Distretto Turistico dei Laghi Monti e Valli
The romantic atmosphere of the lakes, the grandeur of the Alps, the ancient rural history and the excellent cuisine. “Distretto Turistico dei Laghi Monti e Valli" in Northern Piedmont, an area directly bordering with Switzerland and located within a short distance from Milan and Turin city centers, is a perfect destination for a top quality relaxing vacation.
A variety of landscapes, so different but so closely connected and easy to reach! From Lake Maggiore, with the fascinating Borromeo Islands, to the peaceful and charming Lake Mergozzo, all the way up to the bewitching scenario of Lake Orta with the suggestive Island of St. Jules: nature, art and historical jewels contribute to make this one of the most beautiful tourist areas in the world. Mountain lovers can explore the Ossola Valleys with their extensive forests, alpine lakes, imposing mountain tops and breathtaking parks. Mount Rosa, the Val Grande National Park, the Nature Parks of Veglia-Devero and Alta Valle Antrona represent ideal places for hikers looking for the most uncontaminated environment.
The succession of lakes and mounts offers endless opportunities to practice summer and winter sports, savor typical food&wine, visit interesting museums, enjoy the comfort of thermal resorts and take part to international events without forgetting to stop at some of the many local shops to buy skillfully handcrafted items, houseware products and clothing.
Many opportunities exist also for cyclists and mountain bikers as well, who can find routes on asphalted road or in the wood, from the lakes to the mounts. There are plain cycling routes along the western bank of Lake Maggiore and around Lake Orta, while rises are located on Vergante hills and at Mottarone or in the Ossola Valleys. The most enchanting mtb itineraries lake view can be enjoyed around Lake Mergozzo and northern Lake Maggiore, while the most demanding trails are of course the mountain ones in Ossola.
Everything contributes to make this a territory to be enjoyed all year round!