Valtellina among Nature, Food and Wine
The alpine valleys of the northern part of Lombardy are known for winter sports and for their natural beauty. In truth they are a treasure trove of flavours to be discovered starting from the most famous Valtellina on to the Valchiavenna, Val di Mello and Valmalenco. The famous pizzoccheri and tasty cheeses such as Bitto and Casera, and the excellent Valtellina wines will be a surprising discovery.
Private Tour: 2 people – duration 5 days / 4 nights
Customise this tour directly with the Local Expert who organises this tour to discover Valtellina wine, nature and food.
|Where||Lombardy – Valtellina|
|When||All the year|
|Tour itinerary includes||Nature, food & wine and landscapes|
|Not included||International flights|
Day 1: Explore the Valchiavenna
The Valchiavenna is characterized by the presence of “crotti”, natural caves formed by the rocks that slid along the sides of the mountains due to post-glacial landslides. On a guided tasting in a typical “crotto”, you will discover Valtellina wines. Afterwards, you will reach Chiavenna for a traditional lunch in a “crotto-restaurant”, which takes its name from the cave inside the restaurant.
Before continuing to your accommodation in Tirano, I recommend that you take a pleasant walk along the stream to the Acquafraggia waterfalls, mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci.
Visited: Chiavenna and Tirano
Included: Visit to a winery with wine tasting, typical lunch in a restaurant with crotto in Chiavenna, accommodation in a charming B&B
Day 2: Discover Valtellina wine & dishes
Tirano is a town to be discovered at a slow pace, the views from the Church of Santa Perpetua and from the Castellaccio are truly breathtaking.
The landscape of the valley is characterized by terraces where the vines produce full-bodied wines that you will get to know during a visit to a local producer. At lunch, you can finally taste the true pizzoccheri, as you are close to Teglio, the cradle of this traditional dish.
The capital of the valley is Sondrio, a small town where it is pleasant to get lost among the squares, the “stua”, the alleys of the rural district of Scarpatetti, up to the Masegra Castle, which dominates the city.
Visited: Tirano and Sondrio
Included: Visit of a winery with wine tasting, typical lunch, accommodation in a charming B&B
Day 3: Charming Val di Mello
The Val di Mello is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful valleys; it can be reached on a pleasant walk from the village of San Martino through a fairytale landscape. Here you will find mountain huts that provide a tasty gastronomic experience.
On your way back from the Val di Mello, you absolutely have to stop at the Ciapponi Brothers’ shop in Morbegno to buy Bitto, it is said they sell the best cheese in the area. Explore the back room where a surprising sequence of vaults, columns and beehive cells wind through the cellars that preserve the wheels of Bitto cheese, tasty Salami, Valtellina Wine and the Perfumed Grappas.
Visited: Val di Mello
Included: Accommodation in a charming B&B
Day 4: The magic of a Mountain Hut
Surrounded by the incredible panorama of the Alpine peaks, you can enjoy breathtaking views in perfect harmony with nature. In summer you will enjoy pleasant walks. In winter, you will have a guided snowshoe hike. During your stay at a mountain hut, the local dishes will brighten up a unique and unmissable experience, and at night, you will feel like touching the sky with your fingers!
Included: Guided snowshoe hike, dinner, accommodation with breakfast in a refuge in Valmalenco
Day 5: Departure
Valtellina, a land rich in culture and traditions, nature, wellness, food & wine, says goodbye to you waiting for you to come back and continue the discovery of its thousand features.
|Visit to a winery and wine tasting in Valchiavenna|
|Traditional lunch in a crotto-restaurant in Chiavenna|
|3 nights in a double room with breakfast at a charming B&B in Valtellina (Tirano area)|
|Visit to a winery with wine tasting in Valtellina and traditional lunch|
|1 night in a mountain hut in a double room with dinner and breakfast, and guided snow shoe excursion|
|Travel App with useful tips, recommended restaurants and typical shops|
|Assistance from the agency 24/7|
|What’s not included:|
|City tax to be paid locally|
|Transportation and drinks|
|Any services not specifically mentioned in the above “What’s included” of this Tour among Valtellina wine, nature & food|
Price per person: € 610 – minimum 2 people
- 25% at the time of booking
- 75% 30 days prior to departure
- 25% penalty for cancellations made at least 30 days prior to departure
- 100% penalty for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure
We recommend to subscribe an insurance policy that covers any penalties in case of cancellation of the tour in Valtellina. Read the Terms and Conditions of Italia Delight (art. 11).
- Visit to a winery and wine tasting in Valchiavenna
- Traditional lunch in a crotto-restaurant in Chiavenna
- 3 nights in a double room with breakfast at a charming B&B in Valtellina (Tirano area)
- Visit to a winery with wine tasting in Valtellina and traditional lunch
- 1 night in a mountain hut in a double room with dinner and breakfast, and guided snow shoe excursion
- Travel App with useful tips, recommended restaurants and typical shops
- Assistance from the agency 24/7
What’s not included:
- City tax to be paid locally
- Transportation and drinks
- Any services not specifically mentioned in the above “what’s included”
The local tour operator Giovanna has lived in various European Countries helping to discover the beauty and culture of each Country.
Now she lives in Italy and she loves helping travellers get to know her own Country along off-the-beaten track itineraries.
Her idea of tourism intends to privilege getting in touch with the locals by offering authentic and amusing experiences according to the wishes of each traveller
Price per person: € 610 – minimum 2 people
To send a trip enquiry, contact the local Expert who organises this tour.