Guidebook

Peaks, Lakes & Forests: Hiking Bormio

From moonscape mountaintops to enchanting woodlands, Bormio’s hiking trails have it all.

Fionnuala Kavanagh

Description

Bormio is the perfect gateway for mountain adventurers wanting to explore the Central Alps. The quaint medieval town is nestled in the sprawling Stelvio National Park, an enormous 134,620 hectares of thriving nature, with three quarters of the park sitting at over 2000 metres altitude. The park has a tonne of glaciated peaks and 3000ers, topped by the Ortler mountain at 3905 metres.

The valleys, coniferous forests, and alpine prairies host over 260 species of typical alpine fauna, including the magnificent bald eagle. But these mountain landscapes are also unique in that they serve as a kind of museum. Amongst the untamed nature, you will spot scars on the land from the First World War, including old military roads, trenches, and battlements.

Bormio is the perfect base for people wanting a varied hiking trip. Every hike you do in the area shows you a completely different side of Bormio’s diverse landscapes and nature. Head up the Bormio 3000 for epic big mountain vistas, or try the Pravasio – Uzza – Bormio trail for a peaceful forest walk close to town.

Bormio 3000 – Laghi di Profi – Bormio 2000 – Bormio
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Bormio 3000 – Laghi di Profi – Bormio 2000 – Bormio

Bormio
25.6 km
311 m
2,137 m
It's well worth venturing up the Bormio 3000 for spectacular ‘other world’ scenery.
Difficult
Private
Pravasivo – Uzza – Bormio
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Pravasivo – Uzza – Bormio

6.9 km
202 m
390 m
A really nice and shady forest walk in easy reach of Bormio.
Moderate
Private
Sant'Antonio – Monti di Sobretta – Bormio 2000
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Sant'Antonio – Monti di Sobretta – Bormio 2000

Sulden
12.1 km
892 m
286 m
Steep climbs rewarded by a sweet smelling pine forest and amazing views.
Difficult
Private
Laghi di Profi – Lago delle Tre Motti
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Laghi di Profi – Lago delle Tre Motti

Bormio
16.9 km
400 m
1,466 m
Surreal landscapes and steep descents.
Difficult
Private
Bormio 2000 –> Bormio
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Bormio 2000 –> Bormio

Bormio
9.0 km
11 m
755 m
If you want to hike in the mountains but avoid any uphill battles, then this descent from Bormio 2000 is for you!
Moderate
Private
Lakes of Cancano Easy Hike
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Lakes of Cancano Easy Hike

11.7 km
164 m
135 m
The three words to describe this place are: sublime, grand and peaceful.
Easy
Private
Piz Umbrail, 3033 m

Piz Umbrail, 3033 m

Sulden
4 - 5 hrs
13.8 km
546 m
1,629 m
*Border summit with sweeping views* The view from this important summit is impressive, but the descent over the Lai da Rims, a beautiful mountain lake in a primeval looking basin surrounded by rocky mountain flanks, is long. Returning on the ascent path is recommended as a "child-friendly" option.
Severe
Private