Active Holidays in the Ortler Region in the Venosta Valley
Outdoor activities at the foot of the Ortler mountain in South Tyrol
Surrounded by 14 three-thousanders, the expansive valley floor of the Stelvio National Park is the ideal base for a varied and exciting activity holiday at the foot of the Ortler mountain.
A huge number of paths and mountain trails enable visitors to explore the multi-faceted cultural landscape of this unique region by foot, mountain bike or road bike. Passionate walkers will find routes to suit all levels of difficulty and challenge. And while mountain bikes are perfecting for traversing the wilder parts of the Ortles region, racing cyclists can test their fitness on the twisting Stelvio Pass Road, the so-called “King Stage” of the Giro d’Italia.
With two skiing areas in Solda and Trafoi, the Ortler Region is truly a top-class location for winter sports. What’s more, it’s located within the Stelvio Natural Park, the biggest conservation area in Italy. Home to a magnificent range of flora and fauna, the park includes the 3,905-meter Ortler and the other five 3,500 m+ peaks in the Ortler group.
Winter sports enthusiasts, adventures and families will find diverse sporting opportunities and a range of options for active leisure time and winter fun beyond the busy slopes. Maintained pathways and secluded forests at the foot of the Ortler invite holidaymakers to discover the sun-drenched high-Alpine mountain landscape though cross-country skiing, winter walks, snowshoe hikes or even on a ski tour.