you can immerse yourself in the thermal waters of Bormio Terme, a modern center for the whole family, including the little ones, you can spend a day of wellness and fun.
Accessing the Sport and Wellness Center the services available are: swimming pool, four seasons swimming pool (indoor and outdoor) children’s pool, thermal loggia, sauna, turkish bath, relaxation area, slides and water games for children.
Only adults are allowed in the Thermarium area which includes a bio sauna, a panoramic sauna, Turkish bath, relaxation room and outdoor bath.
Next to the brand new sports and wellness center you will find the department of classic spa treatments like healing mud, inhalations, physiotherapy. Bormio Terme is the only one of the 3 thermal spas in Bormio, which is affiliated with the national health service.
You will also find the beauty & wellness department with massages and personalized treatments, a shop and the terrace bar.
Ski and winter sports
Santa Caterina Valfurva, Bormio, Livigno and Valdidentro / San Colombano in winter and the Stelvio glacier in summer make up the Alta Valtellina Ski area.
230 km of perfectly groomed slopes, accessible thanks to around 70 lifts, offer Alpine skiing enthusiasts the chance to practice their favorite sport in a beautiful natural setting.
Those who prefer to dedicate themselves to cross-country skiing can take advantage of 95 km of slopes in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Bormio and Livigno, perfectly integrated into the uncontaminated natural environment of our valleys. In Valdidentro, along the track of the cross-country track, there is also an area reserved for biathlon. In Alta Valtellina it is also possible to practice snowboarding, telemark, freestyle, ski mountaineering, walks with ciaspole and sleddog.
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