The territory

Discover the magic of Valchiavenna

Adventure in the heart of the Alps

The Valchiavenna contains plenty of small gems to satisfy even the more demanding and disenchanted travelers. It is an authentic experience that inevitably involves all the senses.

Here you can admire the beauty of the unspoiled landscapes. You can breathe in the mountain air. You listen to the regenerating silence of the woods and alpine meadows. You taste the strong and intense flavors. And, at every single step, you perceive a curious interweave between the past and the present, between nature and alpine culture.


Hiking, mountaineering, cycling, wild nature, as well as peaceful walks suitable for the whole family. Hiking and mountain biking through the Spluga Valley and nearby valleys will allow you to admire unique spectacles of the nature.

Walking with the whole family in the beautiful forests, having fun with your children in the many playgrounds, or organizing a barbecue in the many equipped areas, everything is possible. You can discover the valley on foot, on two wheels or on horseback. Along routes of wild beauty, or on the picturesque, trails with breathtaking view that lead to the many alpine pastures and alpine lakes. Stopping then for lunch at a characteristic mountain hut or picnicking in the unspoiled nature. For the fearless ones, a vacation in Valchiavenna is also the perfect opportunity to try adrenaline-pumping activities such as via ferrata trackway, climbing, canyoning or paragliding.

If you are looking for all this, or a tour that not everyone knows about, little frequented by tourists, away from the hustle and bustle, in the heart of nature… follow the insider tips of the hosts.


Lovers of alpine skiing will find the lifts of the Valchiavenna Ski Area just 300 m from the guesthouse Spluga, which can be easily reached on foot or by shuttle service, and then enjoy the 50 km of slopes. In addition you can have fun with sledding or have a relaxing walks in the white snowy nature. For those who love to get away from the most chaotic and frequented slopes, there are countless routes for snowshoeing and ski mountaineering.

The cross-country skiing trail (5 km), ideal for experts and beginners, both for the classic style and for skating, is easily accessible on foot.


Spring air with lush alpine flowering, uncrowded resorts… both good reasons to take a break and open your mind, launching into new experiences, enjoying the scents, sounds and colors. The off-season mountains are capable of giving even stronger emotions. Especially to those who are looking for peace and relax.

Nature, without crowds and without hurry.


The bright colors of autumn contrast with the peaks whitened by the first snow… a real source of regeneration! At this time of year the temperatures are pleasant for outdoor activities, the air is fresh and the landscapes magnificent. These are the best moments to admire the most genuine mountain environment and peek into the authentic life of its inhabitants, both human and animals. Spot deer and roe deer, watch the return of cattle from the pasture and enjoy the mountain itself, are just some of the many emotions to experience in autumn. Discover the lively town of Chiavenna, just few kilometers away, rich in cultural festivals and food and wine events, dedicated to local products, not to mention the typical autumn chestnuts festival and local wine tastings.

Every season in Valchiavenna has its own special charm.

Pics from Valchiavenna

Foresteria Spluga thanks the photographer Elliot Wild for the amazing pics of our Spluga Valley