Protection and conservation. Did you know that 65% of the Bormio region is in the Stelvio National Park? Are you ready to take a walk in these natural wonders where humans and biodiversity live harmoniously?
The Stelvio National Park is one of the oldest natural parks in Italy. Walking deep into its wild valleys and make some thrilling encounters with nature will be one of the highlights of your holiday in Bormio. When was last time you saw a reindeer in the wild?
Get ready for the most rewarding activities that you can do in nature.
Ecosystems and biodiversity that are worthy of protection
In the Park you will come face-to-face with natural wonders of national and international importance, such as the Forni glacier, the star of the glaciological trail. Or an area such as the Valle del Braulio, notable for its interesting and picturesque geomorphological features, which can be seen from the Campo dei Fiori path.
You may also come across some very rare species of flowers, such as the Greek Valerian (also known as Jacob’s Ladder) or the Lady’s Slipper orchid. Or you might be lucky enough to spot some of the large birds of prey which have returned to nest in the Alps, after having almost completely disappeared.
Safeguarded and precious habitats
But being surrounded by the Stelvio National Park means that, in just a few minutes on foot or by car, you can find yourself in a wild, natural landscape. No traffic, no chaos. Just pure fresh air and the sound of silence. You will love wandering along ancient drove roads and military tracks across the mountains with no vehicles around. The Val Viola, Val Zebrù, Valle dei Forni, Valle di Fraele and Val di Rezzalo valleys are ideal for these sort of walks..
Any place is more special if you get there on foot
It is time you reclaimed the beauty of nature of the protected area in an authentic way. Come, take a regenerative walk in the Stelvio National Park, there are routes for all levels and abilities. Below we suggest some of them:
If you have never seen a glacier before: Sentiero Glaciologico Alto
For animalwatching: Panoramica in Val Zebrù
If you love landscapes: Campo dei Fiori, Panoramica dell'Ables, Pedemontana della Reit
A walk through the paths of history: Valle di Gavia, Passi Zebrù, Filon dei Mot, Monte Scorluzzo, Forcola di Rims
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How do I know I am in a protected area?