The Val di Sole is the perfect place for exploring the winter landscape with the help of snowshoes. Discover new routes through the winter wonderland, ambling across its enchanting paths and listening to the silence of nature.
Skiing in the Stelvio National Park in Peio, a modern Trentino tourist resort, is ideal for those who love winter sports and wish to spend some quiet time of rest and relaxation in the mountains.
You will be just a few minutes away from Marilleva and Folgarida which, along with Madonna di Campiglio, make up a skiing district with a total of 108 km of stunning slopes between the Brenta Dolomites and the Ortles-Cevedale group. A wide choice of après-ski entertainment is also available nearby.
Long stretches of snow, crisp air, magical silence: these are familiar words for those who practise cross-country skiing in the Val di Sole. With 70 km of circuits, this valley can satisfy the demands of beginners with its easier trails and of experts with trails that twist and turn through the forests of Cogolo di Peio in the Val di Rabbi of the Stelvio National Park and in Velon and Stavel (Vermiglio) with stunning views of the Presanella mountain.
Glide across a shimmering sheet of ice as if you have wings on your feet. Ice-skating is an easy sport to learn, even though it is very technical and challenging to perfect. However, it is an excellent pastime for those who wish to add some excitement to the winter days, having fun and sometimes… making others have fun at your expense with tumbles and artistic moves!
In the summer months, the alpine scenery lends itself to long walks and hikes in Val di Peio that allow us to admire the natural beauty of the Vioz-Cevedale group, with tracks available for hiking lovers in Trentino and for passionate trekkers in Val di Sole. Landscapes marked with lakes and trees dominate the area and walks through forests in Val di Sole enchant visitors as they culminate in a panoramic view of pools of water nestled between mountains. You can choose between deep-valley trails or alpine tracks, to start to enjoy trekking in Trentino, depending on whether you prefer to wander and explore or to trek and discover the most intimate corners of the Alps. The famous alpine refuges of Trentino, such as the Vioz Refuge or the Cevedale Refuge, greet the walkers at the foot of the summits, while the ski-lifts of the Val di Peio allow them to pass over the most demanding distances easily.
Silently, ride through forests on dirt roads, along the edge of groves or piled-high snow, then along the river Noce on a bike track. This is a new way to conquer nature, not to dominate it, but to savour it and to let it transform you. In Val di Sole, you can also practise the most adrenaline-inducing of all mountain bike disciplines, the downhill descent.
The bicycle tracks in Val di Sole run alongside the Noce stream, an important tributary of the Adige river, for a length of 34,100 km. The altitude of the bike path spans from 595 metres at Mostizzolo, to 1,160 at Cogolo in the Val di Peio, a northern branch of the Alta Val di Sole, where the path becomes more challenging given the steep slopes in some sections. The trail begins in the section which is most downstream in line with the bridge of Mostizzolo (km 0,00), where the river Noce runs along a narrow gorge before hurling its waters into the lake of Santa Giustina, a large lagoon closed off by a very high dyke. In the Mostizzolo-Marilleva section, it is possible to use the Dolomite Express train to transport bikes.
Val di Sole offers a wide variety of routes for excursionists and alpinists, with landscapes and mountains that range in height from 700 metres at the valley floor to over 3,000 metres at the tallest peaks. The three main mountain ranges around the valley are Ortles-Cevedales in the north, Adamello-Presanella in the west, and Brenta Dolomites in the South-West. There are also two protected parks: the Stelvio National Park and the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park.
Nordic walking in Val di Sole is a healthy and entertaining sport that really allows you to be in touch with nature and to learn to respect your natural bio-rhythm. Evolving in Finland, this new sport combines movement with the pleasure of nature: an ideal mix for active holidays.
As well as trekking trails, Val di Sole also offers countless walks for the less physically-able. There are infinite possibilities for light physical exercise, but above all, for the chance to get a glimpse at and to admire the landscape, to unwind and remind yourself of the joy of wandering, to relax and free your mind of all thoughts.
Extreme sports, including rafting, kayaking, river-boarding, and canyoning, are fun activities for both adults and children. For a nature holiday in Trentino, you can choose between the adrenaline-inducing rapids or the equally intense entertainment of the calmer parts of the 28 navigable km of the river Noce. All groups are accompanied by experienced, professional and kind rafting guides.
In both summer and winter, the Peio Thermal Spa offers you the opportunity to lose yourself in a resort dedicated to therapy, relaxation and to becoming one with nature; the complex is located in a protected area of the Stelvio National Park which is home to a wide range of species of vegetation and wild animals. From the depth of the rocks, various mineral springs emerge which are unique for their chemical composition and their beneficial properties.
These thermal waters are famed for their stimulatory action and their health benefits. They are effective on the skin, musculoskeletal system, venous and lymphatic vessels, urinary tracts and respiratory system. The carbon gas baths, water paths, jacuzzis, inhalation therapy, different massage techniques, and beauty treatments are the ingredients of the programmes which are built around individual needs for psycho-physical recovery. Inside the thermal centre you will find a health centre with a gym, champagne jacuzzi tub; and in the wellbeing centre, massages, Turkish baths, aroma baths, and the beauty and tanning salons.