WHAT TO DO IN SUMMER
Livigno is considered a cycling paradise. Whether you are a beginner or an expert it doesn't matter, get in the saddle and venture out into nature! Mountain bike and e-bike excursions. Over 3200 km of mapped trails for an unforgettable biking holiday. A completely flat 17 km cycle path suitable for everyone, even the youngest with playground and picnic stops...
The trails of all lengths and difficulties are signposted and can be ridden independently. There are huts and refreshments where you can stop for a tasty break surrounded by the mountains. In the village and along the trails there are completely free electric columns for recharging E-bikes. At the Vertigo shop, thanks to Paolo's precious advice, you can rent modern equipment.
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There are also many other activities to do in Livigno outside mountain biking. Here are 10 special recommendations:
Stroll along Livigno's most beautiful lake
Livigno lake is practicable (but not swimmable) throughout the year, allowing you to choose between different types of water activities. Starting from the Dairy, you can walk along the lake in a frame of larch trees until you reach the Ristoro Alpisella where you can stop for a well-deserved rest. Here you can rent rowing boats, kayaks, sup and pedal boats. Furthermore, in the central part of the lake, there is a floating raft on which to sunbathe and immortalise the landscape in breathtaking shots.
Discover activities and entertainment areas for kids
Livigno is an ideal holiday destination for children of all ages, especially in the summer season. In addition to the famous Lupigno playground in the centre, there are numerous activities for the little ones: a walk with llamas and alpacas, a ride on the motorised Mini Quads, the Bike Skill Centre, electric motorbikes, or a climb in the larches at the Larix Park are not to be missed. There are also several playground areas both at high altitude at Carosello, Costaccia and Mottolino, and in the city center.
Reach by bike Val Alpisella, Val Federia and Tee path
The bicycle is the ideal means to enjoy nature, pleasing both adults and children. The Val Federia, which runs parallel to Livigno and starts at the 'la Calcheira' refreshment point, is the path that leads to the farm of the same name at the end of the valley. Here you can have a snack among cows, horses, goats and other farm animals. The route through the Alpisella valley, on the other hand, takes you to the picturesque Cancano lakes. Much more accessible, finally, is the Tee trail, the huts in Livigno used by residents during the summer months.
Take a selfie between Crap del la Père and Lago Nero
Some places not to be missed during your stay in Livigno are Croce di Crap da la Parè, a classic route for those who want to see Livigno from an elevated perspective, and Lago nero, which is quite deep and can be reached by car, one of the many stretches of water in the area unknown to most hikers. For a lunch break, I recommend a stop at the Agriturismo Alpe Mine located in the valley of the same name. Appropriate equipment such as hiking boots and poles is always recommended during these activities.
Climb a 3,000-metre peak with mountain guides
For challenge enthusiasts, Livigno is the perfect place to set big goals, just like the peaks in our landscape. Some adventurous people decide to climb only one peak per year, starting from the valley floor, while many others prefer "I Nos 3000", the set of the 10 most famous peaks on which it is possible to venture alone or with a mountain guide. These range from the 2928 metres of Cima Fopel to the immense 3202 metres of Piz Paradisin. Alpine guides will accompany you on via ferratas and difficult routes that Livigno's mountains have to offer.
Stock up on adrenaline at the Mottolino Bike Park and the enduro slopes of Carosello 3000
Livigno is also for those who do not like riding uphill, but prefer the speed and difficulty of downhill trails. Bikers from all over the world gather in the bike parks and a large international community is born every season. On the other side of the valley is Carosello 3000 and the Sitas, which with its 50 km of trails is the realm of flow trails. Experienced bikers, families and beginners can choose the trails to suit their expectations, these are perfect for all-mountain but also for cross-country and enduro enthusiasts.
Balance and harmonise your body at high altitude with the yoga experience
Livigno's natural setting lends itself well not only to sporting activities but also to the regeneration of body and mind. With the Yoga Experience organised by the Ristoro Carosello 3000, daily stress is relieved: from July to September, you can book this exclusive activity, which includes a journey through the Alpine peaks and within yourself. The breathtaking view of the Livigno valley will connect you with nature right from the start thanks to the cable car ride along the mountain ridge.
Take a break at the Livigno Baitel
After trekking, Livigno's bivouacs (Baitel) are a special place to stop. The most famous are the 'Baitel da la Bles', the 'Canton', and the 'Moton da l'Al'. Always open and self-managed, they are located halfway up the mountain above the forest line. Once used by shepherds as shelter, today they are points equipped with places to sleep, a wood stove and a table. Inside you will find goods left by those who have used the hut before you. I ask anyone who stays in these little gems to use them with care and leave additional necessities for future guests.
Admire the alpine flora and fauna in the Stelvio National Park
The Stelvio National Park offers a vast programme of excursions to get to know and appreciate all its natural, environmental and faunal variety. An ideal destination all year round, it is possible to walk on the numerous marked paths equipped with benches and tables, picnic areas and viewpoints. The Stelvio is rich in history and fauna with over 260 species. It is one of the most beautiful and largest national parks in Italy. Golden eagles, deer, roe deer, chamois, ibex and foxes are just some of the animals you can admire.
Cross the alpine passes by motorbike or bicycle
Whether by bike or on your motorbike, the passes around Livigno are enchanting places where you can admire the mountain in all its splendour. Motorcyclists prefer the Stelvio Pass, which connects Valtellina to Val Venosta, and the Foscagno Pass, which connects Livigno to Bormio via the Eira Pass (2200 m above sea level). These can be cycled by the most daring of cyclists joining other cyclists for the Tour of the 4 Alpine passes with departure and return to Livigno. Pinarello provides a shuttle bus for technical and logistical assistance during the ascent.