Valmalenco offers countless trekking routes to choose from, from the easiest suitable for families with small children to more challenging one for real alpine experts. So you can choose to take a three-hour walk with your children while admiring the wonderful panorama with its peaks and its ancient larches and maybe stop for a snack in a mountain hut.
Those, instead, who love to face more difficult challenges, can take on such routes such as the Alta Via della Valmalenco, which winds at an average altitude of 2000 metres and passes no less than eight mountain huts, or the great 4000-metre peaks, paths over glaciers and 120 km of trails and forty mountain huts and bivouacs. You can also cross the Swiss border on foot and admire the Bernina which stands proudly on the southern side of the Alps.


With its height of 3,323 metres above sea level, Pizzo Scalino is a peak of the Bernina Alps, a symbol of Chiesa in Valmalenco and a real attraction for mountaineering enthusiasts. Our fan-shaped valley, bordering in the north with the Engadine and St. Moritz, is 22 km long and offers a pleasant view even for beginners who want to take their first steps in mountaineering.

Mountain bike

Valmalenco offers a variety of opportunities and itineraries for mountain bikers, from the most demanding enduro routes for experts to excursions amid the vineyards with wine tasting in the wineries, which are also suitable for families. There are also courses for adults and small children with guides, a bike park, the Rusca path towards Sondrio and trails at high altitude, accessible by chair lift.


Valmalenco is full of opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. In the splendid setting of the valley there are numerous torrents, of which the the main one is the Mallero, together with about twenty mountain lakes, tourist fishing areas, areas for children and catch-and-release fly fishing reserves. Among the main fish that you will find here are trout, grayling and arctic char.

Rock Climbing

The Valmalenco offers climbing enthusiasts a local rock that is very technical and different to all others: the serpentine. The most experienced climbers will be able to test themselves on cliffs at 2000 metres and with multi-pitch routes from 300 to 500 meters in length. For beginners and for those who want to try this sport for the first time, there are several simple alternatives, easily accessible by car or by bike.
In the village you will also find an artificial climbing wall offering different levels of difficulty.

Other activities

Canyoning, speleo-canyoning, angel flight, rafting, horse riding, golf, tennis, Red Bernina Express train, adventure Park.