A valley where you can rediscover the traditional flavours borne of man and nature living in harmony for a thousand years. A region that knows how to welcome guests in the best possible way. From the typical “grottos” where traditional Ticino dishes can be enjoyed in the shade of the trees, to the many restaurants that use the best of the particular local products. And for a peaceful night’s sleep a vast range of accommodation where hospitality reigns supreme is waiting for you: from modern buildings equipped with every comfort to Alpine cabins.
In summer Vallemaggia is there to discover and enjoy, above all if you are not in a hurry and are observant… A dense network of walking trails extends for more than 800 km starting from the foot of the valley up to the peaks that reach over 3,000 metres above sea level. Often there are paths cut into the rock, crossing spectacular stone bridges and passing through typical villages with their churches and chapels richly adorned with frescoes.
All this in a landscape that is still mainly natural where the course of the Maggia river and its tributaries have over the years created tiny beaches of fine sand, wide pools and majestic waterfalls.
Winter sports fans will be fascinated by the small skiing regions of Vallemaggia, where the pistes are prepared with care and dedication! Bosco Gurin in particular, thanks to the modern ski-lifts and its 30 km of pistes that are always bathed in sun, is becoming once again one of the unmissable winter destinations in Ticino. However for those who want to discover what Vallemaggia has to offer in winter off the piste, with snow shoes it is possible to reach places of extraordinary beauty spending unforgettable moments immersed in nature.
- Vallemaggia Magic Blues – Open-Air-Bluesfestival im Maggiatal (July-August).