Alpine experiences in summer and winter: discover Teo Taxi promotions
Spending your vacation in Livigno at the Carpe Diem hotel gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the main summer and winter activities in the mountains, from skiing to biking, with the convenience of staying in a hotel and bed&breakfast in the centre, very close to the best attractions. But the opportunities for fun are not limited to the long valley of Little Tibet. In fact, there are plenty of things to do and see around Livigno, and thanks to our partnership with Teo Taxi you can take advantage of exclusive transportation for day tours near Livigno.
What to see in and around Livigno during the summer: tours in Switzerland and Valtellina
Trip to the Engadine from Livigno
Livigno is a privileged gateway to the Engadine, the region of the Swiss Alps where St. Moritz and many other renowned resorts such as Sils, Samedan, Pontresina, Scuol and Zernez are located, as well as the Diavolezza and Lagalb ski areas and some famous peaks such as Piz Bernina and Diavolezza. The Lower Engadine day trip departing from Livigno in the morning reaches Swiss territory by skirting Lake Livigno and passing through the Munt La Schera tunnel, then skirting the course of the Inn River and stopping in Guarda, a picturesque Swiss village in the Scuol area of Mustair Valley with typical Engadine houses. The journey then continues to the Tarasp Vulpera Castle, a perfectly preserved medieval fortress dating back to the 11th century that stands atop a mighty rock outcrop and dominates the alpine valley. The return to Livigno is from the Venosta Valley via the Resia Pass, with a visit to Resia Lake made famous for its submerged bell tower that can be seen in the waters of the reservoir.
Hiking to the lakes of Cancano in the Stelvio National Park
Those who love nature and mountains simply must devote a day of their vacation in Livigno to visiting Stelvio National Park, one of the largest high-altitude parks in the Alps. From Livigno you can take a day trip to the Cancano lakes, a recent arrival stage of the Giro d’Italia, with two artificial reservoirs located in the Fraele valley near Bormio just below an altitude of 2,000 meters. From here there is an easy trekking route immersed in nature, with various viewpoints and opportunities to spot typical animals of these areas such as marmots and ibex, interspersed with a traditional lunch in a mountain chalet with Valtellina dishes and local cuisine.
Day trip from Livigno to Innsbruck
From Livigno you can visit Innsbruck in Austria in a day: the capital of the Tyrol is just over 2 1/2 hours away from Little Tibet and it awaits with splendid sights and attractions. Innsbruck in the summer is a verdant city that has great style. In the old town you can admire the Triumphal Arch commissioned by Maria Theresa of Habsburg, and discover the architectural evidence of a past that is full of contamination, as evidenced by the Golden Roof, and you can climb 130 steps to the top of the Civic Tower to admire the town from above. Less than 200 km from Livigno , it is therefore possible to experience a Central European atmosphere in an extraordinarily charming Alpine setting.
Day trips around Livigno in the winter
From Livigno to the Bagni Vecchi in Bormio
From Livigno to Bormio to visit the Bagni Vecchi, the largest thermal park in the Alps. Spend an afternoon of relaxation and tranquillity in the thermal waters that flow down from the mountain. Bagni Vecchi di Bormio offers spa and thermal treatments in a wonderful snowy natural setting at 2,000 meters above sea level in Valtellina, with a panoramic pool overlooking the village of Bormio. The Bagni Vecchi has a sweat grotto, saunas, a salt cave, whirlpools and endless opportunities to regenerate the body and mind.
Ride on the Bernina red train from Livigno
You can leave from Livigno and take a train ride on the Bernina Express, the famous Bernina red train that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The connection from Livigno provides access to the Tirano-St. Moritz section of the narrow-gauge railway line that crosses the Poschiavo Valley and Upper Engadine at incredible heights, overcoming gradients of 70 per thousand. The Swiss Railways’ red train, which runs up to the 2253-meter altitude of Ospizio Bernina, offers travellers breathtaking views and stunning vistas of the natural scenery in the heart of the Alps. It is a must-see for visitors to Livigno.
Husky sleigh rides near Livigno
A few kilometres away from Livigno, on the Foscagno Pass road towards Bormio, you’ll find the Husky Village of Arnoga in Valdidentro, one of the best dog sledding centres in the Alps and in all of Europe. It is a facility that houses and trains more than 50 sled dogs in the ideal climate of the Alta Valtellina and offers the exclusive opportunity to drive a husky sled along a snowy route through the forests of the area. Participants under 13 years of age ride while sitting on an instructor’s sled, while adults dress up as Alaskan mushers and give voice commands to the guide dogs, completing a 5-kilometre journey on special sled-dog sleds.