Besides there are cycle-paths, horse-riding routes, Nordic walking trails and challenging downhill tracks.
The area of Pineta in Santa Maria Maggiore, the real “green heart” of the valley, houses several sports facilities: adventure park, tennis courts, a miniature golf-course, a swimming-pool, archery fields, riding stables and a golf course.
The cycle-pedestrian path stretches for more than 13 km and it goes through the pinewood – from Santa Maria Maggiore – towards Druogno or towards Malesco and Re. This is the ideal place for your walks and your relax surrounded by nature.
Alpine culture, excellent wine and food tradition, outdoor activities in every season, a wide choice of shops: this is the ideal resort for an unforgettable holiday, between Italy and Switzerland, between the Alps and Lake Maggiore.
Valle Vigezzo is crossed by a narrow-gauge railway line, called Ferrovia Vigezzina-Centovalli, that connects Domodossola to Locarno. This is really one of the most scenic railway-lines of the Alps.
In wintertime Valle Vigezzo offers numerous and exciting outdoor activities: skating rink, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and snowshoeing. Everyone will be satisfied. In particular if you love snowshoeing, visit the page dedicated to the snowshoeing excursions pointed out by CAI Valle Vigezzo.
Thanks to its numerous winter sports facilities and some excellent accommodation facilities, Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the heart of Piedmont’s Alps.
Valle Vigezzo – through Val Loana– is one of the main access points to Parco Nazionale Val Grande.
Val Grande is surrounded by harsh mountains and it is accessible only on foot: wild nature has been reigning here for more than 40 years. It was once inhabited by people whose main activities were summer alpine grazing and wood cutting, but they abandoned the valley more than 40 years ago. Nowadays this valley is totally uninhabited. The lush vegetation is one of the main attractions of the Park, not to mention its rich fauna: chamois, roe deer, foxes, deer, eagles can be seen there.