Bormio: an Alpine capital of wellness and fascinating centre of sport and nature
06 September 2022
The largest thermal park in the Alps
No fewer than nine natural thermal springs, which have been attracting visitors from all over Europe since 500 AD, make Bormio the largest thermal park in the Alps, with a wellness offer for every taste and need.
At the QC Terme Bagni Vecchi, a thermal centre with 2000 years of history, you will breathe in the atmosphere of times gone by: don't miss St. Martin's grotto, which takes you to one of the oldest springs, or the Infinity Pool, overlooking the Bormio basin. The charm of the past also envelops QC Terme Bagni Nuovi, an Art Nouveau-style spa where you can relax along a sensory itinerary leading to the Giardino di Venere, the largest Alpine thermal park. The family-friendly Bormio Terme, in addition to the traditional wellness trails, features a 60-metre water slide and pools for the little ones.
Four jumps in the snow
Bormio's focus on families also continues on the slopes: in addition to the Funslope at Bormio 2000, a fun area for entertaining the little ones that is now well-established and much appreciated, another area has recently been added at Valbella, with pits, jumps, tunnels and parabolic curves designed just for the kids. Still too young? You can test yourself at the Snowpark, a true paradise for snowboarders and freestylers.
Down the Stelvio like world champions
Otherwise, the Bormio ski area satisfies beginners and daredevil skiers with slopes of all levels of difficulty.
With an incredible height difference of 1,800 metres, the highest skiable slope in Italy, the Stelvio slope, which hosts the World Cup downhill every year, is definitely one of those slopes on which every skier would like to try at least once in their life.
Walking or cycling along the paths of Italy's largest park
Bormio is nestled in the heart of the Stelvio Park, where you can walk or cycle in the open air. It is the largest of Italy's historic national parks and the largest in the entire Alpine region.
The tour can also be extended to nearby towns such as Livigno and Santa Caterina Valfurva. Mountain bikers can reach Val Valdidentro, which runs along the artificial lakes of Cancano and San Giacomo to the source of the Adda. The all-round experience.