Whether you want to explore the countryside on horseback yourself or snuggle under a warm blanket on a sled, the Val di Sole has plenty of horse riding schools. The best is Centro Equitazione Alpina “Val di Sole”, which organises riding tours and lessons, sleigh rides and full day workshops for those who want to learn the practise of equitation. The programs can be tailored to all ages and levels.
Head over to the Val di Sole climbing school at the Mezzana Sports Centre to try your hand at the 15-metre wall. Suitable for all ages.
There are numerous natural and artificial free climbing walls located around the Val di Sole. Free climbing can be a difficult, so it’s a good idea to practise in an indoor setting before attempting it outdoors. For more information, contact the Alpine Guides of Val di Sole. Free climbing is rock climbing with all the necessary protection – safety harnesses, spikes and guidelines. You can rent all of this at the special free climbing walls.
The main ones are:
Val di Peio – Ponte Vecchio “Al Crozi di Cisa” Natural Rock Wall
Passo Tonale – “Paradiso” Natural Rock Wall
Ossana – “Sass Pisador” Natural Rock Wall
Folgarida – “Doss di Santa Brigida” Natural Rock Wall
Malè – “C. Costanzi” Natural Rock Wall
The Parco Avventura Flying Park in Malè is the Val di Sole’s main adventure park and has a vast ropes course perfect for adults and children.
The Noce, Vermigliana, Meledrio and Rabbies rivers and streams are all perfect for fishing brown trout, river trout and artic char. Tourist licenses are compulsory. For more information, visit www.trentinofishing.it
Walking and hiking:
The easiest, cheapest and perhaps most rewarding outdoor activity in the Val di Sole. Summer lifts will take you to the most breathtaking and isolated sections of the valley, while a true smorgasbord of walking and hiking itineraries are available at any tourist information centre. If you’re truly passionate about the Great Outdoors, consider booking and walking to a mountain hut. There are plenty of these refuges scattered across the valley, allowing you to stretch your sightseeing journey over a day or three. For more information, visit the official Val di Sole website.