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6 Best Things To Do In Val Di Sole

Val Di Sole (Sole Valley) is one of the most scenic spots in the north west of Trentino in Italy.

This picturesque valley is dominated by glaciers and mountainous peaks with lots of beautiful, blue lakes in between.

Famous for skiing in the winter, this scenic and varied landscape offers up some great hiking and climbing in the summer.

It is also home to the Stelvio National Park which protects many animal species such as red deer, chamois, stoats, golden eagles, bearded vultures and more,

Here are 6 amazing things to do in Val Di Sole that you cannot miss!

1. Stelvio National Park

One of the top things to do in Val Di Sole Trentino is definitely visit Stelvio National Park.

The National Park is a huge protected area in the centre of the alps in Northern Italy. There are all kinds of wildlife that are habitant to Stelvio. If you’re as lucky as we were, you might even get a glimpse of the deers that live in the forest.

There are also plenty of different nature trails dotted around Stelvio National Park, some even with WW1 military ruins.

Some treks are much harder than others, it all depends what you’re into. We did two day-treks and really enjoyed seeing the different sides of the Valley.

For the really adventurous Rafting Down Noce River in Val di Sole takes you through this beautiful National Park.

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The stunning Stelvio National Park – one of the top things to do in Val Di Sole Trentino

2. Val Di Pejo

Val Di Pejo is another beautiful and very popular valley in the area of Trentino with only a small population of 1,800 people.

It’s actually a side valley of the Val Di Sole, at the foot of Mount Vioz, and is made up of seven small hamlets.

There are cosy, old-style Italian cafes, where you can stop and have a coffee whilst enjoying the stunning landscapes of the Alps.

In the winter, Val Di Pejo is a popular area for the Ski lovers. Thanks to its modern facilities and ski school it attracts all ages, especially families.

Whilst in the summer Val Di Pejo gives easy access to the stunning Stelvio National Park.

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In Val Di Pejo there is so much to see and experience

3. Lago Covel

Lago Covel is a glacial lake with beautiful reflections of the mountains in the backdrop.

It’s one of the most picturesque spots we visited in Val Di Sole and definitely a haven for photographers.

Lago Covel is not all about the lake though. There is a small trek around the lake, which takes around half an hour at a slow pace and includes a waterfall.

There are also numerous picnic tables surrounding the lake, as well as open grassy areas. So, if the weather is good, don’t forget to take your picnic blanket and a good feast when you visit. 

Lago Covel with its small nature trek, gentle waterfall and beautiful lake is a must of things to do in Val Di Sole.

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The unreal reflections on Lago Covel

4. Pejo 3000

If you’re heading to Trentino in the winter, this is probably going to be one of your top things to do in Val Di Sole Trentino.

Located within the Stelvio National Park, Pejo 3000 with its 20km of slopes, might be the smallest of ski areas in Val Di Sole but it has to one of the most picturesque.

Pejo 3000 also has a relatively new cable car that takes you up to 3000 metres in just a few minutes. It has two large carriages, carrying up to 100 people at a time in each one.

In the winter it takes skiers and snowboarders to the top of the Val Della Mite slope, where they can enjoy an 8km, almost vertical, ski route.

This breathtaking ski slope is said to give spectacular views of the Stelvio National Park as you descend down to Peio Fonti.

There is also a cable car that drops skiers and snowboarders off at 2000 metres for the 4km slope with a route weaving through the beautiful snow covered valley.

Open all year round, it’s possible to take a cable car ride up into the mountains to admire the scenery, breathe the fresh air and soak up the peaceful environment.

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Pejo 3000 – definitely another one of the top things to do in Val Di Sole Trentino

5. Lago Dei Caprioli

Lago Dei Caprioli is huge lake situated in the heart of Val Di Sole Trentino.

There’s an information centre not far from the lake, if you are interested in learning more about the local landscape.

As well as the Agritur Malga Bassa (restaurant and bar) lakeside, if you want to stop and enjoy a drink or food with beautiful views.

It’s quite a secluded area and perfect for a peaceful afternoon walk and, like most of the beautiful lakes in Trentino, Lago Dei Caprioli also has some wild reflections.

The pine trees, snow capped mountains and nature walkways give it a real enchanted-forest feel and should definitely be on your list of things to do in Val Di Sole Trentino.

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Lago Dei Caprioli is a real peaceful place to unwind

6. Eat Local

Trentino cuisine has two famous local ingredients that you will probably be served in at least one of your meals during your visit.

The first being apples that are used in cakes, desserts and also savoury dishes. In fact the apples of Val di Sole and Val di Non are said to be some of the best in Italy. 

The second being cheeses that are made in the local dairy farms and mountain huts and are enjoyed all across Italy.

However, as you may already know, Itay is super famous for its pasta and do they eat it every day? Yes almost!

This delicious staple food is available all across the country, with recipes varying from region to region. With everyone we asked, saying that they ate pasta three times a week minimum, normally as a lunch time meal.

All I can say is that all the pasta dishes we managed to try, were by far the best pasta dishes we’ve ever eaten!

This may not be one of the usual things to do in Val Di Sole Trentino but if it’s your first time in Italy, like us, you should definitely try it.

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Eating pasta in Italy. Bucket list tick!

Where To Stay In Val Di Sole


Kristiania Pure Nature Hotel & Spa

Kristiania Pure Nature Hotel & Spa is located in the Val di Sole, a few yards from the ski lifts to the Biancaneve slopes.

A free ski bus is provided during winter. 

All rooms at the Kristiania Pure Nature Hotel & Spa come with a balcony, satellite TV, a minibar and private bathroom. Some rooms offer views of the mountains. 

Beauty Centre Acquaviva includes an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, Turkish bath and saunas. There is also a fitness centre.


Tevini Dolomites Charming Hotel

Tevini Dolomites Charming Hotel is in the middle of a sunny valley in Commezzadura in the Italian Alps.

The hotel overlooks the Brenta, Ortles-Cevedale, and Adamello-Presanella mountain ranges. Natural parks are nearby. 

You can walk or take the public ski bus to the nearby Daolasa Val Mastellina cableway, just 550 yards away. The property offers ski equipment rental and a ski storage room. 

The Tevini is close to mountain paths ideal for horseback riding, Nordic walking, and long-distance and cross-country skiing.


Hotel Chalet Al Foss

Hotel Chalet Al Foss is located in a tranquil area of the Val di Sole, 1.2 miles from Vermiglio.

It offers panoramic views of the Presanella glacier and a free shuttle service to the Passo Tonale ski area. 

This family-run hotel is 3.7 miles from the slopes at Passo Tonale and not far from the cross-country ski areas of Velon and Stavel. Ski storage is free. 

The restaurant offers classic Italian and international cuisine accompanied by a varied buffet of vegetables, starters and desserts.

In the summer months, guests can enjoy the buffet breakfast out on the sun terrace.

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