Adrenalin at high altitude
Sondrio has the discreet charm of mountain resorts, amid noble buildings and characteristic stone houses. A quiet town in the middle Valtellina, at the gateway to the Valmalenco, it rises below the Corna Mara massif.
Characteristic is the tour of the stüe, rooms entirely covered with wood, from ceiling to walls, found in both peasant houses and aristocratic palaces. There are well-preserved ones in Palazzo Pretorio, Palazzo Sassi de' Lavizzari and Villa Quadrio.
For cycling enthusiasts, we recommend the Via dei Terrazzamenti, a 70-kilometre-long cycle and pedestrian route linking Morbegno to Tirano, the Lower and Middle Valleys at an altitude of between 300 and 700 metres. Along the way, you will come across ancient villages, agritourisms and wine cellars. There are 40 equipped rest areas, it is not obligatory to walk the entire trail and you can also choose to use public transport. Outdoor activities along the Adda River include rafting, kayaking and hydrospeeding.
There are two other adventure routes: the Sentiero Valtellina, which is over 100 kilometres long, and the Sentiero Rusca, which leads up to the Muretto Pass (2562 m), the transit route between Valtellina and Engadina.