The white blankets of snow have given way to green grass and rich mountain vegetation, fauna has started to move about more comfortably and has already appeared to the first trekkers.
We are too are preparing ourselves and following the awakening rituals of nature! What will summer 2021 be like? It will definitely be a summer filled with enthusiasm, a strong desire to welcome you back and enjoy restarting in the safest possible way, together.
The tables and benches of the picnic areas that were scattered throughout the area have been repositioned: in the Natural Park, in Otro Valley, in Vogna Valley, to enjoy a delicious lunch or a lazy break in, complete and total harmony with nature. Enquire at the Information Office for the map or download it here.
The ski lifts will be open from Friday, 11 June, and will remain open until 12 September. This is the most awaited-for summer event that kicks off the ascents to the glaciers of Monte Rosa and the high altitude mountain huts, and facilitates the intermittent connections on foot or by bicycle with Gressoney and offers breathtaking views unique in the world! Click here for cost and timetables.
In the meantime you will find some refuges open during the week end: Zar Senni, Pastore, Crespi Calderini, La Baita
The main attraction of the month of June will be the Monte Rosa Skymarathon, an international event of great appeal that will bring together Alagnarunners from all over the world.
And for all lovers of Val Vogna and the Natural Park, the shuttles will be operative during the weekends in June and then intensify in service from the month of July onwards. See here time table for May and June
Meanwhile, the Walser Museum has opened its doors on Saturday 8 May and will be open every weekend in May and June after which they will remain open in July and August. The museum's calendar of events is getting richer and includes nocturnal appointments with lantern lighting, theatre shows and guided tours.
The events organized by Unione Alagnese "Voci nel Vespro" are back again and will run throughout the summer, and this year, Caffè '900 (theatrical guided tours) will be added, in addition to the special open-door showcasing of chapels and fractional oratories proudly displayed during dedicated guided tours. During the month of June, every Sunday will be dedicated to medium-to-difficult trekking tours on Eco museum routes which will start from the tourist office and accompanied by a tourist and environmental hiking guide.
The Presmell Association for summer 2021, on the other hand, offers courses in natural dyeing, weaving, felting, a fair linked to the reuse of wool and hemp and the much-awaited presentation of the Walser candidacy to UNESCO.
The " High altitude Flavors " food tasting events at the foot of the glaciers are absolutely not to be missed, and have already been set for the dates of 25 July, 22 August, 5 September.
The Pro Loco Riva Valdobbia is up and running again after a forced stop and is busy preparing many surprises: miacciate, artisan market in Val Vogna, “The Shepherd's snack” and “The Queen's tea”. Have we piqued your interest?
We will definitely keep you updated on everything.
… ..So, we are ready! How about you?