Each year, in early May, the ski lifts come to a stop in Livigno and the resort takes a pause before the summer season begins. With the snow gone from the village and the surrounding slopes, the sun gets to work and the white vista of winter is soon replaced by lush green pasture and colourful alpine flowers.
Livigno is easily accesible by road in the summer months from Italy and Switzerland.
As the summer season begins, visitors arrive in anticipation of enjoying Livigno’s many attractions. Not least of all, the resort has established a big reputation for bike and MTB trails – over 400 kms in total. In addition, the world class Tinkoff cycling team have chosen Livigno as their high altitude training camp, so don’t be surprised if you spot a cyclist bearing a resemblance to Alberto Contador – it could be him!
Touring through Europe this summer? Enjoy a couple of nights (or more) in the beautiful, duty free Alpine resort of Livigno. Take the opportunity to buy a variety of duty free goods and fill up with duty free fuel. Petrol per litre is about €1 and diesel about €90 cents!
The tradition of alpine hiking and walking is alive and well in Livigno, with uphill gondola lift transport available during the high season to ease access to extensive hiking trails for all levels, adults and children.
From Livigno there are a multitude of exciting day trip possibilities in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Leichenstein. Whichever route is chosen the scenery will be stunningly over mountain passes and through chocolate box Alpine villages. A popular summer drive from Livigno takes in the Forcola and Bernina Passes en route to the iconic Swiss resort of St.Moritz, just an hour away by road.
Families are especially welcome in Livigno, with many organised activities for children. The Livigno card offers a range of benefits for visiting families and is a holiday essential.
Accommodation in Livigno is incredibly cheap during summer and money saving deals are available for stays of two or more nights in our apartments or the Zodiac bed and breakfast hotel, booked through www.ski-livigno.com/summer.
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Further activity choices include messing about on Lake Livigno’s water, a high ropes adventure park, mushroom picking and a golf driving range. The impressive Aquagranda health centre is another popular option.
For further information please see the official Livigno Tourist Office website www.livigno.eu/en/
- Road cycling training weeks with the Tinkoff Sports Academy.
- Duty Free Shopping in more than 250 shops
- ‘Larix Park’ high ropes.
- Watersports on Lake Livigno – kayaking, paddleboarding, rowing boat hire.
- Golf driving range
- Mushroom picking – with a guide of course!
- Lake and river fishing
- Aquagranda health centre.
- Dining – there are a multitude of bars, pizzerias and restaurants to suit every budget and taste.
- Livigno by night – there are several lively night spots open during the summer.
- Programme of events by day and night during the summer months from June to September.