The Gavia Pass connects due beautiful valleys: Valtellina and Valle Camonica
Santa Caterina, in Valfurva, is the town from where the Gavia Pass starts, reaching the top of it at 2600 mt of altitude.
The Gavia Pass road is only open in the summer season (June-October) and is one of the most loved destinations to conquer for the athletes.
The pass is surrounded by Mount Tresero and Va Sobretta: two areas of great naturalistic and historic interest.
The road is about 30km long from Santa Caterina to Ponte di Legno.
Find below the maps for some suggested excursions:
- For the whole family: Malga dell’Alpe – Valle dell’alpe
- For the road bike lovers: From Ponte di Legno to Santa Caterina
- A “romantic” climb for an amazing view: From Santa Caterina to Mount Tresero
- The naturalistic trails of the National Stelvio Park: A map for two hikes
Along the Gavia Pass you can go towards the beautiful Val di Rezzalo:
By MTB The map for the MTB
By foot The map for trekking
Restaurants and huts in Gavia and Sobretta Valleys
- Rifugio Bonetta
Crucial step for the starting trail to conquerer Passo Gavia . The hut is located on the Gavia street at 2.600 mt altitude.
tel. 0342 945793 / 0364 91806
- Rifugio Berni
one of the rest stops on the Gavia road before facing the trails going towards mount Tresero, Val Umbrina
- and the Gavia itself.
tel. 0342 935456
- Agriturismo Malga dell’Alpe
Status: Summer opening 10 June 2022
Summer alpine pasture at 2.300 mt altitude with restaurant services. Can be reached by car following the Gavia road.
tel. 347 257 0023
- Paradiso Hotel and Restaurant
Status: Opening 11 June
hotel and restaurant situated in Plagheira area, accessible by foot as well from Santa Caterina (1 hour walk) or by car along the Passo Gavia road (10 minutes).
tel. 0342 935417
- Sci 2000 Restaurant
Restaurant located in Plaghera area, accessible by foot as well from Santa Caterina ( sentiero delle Sorgenti in circa un’ora di cammino) or by car along the Passo Gavia road (10 minutes).
tel. 333 1403093
- Palù Restaurant
Restaurant located in Plaghera area, near the intermedial stop of the gondola lift S. Caterina – Valle dell’Alpe.
tel. 347 5154083
- Sunny Valley Lodge And Restaurant
Status: Opening 2 July (same as the gondola lift)
tel. 0342 935422
- Rifugio Bonetta
Transportation and viability
Gavia Express – nduring July and August a bus that connects S.Caterina with the top of the Gavia Pass with intermediate stops near the main hiking trails ( Vall’Alpe, Val di Rezzalo, Sforzellino Glacier, Stelvio Park’s naturalistic trails)
Summer 2022 : the service will be active from 9th july until 4th September
Gondola Lift Santa Caterina – Valle dell’Alpe :
Summer 2022: open from 25th June until 11th September
Mountain bike and e-bike Rentals in S.Caterina Valfurva
Bike E-motion tel. 347 4875041
Compagnoni Service tel. 0342 935383 – cell. 377 1361916
There are numerous hikes in dell’Alpe – Sobretta towards the Passo Gavia – Val di Rezzalo and Vallecetta .
Here are some suggestions for trekking and MTB:
warning: the trails are mixed for bike and pedestrians. Caution and moderate speed is highly encouraged.
“THE THREE GONDOLAS ” this trail inaugurated in 2020 runs along trails and paved roads crossing 5 different valleys: Valfurva, Sondalo, Valdisotto, Bormio and Valdidentro with a single ticket usable on all of the gondola lifts.
Find here more details about The Three Goldolas path
Val di Rezzalo
from Val di Rezzalo to Bormio
From Santa Caterina to Valle dell’alpe
a nice walk towards the beautiful Valle dell’Alpe