Rugged and spectacular panoramas, forgotten and rediscovered villages; every place in Valle Maira shows the signs of ancient history, written by the slow transformations of the land through the geological eras and by the constant and respectful dialogue of man and nature. Crossing through Valle Maira, admiring the wonderful views and discovering the traditions, means taking a journey through time.
Going up the mountain stretch of the Maira River from which the Cuneo valley, situated between Italy and France gets its name, signifies crossing an ancient sea that separated two continents millions of years ago. There are numerous stretches in which this deep geological transformation is evident and from which the Alps have been formed.
The landscape in Valle Maira is never taken for granted: in just 45 km, you go from lush oak and chestnut forests to deep canyons with plummeting vertical walls. This place is an authentic paradise for all those that love hiking and outdoor activities.
Sports enthusiasts have a wide choice of hikes, climbs, via ferratas and mountain bike trips.
Those who prefer their comfort, can go on car routes and walks to admire the wonderful views in the numerous lateral valleys, choose easy hikes, suitable for all the family, walk around ancient villages where the stone and wooden architecture has remained intact, visit ethnographic museums and the works of art of the Romanesque and Gothic churches and genuinely enjoy the sun, nature and the typical local cuisine.
Variety, relaxation and outdoor activities characterise summer holidays in Valle Maira, one of the wildest places of the Western Alps, where you can feel and breathe the thrill of the Occitan culture.