A characteristic valley
Val Zebrù looks like a narrow valley with harsh features, but once you reach the Baite dei nuclei di Zebrù di dentro (huts in the centre of Zebrù), the valley widens out, giving way to flat pastures where you can admire other characteristic huts, the Baite di Campo.
The route along Val Zebrù is on a dirt road ideal for trekking and mountain biking, almost completely rideable, among the maggenghi, the typical wooden huts, and the forests of mountain and Scots pines.
If walking is not a problem for you, don't miss the climb up to the Rifugio V Alpini recognisable by its characteristic yellow roof and located in an absolutely panoramic position on the walls of Monte Zebrù and Gran Zebrù.
Val Zebrù is synonymous of Stelvio National Park
Val Zebrù is considered one of the most important valleys in the Stelvio National Park and runs for about 12 km along the valley crossed by the stream of the same name.
The valley is also one of the richest areas of the Park in terms of fauna. It is not difficult to spot deer and ibex while walking peacefully, but the most surprising encounter you can make is with the bearded vulture! In fact, Val Zebrù is one of the valleys most frequented by this large vulture, which has found its natural habitat here.
Spotting the animals in the Stelvio National Park is one of the most intense experiences you can have. During the summer season, for those who do not want to, or can walk, there is the possibility of organising off-road day trips through this valley and beyond, accompanied by guides who, as well as giving you valuable information about the landscape, will help you spot the animals.
During the autumn, Val Zebrù lends itself as one of the symbolic valleys for hearing the powerful echoing of the deer's roar, in fact, it is not unusual to observe the males during their parades to conquer the harems of females.
Can I reach Val Zebrù by car and do I have to pay a ticket? You can reach easily reach the entrance of the Val Zebrù by car up to the Niblogo car park or, alternatively, up to the Fantelle car park, without paying any tickets (both car parks are well indicated). You can also reach the "Baite di Campo" and the "Baita Pastori" with the off-road shuttle service
Can the valley be reached by public transport?Yes, you can reach the valley with the Automobilistica Perego public transport service, taking the Bormio - Madonna dei Monti line, which ends directly at the Niblogo car park
Are there any mountain restaurants along the Valley?
Yes, along the valley you can find picnic areas and alpine huts, where you can stop for a tasty break
Is Val Zebrù accessible all the year round?
No, during the whole winter period and the beginning of spring, the Val Zebrù is closed to traffic as it is a valley at risk of avalanches.