Today I would like to suggest a pleasant walk that is not difficult and you can enjoy with your children or you can do when the weather is uncertain or when you are a little weary after holiday celebrations or do not have the strength for a full day of walking.
This is one of my favorite walks, leaving from Bormio, you climb to Campolungo, continue on to S. Pietro then come down towards Piatta and return to Bormio.
The starting point is the Sassello Church, which is just after the Combo bridge. The road is paved for the first part, then you come to the tiny settlement, Feleit, the view of Bormio at this point is amazing. After a long bend you climb again and come to the woods, this is the most challenging part and I take my hiking sticks with me. If you do it early in the morning you may sometimes come across some deer.
And then ... the woods open into meadows, you have arrived at Campolungo. No more climbing just a nice stroll through groves rich with mushrooms. You come to the road to Bormio and Bormio 2000, you can head towards Bormio 2000 and you will come to San Pietro. From there you walk through the quaint villages of Valdisotto with it's old houses, bridges and lanes. I love this part of the walk, I breathe in the fresh clean air and sense the calmness.
Here the moss, the raspberries, the ferns and mushrooms are the masters and grow abundantly.
When the small path, recently cleaned by the volunteers, meets a wider alpine trail you begin the descent to Piatta. And now I am a bit impartial because this is the village where I spent my childhood, so many memories and so many people that simply never fail to greet me.
Again the wide Bormio basin comes into view.
I hope I have tempted you to take this walk and the next time I meet someone along the way I will ask them if they took my advice.
Oh, I forgot to mention, the elevation is 300 m, walking time about 2 hours.
If you want to shorten the walk when you reach the road Bormio Bormio 2000 instead of going straight to San Pietro, you can immediately go down towards Bormio.