A snowy adventure. One of our favourite activities in winter is to set off into the forests in the surrounding valleys when they are covered in a thick white blanket of snow. With snow shoes, a normal everyday walk is transformed into a journey through a fairytale landscape.
In Bormio, the bright summer days of winter are best enjoyed outside in the open air. When the snow falls, covering the valleys of Bormio and the forests of the Stelvio National Park, the urge to set off on an adventure is irresistible. Snowshoe walks are an ideal way to enjoy the trails around Bormio when they are covered with snow and have long been a very popular way to enjoy the mountains in winter.
Spoiled for choice
There are so many routes to explore on snowshoes. Every week, the Bormio Alpine Guides run organised snowshoe walks in the Stelvio National Park. But if you feel ready to hit the trails without a guide, here are some of the snowshoe walks on prepared trails that you can try out on your own.
Oga - Tadè
An easy loop which starts at the fort in Oga, in the Valdisotto.
Monte - Alpe Zandilla
An intermediate level walk which begins at Monte, a tiny hamlet nestling on the mountainside in the Valdisotto.
Val di Rezzalo
An easy route beginning in Fontanaccia, Sondalo, which explores one of the most beautiful valleys in the Stelvio National Park.
Pra dei Piazzi - Li More'gn
An easy route on the slopes of the mountains which rise up above Sondalo. Starting in Pra dei Piazzi, Sondalo.
Sentiero delle Sorgenti
An easy, flat route along the river and through the forests at Santa Caterina Valfurva.
An intermediate level route with stunning views of Monte Tresero and Santa Caterina Valfurva.
Val Viola - Baite Cagnol
An easy loop which starts in Arnoga, taking you into the Val Viola.
Pedemontana della Reit
An easy route on the slopes of Monte Reit, the mountain which dominates Bormio.
Get more from your winter walks
For a different experience, helping you to learn more and be more adventurous, contact the Bormio Alpine Guides. Every year, the Alpine guides organise snowshoe walks in the Stelvio National Park and in some of the most beautiful parts of these valleys. You could also enjoy the experience of a snowshoe walk at sunset or at night under the star-filled mountain skies.