Those who have been lucky enough to spend a weekend or a few weeks in Alagna already know: our territory is not only the freeride paradise , but also the kingdom of locally produced products (km 0) and “slow” holidays. There are many gastronomy tours and just as many excursions recommended for those who love to travel slowly. Read, for example, what we wrote in the article Products from our territory, lunch & SPA: a typical day in Alagna , and you will realize what and how many leisure opportunities we offer regarding food and wine, cultural and historical. The names to be mentioned are many, from La Latteria, a real temple of good food in the center of Alagna, perfect for stocking up on cheese, pork salami made by us, bread and naturally leavened cookies and all types of delicacies from the territory. For the sweet toothed travelers, we have, among other products, the ‘miaccia’, a local delicacy you just have to taste, at Mario’s bar, an inevitable meeting point before dinner.
PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS FOR A SLOW HOLIDAY IN EVERY SEASON
Slow tourism in the Alta Val Sesia national park is perhaps the epitome of a slow holiday. But there are also other destinations and sights to satisfy your desire to slow down like visiting the beautiful Walser museum, where you can spend some time with family and friends admiring antique collections and artefacts from the Walser culture. Over 650 objects dated between the fourteenth and twentieth centuries, placed on the outside and inside a mountain hut dated 1638 in the context of an authentic Walser village, provide insight into the knowledge of this extraordinary people who founded a civilization in this territory in complete harmony with nature and its resources. There are also numerous opportunities for trekking and slow walks , suitable for all levels of fitness, athletic preparation and difficulty ( click link here for an updated map ).
For sport fishing enthusiasts, the river Sesia’s clear waters flow right up to Mont Rosa at a height of about 2,500 meters. Trout fishing is an ancient tradition, which is rooted in the centuries of the centuries, so much so it is home to the famous Valsesian fly fishing, a technique originating in this territory to provoke the most clever and cunning prey with simple but effective gestures. Another slow sport is cycling, or better, mountain biking, with dozens of easy paths mid-mountain and suitable for families and children, but there are also more demanding routes for those seeking an adrenaline rush. A complete offer in every season of the year, to experience the slow rhythm of your breath and silence that reigns here undisturbed, far away from “mass tourism “.