Stelvio National Park is a collection of stunning mountain ranges, adventurous hiking paths and fierce natural beauty. A wide range of environments merge together to form Italy’s largest park, from alpine meadows and dense forest passages to craggy snow-capped peaks and glaciers.
Things to do in Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio
Take a trek to the summit of Mount Ortler for picturesque views of the Alps from more than 3,500 metres above sea level. It’s located near the centre of Stelvio, but the path requires plenty of endurance and experience. Extreme mountain climbers can tackle Mount Ortler’s daunting north face, a difficult overnight glacier climb.
Take an exciting drive above the clouds along Stelvio Pass. At over 2,700 metres tall, it’s one of the highest paved roads in the Alps. The hairpin bends that hug the mountain cliffs provide a stunning top-of-the-world perspective of the area.
Spend an afternoon hiking the Venosta high trail in Stelvio National Park. Although the entire trail extends over 100 kilometres, a variety of day trips cover an array of interesting terrains. Stroll through ancient irrigation canals, overgrown alpine meadows and rocky glacial passages.
Getting around Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio
Explore by car along Stelvio Pass, near Switzerland’s border, or take public transportation. Trains and buses connect Stelvio to villages throughout the valley and provide service to numerous hiking routes.