Guidebook

Discover Livigno’s Wild Landscapes with 6 Classic Hikes

From gentle lakeside strolls to tough mountain pass challenges, Livigno has every kind of hike.

Description

Why is the Italian mountain town Livigno nicknamed "Little Tibet"? Because of its remoteness and excellent hiking. Situated at over 1800m in a wide, sweeping valley in the province of Sondrio, hikers will be amazed by the number of routes to follow, and the vast landscape to enjoy.

Many of the trails have ancient origins—either agricultural, military, or former smuggling routes across the mountains. Livigno lies close to the Swiss border, and because of its hard to reach location, it has been granted a tax-free status. So after a hard day out in the mountains, you can take the free public transport back to the valley floor and fill your boots with wonderfully-affordable Italian delicacies.

If you love lake hikes, try the Cancano Lakes or the Livigno Lake trails. For those wanting a vertical challenge, go for the Passo Val Alpisella.

Lago di Livigno Out-And-Back
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Lago di Livigno Out-And-Back

Livigno
20.6 km
192 m
192 m
A flat and easy hike along the beautiful Livigno Lake.
Easy
Private
Val Delle Mine Refuge Out-And-Back
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Val Delle Mine Refuge Out-And-Back

1 - 2 hrs
4.1 km
233 m
233 m
An easy hike up a quiet valley to a charming refuge.
Easy
Private
Lake Livigno to Lake Cancano
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Lake Livigno to Lake Cancano

Livigno
32.6 km
1,042 m
1,042 m
A hiking odyssey from one gorgeous lake to another.
Difficult
Private
Carosello 3000 – Lac Salin – Monte delle Rezze – Livigno
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Carosello 3000 – Lac Salin – Monte delle Rezze – Livigno

Livigno
10.4 km
275 m
1,149 m
An awesome high alpine hike packed with refuges and panoramic views of the Livigno Valley and beyond.
Moderate
Private
Passo di Cassana / Pass Chaschauna: Zernez-Buffalora-Fourcla del Gallo-Passo Val Alpisella-Livigno-Passo Cassana -Zernez

Passo di Cassana / Pass Chaschauna: Zernez-Buffalora-Fourcla del Gallo-Passo Val Alpisella-Livigno-Passo Cassana -Zernez

1 day +
82.8 km
2,863 m
2,862 m
Difficult
Private
Art Trail Livigno Forest
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Art Trail Livigno Forest

Livigno
1 - 2 hrs
4.2 km
167 m
167 m
Follow a shaded path through an enchanting larch forest, admiring an exhibition of colourful sculptures along the way.
Easy
Private