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On the famous Stelvio road, a few kilometers after Morbegno going to Sondrio, there is the hotel-restaurant La Brace that looks like a castle in the large, green Valtellina, in memory of its nineteenth-century origins to the service of the Counts Guicciardi from Milan.
Valtellina, very close to the Como Lake, preserves its own tradition, thanks to the unchanged aspect of the villages, to the respect of the relationship between man and environment and the unique flavors of the typical products. Valtellina is beautiful in every season, during the summer you can immerse yourselves in nature, during the fall in the forest, discovering the flavors of the grape harvest, in winter you can appreciate the mountains covered with meters of snow and in spring you can witness the awakening of colors.
The alpine pastures of Valgerola are a favorite destination for hikers in summer and for ski tours or downhill slopes in winter. Valgerola is also the birth place of the famous cheese Bitto, a distinctive element of gourmet cuisine. It is possible to book a tour or a tasting at the "center of the historical Bitto" in Gerola Alta.
The nearby Val Masino for centuries has been synonymous with well-being with its natural spring water bath at 38 ° C. The spa resort, situated at 1170 m. above the sea level, enjoys a very special landscape and offers wonderful opportunities for walks in the woods and in the mountains of the surroundings. Val di Mello is also a perfect place for those who love climbing.
Valmalenco is characterized by steep slopes and then opens in a wide green valley: in the valleys of Chiareggio and at the foot of the mountains Disgrazia and Bernina. This context of high natural, historical, and ethnographic value invites you for walks and excursions immersed in the beauty of a bright landscape, dominated by the spectacular pyramid of Pizzo Scalino, the symbol of this valley.
In Valtellina there are the most picturesque and challenging stretches of the river Adda, which, with its water flow, is a real gym for all fans of water sports. If you want to experience the thrill of the descent on the river, you can book our adventure packages.You will be accompanied by qualified instructors FIRAFT.
600 meters from La Brace there is Sentiero Valtellina, an important pedestrian and cycle path that runs through the Sondrio province. It moves in a breathtaking landscape that follows the course of Adda river for about 150 kilometers. It was chosen by Red Bull as the third most beautiful cycle path in Italy.More
The Red Train 'World Heritage Site' goes from Tirano to St. Moritz. The famous Bernina Express is a magical adventure in wonderful mountains: it is the highest in Europe for altitude and one of the steepest railways in the world. With modern and comfortable panorama coaches, both in winter and in summer, the train exceeds 2253 m of the Bernina Pass and then descends to St. Moritz, the pearl of the Engadine.More