Hiking and Canoeing in the heart of the Alps: Nature and History
About this Tour
We are in the heart of the Alps, on the italian- swiss border, surrounded by high peacks, forests, waterfalls and surprising lakes. This valleys tell stories of smugglers, mountaineers, hunters and how this people built extraordinary villages to carry on in the centuries the rough life in the Alps. In Chiavenna, the main town, plenty of art and architecture beauties will positively shock you. History lies in every corner. We discover this paradise canoeing, hiking among the most famous classic mountaineering summits, granite walls (like Pizzo Badile), glaciers (with a unique train) and a breathtaking wilderness. The valley is half in Italy and half in Switzerland, its exploration gives us the chance to learn and enjoy the cultural and historical differences, in the same environment. We will eat typical food and live the culture and the way this valley’s people do.
Last, but not least, the discover of Piuro and its archaeological digs, the Pompei of the Alps.
- Canoeing in the silence in a Natural Preserved Area with a rich biodiversity, countless species of birds, deers, cliffs on the lake, hidden bays, swans and the mountains in the background.
- Hiking among the most famous classic mountaineering summits, granite walls (like Pizzo Badile), ice-falls and a breathtaking wilderness. The valley is half in Italy and half in Switzerland, hike it gives us the chance to learn and enjoy the cultural and historical differences in the same environment.
Know PIURO and its archaeological digs, the Pompei of the Alps.
- Train trip on the world's famous TRENINO ROSSO DEL BERNINA, to run through glaciers and the amazing peaks of Engadina.
- Taste the food from this mountains, famous for rich and special variety of cheese and peculiar hams. Have a dinner in a CROTTO, a typical natural cave used since centuries to store food and wine. Probably you can't find a more special cellar.
From May to the end of June and from September until the end of October
Milan all airports or Railway station