10 things to do in Val di Sole

An open-air gym that never closes its doors

From river Noce at the bottom of the valley, Val di Sole rears up towards the majestic peaks north of the Ortles-Cevedale range, south of the Brenta Group and west of the Adamello - Presanella range. You will find the pristine nature of the Stelvio National Park and the Adamello Brenta Natural Park.

A valley that abounds with water, pouring out as springs, waterfalls, streams and lakes. A valley where water gives beauty to the landscape, but also well-being at the thermal spas of Pejo and Rabbi, and fun on river Noce for rafting and kayaking.

The valley’s outdoor gym is open all year round: interconnected ski slopes, bike and mountain-bike trails, bike parks, high-altitude walks and trekking up to the glaciers.

The list below includes 10 things you must do if you are in Val di Sole!


Visit Ossana, one of Italy’s most Beautiful Villages

Ossana is one of the 10 Italy’s most Beautiful Villages located in Trentino: its centre boasts a very ancient history, as told by the palaces, buildings, churches and the Castle of San Michele, which is part of the “Trenino dei Castelli” (Little Train through the Castles) tour. An interesting fact: Ossana has earned the Astronomitaly certification of the most beautiful skies in Italy, among the best places to be enchanted by the magic of the Milky Way.


Rafting on River Noce

According to National Geographic, River Noce is among the top 10 rivers in the world for rafting. If you have never given rafting a try, we recommend you do! Rapids, jumps, splashes of water aboard a rubber dinghy for an adventure to be experienced. Always in safety in the company of expert guides.


Reach lago dei Caprioli

At almost 1300 metres above sea level, this lake bordered by green woods is a pleasant destination to visit in every season. In summer it has grassy beaches and services, in winter it has the tranquility and candor of a place far from everything, though easily accessible. You can also reach it on foot along an easy trail that starts from the village of Pellizzano.


Relax at the Terme di Rabbi and Pejo

In the small side valleys of Val di Sole, Val di Rabbi and Val di Pejo, you will find two spa centres immersed in the nature of the Stelvio National Park. Therapeutic and beauty treatments, and many new forms of well-being outdoors, such as hugging trees or walking barefoot in the woods.


Skiing at Pejo 3000

Skiing at 3000 metres on the Ortles Cevedale on 20 km of slopes of varying difficulty, with guaranteed snow. The lifts are modern and efficient, the schools run by competent instructors and the snow parks well-equipped and fun. And plastic is no longer allowed, having Pejo 3000 been the first ski area in the world to have banned plastic products.


Cross-country skiing in Centro Fondo Vermiglio

20 km of slopes on 7 connected tracks across a changing scenario, through the pine forest and tracks on peaks. Suitable for those who have never worn a pair of skis before, as well as those with experience, the Centre has an illuminated track even in the evening and participates in the Super Nordic Skipass programme, the single ski pass that allows accessing the main Trentino and national cross-country slopes.


Listen to the bellowing of deer in the Stelvio National Park

Among the forests and clearings of the Stelvio National Park, you can experience listening to the bellowing of deer, the love song of males to conquer females. The season is autumn, the excursion is in the morning or in the evening, always in the company of Park guides.


Give a try to the Val di Sole Bike Park

The Val di Sole Bike Park is a must try! 5 trails of varying difficulty, 3 enduro trails, Kids Bike park and the Black Snake, the insidious route on which the Downhill World Cup has been held since 2008 and which is open all year round. For those who love to challenge themselves!


Excursion in Val Saènt

Val Saènt is a valley full of waterfalls, lakes, meadows and centuries-old larches. During this 11 km excursion and a difference in altitude of about 1000 metres, you cross it all to then reach the Silvio Dorigoni Hut, at an altitude of almost 2,500 metres. The most recommended return itinerary is the one along Sentiero delle Cascate, a triumph of beauty and power.


Taste some Casolét from Val di Sole

Protected as a Slow Food Listed Product, Casolét from Val di Sole is a sweet and delicate cheese scented with Alpine herbs. You can visit the last dairy in operation in Trentino, Caseificio Turnario di Peio, which produces this cheese, and witness cheese-making, as it has been since 1935. 

Published on 05/09/2023