Livigno: For an active summer holiday in the Alps

May, 27 2016 ( Updated August, 09 2017)

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Livigno, a small resort town in the heart of the Alps, is famous for the incredible skiing and tax-free shopping opportunities it offers. But Livigno is bustling with outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for an active holiday not only in winters, but also during summers. Thanks to its location amidst parks and natural reserves, the place is perfect for an unforgettable active holiday spent overlooking the wide scenic vistas. Visitors can practice various outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, Nordic walking, climbing, golfing, or take to the lake in natural surroundings. The best part is that the trails are easy to difficult with proper signposts and plenty of Alpine guides to help you so that people of all ages and capacity can venture outdoors. We bring you a list of activities you can’t miss on your summer vacation in Livigno:

Hiking and Trekking: The hiking trails constitute the well-developed networks of paths with proper signposts to guide hikers. The excursions are of various lengths extending from mild half a day trip to those in difficult high altitudes stretching for multiple days. The official tourism board has identified about 1500 kilometres of paths in the vicinity that make for a total of 150 trails which can be explored by visitors. The place also hosts Skymarathon on the highest trails of the Alps.

Nordic walking is gaining popularity with a lot of visitors who want to experience nature without exhausting themselves too much. This makes it easy for families with kids and senior citizens to undertake active holidays in the healthy and uncontaminated environment of Livigno.

Mountain Biking: Livigno is definitely an adventurer's paradise, but it is also for those who are looking for a different kind of holiday experience. These fantastic biking trails pass through beautiful lakes, valleys and the wonderful and scenic landscape of the Livigno district. The difficulty level ranges from easy to challenging ones, but what remains common is the distinct and unique experience you can enjoy while biking on the mighty hills and valleys of the Alps. There are also high chances that you will come across many seasoned athletes and experts on these trails practicing their art and skills. During July, Livigno becomes the site for the famous Bike Transalp, the most famous stage race across the Alps.

Water sports: The recent addition to the list of outdoor activities that can be tried in Livigno is water sports in the navigable lakes here. People can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, row boat rides while lazing under the sun. Surrounded by mountains on all sides and the lake at the centre, taking to waters in such a pristine environment promises a wonderful opportunity to behold the spectacular settings at leisure and make the most of your holiday.

Golf:  At such a great altitude, the experience of playing golf is a truly unique one. The best part, however, is that this activity is meant for everyone. One can take golf lessons at the training club here, which is spread over an area of about 10,000 square meters. At the three greens with various difficulty levels, you can learn and practice your golfing skills as you have a wonderful time with family and friends during your summer vacation.

While families can enjoy these outdoor activities with kids, Livigno also has dedicated outdoor activities meant for children, which are organised at Lupigno Kinderclub and Larix Adventure Park. A number of workshops and learning programs keep the kids entertained and busy with productive activities.

Staying in Livigno amidst the Alps during  summer is a different and unique experience. You can choose from a wide selection of best holiday homes in Livigno for an unforgettable stay. 


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